Dennis Dugan

Film Director / Actor / Television Director | * 09/05/1946 (75) | Wheaton, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Dennis Barton Dugan (born September 5, 1946) is an American director, actor, writer, artist and comedian. He is known for his partnership with comedic actor Adam Sandler, with whom he directed the films Happy Gilmore (1996), Big Daddy (1999), I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008), Grown Ups (2010), Just Go with It (2011), Jack and Jill (2011), and Grown Ups 2 (2013). Dugan is a four-time Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director nominee, winning once. ()
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American director, comedian, and actor Dennis Dugan started his acting career in 1972, appearing in the 1973 made for TV movie” The Girl Most Likely to...” He is well known for his frequent collaborations with comedic actor Adam Sandler.Dennis has also made a career as a television and film director, and appears in cameo parts in many of his films. Dugan has directed episodes of such television series as Moonlighting (was also a guest star in some episodes), Ally McBeal, and NYPD Blue.Dugan's latest film was “Just Go With It”, which is his sixth film with Sandler. The film also starred Jennifer Aniston and Brooklyn Decker.Dugan married actress Joyce Van Patten in 1973 and divorced her fourteen years later. Now he is married to Sharon O'Connor and has a son named Kelly Dugan.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Crime

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Movies with Dennis Dugan as Actor(26)

as Dr. Larry2013 Grown Ups 2
as Homeless Guy2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan
as Coach Bellows2006 The Benchwarmers
as Referee2001 Saving Silverman
as Reluctant Trick-or-Treat Giver (uncredited)1999 Big Daddy
as Doug Thompson1996 Happy Gilmore
as All American Dad1990 Problem Child
as David Brodsky1989 Parenthood
as David Miller1987 Can't Buy Me Love
as Rob1985 Water
as Darryl Appleby1982 Country Gold
as Chris1981 The Howling
as Tom Trimble1979 Unidentified Flying Oddball
as Officer Johnny Lucas (uncredited)1978 Last of the Good Guys
as Garson Hobart1976 Norman... Is That You?
as boy1975 Night Moves
as Apprentice #31975 The Day of the Locust
as Logan1975 Smile
as Pvt. Becker1973 Death Race
as Charlie Elliott1973 The Girl Most Likely to...

TV Shows/Series with Dennis Dugan as Actor(15)

1984 Empire
as Richie Brockleman1978 Richie Brockelman, Private Eye
as Joel Snedeger1976 Alice
1972 M*A*S*H
1971 Columbo
1971 Cannon

Movies with Dennis Dugan as Crew(21)

Directing/Director2020 Love, Weddings & Other Disasters
Writing/Screenplay2020 Love, Weddings & Other Disasters
Sound/Original Music Composer2020 Love, Weddings & Other Disasters
Directing/Director2013 Grown Ups 2
Production/Executive Producer2012 That's My Boy
Directing/Director2011 Just Go with It
Directing/Director2011 Jack and Jill
Directing/Director2010 Grown Ups
Directing/Director2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Directing/Director2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Directing/Director2006 The Benchwarmers
Directing/Director2004 Karroll's Christmas
Directing/Director2003 National Security
Directing/Director2001 Saving Silverman
Directing/Director1999 Big Daddy
Directing/Director1997 Beverly Hills Ninja
Directing/Director1996 Happy Gilmore
Directing/Director1994 The Shaggy Dog
Directing/Director1992 Brain Donors
Directing/Director1990 Problem Child

TV Shows/Series with Dennis Dugan as Crew(14)

Directing/Director2003 The Mullets
Directing/Director2003 Hope & Faith
Directing/Director1999 Shasta McNasty
Directing/Director1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave
Directing/Director1997 Ally McBeal
Directing/Director1995 Burke's Law
Directing/Director1995 Marker
Directing/Director1994 Chicago Hope
Directing/Director1994 The Byrds of Paradise
Directing/Director1989 Doogie Howser, M.D.
Directing/Director1987 Wiseguy
Directing/Director1985 Moonlighting
Directing/Director1984 Hunter
Directing/Director1971 Columbo

Full Name: Dennis Dugan
Born: Thursday, 09/05 1946 (September) in Wheaton, Illinois (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 75 years + 95 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Spouses (current/former): Joyce Van Patten
Other names for Dennis Dugan (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Walter Bishop"
Dennis Dugan frequently works together with these people:
Adam Sandler (24x, Actor)
Allen Covert (12x, Actor)
Nick Swardson (11x, Actor)
Steven Bochco (11x, Crew)
Kevin Grady (9x, Crew)
Jack Giarraputo (9x, Crew)
Clyde Kusatsu (8x, Actor)
Robert Costanzo (8x, Actor)
Lawrence Pressman (8x, Actor)
Daryl Kass (8x, Crew)
Tim Herlihy (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2901, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/20/2021