Biscuit, The

High school nickname of John Cage (Peter MacNicol), the eccentric senior partner in Cage/Fish & Associates on the legal dramedy ALLY McBEAL/FOX/1997-2002.


John’s fellow students “poked and prodded” him because he bore a resemblance to the Pillsbury Dough Boy. The lawyers in his firm also called John “The Biscuit” or “The Little Biscuit.”

When John gets upset or nervous his voice trails up, his lip twitches and he makes funny noises through his nose. John is also fastidious when it comes to his personal hygiene.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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