Hugh Dane

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Hugh Dane
Born(1942-10-21)October 21, 1942
Arizona, U.S.
DiedMay 16, 2018(2018-05-16) (aged 75)
Cause of deathPancreatic cancer
Years active1989–2018

Hugh Dane (October 21, 1942 – May 16, 2018) was an American actor. He is best known for playing Hank the security guard on the television sitcom The Office from 2005 to 2013.

Acting career[edit]

Dane's professional acting career began with a role in the 1989 video game, It Came from the Desert before moving on to his first television role in a two-part episode of Hunter. In 1991, Dane acted in his first film role as a prison guard in the crime-thriller Ricochet. In the following years, Dane played small roles in popular television series' such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Boy Meets World, Martin, Friends ("The One With The Baby On The Bus"), Sister, Sister, Monk and Girl Meets World.

Dane received his most recognition for his role as Hank, the head of security, in The Office.[1] He also starred in Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp as a judge.

In 1999, Dane returned to film, acting in such movies as Restraining Order, Joy Ride, Reflections: A Story of Redemption, Ralph & Stanley, Beautiful Dreamer, For Heaven's Sake, StarStruck, and Bridesmaids.

Dane died on May 16, 2018, at the age of 75 from pancreatic cancer.[2][3]


  1. ^ Rahman, Abid (2018-06-04). "Hugh Dane, Hank the Security Guard From 'The Office,' Dies at 75". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  2. ^ Carras, Christi (4 June 2018). "Hugh Dane, Hank the Security Guard on 'The Office,' Dies at 75". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  3. ^ Hank from The Office Dies From Pacreatic Cancer Death Certificate Reveals

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