Former 'Alf' actor faces DWI count
VALATIE, N.Y. (AP) The actor who played patriarch Willie Tanner in the 1980s sitcom Alf, was arrested Tuesday on drunken driving charges.
Police said 60-year-old George Wright of Hermosa Beach, Calif., drove his 1987 Volvo off Route 9 in an Albany-area suburb. Wright struck two mailboxes before coming to a stop on a sidewalk on Tuesday around 1 p.m.
State Police said Wright was in Valatie, driving from his daughter's home in nearby Castleton to mail a letter.
He failed a breath analysis test given by a trooper. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, sent to Columbia County Jail and posted bail later on Tuesday, the Register-Star of Hudson reported.
Under the stage name Max Wright, he has appeared in nearly 60 movies and television shows, including Friends and Cheers. Most recently, he played a recurring character in Norm. In Alf, he portrayed the patriarch of a family that adopted a brown, fur-covered puppet from outer space.
Valatie is 18 miles south of Albany.
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