Stephen Dunham

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Stephen Dunham
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Stephen Dunham Bowers[1]

(1964-09-14)September 14, 1964
DiedSeptember 14, 2012(2012-09-14) (aged 48)
Other namesStephen Bowers
Years active1990–2012
(m. 2005)

Stephen Dunham (September 14, 1964 – September 14, 2012) was an American actor, best known as Edward Pillows on the series DAG and known internationally for his roles as Mr. Henderson in The Mummy and Dr. Paul Chamberlain in Monster-in-Law.

Personal life[edit]

Stephen Dunham was born Stephen Dunham Bowers in Boston, Massachusetts on September 14, 1964. He grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was married to actress Alexondra Lee and was a lifelong Democrat.


Dunham was perhaps best known for his role as Mr Henderson in the hit 1999 film The Mummy. He had originally auditioned for the role of Rick O'Connell and was unsuccessful, however, director Stephen Sommers liked Dunham's acting enough to cast him as Henderson instead. Following this, he played Hunter Franklin on the short-lived sitcom Oh, Grow Up and Agent Edward Pillows in 17 episodes of DAG from 2000 to 2001.

He played the recurring role Peter in season 2 of What I Like About You and was also known for his role as Charlie Thorpe in Hot Properties. He acted in dozens of other television shows and major films. He appeared as Dr. Paul Chamberlain Monster-in-Law (2005), The Bill Engvall Show (2007), Chad on True Jackson, VP and had an appearance in Get Smart (2008).

In 2011, he appeared on Hot in Cleveland, playing an Amish bartender, and in 2012, he played his final role before his death in Paranormal Activity 4 alongside his real life wife Alexondra Lee as Doug Nelson.


He suffered a heart attack and died on September 14, 2012, his 48th birthday, in Burbank, California.[2][3][4][5] The end credits of Paranormal Activity 4 include a dedication to him.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 You Talkin' to Me? Uncredited
1995 Nonstop Pyramid Action Nick Short
1999 The Mummy Mr Henderson
2000 Nothing Sacred Matt
Traffic Lobbyist
2002 Catch Me If You Can Pilot #2
2003 Anger Management Maitre d'
2005 Monster-in-Law Dr. Paul Chamberlain
2008 Get Smart Secret Service Commander
2012 Savages Six Uncredited
Paranormal Activity 4 Doug Nelson Released Posthumously


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Grand Repairman Episode: Janice Steals Home
1999 Oh, Grow Up Hunter Franklin 12 episodes
2000–2001 DAG Agent Edward Pillows 17 episodes
2002 The Chronicle Louis Phillips 2 episodes
2002 Presidio Med Episode: When Approaching a Let-Go
2003 Just Shoot Me! Andrew the Environmentalist Episode: A Simple Kiss of Fate
2003 What I Like About You Peter 8 episodes
2005 Hot Properties Dr. Charlie Thorpe 13 episodes
2009 The Bill Engvall Show Danny 3 episodes
2008–2010 True Jackson, VP Chad Brackett 2 episodes
2011 Hot in Cleveland Abner Episode: Where's Elka?


  1. ^ "Stephen Bowers obituary". Retrieved September 18, 2012.
  2. ^ "Actor Stephen Dunham dies at 48". Variety. Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  3. ^ Lee, Youyoung (September 18, 2012). "Stephen Dunham Dead: 'DAG' Actor Dies At 48". Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  4. ^ "Actor Stephen Dunham dies at 48". chicagotribune.comaccess. September 19, 2012.
  5. ^ "Actor Stephen Dunham Bowers dies at age 48". Archived from the original on September 19, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012.

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