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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. See full bio »

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Happy Gilmore Doug Thompson
Big Daddy Reluctant Trick-or-Treat Giver
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 2013 Grown Ups 2
Dr. Larry
 2012 That's My Boy
School Janitor
 2011/I Jack and Jill
Al Pacino's Standby
 2010/I Grown Ups
 2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Homeless Guy
 2006 Confessions of Captain Freedom (Video short)
 2006 The Benchwarmers
Coach Bellows
 2004 Karroll's Christmas (TV Movie)
Door Knocker
 2001 Saving Silverman
Referee (uncredited)
 1999 Big Daddy
Reluctant Trick-or-Treat Giver (uncredited)
 1996 Happy Gilmore
Doug Thompson
 1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Roy Tomba
- Pacific Rimshot (1993) ... Roy Tomba
 1990 Problem Child
All American Dad
 1989 Parenthood
David Brodsky
 1988-1989 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Walter Bishop / Cy
- Lunar Eclipse (1989) ... Cy (as Walter Bishop)
- And the Flesh Was Made Word (1988) ... Walter Bishop
- Maddie Hayes Got Married (1988) ... Walter Bishop
- Tracks of My Tears (1988) ... Walter Bishop
 1988 Channel 99 (TV Movie)
Marty Kessler
 1988 She's Having a Baby
 1988 Hooperman (TV Series)
- The Snitch (1988) ... Snitch
 1987 Can't Buy Me Love
David Miller
 1985-1986 Shadow Chasers (TV Series)
Edgar 'Benny' Benedek
- Curse of the Full Moon (1986) ... Edgar 'Benny' Benedek
- Cora's Stranger (1986) ... Edgar 'Benny' Benedek
- Blood and Magnolias (1986) ... Edgar 'Benny' Benedek
- Ahead of Time (1986) ... Edgar 'Benny' Benedek
- Let's Make a Deal (1986) ... Edgar 'Benny' Benedek
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
- Tears of a Clown (1985) ... Corky
 1985 Water
 1984 The Toughest Man in the World (TV Movie)
 1984 Empire (TV Series)
Ben Christian
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Ben Christian
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... Ben Christian
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Ben Christian
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Ben Christian
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Ben Christian
 1983 Full House (TV Movie)
Ivan Travalian
 1975-1983 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Robert 'Bob' Wilson / Pvt. Danny McShane
- Strange Bedfellows (1983) ... Robert 'Bob' Wilson
- Love and Marriage (1975) ... Pvt. Danny McShane
 1982 Country Gold (TV Movie)
Darryl Appleby
 1982 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Captain Freedom
- Freedom's Last Stand (1982) ... Captain Freedom
- The Spy Who Came in from Delgado (1982) ... Captain Freedom
- Pestolozzi's Revenge (1982) ... Captain Freedom
- The World According to Freedom (1982) ... Captain Freedom
 1981 It's a Living (TV Series)
Lloyd Hoffmeyer
- Second Time Around, Almost (1981) ... Lloyd Hoffmeyer
 1981 The Howling
Chris Halloran
 1980 Did You Hear About Josh and Kelly? (TV Movie)
Josh Fowler
 1980 Deer in the Works (Short)
David Potter
 1979 Unidentified Flying Oddball
Tom Trimble
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
Jack Hogarth
- Superstar (1979) ... Jack Hogarth
 1978-1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Richie Brockelman
- Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man's Job: Part 2 (1979) ... Richie Brockelman
- Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man's Job: Part 1 (1979) ... Richie Brockelman
- The House on Willis Avenue (1978) ... Richie Brockelman
 1978 Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (TV Series)
Richie Brockleman / Richie Brockelman
- Escape from Caine Abel (1978) ... Richie Brockleman
- A Pigeon Ripe for Plucking (1978) ... Richie Brockleman
- A Title on the Door and a Carpet on the Floor (1978) ... Richie Brockleman
- Junk It to Me Baby (1978) ... Richie Brockleman
- The Framing of Perfect Sydney (1978) ... Richie Brockelman
 1978 Police Story (TV Series)
Officer Brett Loebner
- The Broken Badge (1978) ... Officer Brett Loebner
 1978 Last of the Good Guys (TV Movie)
Officer Johnny Lucas (uncredited)
 1976 Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours (TV Movie)
Richard 'Richie' Brockelman
 1976 The Fatal Weakness (TV Movie)
 1976 Norman... Is That You?
Garson Hobart
 1976 Alice (TV Series)
Joel Snedeger
- Pilot (1976) ... Joel Snedeger
 1976 Father O Father (TV Movie)
Father Morgan
 1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)
 1976 Columbo (TV Series)
Sergeant Theodore "Mac" Albinsky
- Last Salute to the Commodore (1976) ... Sergeant Theodore "Mac" Albinsky
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
Claude Tinker
- Part I: Chapters 1 and 2 (1976) ... Claude Tinker
 1975 The Day of the Locust
 1975 Smile
 1975 Night Moves
 1975 The ABC Afternoon Playbreak (TV Series)
Andy Martin
- The Girl Who Couldn't Lose (1975) ... Andy Martin
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
George Peters
- The Deadly Trail (1974) ... George Peters
 1973 Death Race (TV Movie)
Pvt. Becker
 1973 The Girl Most Likely to... (TV Movie)
Charlie Elliott
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
Stuart Lee Claybourne
- The Theft (1973) ... Stuart Lee Claybourne
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Icarus (segment "Love and the Lie")
 1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Chris Norton
- Scion of Death (1973) ... Chris Norton
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Bill Miller
- If I Should Die Before I Wake (1972) ... Bill Miller
 1972 Night Call Nurses
 1971 The Hospital
E.R. Doctor (uncredited)
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Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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Walter Bishop


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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.


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. See more »


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