Chris Meloni embraces comedy on 'Surviving Jack'

March 26, 2014 8:37 PM

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TORONTO - TV star Christopher Meloni is known for a brooding intensity that has fuelled dark roles on heavy dramas including "Law & Order: SVU" and the brutal prison serial "Oz."

Oddly enough, that was what made him perfect for the role of a gruff but well-meaning dad on the family sitcom "Surviving Jack," says executive producer Justin Halpern, who based the laugher on his relationship with his own no-nonsense father — the same guy who inspired the Twitter feed "S--- My Dad...

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