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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    CNN - Jul 15, 2013
  • 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 Dugan was born in Wheaton, Illinois, the son of Marion and Charles Dugan. He started his acting career in 1972, appearing in the 1973 TV movie The Girl Most Likely to. … Read More
1973 26 Years Old He has been married twice, first to actress Joyce Van Patten in 1973, before divorcing in 1987. … Read More


1979 32 Years Old In 1979, he was cast as the time-displaced hero in Unidentified Flying Oddball, Disney's very loose adaptation of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
1981 34 Years Old In 1981, he appeared in Joe Dante's adaptation of The Howling. … Read More


2010 63 Years Old …  The film again stars Sandler, along with Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, and David Spade; it was released in the summer of 2010 with major box office success. … Read More
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