Tim Dunigan

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.[1]

Tim Dunigan
Born
Timothy P. Dunigan

(1955-08-02) August 2, 1955
OccupationActor, mortgage broker
Years active1983–2002
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)

Early life

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

Acting career

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."[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.

Family

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

YearTitleRoleNotes
1983Mr. SmithTommy AtwoodMain cast (13 episodes)
1983The A-TeamTempleton "Faceman" PeckEpisode: "Mexican Slayride"
1983Wizards and WarriorsGeoffrey BlackpoolRecurring role (4 episodes)
1983Missing PiecesAl SecoTV movie
1984The Fall GuyJunior Gallantine / Adrian SloanEpisodes - "Cool Hand Colt" and "Sandcastles"
1986CheersDoctor McNeeseEpisode - "Dark Imaginings"
1987Silver SpoonsGaryEpisode - "Hero Worship"
1987–1988Captain Power and the Soldiers of the FutureCaptain Jonathan PowerMain role (22 episodes)
1988–1989The Magical World of DisneyDavy CrockettMain role (4 episodes)
1989Hard Time on Planet EarthMichaelEpisode - "Death Do Us Part"
1989Murder, She WroteCharley Holcomb / Freddy MastersEpisode - "Three Strikes, You're Out"
1989Captain Power: The BeginningCaptain Jonathan PowerTV movie
1990Empty NestJohn TaylorEpisode - "A Flaw Is Born"
1990Beverly Hills, 90210Matt BrodyEpisode - "The First Time"
1991They Came from Outer SpaceRanger BinkleyEpisode - "Sex, Lies and UFOs: Part 1"
1991The Hit ManJerryTV movie
1991P.S. I Luv UThe HitmanEpisode - "No Thanks for the Memories"
1994Hearts AfireDan NicholsEpisode - "The Sock-Her Boys"
1995Diagnosis: MurderTerry BroadhurstEpisode - "The Bela Lugosi Blues"
2002JAGCol. NorrisEpisode - "Head to Toe"

References

  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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