Dave Dugan has delighted audiences around the world with his insightful observations and refreshing humor. He has appeared on HBO, COMEDY CENTRAL and FOX television networks.
He is the author of “LAUGHING YOUR WAY THROUGH LIFE,” a comedy performance that encourages everyone to find humor in nearly any daily situation.
Early Life and Education
Dave Dugan was born on March 12, 1931 in DuBois, Pennsylvania as the second of four children.
He graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1948 and then went on to Dartmouth College, majoring in sociology.
His early career included radio broadcasting as a play-by-play announcer and news reporter at CBS Radio, followed by joining CBS Evening News as an analyst.
He then went on to teach the first course in broadcast journalism for 15 years at the University of Missouri, serving as chairman of its department of broadcast journalism. Additionally, he managed a CBS owned radio station in St. Louis for several years until retiring from radio in 1989.
Dave Dugan’s unique dry, everyman style of humor has earned him numerous national TV appearances and rave reviews from corporate event planners. His one-of-a-kind delivery combined with impeccable timing and creative comedy angles have led him down the path to national TV appearances on HBO, COMEDY CENTRAL, FOX, CBS as well as THE BOB AND TOM SHOW and SIRIUS RADIO.
He worked as a reporter for CBS Los Angeles KNX NewsRadio, reporting on topics such as politics, space exploration and civil rights. His coverage of President Kennedy’s funeral, March on Washington and John Glenn’s spaceflight recovery are some of his most memorable accomplishments.
After retiring from journalism, Dugan returned to radio as program director for KMOX in St. Louis from 1989 until 1993, before moving with his wife Joy to Overland Park. Former students recall that during his years in the media, Dugan was known for his stringent ethical standards.
Achievements and Honors
Dave Dugan has achieved a great deal in his life. He is a lawyer who served as judge on the federal court bench, and also an accomplished voice actor featured on numerous national commercials.
He’s also a standup comedian who has appeared on HBO, COMEDY CENTRAL and FOX. With his unique delivery and impressive timing, he’s become an in-demand speaker and emcee for events across the country.
He has the unique ability to find humor in almost any circumstance, which has earned him a well-deserved reputation among corporate event planners.
Dave Dugan is an award-winning director and comedian best known for his work on films such as Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, The Benchwarmers, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, and Grown Ups 2.
David is a self-made business leader who serves as both coach and mentor to entrepreneurs. He builds relationships with small to medium business owners to foster financial and emotional growth, hosting workshops such as his ‘You Got This! Retreat’.
Dugan, a longtime Navy veteran, has always had an innate concern for others. This came from his travels around the world where he saw firsthand the value of small businesses in various cultures. Additionally, Dugan endured personal tragedy that made him understand the power of helping others.
David Dugan boasts a net worth of millions of dollars. He is both an accomplished photographer and TV producer, having produced various shows and films.
Dave has appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show, HBO, Comedy Central and FOX. Additionally, he wrote for and contributed to BOB AND TOM on Sirius Radio.
He has also starred in a variety of movies and programs such as Antenna in the Soviet Union, Equinox, Reality on the Rocks, DNA, Men of Iron, Salvage Squad, The Heist and others.
Kai Dugan was born in July 1997 to Jeniffer Connelly and has two progression siblings – Stellan Bettany and Agnes Lark.