Guest Star: Sean O'Bryan

You are viewing a list of Sean O'Bryan's 16 appearances on The Middle.

  • Taking Back the House

    Season 2, Episode 11 - Taking Back the House
    Aired January 5 2011

    After years of being at their kids' beck-and-call and never having time for themselves, Frankie and Mike decide to take charge of their lives and regain control over the Heck household. But Axl, Sue and Brick don't plan on going down without a fight.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • Forced Family Fun (Part 1)

    Season 3, Episode 1 - Forced Family Fun (Part 1)
    Aired September 21 2011

    With school about to start in a few days, Frankie realizes that she and Mike have barely spent time together with the kids over the summer, so she insists that they take a short family vacation. But when Mike decides that the perfect family getaway is a camping trip, memories of their campsite honeymoon 19 years earlier -- which was ruined by Nicky (Ray Romano), a sad-sack former high school acquaintance of Mike's -- come flashing back.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • The Middle

    Season 3, Episode 2 - Forced Family Fun (Part 2)
    Aired September 21 2011

    With school about to start in a few days, Frankie realizes that she and Mike have barely spent time together with the kids over the summer, so she insists that they take a short family vacation. But when Mike decides that the perfect family getaway is a camping trip, memories of their campsite honeymoon 19 years earlier -- which was ruined by Nicky (Ray Romano), a sad-sack former high school acquaintance of Mike's -- come flashing back.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • The Middle

    Season 3, Episode 6 - Bad Choices
    Aired October 19 2011

    As the Heck home begins to literally fall apart, Frankie and Mike consider leaving homeownership behind and moving the family to an apartment. Meanwhile, Axl tries to fake Frankie out by pretending that he's sick in order to get out of taking a school test - and must later convince her that he's well enough to attend a party that evening; Sue and her ex-sort-of-boyfriend, Brad, volunteer to prepare a school skit about showing the dangers of texting and drinking while driving; and Brick tries to offer a little bit of levity by spouting off Shakespearian quotes.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • The Middle

    Season 3, Episode 14 - Hecking It Up
    Aired January 18 2012

    With Indiana hosting the Super Bowl, Frankie is devastated when she hopes to land a plum assignment as an official volunteer and ends up with a less-than-stellar position. Meanwhile, the entire Heck household takes advantage of the Donahue's new car while they are out of town, and a scary, close call with the car causes Sue to profess her true feelings to her new boyfriend, Matt.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • The Middle

    Season 3, Episode 15 - Valentine's Day III
    Aired February 8 2012

    Frankie and Mike decide to try a fresh approach to Valentine's Day by having dinner out with friends. But a clueless Mike angers Frankie by refusing to present her with a simple romantic gesture. Meanwhile, Axl can't think of a life-changing moment that's occurred in his life when he's assigned to write a school paper on the subject, Brick is tasked with writing a report on love, and a hapless Sue doesn't understand why her new boyfriend has suddenly turned into a bad kisser.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • The Middle

    Season 5, Episode 17 - The Walk
    Aired March 26 2014

    After bumping into some old acquaintances on a walk around the neighborhood, Frankie and Mike realize that they are more interesting and charming with them than they are with each other and search for a way to remedy the situation. Meanwhile, Sue ends up with multiple dates to the prom because she is too nice to turn down any of the boys who asked her, and Brick enlists Axl's aid in preparing an “outside the box” book report.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • Homecoming II: The Tailgate

    Season 7, Episode 7 - Homecoming II: The Tailgate
    Aired November 11 2015

    Frankie is looking forward to taking part in the annual homecoming tailgate. But she begins to feel like the event will become an embarrassing disaster when her mom, Pat, decides to come out and join in the fun. Meanwhile, with Axl down with a bad case of the stomach flu, Mike turns his attention to Brick to help him win the tailgate cornhole tournament trophy that has eluded him for so long, and Sue volunteers to be the class liaison for Homecoming at the event.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • Floating 50

    Season 7, Episode 13 - Floating 50
    Aired January 20 2016

    Feeling guilty over floating Frankie's 50th birthday for too long, Mike enlists Axl and Brick to help him set up a surprise party for her. Meanwhile, Sue finds herself being mocked after posting a sign in the dorm laundry room to help find one of her lost socks, and after Brick turns in an "I Can't" project at school and indicates that he can’t do sports, Coach Babbitt makes it her mission to turn him into an athlete.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • Hecks at a Movie

    Season 7, Episode 15 - Hecks at a Movie
    Aired February 17 2016

    After discovering that Brick has never seen a movie in a theater, Frankie and Mike take him to see a film with a small scene that was partially shot in Orson. But when Brick sees a trailer for an upcoming "Planet Nowhere" film that he completely disapproves of, he makes it his mission to ensure that it won't ever play in that theater – or anywhere else. Meanwhile, Frankie and Mike get into a major disagreement over how events really unfolded when Mike shushes Frankie after he perceives that she was constantly interrupting Bill while he was telling a story; Sue runs into Logan - the hunky Abercrombie guy - and thinks she has a real chance of becoming his girlfriend; and Axl and Sean discover that they have unexpected ties to an event that happened when they were young.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • A Very Donahue Vacation

    Season 7, Episode 18 - A Very Donahue Vacation
    Aired March 23 2016

    After making some extra money from the diaper business, Mike surprises a rather unenthusiastic Heck family with a spring break vacation at Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. In the hopes of livening up what is perceived to be a lame vacation, Frankie suggests that the Donahues join them. While Mike visits all of the attractions on his own, Nancy asks a not-so-thrilled Frankie to speak with Sean to try and talk him into taking his MCATs; Axl enlists Brick to help him pick up women by playing "Jerk/No Jerk" - with Brick in the role of the "Jerk"; and Mike is anything but excited when an exuberant Sue reveals some news to him about her upcoming summer plans.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • Halloween VII: The Heckoning

    Season 8, Episode 3 - Halloween VII: The Heckoning
    Aired October 25 2016

    As Halloween approaches, Frankie is taken aback when she discovers that, if the circumstances ever arose where she and Mike got divorced, the kids would all choose to live with Mike. Meanwhile, Sue tries everything in her power to get her room back from Brick, and having to be so nice around girlfriend April all of the time leads Axl to lash out at his family.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • Thanksgiving VIII

    Season 8, Episode 6 - Thanksgiving VIII
    Aired November 22 2016

    Frankie has come to the conclusion that April is not good enough for Axl and does everything in her power to keep her out of their annual Christmas family photo. But she finds herself vying for Axl's attention by trying to rearrange timing for the family's Thanksgiving dinner when she discovers that he plans to go to April's multiple family get-togethers that day. Meanwhile, Sue goes ballistic when she discovers that Brick will now be her new co-worker at Spudsy's.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • The Middle

    Season 8, Episode 10 - Escape Orson
    Aired January 3 2017

    The Hecks find themselves spending New Year's Day attempting to stave off a zombie apocalypse in the Orson Escape Room, desperately trying to beat the Donahue’s record of getting out with more than one minute, eight seconds to spare.  Meanwhile, Brick is convinced that the mild-mannered man assigned to the family's Escape Room group is really the famous author of the "Planet Nowhere" books; Sue divulges a secret about herself to Axl that's she's been keeping since childhood; and Mike is stunned when Frankie reveals that she had a romantic dream involving Frank Sinatra.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • The 200th

    Season 9, Episode 9 - The 200th
    Aired December 5 2017

    "The Middle" celebrates its milestone 200th episode! When Orson is named as one of the top 200 most livable cities in Indiana, Frankie is reminded that she has to come up with something to place in the time capsule that will be buried in the base of the newly rededicated Orson Cow. Meanwhile, when Bill Norwood informs Mike that he and Paula are separating, Mike is gobsmacked and starts to appreciate Frankie more; in order to win back Cindy, Brick must complete three acts of bravery for her; and Axl volunteers Sue to be his personal assistant to impress prospective employers.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

  • The Christmas Miracle

    Season 9, Episode 10 - The Christmas Miracle
    Aired December 12 2017

    It's Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he's not going to church this year because he's beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

    Appeared as Ron Donahue

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