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Dennis Dugan

Edgar 'Benny' Benedek in Shadow Chasers

Photos Dennis Dugan Birth name: Walter Bishop
Birth date: 1946/09/05 (76 years old)
Birth place : Wheaton, Illinois

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Biography for Dennis Dugan

Dennis Dugan began his career in the early 1970s as an actor, notably illustrating in the fugue of Arthur Penn (1975) and howls of Joe Dante (1981). It was in 1990 that the American embarked on the realization with the Junior comedy the terrible with the Regretté John Ritter.

Now devoting himself in an almost exclusive manner to the staging, Dennis Dugan specializes in comedy. In 1996, he signed his first big success with Happy Gilmore, carried by the rising value Adam Sandler. An actor he found three years later for Big Daddy. We also owe to Dennis Dugan two other pure comedies: Le Ninja de Beverly Hills (1997) and Diablese (2001). In 2003, he joined action in his repertoire and brought together Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn in National Security.

Dennis Dugan is an American player, producer and director born September 5, 1946 in Wheaton, Illinois. He began his acting career in the 1970s and played in many popular comedies, especially in the films of the Academy Police series and Happy Gilmore. Dugan was also a director and producer for several movies and television series, including the cult comedy film Billy Madison with Adam Sandler. Apart from his acting career, Dugan is also known for his philanthropic work and his political commitments in favor of the fight against cancer and equal rights.


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Title Role
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) Cab Driver
Street Life (2007) (V) Boss
Confessions of Captain Freedom (2006) (V)
The Benchwarmers (2006) Coach Bellows
Karroll's Christmas (2004) (TV) Door Knocker
Saving Silverman (2001) (uncredited) Referee
Big Daddy (1999/I) Reluctant Trick-or-Treat Giver
Happy Gilmore (1996) Doug Thompson
L.A. Law Roy Tomba (1 episode, 1993)
Brain Donors (1992) Stage Hand
Problem Child (1990) All American Dad
Parenthood (1989) David Brodsky
Moonlighting Walter Bishop / ... (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
Channel 99 (1988) (TV) Marty Kessler
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988) Mr. Settigren
She's Having a Baby (1988) Bill
Hooperman Snitch (1 episode, 1988)
Can't Buy Me Love (1987) David Miller
Shadow Chasers (1985) (TV) Edgar 'Benny' Benedek
Shadow Chasers Edgar 'Benny' Benedek (1 episode)
St. Elsewhere (1 episode, 1985)
Water (1985/I) Rob Waring
The Toughest Man in the World (1984) (TV) Dick
Empire (1984) TV series Ben Christian (unknown episodes)
H Danny McShane / ... (2 episodes, 1975-1983)
Country Gold (1982) (TV) Darryl Appleby
Hill Street Blues Captain Freedom (4 episodes, 1982)
It's a Living Lloyd Hoffmeyer (1 episode, 1981)
The Howling (1981) Chris
The Spaceman and King Arthur (1979) Tom Trimble
Supertrain Jack Hogarth (1 episode, 1979)
The Rockford Files Richie Brockelman (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Police Story (1 episode, 1978)
Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (1978) TV series Richie Brockleman (unknown episodes)
Last of the Good Guys (1978) (TV) (uncredited) Officer Johnny Lucas
Police Story: The Broken Badge (1977) (TV)
Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours (1976) (TV) Richard 'Richie' Brockelman
Norman... Is That You? (1976) Garson Hobart
The Fatal Weakness (1976) (TV)
Alice Joel Snedeger (1 episode, 1976)
Father O Father (1976) (TV) Father Morgan
Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) Lewis
Good Heavens (1 episode, 1976)
Columbo: Last Salute to the Commodore (1976) (TV) Sergeant Theodore Mac Albinsky
Rich Man, Poor Man (1976) (mini) TV mini-series Claude Tinker
Smile (1975) Logan
Night Moves (1975) Boy
The Day of the Locust (1975) Apprentice
The ABC Afternoon Playbreak Andy Martin (1 episode, 1975)
Cannon George (1 episode, 1974)
Death Race (1973) (TV) Pvt. Becker
The Girl Most Likely to... (1973) (TV) Charlie Elliott
The Waltons Stuart Lee Claybourne (1 episode, 1973)
Love, American Style (segment Love and the Lie) (1 episode, 1973)
The Mod Squad (1 episode, 1973)
The Sixth Sense Bill Miller (1 episode, 1972)
Night Call Nurses (1972) Kit


Graduated from Wheaton Central High School in 1962 or 1963.

Often collaborates with Adam Sandler.



Ex-brother-in-law of Dick Van Patten.

Author of the card

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