John Dugan (actor)

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John Dugan
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Dugan at the TCM panel at Days of the Dead Indianapolis 2012
Born (1953-01-07) January 7, 1953 (age 70)
Years active1974–present
SpouseStacey Boand Dugan[1]

John Dugan (born January 7, 1953) is an American actor. He is best known for his role in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) as Grandpa Sawyer. He also had a cameo appearance in the fourth installment of that series, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.

Dugan took a hiatus from acting until the 2000s, when he started making appearances and acting in independent films again, appearing in features produced by Horror Wasteland Pictures International. He played Dr. Harper in Bobby Easleys adaptation of Stephen Kings The Boogeyman (2014) and All Sinners Night (2014).[2] John has most recently been seen in The Hospital opposite actor/stuntman Jim O'Rear.[3] 2015 starred in Tony Moran's biopic Horror Icon: Inside Michael’s Mask with Tony Moran.[4] Dugan also stars in the 2016 psychological thriller drama Devils Ink as a corrupt politician who is also an abusive father. He also plays as the iconic Col Talaska in Horror Wasteland Pictures WW2 stop-motion film The Devil Dogs of Kilo Company (2016) as well as Grandpa McCormick in the horror-western Belly Timber (2016).



Year Title Role Notes
1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Grandpa Sawyer
1994 Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation Cop at Hospital
2000 The American Nightmare Documentary
2007 Monstrosity Sheriff Turner
2007 Shudder Wilkes Direct-to-video
2008 Hell-ephone Captain of the Guard
2012 Butcher Boys Clerk
2013 Texas Chainsaw 3D Grandpa Sawyer
2013 The Hospital Officer Chapman
2014 All Sinner's Night Vietnam Veteran
2014 The Boogeyman Dr. Harper
2015 Bite School Henry
2015 The Hospital 2 Officer Chapman Uncredited
2015 The Devil Dogs of Kilo Company Col. Talaska
2015 True Fear: The Making of Psycho Documentary
2016 Belly Timber Grandpa McCormick
2016 Deviant Behavior Murphy
2017 Devils Ink The Mayor
2017 Rock, Paper, Scissors Uncle Charles


  1. ^ "'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' Actor John Dugan Was Diagnosed with Cancer and Needs Our Help". 7 August 2018.
  2. ^ Where Are They Now? - Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  3. ^ celebrity Profile Page
  4. ^ Michael Myers Gets Unmasked In New ‘Halloween’ Doc About Tony Moran

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Preceded byas Danny McGuire Reprising a role after the longest time
39 years

2013 – 2018
Succeeded byas The Shape