Chris McDonald (“Happy Gilmore,” “Family Law”) is saying aloha to Fox’s “North Shore” and the upcoming George Clooney-Matt Damon starrer “Syriana.”
McDonald will appear in at least seven episodes of Fox’s Hawaii-set sudser, playing a Donald Trump-like hotel magnate who also is the father of series star Brooke Burns’ character.
Stint on “North Shore” is part of an overall talent deal McDonald signed with Fox last spring (Daily Variety, April 28). Net also will develop a series project for McDonald, most likely a comedy.
Thesp will shoot four segs of “North Shore” before taking a break to begin work on “Syriana,” the Steven Gaghan-helmed feature set in the world of big oil. McDonald will play the father of a beauty pageant contestant who gets sucked into the dark world of an Arab prince.