Timothy P. 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.
Timothy P. Dunigan
August 2, 1955
|Occupation||Actor, mortgage broker|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
Dunigan was born in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Robert S. Dunigan and his Romanian-American wife Olga Dunigan Argint.
As to why Dunigan wasn't chosen to participate in the A-Team beyond the pilot, 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." 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.
|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"|
- Jenny Cullen (1988-12-11). "Sex and politics as coonskin hero returns from the Alamo". Sunday Mail (AUS).
- "St. Louis Post-Dispatch Obituary". stltoday.com. Retrieved 2004-09-12.
- Jerry Buck (1989-01-04). "Tim Dunigan Plays a Different 'Davy Crockett'". Associated Press.
- "Nicholas Argint Obituary". stltoday.com. Retrieved 2005-10-01.