Dennis Dugan Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Wheaton, Illinois, USA
Birth NameDennis Barton Dugan
Nickname Dugie
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dennis Dugan was born on September 5, 1946 in Wheaton, Illinois, USA as Dennis Barton Dugan. He is an actor and director, known for Happy Gilmore (1996), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) and Big Daddy (1999). He is married to Sharon Dugan. He was previously married to Joyce Van Patten.

Spouse (2)

Joyce Van Patten (1973 - 1987) ( divorced)
Sharon Dugan (? - present)

Trade Mark (3)

Characters getting hit in the face by an object
Exterior crane shots
Often cast Adam Sandler

Trivia (14)

Graduated from Wheaton Central High School in 1964.
Often collaborates with Adam Sandler.
Ex-brother-in-law of Dick Van Patten.
Son of Charles Dugan.
His second wife, Sharon Dugan (nee O'Connor), is a sometime producing partner. Together they formed the production company Art Echo.
An accomplished painter, he's had several gallery shows in the Los Angeles area.
The second of four boys born to Charles, an insurance salesman, and Marion Dugan, a housewife.
On Moonlighting (1985), he played Walter Bishop, the man Maddie Hayes (played by Cybill Shepherd) married over charismatic detective David Addison (Bruce Willis) in a 1988 episode.
His films have grossed over 1 Billion Dollars.
Son, Kelly, is an outfielder for the Williamsport Crosscutters the A ball affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.
When Dennis was directing the final episode of "Moonlighting", the actor playing Cy (the god of all TV executives), Ronny Graham, became ill. Dugan put on the costume and did the scene. As an in-joke for the fans of the show, he was billed as "Walter Bishop" - the character he had played the year before.
His son, Kelly, is on the Major League (40-Man) Roster of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Born on the same day as Freddie Mercury.
Attended Goodman School of Drama (now The Theatre School at DePaul University) in Chicago.

Personal Quotes (1)

Audiences that go to my movies don't want a message. They don't want my soul exposed or my life view. They just want to laugh.

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