Doug is twenty-seven and has been pursuing acting since grade school. He is originally from Welch, West Virginia. He received his B.F.A. in theatre from West Virginia University and his M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, which included a program at the Moscow Art Theatre School. He performed the role of Jackson Pollock in the Off-Broadway production Jackson Pollock in the Painting. In regional theatre he performed in Waiting for Godot, The Fantasticks, and he can be seen in a regional commercial for Blue Ridge Bank. He has recently performed the role of Jackson Pollock at the Rochester Institute of Technology with the National Deaf Theatre as artist in residence.
I went to West Virginia University and majored in English. The first year I was on academic probation and I thought I would be kicked out of school. So, I thought that acting had to be easy and decided to become an acting major. It wasn't easy. It was the hardest fun in the world. I don't mind dedicating sixteen hours a day to it because it's not work.
My first call-back was for a mid-season replacement for NBC. When I walked in I thought, "Oh, this is gonna be great," and when I walked out I thought, "Oh, this is gonna suck." For the past seven years