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."
Director Ron Howard teams with Steve Martin for a heartwarming comedy about life's most rewarding occupation: parenthood. Gil (Martin) and Karen Buckman (Mary Steenburgen) are facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise their children the "right" way. But as Gil and the rest of his clan (including Rick Moranis, Tom Hulce, Jason Robards and Dianne Wiest) soon discover, being the "perfect" parent often means just letting children be themselves.
- Just Go with It
- Grown Ups
- Grown Ups 2
- Happy Gilmore
- She's Having a Baby
- Jack and Jill
- The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
- Problem Child / Problem Child 2
- Night Moves
- Can't Buy Me Love
- Big Daddy
- The Benchwarmers
- Saving Silverman
- You Don't Mess with the Zohan
- Beverly Hills Ninja
- National Security
- I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry