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Tom Dugan (I) (1889–1955)

Prolific Irish character actor Thomas J. Dugan was born in Dublin on New Year's Day 1889. At a young age, his family moved to Philadelphia, where Dugan attended high school. He had a good tenor voice so, after leaving school, he decided to pursue a career in show business. Before appearing on stage, Dugan performed in minstrel and traveling ... See full bio »

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 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Baron Scarborough
- The Black Sheep's Daughter (1955) ... Baron Scarborough
 1955 Crashout
Ed - Bartender
 1954 Topper (TV Series)
- Topper's Accident (1954) ... Woodhead
 1954 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Mr. Jones
- The Boys Redecorate the Attic (1954) ... Mr. Jones
 1954 The Mickey Rooney Show (TV Series)
- Private Eye (1954) ... Louie
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
- Road to Nowhere (1954) ... Bartender
 1954 The Lone Wolf (TV Series)
Hotel Manager
 1953 Girls in the Night
Clancy (uncredited)
 1952 Off Limits
Bartender (uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers
Panhandling Friend (uncredited)
 1952 The Winning Team
Cigar Stand Owner (uncredited)
 1952 Just Across the Street
Man with Boy (uncredited)
 1952 The Belle of New York
With Wedding Gift of Stolen Silver (uncredited)
 1952 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Actor
- Episode #2.20 (1952) ... Guest Actor
 1951 Behave Yourself!
Policeman (uncredited)
 1951 Disc Jockey
Bartender (uncredited)
 1951 You Never Can Tell
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1951 Painting the Clouds with Sunshine
Barney (uncredited)
 1951 Father Takes the Air
 1951 Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison
Visitor's Pen Guard (uncredited)
 1951 The Lemon Drop Kid
No Thumbs Charlie
 1950 Watch the Birdie
Policeman (uncredited)
 1950 Hit Parade of 1951
Bill (uncredited)
 1949 On the Town
Officer Tracy - Car 44 (uncredited)
 1949 Dear Wife
Painter (uncredited)
 1949 Top o' the Morning
Passport Photographer (uncredited)
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Wrestling Fan in Bar (uncredited)
 1949 Tulsa
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1949 Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Slappy Burke
 1949 Alias Nick Beal
Man (uncredited)
 1948 One Sunday Afternoon
Sign Painter (uncredited)
 1948 I Surrender Dear
Waiter (uncredited)
 1948 Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven
Bartender (uncredited)
 1948 Half Past Midnight
Bus Tour Guide Barker
 1948 The Bride Goes Wild
Autograph-seeking Waiter (uncredited)
 1947 The Senator Was Indiscreet
Attendant at Stand (uncredited)
 1947 Road to Rio
Barker (uncredited)
 1947 Always Together
Herman Gimmick, Second Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1947 Good News
 1947 Merton of the Movies
Sam Montague (scenes deleted)
 1947 Song of the Thin Man
Davis (uncredited)
 1947 The Perils of Pauline
Balloonist (uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys
Waiter (uncredited)
 1947 That Way with Women
Jail Attendant (uncredited)
 1947 Easy Come, Easy Go
Sanitation Man (uncredited)
 1947 The Pilgrim Lady
 1947 Ladies' Man
Panhandler in Automat (uncredited)
 1947 The Mighty McGurk
Streetcar Conductor (uncredited)
 1946 Cross My Heart
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1946 Bringing Up Father
Hod Carrier
 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
Doorman (uncredited)
 1946 Accomplice
Eddie Slocum
 1946 The Last Crooked Mile
Novelty Counter Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog
Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
 1946 Easy to Wed
Waiter (Local 950) (uncredited)
 1946 The Well Groomed Bride
Charlie (uncredited)
 1946 Johnny Comes Flying Home
Watchman (uncredited)
 1946 The Hoodlum Saint
 1946 The Shadow Returns
 1945 How DOooo You Do
Night clerk (uncredited)
 1945 She Wouldn't Say Yes
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1945 Her Highness and the Bellboy
Waiter at Jake's Joint (uncredited)
 1945 Tell It to a Star
Ed Smith
 1945 Lady on a Train
Police Turnkey (uncredited)
 1945 Trail of Kit Carson
Bartender Bart Hammond
 1945 Don Juan Quilligan
Bartender (uncredited)
 1945 Those Endearing Young Charms
Dipsy-Doodle Waiter (uncredited)
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities
Waiter in Tex's Club
 1945 The Man Who Walked Alone
2nd Desk Sergeant
 1945 See My Lawyer
Legs McGurk (uncredited)
 1945 The Kid Sister
Michael - the Cop (as Tommy Dugan)
 1945 Eadie Was a Lady
 1945 Night Club Girl
Eddie (uncredited)
 1944 Hi, Beautiful
Bus Driver
 1944 Three Is a Family
Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1944 The Thin Man Goes Home
Studs Lonnegan (uncredited)
 1944 Barbary Coast Gent
Joe - Jail Construction Worker (uncredited)
 1944 Greenwich Village
Bootlegger (uncredited)
 1944 In Society
Derby Dan (uncredited)
 1944 Take It or Leave It
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1944 Home in Indiana
Soft Drink Man (uncredited)
 1944 Ghost Catchers
Bricklayer (uncredited)
 1944 Once Upon a Time
Callahan - Police Announcer (uncredited)
 1944 Bermuda Mystery
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
 1944 Gambler's Choice
 1944 Hey, Rookie
Sourpuss (uncredited)
 1944 Moon Over Las Vegas
 1944 Up in Arms
 1943 Swingtime Johnny
 1943 Johnny Come Lately
First Cop
 1943 Coney Island
Charlie Fitch (uncredited)
 1943 Bataan
Sam Malloy
 1943 The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
Gus (uncredited)
 1943 The Meanest Man in the World
Cop in Park (uncredited)
 1943 No Place for a Lady
 1943 Flight for Freedom
Bartender (uncredited)
 1943 The Crystal Ball
Plumber (uncredited)
 1943 City Without Men
Convict Pete (uncredited)
 1943 Happy Go Lucky
Timid Little Man (uncredited)
 1942 Star Spangled Rhythm
Adolf Hitler - 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number (uncredited)
 1942 You Can't Escape Forever
Prison Trusty (uncredited)
 1942 Moonlight in Havana
Doc (uncredited)
 1942 The Major and the Minor
Con Man in Railroad Station (uncredited)
 1942 The Glass Key
Jeep (scenes deleted)
 1942 Orchestra Wives
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1942 A-Haunting We Will Go
Motorist (uncredited)
 1942 They All Kissed the Bride
Callahan - Dance Judge (uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Actor - Railroad Station (uncredited)
 1942 Grand Central Murder
Eric 'Schnelly the Mooch' Schneller (uncredited)
 1942 Meet the Stewarts
Moving Man
 1942 Moontide
First Waiter (scenes deleted)
 1942 Yokel Boy
 1942 To Be or Not to Be
 1942 Captains of the Clouds
Bartender (uncredited)
 1942 The Bugle Sounds
Sergeant Strong
 1941 Swing It Soldier
 1941 Unexpected Uncle
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1941 We Go Fast
Jonathan Doremus Dimwitt (as Thomas Dugan)
 1941 Navy Blues
Hot-Dog Vendor (uncredited)
 1941 The Smiling Ghost
Process Server (uncredited)
 1941 A Dangerous Game
 1941 Dive Bomber
San Diego Sr. Surgeon's Receptionist (uncredited)
 1941 The Richest Man in Town
Jack Leslie
 1941 Three Sons o' Guns
Furniture Mover (uncredited)
 1941 Ringside Maisie
Dance Floor Checker (uncredited)
 1941 Tight Shoes
Professor D
 1941 Power Dive
 1941 Knockout
Zeke, Gloria's Photographer (uncredited)
 1941 You're the One
Edgar Crump
 1941 The Monster and the Girl
Captain Alton
 1940 Who Killed Aunt Maggie?
Trooper Leroy
 1940 Slightly Tempted
McCluskey (uncredited)
 1940 A Little Bit of Heaven
Uncle Ed
 1940 So You Won't Talk
'Dude' Heath
 1940 The Boys from Syracuse
 1940 Cross-Country Romance
 1940 Queen of the Mob
Man in Mission (uncredited)
 1940 The Ghost Breakers
Raspy Kelly
 1940 Saturday's Children
Second Carpenter (uncredited)
 1940 Star Dust
Bus Driver (uncredited)
 1940 Half a Sinner
 1940 Virginia City
Saloon Spieler (uncredited)
 1940 Johnny Apollo
Tom Dugan - Prisoner (uncredited)
 1940 Isle of Destiny
Sgt. Reikker
 1940 Too Many Husbands
 1940 The Farmer's Daughter
 1940 The Fighting 69th
Pvt. McManus
 1939 Laugh It Off
Rod Bates
 1939 The Night of Nights
Bartender (uncredited)
 1939 Missing Evidence
'Binky' Cullen
 1939 The Housekeeper's Daughter
 1939 $1000 a Touchdown
Popcorn Vendor
 1939 When Tomorrow Comes
Bum (uncredited)
 1939 Million Dollar Legs
Horse Player Behind Freddie (uncredited)
 1939 The House of Fear
 1939 Daughters Courageous
Joe (uncredited)
 1939 Grand Jury Secrets
Waiter (uncredited)
 1939 The Lady and the Mob
Brains Logan
 1939 You Can't Get Away with Murder
Lock Man Inventor (uncredited)
 1939 I'm from Missouri
Gus, General Starbuck
 1939 Mystery of the White Room
Hank Manley
 1939 Love Affair
Drunk with Christmas Tree (uncredited)
 1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt
Sergeant Devan
 1939 They Made Me a Criminal
Man Behind Grandma (uncredited)
 1938 There's That Woman Again
 1938/II Thanks for the Memory
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1938 Youth Takes a Fling
 1938 Sons of the Legion
Post Commander
 1938 Sing, You Sinners
Race Track Fan
 1938 Four Daughters
 1938 There's Always a Woman
Detective Flannigan (uncredited)
 1938 The Jury's Secret
D.A.'s Aide (uncredited)
 1937 True Confession
McDougall (as Tommy Dugan)
 1937 Big City
Policeman (scenes deleted)
 1937 She Had to Eat
 1937 Married Before Breakfast
Cop at Taxicab (uncredited)
 1937 Riding on Air
Brad - Chicago Detective (uncredited)
 1937 Pick a Star
Dimitri Hogan
 1937 Nobody's Baby
Bus Conductor
 1936 Pennies from Heaven
Crowbar Miller (as Tommy Dugan)
 1936 Mister Cinderella
Spike Nolan
 1936 San Francisco
Drunk (uncredited)
 1936 Boulder Dam
Dynamite Ralph - Dam Worker (uncredited)
 1936 Wife vs. Secretary
 1936 Don't Get Personal
Bum in Park (uncredited)
 1936 Divot Diggers (Short)
Fourth Golfer
 1935 Ah Wilderness!
George - the Bartender (uncredited)
 1935 Rendezvous
Agent Patrick O'Reilly (uncredited)
 1935 3 Kids and a Queen
 1935 Case of the Missing Man
Jack Clark
 1935 I Live My Life
Lecture Hall Guard
 1935 Red Salute
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1935 The Affair of Susan
Jeff Barnes
 1935 Chinatown Squad
Doorman (uncredited)
 1935 Murder in the Fleet
Greasy (uncredited)
 1935 Princess O'Hara
 1935 Poker at Eight (Short)
 1935 One New York Night
 1935 After Office Hours
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
 1935 The Gilded Lily
Bum on Park Bench
 1934 Girl O' My Dreams
Joe Smiley
 1934 The President Vanishes
 1934 Have a Heart
Pete, the Trainer (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Pedestrian Giving Directions (uncredited)
 1934 The Circus Clown
Mac (scenes deleted)
 1934 Let's Talk It Over
Tough Man (uncredited)
 1934 No More Women
 1934 Love Detectives (Short)
Detective Grant (as Thomas Dugan)
 1934 A Woman's Man
Pete Miller - Trainer
 1934 Palooka
 1933 The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi
Trainer (as Tommy Dugan)
 1933 Skyway
Tug (as Tommy Dugan)
 1933 Don't Bet on Love
 1933 A Quiet Night (Short)
 1933 Trick for Trick
Albert Young
 1933 Pleasure Island (Short)
 1933 Grand Slam
Harry (uncredited)
 1933 Too Many Highballs (Short)
Claude - Harold's Brother-in-Law
 1933 Hot Pepper
One of Flagg's Men (uncredited)
 1932 The Pride of the Legion
 1932 Big City Blues
Red, Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1932 Blessed Event
Dick Cooper (uncredited)
 1932 American Madness
Depositor (uncredited)
 1932 Doctor X
 1932 By Whose Hand?
 1932 The Big Timer
Schultzy (as Tommy Dugan)
 1931 The Wide Open Spaces (Short)
Townsman in Saloon
 1931 The Great Junction Hotel (Short)
Detective McFadden
 1931 The Galloping Ghost
Jerry - Stuttering Cabbie
 1931 The Star Witness
Deputy Brown (uncredited)
 1931 The Albany Branch (Short)
Charlie Dugan
 1931 Slide, Speedy, Slide (Short)
 1931 Against the Rules (Short)
 1931 The Vanishing Legion
Oil Co. Director Warren
 1931 Scared Stiff (Short)
 1931 Woman Hungry
Same Beeman
 1931 The Hot Heiress
Bill Dugan
 1930 Bright Lights
Tom Avery
 1930 Night Work
Johnny Harris
 1930 The Medicine Man
Charley (as Tommy Dugan)
 1930 She Who Gets Slapped (Short)
Tommy Andrews - the Husband (as Tommy Dugan)
 1930 The Bad One
 1930 Surprise (Short)
 1929 Hearts in Exile
 1929 The Drake Case
Bill / Burglar
 1929 Drag
Charlie Parker
 1929 Broadway Babies
 1929 Kid Gloves
Duffy (as Tommy Dugan)
 1929/I Sonny Boy
Mulcahy (as Tommy Dugan)
 1929 The Million Dollar Collar
Ed Mack (as Tommy Dugan)
 1928 Shadows of the Night
 1928 Melody of Love
 1928 The Barker
Stuttering Spieler
 1928 The Midnight Taxi
Al Corvini
 1928 Lights of New York
 1928 Broadway Daddies
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
 1928 Dressed to Kill
Silky Levine
 1928 Soft Living
Hired Man
 1928 Sharp Shooters
 1927 My Friend from India
Kasha Murti / Swami / Bogus Hindu Prince
 1927 The Small Bachelor
 1927 The Way of All Pants (Short)
Detective (as Tommy Dugan)
 1927 By Whose Hand?
 1927 The Swell-Head
Malone's Manager
 1927 The Kid Sister
Stage Manager
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Marie Raymond  (his death)

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