James Francis Doughan (born August 2, 1959) is an American actor, writer, and teacher. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Detective Doyle in The Mask (1994) and Detective Allen as well as the voice of Lucky the cat in Stuart Little (1999). He is currently a performing arts teacher at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California.
James Francis Doughan
August 2, 1959
|Education||Apple Valley High School|
University of Minnesota Duluth
|Occupation||Actor, writer, teacher|
|Spouse(s)||Kate Benton (m. 1988)|
Doughan was born on August 2, 1959 to Leo F. Doughan and Nancy J. Doughan of Apple Valley, Minnesota, who were originally from Chicago. His father was an independent sales representative for carpet mills.
Doughan has been working as a professional actor and writer since 1981 in theatre, film, and television. He was a resident company member for the Dudley Rigg’s Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis from 1981-1985, and the Los Angeles comedy theatre The Groundlings from 1985-1993. He has played roles in films such as The Flintstones, The Mask, Stuart Little, Stuart Little 2, The Haunted Mansion, Evan Almighty, and Hotel for Dogs, he has also guest starred in several television series. Before becoming a performing arts teacher at Harvard-Westlake School Doughan taught History, English and Drama at the Westridge School in Pasadena, California. He has been a mentor for student writers, and a director for the Harvard-Westlake School Playwright’s Workshop, he has taught at the Harvard-Westlake School Summer Intensive Actor’s Workshop as well as an improvisation master class at USC Business School and Execuprov in Orange County, California.
Doughan attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota and graduated in 1977. He also attended the University of Minnesota Duluth in Duluth, Minnesota where he received his BFA degree in theatre.
Doughan married Kate Benton in 1988. Benton is an actress and writer who was also a member of The Groundlings.
|1986||Ruthless People||Cop at Sam's House|
|1987||In-Self Defense||Role||TV movie|
|1988||My Stepmother Is An Alien||Party Guest|
|1989||Tarzan in Manhattan||Role||TV movie|
|1994||The Flintstones||Maitre d'|
|1994||The Mask||Detective Doyle|
|1999||Stuart Little||Detective Phil Allen / Lucky||Voice|
|2000||The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave||Super Dave's Doctor||Video|
|2000||The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas||Dinosaur Confessor|
|2002||Stuart Little 2||Soccer Coach|
|2003||The Haunted Mansion||Mr. Coleman|
|2009||Hotel for Dogs||Male Reporter|
|1985||Moonlighting||Man in 223||Episode: "The Lady in the Iron Mask"|
|1987||Fame||Assistant Director||Episode: "Love Kittens Go To High School"|
|1987||Night Court||Jason the Pleading Man||Episode: "A Day in the Life"|
|1987||The Charmings||Salesman||Episode: "The Charming's Buy a Car"|
|1987||Roomies||Station Manager/Stan||2 Episodes|
|1988||Webster||Billy||Episode: "The Four Tops: The Sequel"|
|1988||Newhart||Group Leader||Episode: "The Buck Stops Here"|
|1988||Frank's Place||Louis||Episode: "Frank's Place - The Movie"|
|1988||Coming of Age||Tom||Episode: "The Kids are Coming, the Kids are Coming"|
|1988||The Golden Girls||Ben||Episode: "Yokel Hero"|
|1989||Thirtysomething||Accountant Fred||Episode: "First Day/Last Day"|
|1989||On the Television||Various||Episode: "Our Maid Imelda"|
|1989||China Beach||Resident Doctor||Episode: "The World: Part 1"|
|1990||Empty Nest||Man at Party||Episode: "Goodbye, Mr. Dietz"|
|1990||His & Hers||Mr. Buckey||13 Episodes|
|1991||Family Matters||Jimmy||Episode: "High Hopes"|
|1991||Who's the Boss||The Amazing Dave||Episode: "Party Politics"|
|1991||True Colors||Officer Dehling||Episode: "Homies Alone"|
|1991||Riders in the Sky||Muley||Episode: "Harmony Ranch"|
|1987-91||Perfect Strangers||Jimmy/Jimmy, the Security Guard||4 Episodes|
|1993||Sisters||Gordon Wasserman||Episode: "Things Are Tough All Over"|
|1993||Flying Blind||Minister||Episode: "The Spy Who Came in from the Old"|
|1993||Coach||Janitor||Episode: "Belly of the Beast"|
|1995||Platypus Man||Speaker||Episode: "Both Sides Now"|
|1995||Kirk||Rob||Episode: "Kirk Unplugged"|
|1996||Night Stand||Ed||Episode: "Sexaholics"|
|1989-97||Murphy Brown||Janitor/T.D.||2 Episodes|
|1997||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Mr. Pole||Episode: "Witch"|
|1998||Step by Step||Justice Pruett||Episode: "Goin to the Chapel"|
|1998||Ellen||Camera Assistant||Episode: "Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1"|
|2004||That's So Raven||Professor Benjamin||Episode: "Taken to the Cleaners"|
|2006||Jake in Progress||Carl||Episode: "Eyebrow Girl vs. Smirkface"|
|2006-07||The War at Home||Father Conlon||2 Episodes|
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