DUGAN is a talented filmmaker whose diverse career in entertainment spans
more than two decades. Most recently, he directed the Columbia Pictures comedy Saving
Silverman starring Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Jason Biggs and Amanda Peet.
Dugan is considered one of the industry's top feature film comedy directors,
earning his reputation with hits such as Big Daddy and Happy Gilmore, both
of which starred Adam Sandler, and Beverly Hills Ninja starring Chris
On the small screen,
Dugan has directed dozens of television projects including "NYPD Blue"
and "Ally McBeal," as well as the telepics "Columbo: Butterfly in
Shades of Gray" and "The Shaggy Dog."
Dugan is an
actor-turned-filmmaker who began his career in the New York theater scene and
first made his mark in Hollywood in front of the camera. He starred in his own
1978 NBC series "Richie Brockelman, Private Eye," and also
guest-starred on such award-winning television programs as "M*A*S*H,"
"Columbo," "The Rockford Files" and
"Moonlighting." It was during a guest-star stint on
"Moonlighting" that he first stepped behind the camera, directing the
final season of the critically lauded show.
In addition to small,
yet memorable, acting roles in his own films, the most recent being "the
reluctant trick-or-treat giver" in Big Daddy, Dugan's feature film
acting credits include roles in Parenthood, She's Having A Baby, Can't
Buy Me Love and The Howling.
In late 2001, Art Echo,
the company Dugan formed with his wife and producing partner Sharon O'Connor
Dugan, inked a two-year development deal with Sony Pictures.
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