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Dennis Dugan (born September 5, 1946 in Wheaton, Illinois) is an American actor and film director. September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Wheaton is the county seat of DuPage County, Illinois, located about 28 miles west of Near North Side, Chicago and Lake Michigan. ...


American comic actor Dennis Dugan did quite well for himself trading out a bumbling-but-huggable screen image. On screen at least since 1972, Dugan established his screen persona in brief doses in such films as Harry and Walter Go To New York (1976) and Norman Is That You (1976). 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. Television has always a welcome mat for Dugan: he was the star of the short-lived series Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (1977) (a character who originated on The Rockford Files), Empire (1984) and Shadow Chasers (1984), and was a semi-regular as an erstwhile "caped crusader" on Hill Street Blues (when Dugan's character was killed off, many disconsolate viewers wrote in to warn that they would never watch the show again). Dugan's films credits of the 1980s have been plentiful if not distinguished, including Can't Buy Me Love (1987) and The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988). Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court book cover A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court is a novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain, first published in 1889. ... The Rockford Files was an American detective (private investigator) television drama that had its first run on the NBC television network between 1974 and 1980 and has been in constant syndication to the present day. ... An empire (also known technically, abstractly or disparagingly as an imperium, and with powers known among Romans as imperium) comprises a set of regions locally ruled by governors, viceroys or client kings in the name of an emperor. ... Hill Street Blues was a serial police drama that first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. ... Cant Buy Me Love is the name of a song written by Paul McCartney (although credited to Lennon-McCartney) and released by The Beatles on the A side of their fifth British single, Cant Buy Me Love/You Cant Do That. ...


Dugan has also made a career as a television and film director. Films directed by Dennis Dugan include the 1990 John Ritter comedy Problem Child, the 2001 comedy Saving Silverman starring Jack Black, Steve Zahn, and Amanada Peet, the 2003 Martin Lawrence/Steve Zahn comedy National Security, and the 1996 and 1999 Adam Sandler comedies Happy Gilmore and Big Daddy. Dugan has directed episodes of such television series as Moonlighting, Ally McBeal, and NYPD Blue. Problem Child may refer to: Films: Problem Child (movie), 1990 Problem Child 2, 1991 Problem Child 3: Junior in Love A song: from the AC/DC album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap the 1977 single by The Damned by the Beach Boys This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... Promotional poster for Saving Silverman Saving Silverman is a 2001 comedy film, directed by Dennis Dugan. ... This 2003 joint Columbia/Sony release starring Martin Lawrence & Steve Zahn opened to across the board poor reviews. ... Happy Gilmore VHS Cover Happy Gilmores antics, such as swearing at a golfball, made him popular with Average Joes. Happy Gilmore is a 1996 comedy film starring Adam Sandler. ... Big Daddy can refer to: Comic character in Buster (comic) Illustrator and Kustom Kulture pioneer Ed Big Daddy Roth. ... The term Moonlighting has two possible meanings: Moonlighting (employment) is doing a second job outside of normal working hours. ... Time magazine, June 29, 1998. ... NYPD Blue was a long-running American television police drama. ...


Dennis Dugan's next film will be The Benchwarmers, a comedy set for release on April 7th, 2006. It stars Jon Heder of Napoleon Dynamite fame, along with Jon Lovitz, Norm Macdonald, and Craig Kilborn. The film, co-written by Adam Sandler, is about trio of guys who try to make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads. Benchwarmers (2006) Director: Dennis Dugan Screenwriters: Allen Covert, Adam Sandler, Nick Swardson Main Cast: David Spade, Rob Schneider, Jon Heder Richie (Spade), Gus (Schneider) and Clark (Heder) are three grown men and lifelong friends growing up. ... Napoleon Dynamite is an American independent film written and directed by Jared Hess. ... Jon Lovitz (born July 21, 1957) is a comedic actor who has been in many roles on TV and in movies, usually as a supporting character. ... Norm MacDonald Norman Gene MacDonald (born October 17, 1962) is a Canadian-born American actor and comedian. ... Craig Kilborn Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962 in Hastings, Minnesota) is a comedian and former talk show host. ... Adam Sandler at Cannes 2002 Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is a Jewish-American actor, comedian, producer, and musician who was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. ...


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Lycos Movies - Biography - Dennis Dugan (632 words)
By this time, Dugan was very interested in stepping behind the camera and he embarked on a five-month apprenticeship at Stephen J Cannell Productions, culminating in his first directing assignments, two 1987 episodes of the NBC series "Hunter".
Dugan reteamed with Sandler on "Big Daddy" (1999), bringing his expertise for working with children (particularly on "Problem Child") to the project co-starring twins Cole and Dylan Sprouse (from the ABC series "Grace Under Fire") as the little boy who enters and changes a feckless slacker's (Sandler) life.
Dugan has not given up acting (he manages to take on roles in many of the films he helms), but directing has enabled him to be a little more exclusive about the parts he takes.
Dennis Dugan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (287 words)
Dennis Dugan (born September 5, 1946, in Wheaton, Illinois) is an American actor and film director.
Films directed by Dennis Dugan include the 1990 John Ritter comedy Problem Child, the 2001 comedy Saving Silverman starring Jack Black, Steve Zahn, and Amanda Peet, the 2003 Martin Lawrence/Steve Zahn comedy National Security, and the 1996 and 1999 Adam Sandler comedies Happy Gilmore and Big Daddy.
Dennis Dugan's most recent film was The Benchwarmers, a comedy released on April 7, 2006.
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