Professor Dooley brings to the classroom and the PlayMakers Repertory Company stage nearly 40 years of professional acting experience that has spanned film, television, and stages across the United States and abroad, including Circle in the Square and CSC Repertory in New York; Yale Repertory Theatre; Hartford Stage Company; Seattle Repertory Theatre; Center Stage, Baltimore; Huntington Theatre Company, Boston; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; and the Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Canada, among many others. He is the recipient of a Village Voice OBIE Award for Distinguished Performance in Peer Gynt at CSC Repertory; in 2006 he played Father Flynn in the European premiere of Doubt: A Parable at Vienna’s English Theatre. Professor Dooley is a member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and Canadian Actors Equity Association.
At UNC Professor Dooley serves as Head of the Professional Actor Training Program. He has taught graduate and undergraduate acting classes and courses in dramatic literature. He served as Chairman of the Department of Dramatic Art from 1999-2005.
Professor Dooley received his M.F.A. in Acting from The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hamilton College.