A psychiatrist who lacks balance and clarity in his own life, while struggling to help others achieve these goals, is the subject of Huff, a groundbreaking drama series.

Dr. Craig “Huff” Huffstodt is a shrink who has dedicated his entire life to helping others find clarity, peace and happiness. After a shattering event takes place with one of his patients, Huff begins to question everything he once held true and spins into a major mid-life crisis.

Huff’s life is sent reeling when one of his patients, a 15-year-old boy, commits suicide during a therapy session. His nurturing nature is tested at nearly every turn as he endures and deals with the conflicting personalities and small insanities within his own family. Struggling with the increasing worry that he may face legal liability in connection with the suicide, and tortured by the self-inflicted feelings of guilt and inadequacy, Huff begins to question who he is, what he’s made of and how he fits in --- anywhere.

Amid all the turmoil, Huff finds himself randomly and often reluctantly interacting with a homeless Hungarian man whom Huff is never absolutely certain exists. Yet their encounters usually make Huff feel like a decent and compassionate man despite his internal chaos.

Huff’s lawyer and long time close friend, Russell, serves as a touchstone of reality and a source of questionable ethics and morality, but always with a sense of humor. His wife Beth, whose love and empathy for her husband helps him avoid meltdowns, also provides welcome, support and amenities. Huff’s mother Izzy, who occupies the living quarters above their garage, specializes in emotional inflammation and manipulation. His only child, a teenage son named Byrd, is a loving son concerned with his dad’s well being.

Meanwhile, Huff’s younger brother and sole sibling Teddy is figuratively and literally locked away in a private mental institution. A great irony in Huff’s life is that the brief time he spends with Teddy is when he most often experiences clarity and consolation. Huff, who provides care and comfort for the functionally insane and neurotic, finds the boundaries of sanity to be elusive in his personal life as well. He’s a warm and well-intended man questioning his values and struggling with the process of confronting one’s fears.

Episode Info

Final: 2x13 -- Which Lip Is the Cervical Lip? (Jun/25/2006)

Huff comes to Russell's aid when his partying becomes excessive; Teddy's schizophrenia takes a violent turn for the worse; Byrd gets upset with his family; Kelly goes into labor while Russell is having labor problems of his own; and Huff makes overtures to Beth about returning home.
Andy ComeauAndy Comeau
As Teddy
Anton YelchinAnton Yelchin
As Byrd
Blythe DannerBlythe Danner
As Izzy
Hank AzariaHank Azaria
As Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt
Jack LauferJack Laufer
As Homeless Hungarian
Kimberly BrooksKimberly Brooks
As Paula Dellahouse
Oliver PlattOliver Platt
As Russell Tupper

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Recurring Guests

Ashley Williams as Alyssa (4 eps)
Tom Skerritt as Huff's father (2 eps)
January Jones as Marissa Wells (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: SHOWTIME ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: November 07, 2004
Ended: June 25, 2006
• Hafas (Used In Lithuania)
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