Actor Jim Doughan

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) and the head coach for the soccer team Stuart and his human brother, George Little, play for in Stuart Little 2 (2002). He is currently a performing arts teacher at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California.

Early life

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 to 1985, and the Los Angeles comedy theater The Groundlings from 1985 to 1993. He has appeared in The Flintstones, The Mask, Stuart Little, Stuart Little 2, The Haunted Mansion, Evan Almighty, and Hotel for Dogs, in addition to guest appearances 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 also taught at the Harvard-Westlake School Summer Intensive Actor’s Workshop and an improvisation master class at the USC Marshall School of Business.


Doughan attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota and graduated in 1977. He also attended the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he received his BFA degree in theatre.

Personal life

Doughan married Kate Benton in 1988. Benton is an actress and writer who was also a member of The Groundlings. Benton also works as a teacher at the Harvard-Westlake School.



Year Title Role Notes
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 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 The Soccer Coach
2003 The Haunted Mansion Mr. Coleman
2006 Grilled Andy Wilson
2007 Evan Almighty Neighbor
2009 Hotel for Dogs Male Reporter


Year Title Role Notes
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 Throb Robert Episode: “Genius”
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”
1986-89 227 Larry/Rusty 2 Episodes
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

External Links

Actor Jim Doughan – Wikipedia

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