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Dennis Dugan is a Actor and Director American born on 5 september 1946 at Wheaton (USA)

Dennis Dugan

Dennis Dugan
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Nationality USA
Birth 5 september 1946 (72 years) at Wheaton (USA)

Dennis Dugan (born September 5, 1946) is an American actor, director, and comedian. He is famous for his partnership with comedic actor Adam Sandler, with whom he directed the films Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Grown Ups, Just Go with It, Jack and Jill, and Grown Ups 2.

Biography

He has been married twice, first to actress Joyce Van Patten in 1973, before divorcing in 1987. Dugan then wed Sharon O'Connor, to whom he is still married.

In June 2009, Dugan's son, Kelly Dugan, was drafted with the 75th over-all selection by the Philadelphia Phillies in the Major League Baseball Draft, and has played for four of the club's minor league teams since including the Gulf Coast Phillies, Williamsport Crosscutters, Lakeland BlueClaws and now currently with the Reading Phillies.


Directing credits



Name
Year
Other notes


Hunter
1987
2 episodes


Wiseguy
1988
"Phantom Pain"


Moonlighting
1988–1989
5 episodes


Problem Child
1990



Brain Donors
1992



Doogie Howser, M.D.
1993
"What Makes Doogie Run"


Columbo
1993
"Butterfly in Shades of Grey"


Burke's Law
1994
"Who Killed Nick Hazard?"


L.A. Law
1993–1994
2 episodes


Traps
1994



The Byrds of Paradise
1994
2 episodes


The Shaggy Dog
1994
TV movie


Marker
1995
"The Pilot"


Picket Fences
1994–1995
2 episodes


Chicago Hope
1995
"Freeze Outs"


Happy Gilmore
1996
Doug Thompson


Beverly Hills Ninja
1997



The Love Boat: The Next Wave
1998
"Smooth Sailing"


Ally McBeal
1998
"Alone Again"


Big Daddy
1999
Nominated—Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director


Shasta McNasty
1999
"Pilot"


Saving Silverman
2001
Also known as Evil Woman.


A Screwball Homicide
2003
TV movie


National Security
2003



NYPD Blue
1993–2004



The Mullets
2004
"Silent But Deadly"


Karroll's Christmas
2004
TV movie


Hope & Faith
2005
"Wife Swap" (Parts 1 and 2)


The Benchwarmers
2006



I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
2007
Nominated—Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director


You Don't Mess with the Zohan
2008



Grown Ups
2010
Basketball Referee


Just Go with It
2011
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director


Jack and Jill
2011


Grown Ups 2
2013
Nominated—Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director


Mother’s Day
TBA
Sequel to Valentine's Day (2010 film) and New Year's Eve (film)


References


External links
CLIParser at the Internet Movie Database
CLIParser at AllMovie
vteFilms directed by Dennis Dugan
Problem Child (1990)
Brain Donors (1992)
The Shaggy Dog (1994)
Happy Gilmore (1996)
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
Big Daddy (1999)
Saving Silverman (2001)
National Security (2003)
The Benchwarmers (2006)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Grown Ups (2010)
Just Go with It (2011)
Jack and Jill (2011)
Grown Ups 2 (2013)

vteGolden Raspberry Award for Worst Director (2001–present)
Tom Green (2001)
Guy Ritchie (2002)
Martin Brest (2003)
Pitof (2004)
John Mallory Asher (2005)
M. Night Shyamalan (2006)
Chris Sivertson (2007)
Uwe Boll (2008)
Michael Bay (2009)
M. Night Shyamalan (2010)
Dennis Dugan (2011)
Bill Condon (2012)
Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, and Jonathan van Tulleken (2013)
Michael Bay (2014)

Complete List
(1980–2000)
(2001–present)

Best films

Grown Ups (2010)
(Director)
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
(Director)
Big Daddy (1999)
(Director)
Just Go with It (2011)
(Director)
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
(Director)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)
(Director)

Usually with

Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
(10 films)
Allen Covert
Allen Covert
(9 films)
Nick Swardson
Nick Swardson
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dennis Dugan (33 films)

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Actor

Grown Ups 2, 1h41
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi, Kevin James, David Spade, Salma Hayek
Roles Dr. Larry
Rating54% 2.703962.703962.703962.703962.70396
Three years after the events of the first film, Lenny Feder has relocated his family back to his Connecticut hometown of Stanton where he and his friends grew up.
That's My Boy, 1h56
Directed by Sean Anders, Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about pedophilia
Actors Adam Sandler, Ian Ziering, Leighton Meester, Susan Sarandon, Todd Bridges, Andy Samberg
Roles School janitor
Rating55% 2.799592.799592.799592.799592.79959
In 1984, Donny Berger's teacher, a hebephile named Mary McGarricle (Eva Amurri Martino), begins a sexual relationship with him. When she is discovered inciting him to sexual activity on a piano during an assembly, she is sentenced to a lengthy prison term where it is revealed she is pregnant. The court gives custody of the unborn child to Donny's abusive father until Donny himself is at the legal age to assume custody.
Jack and Jill, 1h31
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, L'usurpation d'identité, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Al Pacino, Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Eugenio Derbez, Regis Philbin, Shaquille O'Neal
Roles Henry, Pacino's understudy
Rating33% 1.656431.656431.656431.656431.65643
The film opens with homemade videos of fraternal twins Jack and Jill Sadelstein growing up. As the videos progress, it seems that Jack is the more gifted twin, with Jill constantly trying to get his attention by hitting him, hurting girls around him, etc. The story shifts to the present, where an adult Jack (Adam Sandler) is a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife, Erin (Katie Holmes), and two kids, Sofie (Elodie Tougne) and Gary (Rohan Chand), while Jill (Sandler) never left the working-class neighborhood they grew up in. Jill recently inherited her childhood home, having lived with their mother until her death one year ago.
Grown Ups
Grown Ups (2010)
, 1h35
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, Maria Bello
Roles Basketball Referee
Rating60% 3.0007353.0007353.0007353.0007353.000735
In 1978, five childhood friends win their junior high school basketball championship. During their celebration at a rented lake house, the friends' coach, Bissau (Blake Clark), encourages them to live their lives in a similar way to how they played the game. In 2010, Lenny Feder (Adam Sandler) is an ambitious Hollywood talent agent who is married to fashion designer Roxanne Chase (Salma Hayek), and has three children—one daughter Becky and two sons, Greg and Keith (Jake Goldberg and Cameron Boyce); his sons have become very spoiled much to his annoyance. Eric Lamonsoff (Kevin James) claims he is now a co-owner of a lawn furniture company, is married to Sally (Maria Bello) and has two children, Donna and Bean (Ada-Nicole Sanger and Morgan Gingerich). Much to Eric's chagrin, Sally continues to breastfeed Bean. Kurt McKenzie (Chris Rock) is a stay-at-home father who is married to Deanne (Maya Rudolph), the primary breadwinner of the family, and has two children, Andre and Charlotte (Nadji Jeter and China Anne McClain). Deanne is pregnant with another child and her mother (Ebony Jo-Ann) also lives with the family. Rob Hilliard (Rob Schneider) has been divorced three times and has daughters Jasmine, Amber, and Bridget (Madison Riley, Jamie Chung, and Ashley Loren) from those marriages. His current wife, Gloria (Joyce Van Patten), is 30 years older than him. Marcus Higgins (David Spade) is a slacker and lothario. All five friends regularly harass each other in comedic fashion throughout the film: Lenny for being rich; Eric for being overweight; Kurt for being skinny and not being more useful; Rob for his way of saying "Maize!" and for having a much older wife; and Marcus for being sexually juvenile.
You Don't Mess with the Zohan, 1h53
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Adam Sandler, John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nick Swardson, Lainie Kazan, Rob Schneider
Roles Homeless Guy
Rating55% 2.750042.750042.750042.750042.75004
Zohan Dvir (Adam Sandler) is a kind-hearted superhuman Israeli counter-terrorist and the finest and most respected soldier in the Israel Defense Forces. However, Zohan has become both disgusted and disenchanted by the constant fighting, secretly dreaming of moving to the USA and becoming a hairdresser. This reaches a breaking point when a barbecue he hosts is interrupted by the IDF sending Zohan on a mission to stop a Palestinian terrorist group being led by his personal arch-enemy, Fatoush "the Phantom" Hakbarah (John Turturro), another superhuman. Despite being upset over his ruined party, Zohan sees it as his long awaited chance to desert the IDF and move to America. During the pursuit he fakes his own death and smuggles himself onto a flight to New York City, cutting his own hair and taking the alias "Scrappy Coco" (the names of two dogs he shared the flight with) while claiming that he is "Half Australian, Half Mount Everest." Meanwhile, the Phantom becomes rich and famous for supposedly killing Zohan and starts his own fast-food business, "Muchentuchen".
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, 1h55
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about the labor movement, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, Same-sex marriage in film, Disaster films, Films about marriage, LGBT-related film
Actors Adam Sandler, Jessica Biel, Ving Rhames, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, Dan Aykroyd
Roles Cab driver
Rating59% 2.99962.99962.99962.99962.9996
Chuck Levine, a womanizing bachelor, and Larry Valentine, a widower struggling to raise his two children, are two veteran New York City fire fighters. During a routine sweep of a burned building, a segment of floor collapses on Chuck. However, Larry quickly shields him from the falling debris, saving his life. Later, he and Chuck wake up in a hospital, where Chuck vows to repay Larry in any way possible. This incident serves as a catalyst for Larry's epiphany: death is both inevitable and unpredictable. This prompts him to significantly increase his life insurance policy, but he runs into difficulties naming his children as primary beneficiaries in his policy. He is told he should get remarried so his new spouse could be the primary beneficiary; however, it doesn't specify who he has to marry. Inspired by a newspaper article about domestic partnerships, Larry asks Chuck to enter a civil union with him. Although Chuck declines at first, he is reminded of his debt to Larry and finally agrees, entering a domestic partnership and becoming Larry's primary beneficiary in the event of his death. To their dismay, however, New York City investigators soon arrive to inquire about their abrupt partnership, under suspicion of fraud. Chuck and Larry decide to enlist the help of lawyer Alex McDonough, played by Jessica Biel, who suggests they get married and move in together to prove they're committed. Chuck reluctantly agrees. The pair soon travel to Canada for a quick marriage (so quick they use a nearby homeless person as the best man) and begin living together.
The Benchwarmers, 1h25
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films, Buddy films
Actors Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Molly Sims, Nick Swardson
Roles Coach Bellows
Rating55% 2.7993152.7993152.7993152.7993152.799315
Gus Matthews, Richie Goodman, and Clark Reedy are three adult "nerds"; Clark and Richie were the unpopular children who were constantly bullied and were always left on the bench at their baseball games, because of their athletic abilities. When a nerdy boy named Nelson and his friends are kicked off a nearby baseball diamond by a team of bullies, Gus and Clark chase the bullies away. When Gus and Clark return with Richie to play again and get back their feel for the game, the bullies return and demand that they leave. Gus challenges the bullies to play them for the field, and the three friends, despite Clark and Richie's poor abilities, win the game. Days later, one of Clark and Richie's bullies, Brad, challenges them to another baseball game with his team, but the three friends win again.
Saving Silverman, 1h30
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Amanda Detmer, R. Lee Ermey
Rating58% 2.9484252.9484252.9484252.9484252.948425
Darren Silverman, Wayne LeFessier, and J.D. McNugent, best friends since fifth grade and Neil Diamond fans throughout, form a Neil Diamond tribute band called "Diamonds in the Rough". Darren meets a beautiful but domineering psychologist who is showing signs of being emotionally abusive , Judith Fessbeggler, through a chance encounter in a local bar after a band gig. Unfortunately, six weeks into their relationship, Judith is still making Darren watch her change clothes, and though sleeping together is satisfying for her, Darren gets nothing but a sore jaw. Judith isolates Darren from his friends, demands that Darren quit the band, receive humiliating medical procedures, and attend relationship counseling under her care. Wayne and J.D. decide to save Darren from her by attempting to bribe her, arm wrestle her, and shock her with faked photographs of Darren cheating, all to no avail.
Big Daddy
Big Daddy (1999)
, 1h33
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families
Actors Adam Sandler, Dylan Sprouse, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Rob Schneider, Cole Sprouse
Rating63% 3.199553.199553.199553.199553.19955
Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) is an unreliable, unmotivated bachelor who lives in New York City and has declined to take on adult responsibility. He has a degree in law but has chosen not to take the bar exam since he was awarded $200,000 in a vehicle accident compensation 2 years prior, and lives off his restitution. He works one day a week as a tollbooth attendant.
Happy Gilmore, 1h32
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Golf films, Ice hockey films
Actors Adam Sandler, Julie Bowen, Christopher McDonald, Carl Weathers, Allen Covert, Frances Bay
Roles Doug Thompson
Rating69% 3.4982153.4982153.4982153.4982153.498215
Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) is an aspiring ice hockey player who possesses a powerful and dangerous slapshot that his late father (Louis O'Donoghue) taught him as a child (Donnie MacMillan). However, Happy also possesses an over aggressive streak and lack of skating talent that consistently preclude him from joining a hockey team. His girlfriend Terry (Nancy McClure), a schoolteacher, leaves him because of his hockey obsession.
Problem Child, 1h18
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families
Actors John Ritter, Jack Warden, Michael Oliver, Amy Yasbeck, Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Richards
Roles All American Dad
Rating53% 2.6514552.6514552.6514552.6514552.651455
The film opens with a woman leaving a bassinet on the porch of a fancy home; the baby, Junior, promptly pees on the woman who picks him up. From there, he is repeatedly discarded at various homes throughout many years by guardians who have grown tired of his destructive behavior—which includes throwing a rattle at the window, giving a cat soap to eat, using a vacuum cleaner to suck up the fish tank, and demolishing a mobile home with a bulldozer in retaliation for his favorite toys being stepped on—until he is eventually deposited at a Catholic orphanage, where he continues to wreak havoc on the strict nuns.
Parenthood
Parenthood (1989)
, 2h4
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards
Roles David Brodsky
Rating69% 3.4985553.4985553.4985553.4985553.498555
Gil Buckman, a neurotic sales executive in the St. Louis area, is trying to balance his family and career. When he finds out that his eldest son, Kevin, has emotional problems and needs therapy, and that his other two children, Taylor and Justin, both have issues as well, he begins to blame himself and questions his abilities as a father. When his wife, Karen, announces she is pregnant with their fourth child on the same day he quit his sales job, he is unsure whether he can handle it.
She's Having a Baby, 1h46
Directed by John Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, William Windom, Holland Taylor, John Ashton
Roles Bill
Rating58% 2.9000152.9000152.9000152.9000152.900015
This film is a look at the lives of Jefferson (Jake) and Kristy Briggs, from their wedding day until the birth of their first child. Beginning on their wedding day, it follows both their lives, but more so Jake's, with his voice over commentaries and several imaginary scenes, based on actual or feared future events.
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, 1h40
Directed by Ken Annakin
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Tami Erin, Eileen Brennan, Dennis Dugan, Dianne Hull, George DiCenzo, Dick Van Patten
Roles Mr. Settigren
Rating59% 2.950512.950512.950512.950512.95051
After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking (Tami Erin) is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old family home: Villa Villekulla, which is thought by neighborhood children to be haunted. Soon, two children, Tommy Settigren (David Seaman, Jr.) and his sister, Annika Settigren (Cory Crow), venture into the house after seeing lights in the windows. Looking for ghosts, they meet Pippi instead. They become friends and get into various adventures together such as making pancakes, cleaning the floor with scrubbing shoes, serving ice cream to children of the local orphanage, riding a motorcycle, and dodging "splunks". Pippi must also fight off crooks who wish to demolish her house and sell the property, as well as avoid being taken to the orphanage. She agrees to run away with Tommy and Annika in a homemade autogyro to avoid this fate. They end up needing to be rescued after nearly going over a waterfall while riding barrels down a river, and Pippi eventually agrees to give the orphanage a try after Tommy and Annika's parents refuse to let them play with her anymore. She does not fit in with the other children due to her lack of discipline and education. However, after she saves the orphanage from a fire and becomes the town heroine, she is allowed to return to Villa Villekulla and befriends Tommy and Annika once more. She is reunited with her father on Christmas Day, and he offers her the chance to become a cannibal princess of the uncharted island he had washed ashore on and was crowned king. Just as they prepare to sail off, she decides to stay after seeing that everyone in the village is sad to see her go.
Can't Buy Me Love, 1h34
Directed by Steve Rash
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Teen movie
Actors Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains, Tina Caspary, Seth Green, Max Perlich
Roles David Miller
Rating67% 3.3507653.3507653.3507653.3507653.350765
Ronald Miller (Dempsey) is a typical high school nerd living in Arizona. He has spent all summer mowing lawns to save up for a telescope. However, at an opportune moment he makes a deal with popular cheerleader Cynthia "Cindy" Mancini (Peterson) to "rent" her for $1,000. Cindy borrows a suede outfit that belongs to her mother, without her permission, and needs to replace it quickly after Quint (Cort McGown) accidentally spills red wine on Cindy at a party. Having few options except telling her Mom the truth, she reluctantly agrees to help him look "cool" by pretending to be his girlfriend for a month, even though she already has a boyfriend named Bobby who is away at his freshman year at the University of Iowa. Both agree never to reveal their financial arrangement.