Tom Dugan (American actor)

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Tom Dugan
Born 1961[citation needed]
New Jersey, USA
Other names Thomas Dugan
Occupation Theater actor, Film actor, Television actor
Spouse(s) Amy Opell[citation needed]

Tom Dugan is an American theater, film and television actor who is best known for portraying Chamberlain from the Action/Horror film Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), Surgeon from The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006) film, Orange Country Man in Pro-Choice (2006), Arms Dealer in P.U.N.K.S. (1999), and as Operator #1 in The Puppet Masters (1994). Dugan’s television and film credits include Bones, Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Practice, Even Stevens, Chicago Hope, Just Shoot Me, Kindergarten Cop and Dave.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Dugan grew up in Winfield Township, New Jersey and studied theater at Montclair State University.[2]

An LA Times Critics' Pick for 2010,[3] Tom Dugan wrote and starred in one-man historical plays "Robert E. Lee' - Shades of Gray" and "Wiesenthal," and wrote and directed "Frederick Douglass'- In the Shadow of Slavery" and "The Ghosts of Mary Lincoln."[4] Dugan is renowned for his contributions in the area of one-person shows, as he currently has 5 shows in production simultaneously. Dugan has been professionally acting in Los Angeles for over 25 years and is the 2011 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award-Winner[5] for Best Solo Performance for his work as Simon Wiesenthal in Wiesenthal.

His regional theatre work includes leading roles in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Misery, Amadeus and The Voice of the Prairie. He has also starred in national tours of Oscar to Oscar and On Golden Pond with Jack Klugman, along with national tours of his own plays including Robert E. Lee –Shades of Gray and Wiesenthal.

Dugan is a proud member of the award-winning Colony Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, Theater 40 in Beverly Hills, CA, Theatrical Arts International, SAG/AFTRA, and Actors Equity. Accolades for Dugan include three nominations for the 2011 Los Angeles Ovation Awards, for his work in Wiesenthal, and the 2003 Inland Theater League Best Actor Award.



  1. ^ Tom Dugan IMDB
  2. ^ Schulz, Mike. "Judges of Posterity: Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Tom Dugan Portrays Robert E. Lee", River Cities' Reader, January 17, 2007. Accessed November 12, 2013. "Dugan grew up in the small New Jersey town of Winfield – where, during performances in grammar and high school, the fledgling actor 'found a very comfortable place performing in theatre' – and eventually earned a degree in theatre from Montclair University, located in the upper region of the state."
  3. ^ LA Times Review
  4. ^ Tom Dugan Plays
  5. ^ LA Drama Critics Circle website

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