Rick Holt steals the show right and left as Andy's father, Phil Gorski. Holt lives it up as a character who enjoys bickering with other people, yet the actor built a true character, not just a cranky parody.
Never once could Holt be caught projecting the thought, "Look how funny I am!" Instead, no matter what was going on, his character was concentrated on it. Even when Mr. Gorski was across the room wiping out a shot glass with his Christmas tie, one could watch the unfolding conflict in Holt's face as he listened intensely to the others, despite pretending not to pay attention.
The blog salutes Rick Holt as its Actor of the Year. Note the play in which Rick appears, is "Greetings" and is put on by the Licking County Players. The performance is repeated this Friday and Saturday evening if anyone is interested in attending.