Hugh Dane (October 21, 1942 – May 16, 2018) was an American character actor. He was best known for playing Hank the security guard on the television sitcom The Office from 2005 to 2013.
Dane’s professional acting career began with a role in the 1989 video game, It Came from the Desert before moving on to his first television role in a two-part episode of Hunter. In 1991, Dane acted in his first film role as a prison guard in the crime-thriller Ricochet. In the following years, Dane played small roles in popular television series’ such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Boy Meets World, Martin, Friends, Sister, Sister, Monk and Girl Meets World.
Dane received the most recognition for his role as Hank, the head of security, in The Office. He also played the role of a judge in Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
In 1999, Dane returned to film, acting in such movies as Restraining Order, Joy Ride, Reflections: A Story of Redemption, Ralph & Stanley, Beautiful Dreamer, For Heaven’s Sake, StarStruck, and Bridesmaids.
Dane died on May 16, 2018, at the age of 75 from pancreatic cancer.
|1999||Restraining Order||D.A. Pringle|
|2000||Black Sea Raid||CIA Director|
|2000||The Visit||Mr. McDonald|
|2001||Joy Ride||Man at Door|
|2004||Reflections: A Story of Redemption||The Guardian||Short|
|2005||Ralph & Stanley||Willy||Short|
|2005||Girl on a Bed||Rondell|
|2008||For Heaven’s Sake||Dr. Lowe|
|2011||Bridesmaids||Annie’s Mistaken Fella|
|2019||Rumble Strip||Angus||(final film role)|
|1990||Hunter||The Father||2 episodes|
|1991–1992||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Nelson / Fred Lomax Jr.||2 episodes|
|1993||Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper||Xavier||Episode: “Piano Lesson”|
|1994||Boy Meets World||Coach||Episode: “The B-Team of Life”|
|1994||Martin||Elmo||Episode: “Love is in Your Face: Part 2”|
|1995||Friends||Jim||Episode: “The One With The Baby On The Bus”|
|1996||Sister, Sister||Walter||Episode: “Big Twin on Campus”|
|2003||The West Wing||Judge||Episode: “Jefferson Lives”|
|2004||Monk||Sgt. Lane||Episode: “Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny”|
|2005–2013||The Office||Hank Tate||Often called Hank the Security Guard
|2011||New Girl||Old Customer||Episode: “Bad in Bed”|
|2015||Girl Meets World||Phil||Episode: “Girl Meets Fish”|
|2015||Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp||Judge||Episode: “Electro/City”|
|2017||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Bus Passenger||Episode: “Namaste”|