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Dennis Dugan

Actor and Director
Born Sep 5, 1946

Dennis Dugan is an American actor, director, and comedian. He is most famous for his partnership with comedic actor Adam Sandler, with whom he directed the films Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Grown Ups, Just Go with It, and Jack and Jill.… Read More

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  • Will 'think Like A Man' Put Director Tim Story On Hollywood A List?
    LATimes - May 15, 2012
  • Grown Ups 2 Adds Cheri Oteri And Nick Swardson
    Collider - May 12, 2012


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1946 Birth Born on September 5, 1946.


1972 25 Years Old He started his acting career in 1972, appearing in the 1973 made for TV movie The Girl Most Likely to.
1973 26 Years Old Dugan has been married twice. He married actress Joyce Van Patten in 1973 and divorced her fourteen years later. … Read More
1976 29 Years Old He has appeared in such films as the 1976 films Harry and Walter Go to New York and Norman... … Read More


1978 31 Years Old …  Then he was the star of the short-lived 1978 series Richie Brockelman, Private Eye, playing a character who originated in a telemovie, and then made guest appearances in the role of Brockelman on The Rockford Files before getting his own show. … Read More
1979 32 Years Old 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.
1981 34 Years Old Dugan's films credits of the 1980s include the 1981 horror film The Howling, the 1987 romantic comedy Can't Buy Me Love and the 1988 film The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.


1990 43 Years Old Dugan has also made a career as a television and film director, and appears in cameo parts in many of his films. Films directed by Dennis Dugan include the 1990 comedy Problem Child (with Dugan as an All-American dad), the 2001 comedy Saving Silverman (in which Dugan plays a football referee), the 2003 comedy National Security, and the 1996 and 1999 Adam Sandler comedies Happy Gilmore (in which Dugan plays Doug Thompson, the golf tour supervisor) and Big Daddy (with Dugan as a man who reluctantly gives candy to a trick-or-treating Julian). … Read More


2006 59 Years Old Dugan directed The Benchwarmers, a comedy released on April 7, 2006. … Read More


2007 60 Years Old Dugan directed the 2007 comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and You Don't Mess with the Zohan in 2008, both Adam Sandler vehicles. Dugan directed Grown Ups, which follows a group of high school friends who are reunited after thirty years for the Fourth of July. The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade, and was released in the summer of 2010 with major box office success, but was overwhelmingly panned by critics.
2011 64 Years Old Dugan's Just Go with It was his sixth film with Sandler; the film also starred Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker. Also in 2011, Dugan directed the film Jack & Jill, again with Sandler. … Read More
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