Bruce Dern plays Frank Harlow, Bill's father, on HBO's Big Love.  Bruce married Bill's mother, Lois, as his second of four wives and lives on the Juniper Creek compound.

Bruce is not exactly the most nuturing of fathers and was part of the decision to ex-communicate his own son, Bill, from the compound when he was only fourteen.  Harsh.

Frank Harlow Quotes

Frank [to Joey]: I'll have some beans there, Fumbles.
Wanda: I told you, old man, you lay off Joey or else.
Frank: Or else what?
Wanda: Or else I'll finish the job someone else started: I'll kill you!

What are you being over-protective of her for? She's like one of Roman's Humvees, you know. The woman is a tank!

Frank [about Lois]

Big Love Quotes

Sarah: Why can't we just hire a babysitter like everyone else?
Barb: Because we're not everyone else

Margene: Does that mean you miss me more?
Bill: Officially... I miss you guys all the same.