(written from a Production point of view)
Pugsley was born in Des Moines, Iowa and had a military career, earned the title of a sergeant major on the green berets.
In the 1980s he has started his acting career and appeared in films such as Reform School Girls (1986, also as set medic), Watchers II (1990, with Tracy Scoggins, Jonathan Farwell, Tommy Hinkley, and Merritt Yohnka), Child's Play II (1990, with Brad Dourif, Matt Roe, and Wayne King, Jr.), The Rocketeer (1991, with William O. Campbell, Max Grodénchik, Paul Sorvino, and Tiny Ron), Corrina, Corrina (1994, with Whoopi Goldberg and Brent Spiner), and The Good German (2006, with J. Paul Boehmer, Leland Orser, Brian Avery, and Joni Avery).
Among his television appearances are series such as Falcon Crest (1986, with Robert Foxworth, and Jill Jacobson), Night Court (1990, with John Larroquette), Space: Above and Beyond (1996, with Lanei Chapman, Tucker Smallwood, Richard Fancy, and J. Patrick McCormack), The District (2001, produced by Hans Beimler), CSI: Miami (2003), Malcolm in the Middle (2005, with Franc Ross and Michael Kagan), Boston Legal (2007, with John Larroquette and William Shatner), and ER (2007, with Scott Grimes, Charles Esten, Bill Bolender, and Simon Templeman).
More recent work includes the horror comedy The Revenant (2009, with Robert Axelrod, Andre Alexsen, and Jeff Rector), an episode of Louie (2011, with Cliff and Cory Fleming), and the action thriller Red Sky (2014, with Christopher Michael and James Wellington).