Aaron Douglas (actor)

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Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas - San Diego Comic Con 2010.jpg
Born Aaron Douglas
(1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 43)
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998-present

Aaron Douglas (born August 23, 1971) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as Galen Tyrol on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica.

He headlined on the CTV drama The Bridge, which was also picked up by CBS for broadcast in the United States. Douglas played Frank Leo, a charismatic police union leader who is simultaneously battling criminals on the street while facing down corruption within the ranks of his own department. CBS ordered thirteen episodes, which began production in May 2009[1][2] but was dropped after showing just three episodes.[3] Aaron starred alongside fellow Battlestar Galactica actor Paul Campbell in a Syfy original movie, Killer Mountain, which premiered August 27, 2011.[4]

Early life[edit]

Aaron Douglas was born in New Westminster, a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia. His father, Michael Douglas, is a professor and his mother, Arlene Elliot, is a psychologist. He has a brother Chris, who is four years his junior. The family lived in Vancouver until Aaron was 10, at which time they moved to a town in the interior of the province of British Columbia, Creston, where he attended Prince Charles Secondary School as a teenager and acted in school productions, played in a rock band and participated in community theater. At age 26, he quit his job and moved back to Vancouver to pursue a career in acting. He studied at Canada's famed William Davis Center for Actors Study at VanArts.[5][6]

After completing the program at VanArts, Aaron performed with the Okanagan Shakespeare Company in Canada.[7] Many of the his early acting jobs were the result of his work as a "reader" for auditions. His job was to read the other side of the dialogue for the person auditioning for a role. Often, after the audition was finished, the director would turn to him and say something like, "You know that cop role with three lines, do you want to do it?" He began building his resume off those small parts.

Personal life[edit]

On November 1, 2004, Aaron's wife died after battling breast cancer. He has a son, Taylor, from a previous relationship, born in 1996.[8]

Aaron has a love of hockey and has been on skates since he was 2 years old. He still plays hockey as an adult, usually as a goalie. He is a devoted Vancouver Canucks fan and can usually be found at home games screaming at the referees along with friends and fellow Sci-Fi alums Daniel Bacon, Dan Payne, and Ryan Robbins.[9] He is also an avid fan of Wil Wheaton from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Aaron has admitted to going "fangirl" on him when meeting him for the first time at a convention in 2008.[10] He is also a self-confessed fan of The Ricky Gervais Show.

Charity Work[edit]

Aaron works with a number of charities, specifically Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society and Canucks for Kids - Canuck Place Children's Hospice.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence Worker TV Movie
2001 Love and Treason Paramedic TV Movie
2003 Before I Say Goodbye Detective Jack Sclafani TV Movie
Stealing Sinatra Roadblock Patrolman TV Movie
Final Destination 2 Deputy Steve
The Stranger Beside Me District Attorney Baines TV Movie
X2 Stryker Soldier #1
The Lizzie McGuire Movie Paparazzi #2
Lucky Seven Steven TV Movie
Paycheck Scientist #3
2004 Saved! Paramedic
Walking Tall Casino Stickman
Earthquake 10.5 Tent City Soldier TV Movie
The Chronicles of Riddick Young Meccan Soldier
I, Robot USR Attorney #1
Catwoman Detective #1
2005 White Noise Frank Black
The Exorcism of Emily Rose Assistant District Attorney #1
2006 Chaos Police Officer
Man About Town Agency Partner #1
2007 Butterfly on a Wheel Front Desk Officer (Police Station)
Blood: A Butcher's Tale Sam the Butcher
2010 One Angry Juror Frank Riley (Prosecutor) TV Movie
2011 Killer Mountain Ward Donovan TV Movie
Ghost Storm Greg Goropolis TV Movie
2013 Death Do Us Part Harry

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Stargate SG-1 Moac 3x20: Maternal Instinct
Hollywood Off-Ramp 1x18: Judgement Day
Cold Squad Dean Logan 4x09: Root Cause
2002 Dark Angel Hotel Clerk 2x16: Exposure
The Chris Isaak Show Fender Bender Driver 2x10: Mysterious Hearts
Smallville Deputy Michael Birtigo 1x20: Obscura
Stargate SG-1 Jaffa 6x02: Redemption: Part 2
The Outer Limits Kevin Lockwood 7x13: Free Spirit
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Detective Dean Santoni 4x08: The Flower Jury
Breaking News Greg Johnson 1x06: Dunne's Choice
American Dreams Line Guy 1x01: Pilot
Taken Corporal 1x02: Jacob and Jesse
2003 Before We Ruled the Earth: Hunt Or Be Hunted Tsir Hunt Or Be Hunted
Just Cause FBI Agent Schroder 1x18: Hide and Seek
Black Sash Officer Danny Bryant 1x06: Snap Shots
Out of Order Boston 1x01: Pilot
Jeremiah Davis 2x03: Strange Attractors
2004 The Chris Isaak Show Reader 3x08: Criminal Favors
The L Word Concerned Citizen 1x08: Listen Up
Andromeda Wezlow 4x20: Time Out of Mind
The Dead Zone Rob Coulter 3x05: Total Awareness
Battlestar Galactica Galen Tyrol Main character (2004–2009)
2006 Whistler Lance 1x10: Gathering Clouds
Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance Galen Tyrol Webisodes 1-3, 5, 7, 9, 10
2007 Bionic Woman SuperMax Prison Guard 1x01: Pilot Episode
Reaper Demon Delivery Man 1x05: What About Blob?
Smallville Pierce 7x14: Traveler
2010 The Bridge Frank Leo Main character
Hellcats Bill Curran Episodes: 1, 5-6, 8-9, 11, 13-15
2011 Eureka Ray Darlton 4x18: This One Time at Space Camp...
Flashpoint Gil Collins 4x15: Day Game
2012 The Firm Gerald Sykes 1x12: Chapter Twelve
True Justice FBI Agent Adrian Sloan Episodes: 2x12: Fired and 2x13: The Shot
2013 Hemlock Grove Sheriff Tom Sworn Episodes: 1-4, 7-13
The Killing Evan Henderson Recurring character Season 3
2014 Falling Skies Cooper Marshall 4x05: Mind Wars

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2014 Watch Dogs Jordi Chin

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