With an expansive and diverse career in entertainment spanning over two decades,
DENNIS DUGAN (director) is a proven money-making director whose films have brought in a collected $300 million at the box office. He is considered one of the industry's top feature film comedy directors. With an eye for talent, Dugan has successfully transitioned many well known television comedians into feature films, including Adam Sandler (Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore) and Chris Farley (Beverly Hills Ninja). Additional credits include such broad comedy fare as Brain Donors and Problem Child.
Dugan is a multi-talented actor-turned-filmmaker who began his career in entertainment on Broadway and first made his mark in Hollywood in front of the camera on television and in many feature films.
Dugan is currently readying the production of his fourth feature film directorial endeavor for Columbia Pictures, National Security, which re-teams him with Steve Zahn and Martin Lawrence. Additionally, Dugan is hard at work on his first novel, which delves into the world of Russian spies.
On the small screen, Dugan has directed dozens of television projects. These include numerous prime-time pilots and series, such as UPN's hit "Shasta," "Chicago Hope," "NYPD Blue" and "Ally McBeal;" as well as movies-of-the-week "Columbo:
Butterfly in Shades of Grey" and "The Shaggy Dog." Late last year, through his company Art Echo, Dugan inked a one-year development deal with Columbia TnStar Television.
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