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DENNIS DUGAN (Directed by) is a talented filmmaker whose diverse career in
entertainment spans over two decades. Dugan is considered one of the industry's top
feature film comedy directors, earning his reputation with such hits as Big Daddy and
Happy Gilmore, both of which starred Adam Sandler; Saving Silverman, starring Jack
Black, Steve Zahn and Amanda Peet; and Beverly Hills Ninja, starring Chris Farley.
Most recently he directed The Benchwarmers, starring Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon
Heder and Jon Lovitz. He also directed National Security, starring Martin Lawrence.
On the small screen, Dugan has directed dozens of television projects including
NYPD Blue, Moonlighting and Ally McBeal, as well as the telepics Columbo: Butterfly
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 NBC television series, Richie Brockelman, Private Eye, and also guest-starred on
such award-winning television programs as M*A*S*H, Columbo, The Rockford Files,
Hill Street Blues and Moonlighting.
In addition to small, yet memorable, acting roles in his own films, the most recent
being Coach Bellows in The Benchwarmers, Dugan's feature-film credits include roles in
Parenthood, She's Having a Baby, Can't Buy Me Love and The Howling.
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