Jim Doughan

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Jim Doughan
Born James Francis Doughan
(1959-08-02) August 2, 1959 (age 58)
United States
Education Apple Valley High School
University of Minnesota Duluth
Occupation Actor, writer, teacher
Spouse(s) Kate Benton (m. 1988)

James Francis Doughan (born August 2, 1959)[1] is an American actor, writer, and teacher best known for his roles as Detective Doyle in The Mask (1994) and Detective Allen as well as the voice of Lucky the cat in Stuart Little (1999).[2][3][4] He is currently a performing arts teacher at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California.[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Doughan was born on August 2, 1959 to Leo F. Doughan and Nancy J. Doughan of Apple Valley, Minnesota, who were originally from Chicago. His father was an independent sales representative for carpet mills.[6][7]

Career[edit]

Doughan has been working as a professional actor and writer since 1981 in theatre, film, and television. He was a resident company member for the Dudley Rigg’s Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis from 1981-1985, and the Los Angeles comedy theatre The Groundlings from 1985-1993. He has played roles in films such as The Flintstones, The Mask, Stuart Little, Stuart Little 2, The Haunted Mansion, Evan Almighty, and Hotel for Dogs, he has also guest starred in several television series.[3][2] Before becoming a performing arts teacher at Harvard-Westlake School Doughan taught History, English and Drama at the Westridge School in Pasadena, California. He has been a mentor for student writers, and a director for the Harvard-Westlake School Playwright’s Workshop, he has taught at the Harvard-Westlake School Summer Intensive Actor’s Workshop as well as an improvisation master class at USC Business School and Execuprov in Orange County, California.[5]

Education[edit]

Doughan attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota and graduated in 1977.[4] He also attended the University of Minnesota Duluth in Duluth, Minnesota where he received his BFA degree in theatre.[5][6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Doughan married Kate Benton in 1988. Benton is an actress and writer who was also a member of The Groundlings.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 "Ruthless People" Cop at Sam's House
1987 In-Self Defense Role TV Movie
1988 "My Stepmother Is An Alien" Party Guest
1989 "Tarzan in Manhattan" Role TV Movie
1994 "The Flintstones" Maitre d'
1994 "The Mask" Detective Doyle
1999 "Stuart Little" Detective Phil Allen/Lucky (voice)
2000 "The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave" Super Dave's Doctor Video
2000 "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" Dinosaur Confessor
2002 "Stuart Little 2" Soccer Coach
2003 "The Haunted Mansion" Mr. Coleman
2006 "Grilled" Andy Wilson
2007 "Evan Almighty" Neighbor
2009 "Hotel for Dogs" Male Reporter

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 "Moonlighting" Man in 223 Episode: "The Lady in the Iron Mask"
1987 "Fame" Assistant Director Episode: "Love Kittens Go To High School"
1987 "Night Court" Jason the Pleading Man Episode: "A Day in the Life"
1987 "Throb" Robert Episode: "Genius"
1987 "The Charmings" Salesman Episode: "The Charming's Buy a Car"
1987 "Roomies" Station Manager/Stan 2 Episodes
1988 "Webster" Billy Episode: "The Four Tops: The Sequel"
1988 "Newhart" Group Leader Episode: "The Buck Stops Here"
1988 "Frank's Place" Louis Episode: "Frank's Place - The Movie"
1988 "Coming of Age" Tom Episode: "The Kids are Coming, the Kids are Coming"
1988 "The Golden Girls" Ben Episode: "Yokel Hero"
1989 "Thirtysomething" Accountant Fred Episode: "First Day/Last Day"
1989 "On the Television" Various Episode: "Our Maid Imelda"
1986-89 "227" Larry/Rusty 2 Episodes
1989 "China Beach" Resident Doctor Episode: "The World: Part 1"
1990 "Empty Nest" Man at Party Episode: "Goodbye, Mr. Dietz"
1990 "His & Hers" Mr. Buckey 13 Episodes
1991 "Family Matters" Jimmy Episode: "High Hopes"
1991 "Who's the Boss" The Amazing Dave Episode: "Party Politics"
1991 "True Colors" Officer Dehling Episode: "Homies Alone"
1991 "Riders in the Sky" Muley Episode: "Harmony Ranch"
1987-91 "Perfect Strangers" Jimmy/Jimmy, the Security Guard 4 Episodes
1993 "Sisters" Gordon Wasserman Episode: "Things Are Tough All Over"
1993 "Flying Blind" Minister Episode: "The Spy Who Came in from the Old"
1993 "Coach" Janitor Episode: "Belly of the Beast"
1995 "Platypus Man" Speaker Episode: "Both Sides Now"
1995 "Kirk" Rob Episode: "Kirk Unplugged"
1996 "Night Stand" Ed Episode: "Sexaholics"
1989-97 "Murphy Brown" Janitor/T.D. 2 Episodes
1997 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Mr. Pole Episode: "Witch"
1998 "Step by Step" Justice Pruett Episode: "Goin to the Chapel"
1998 "Ellen" Camera Assistant Episode: "Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1"
2004 "That's So Raven" Professor Benjamin Episode: "Taken to the Cleaners"
2006 "Jake in Progress" Carl Episode: "Eyebrow Girl vs. Smirkface"
2006-07 "The War at Home" Father Conlon 2 Episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FamilySearch.org". familysearch.org. 
  2. ^ a b "Jim Doughan". Metacritic. 
  3. ^ a b "Jim Doughan". TVGuide.com. 
  4. ^ a b Begna, Moti. "The Talon - Jim Doughan (Class of 1977)". avhstalon.org. 
  5. ^ a b c "Performing Arts Faculty". www.hw.com. 
  6. ^ a b c "Kate Benton, James Doughan". 
  7. ^ a b "Kate Benton and James Doughan, Actors, Marry". The New York Times. 28 August 1988. 


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