Tim Dunigan

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Timothy P. "Tim" Dunigan (born August 2, 1955) is an American actor who is best known for having played the lead role of Captain Jonathan Power in Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future. He also played con-man 1st Lt. Templeton "The Face-Man" Peck in the pilot for the 1980s hit The A-Team, but was replaced by Dirk Benedict for the series. The reason given was that Dunigan was too young for the role, although series creators Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell had wanted Benedict from the start, but were overridden by the network executives.[1]

Dunigan was born in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Robert S. Dunigan and his Romanian-American wife Olga Dunigan Argint.[2]

According to the actor himself, "I look[ed] even younger on camera than I am. So it was difficult to accept me as a veteran of the Vietnam War, which ended when I was a sophomore in high school."[3] He played the role of the titular frontiersman as a young man in The Wonderful World of Disney's 1988 miniseries Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder. He had guest-starring television roles on several hit series: Cheers, Murder, She Wrote, Empty Nest, Beverly Hills, 90210, and JAG. During a phone interview for G4's Attack Of The Show! program, it was revealed that Dunigan had quit acting and became a mortgage broker following his role in JAG in 2002.[citation needed]


Dunigan was the cousin of the late sports announcer Harry Caray. His uncle on his mother's side, Nicholas Argint, was a veteran of World War II, member of American Legion Post 111 in Missouri.[4]


  1. ^ Jenny Cullen (1988-12-11). "Sex and politics as coonskin hero returns from the Alamo". Sunday Mail (AUS). 
  2. ^ "St. Louis Post-Dispatch Obituary". stltoday.com. Retrieved 2004-09-12. 
  3. ^ Jerry Buck (1989-01-04). "Tim Dunigan Plays a Different 'Davy Crockett'". Associated Press. 
  4. ^ "Nicholas Argint Obituary". stltoday.com. Retrieved 2005-10-01. 

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