Dennis Dugan

Dennis Dugan

  • Highest Rated: 100% Smile (1975)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Problem Child (1990)
  • Birthday: Sep 5, 1946
  • Birthplace: Wheaton, Illinois, USA
  • American comic actor Dennis Dugan did quite well for himself trading on a bumbling-but-huggable screen image. On screen at least since 1972, Dugan established his screen persona in brief doses in such films as Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) and Norman Is that You? (1976). In 1979, he was ideally cast as the time-displaced hero in Unidentified Flying Oddball, Disney's updated remake of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Television has always held out a welcome mat for Dugan: he was the star of the short-lived series Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (1977), Empire (1984) and Shadow Chasers (1984), and was a semi-regular as an erstwhile "caped crusader" on Hill Street Blues (when Dugan's character was killed off, many disconsolate viewers wrote in to warn that they'd never watch the show again). Dennis Dugan's film credits of the '80s have been plentiful if not distinguished, including Can't Buy Me Love (1987) and The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Dognapped Screenwriter Director 2016
7% Grown Ups 2 Dr. Larry Director $127.5M 2013
20% That's My Boy Executive Producer School Janitor $37M 2012
3% Jack and Jill Al Pacino's Standby Director $74.2M 2011
19% Just Go with It Director $103.1M 2011
10% Grown Ups Schiedsrichter Referee Director $162.1M 2010
37% You Don't Mess With the Zohan Homeless Guy Director $100.1M 2008
14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry Cab Driver Director $119.8M 2007
11% The Benchwarmers Director Coach Bellows $57.7M 2006
No Score Yet Karroll's Christmas Director 2004
11% National Security Director $35.8M 2003
18% Saving Silverman Director $19M 2001
40% Big Daddy Director 1999
14% Beverly Hills Ninja Director 1997
61% Happy Gilmore Director Doug Thompson 1996
No Score Yet Problem Child 3: Junior in Love Director 1995
No Score Yet Columbo Director 1993
45% Brain Donors Stage Hand Director 1992
0% Problem Child Director 1990
93% Parenthood David 1989
40% She's Having a Baby Bill 1988
17% The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking Mr. Settigren 1988
50% Can't Buy Me Love David Miller 1987
No Score Yet Water Rob Waring 1985
No Score Yet The Toughest Man in the World Dick 1984
70% The Howling Chris 1981
No Score Yet Unidentified Flying Oddball Tom Trimble 1979
No Score Yet Norman...Is That You? Garson Hobart 1976
57% Harry and Walter Go to New York Lewis 1976
64% The Day of the Locust Apprentice 1975
100% Smile Logan 1975
82% Night Moves Young Man 1975
No Score Yet Night Call Nurses Kit 1972

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Hope & Faith
2003-2006
Director
  • 2005
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Director
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 1997
  • 1994
  • 1993
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Director
  • 1998
14% Love Boat: The Next Wave
1998-1999
Director
  • 1998
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
Director
  • 1997
  • 1995
82% Picket Fences
1992-1996
Director
  • 1995
  • 1994
43% Burke's Law
1994-1995
Director
  • 1994
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Producer Director
  • 1994
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
Director
  • 1993
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Walter Bishop Director
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
Director
  • 1988
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Corky
  • 1985
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Bob Wilson Danny McShane
  • 1983
  • 1975
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
Captain Freedom
  • 1982
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Richie Brockelman Richie
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Stuart Lee
  • 1973
No Score Yet Shasta McNasty
1999
Director

QUOTES FROM Dennis Dugan CHARACTERS

David Brodsky
Dazzle me!
Chris
I've got silver bullets in here. (points rifle)
Jerry Warren
Silver bullets my ass! Get up, T.C.!
Chris
(looking in what was Eddie Quist's morgue locker) - He's not here!
Morgue Attendant (Uncredited)
He was here this morning!
Terry Fisher
(noticing the damage on the inside of the locker door) - Look at the door!
Chris
You think somebody took him?
Morgue Attendant (Uncredited)
Well, he didn't just get up and walk away!
Chris
You believe in this?
Bookstore Customer (Uncredited)
What am I, an idiot? I'm making a buck here. You want books, I got books. I got chicken blood, I got dog embryos, I got black candles, I got wolf-bane. Look at this: Silver bullets. Some joker ordered them. Thirty-ought-six...Never picked 'em up. I take Bank AmeriCard, American Express, Visa. You gonna buy that or what?
Bookstore Customer (Uncredited)
What am I, an idiot? I'm making a buck here. You want books, I got books. I got chicken blood, I got dog embryos, I got black candles, I got wolf-bane. Look at this: Silver bullets. Some joker ordered them. Thirty-ought-six. Never picked 'em up. I take Bank AmeriCard, American Express, Visa. You gonna buy that or what?
Chris
Eddie?
Eddie
You know me, but I don't know you. Why is that?
Chris
You're crazy!
Eddie
Oh, I'm much more than that!