Dennis Dugan

Dennis Dugan

Highest Rated: 100% Smile (1975)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 5, 1946

Birthplace: Wheaton, Illinois, USA

Born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois, Dennis Dugan began acting in high school and, after graduating from Chicago's Goodman Theater School in 1969, relocated to NYC where he appeared off-Broadway in productions of "A Man's Man" and "The House of Blue Leaves." Moving to Hollywood in 1973, he worked in episodics, as well as TV-movies like "Death Race" and "The Girl Most Likely To . . ." (both ABC, 1973), before making an auspicious feature debut with an excellent comic performance in Jonathan Kaplan's light-hearted, drive-in sex comedy "Night Call Nurses" (1974), followed by appearances in "The Day of the Locust," "Night Moves" and "Smile" the following year. Dugan raised his profile significantly in 1976, first portraying Nick Nolte's best friend in the most-watched miniseries of its time, "Rich Man, Poor Man" (ABC), and later creating the title character of "Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours," an NBC TV-movie that also marked important career connections with executive producers Stephen J Cannell and Steven Bochco. He later reprised that role on episodes of NBC's "The Rockford Files" and in the short-lived 1978 spin-off series "Richie Brockelman, Private Eye."

Highest rated movies

Smile
Parenthood
Night Moves
The Howling
The Day of the Locust
Happy Gilmore
Can't Buy Me Love
Harry and Walter Go to New York

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
3% 31% Love, Weddings & Other Disasters Eddie Stone (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Original Music
- 2020
8% 53% Grown Ups 2 Director $133.7M 2013
20% 51% That's My Boy Executive Producer $36.9M 2012
19% 59% Just Go With It Director $103.0M 2011
3% 36% Jack and Jill Director $74.2M 2011
11% 62% Grown Ups Director $162.0M 2010
37% 45% You Don't Mess With the Zohan Director $100.0M 2008
15% 69% I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Director $119.7M 2007
13% 64% The Benchwarmers Director $57.7M 2006
No Score Yet 52% Karroll's Christmas Director - 2004
11% 45% National Security Director $35.8M 2003
19% 51% Saving Silverman Director $19.4M 2001
39% 74% Big Daddy Director $163.5M 1999
14% 53% Beverly Hills Ninja Director $31.2M 1997
61% 85% Happy Gilmore Doug Thompson (Character),
Director
$38.8M 1996
No Score Yet 50% Columbo: Butterfly in Shades of Grey Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shaggy Dog Director - 1994
45% 86% Brain Donors Director $504.1K 1992
0% 42% Problem Child Director $53.5M 1990
91% 76% Parenthood David Brodsky (Character) $99.6M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Suitors Policeman (Character) - 1988
17% 68% The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking Mr. Settigren (Character) $2.3M 1988
50% 74% Can't Buy Me Love David Miller (Character) $31.6M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow Chasers Edgar "Benny" Benedek (Character) - 1985
0% 68% Water Rob Waring (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 33% The Toughest Man in the World Dick (Character) - 1984
72% 58% The Howling Chris (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 32% A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court Tom Trimble (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of the Good Guys Officer Johnny Lucas (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Broken Badge Officer Brett Loebner (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diary of Richie Brockelman Richie Brockleman (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours Richard "Richie" Brockelman (Character) - 1976
50% 30% Harry and Walter Go to New York Lewis (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 70% Norman... Is That You? Garson Hobart (Character) - 1976
84% 71% Night Moves Boy (Character) - 1975
67% 75% The Day of the Locust Apprentice (Character) - 1975
100% 69% Smile Logan (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Race Pvt. Becker (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Faith Director 2005
27% No Score Yet The Mullets Director 2004
83% 83% NYPD Blue Director 1993 1997 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shasta Director 1999-2000
14% No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave Director 1998
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Director 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire Ben Christian (Character) 1984
No Score Yet 94% M*A*S*H Pvt. Danny McShane (Guest Star) 1975 1983
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Captain Freedom (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Lloyd Hoffmeyer (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Officer Brett Loebner (Character) 1978
56% 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Heavens Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet 84% Columbo Sergeant Theodore `Mac' Albinsky (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon George Peters (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Chris Norton (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972