I happened to catch the Ian Ward character today and just had to find him on IMDB to see where I knew him...he plays Robin's dad on How I Met Your Mother. Ironically, the role was originally played by EB/Victor. EB quit the role because he felt it wasn't "substantial" enough...and caused the only real drama to unfold ever, publicly at least, from the set. Once an egomaniac, always an egomaniac. I remember Neil Patrick Harris, who ROCKS, even said that EB was a dbag. Ray Wise seems to be a better actor and personally I liked the change in Robin's dad on that show. I'm sure he'll be a welcome addition to y&r as a new villian...if the writers don't screw it up and make him a caricature. I just thought that the connection now was pretty funny.