Tim Dunigan

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Tim Dunigan
Tim Dunigan, 1983
Tim Dunigan in 1983
Born Timothy P. Dunigan
(1955-08-02) August 2, 1955 (age 62)
St. Louis, Missouri
Occupation Actor, mortgage broker
Years active 1983–2002
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)

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]

Early life[edit]

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

Acting career[edit]

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 Magical World of Disney's 1988–89 miniseries Davy Crockett. 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]

Family[edit]

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]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Mr. Smith Tommy Atwood Main cast (13 episodes)
1983 The A-Team Templeton "Faceman" Peck Episode: "Mexican Slayride"
1983 Wizards and Warriors Geoffrey Blackpool Recurring role (4 episodes)
1983 Missing Pieces Al Seco TV movie
1984 The Fall Guy Junior Gallantine / Adrian Sloan Episodes - "Cool Hand Colt" and "Sandcastles"
1986 Cheers Doctor McNeese Episode - "Dark Imaginings"
1987 Silver Spoons Gary Episode - "Hero Worship"
1987–1988 Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future Captain Jonathan Power Main role (22 episodes)
1988–1989 The Magical World of Disney Davy Crockett Main role (4 episodes)
1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth Michael Episode - "Death Do Us Part"
1989 Murder, She Wrote Charley Holcomb / Freddy Masters Episode - "Three Strikes, You're Out"
1989 Captain Power: The Beginning Captain Jonathan Power TV movie
1990 Empty Nest John Taylor Episode - "A Flaw Is Born"
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 Matt Brody Episode - "The First Time"
1991 They Came from Outer Space Ranger Binkley Episode - "Sex, Lies and UFOs: Part 1"
1991 The Hit Man Jerry TV movie
1991 P.S. I Luv U The Hitman Episode - "No Thanks for the Memories"
1994 Hearts Afire Dan Nichols Episode - "The Sock-Her Boys"
1995 Diagnosis: Murder Terry Broadhurst Episode - "The Bela Lugosi Blues"
2002 JAG Col. Norris Episode - "Head to Toe"

References[edit]

  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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