Born Sept. 5, 1946, in Wheaton, Ill., Dugan studied acting at Chicago's Goodman Theater School before moving to New York in the late 1960s. After appearing in several off-Broadway shows, he headed for Hollywood, and in 1972, he made his feature film debut in Night Call Nurses. Dugan has worked steadily ever since in film (Night Moves, 1975) and on TV (the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man).
Over the years, Dugan moved into directing, starting with a 1987 episode of "Wiseguy" and including a host of comedic crowd-pleasers such as Saving Silverman (2001), National Security and the TV show "Shasta McNasty."
When plastic surgeon Danny Maccabee lies to his girlfriend that he is a divorced family man, he recruits his office manager and her children to role-play as his ex-wife and kids -- generating a flood of farcical results and unintended consequences.
- Grown Ups
- Grown Ups 2
- Happy Gilmore
- Jack and Jill
- I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
- Night Moves
- Problem Child / Problem Child 2
- You Don't Mess with the Zohan
- Beverly Hills Ninja
- The Benchwarmers
- The Howling
- Can't Buy Me Love
- The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
- Big Daddy
- Saving Silverman
- She's Having a Baby
- National Security