Cameron Douglas

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Cameron Douglas
Born Cameron Morrell Douglas
(1978-12-13) December 13, 1978 (age 35)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–2009
Parents Michael Douglas
Diandra Luker
Relatives Kirk Douglas (grandfather)
Diana Dill (grandmother)
Joel Douglas (uncle)
Peter Douglas (half-uncle)
Eric Douglas (half-uncle, deceased)
Catherine Zeta-Jones (step-mother)

Cameron Morrell Douglas (born December 13, 1978) is an American actor.

Early life and family[edit]

Douglas was born in Santa Barbara, California. He is the eldest son of actor Michael Douglas and only child of Diandra Morrell Douglas (née Luker, whom Michael Douglas divorced in 2000), and grandson of actor Kirk Douglas and Bermudian actress Diana Dill. He has appeared in four films: Jackie Chan's Mr. Nice Guy (1997), It Runs in the Family (2003), National Lampoon's Adam & Eve (2005) and Loaded (2008). In It Runs in the Family he appeared together with his father, Michael Douglas, grandfather, Kirk Douglas, and grandmother, Diana Dill.

Family tree[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
Diana Dill
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kirk Douglas
 
 
 
 
 
Anne Buydens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diandra Luker
 
Michael Douglas
 
Catherine Zeta-Jones
 
Joel Douglas
 
Peter Douglas
 
Lisa Schoeder
 
Eric Douglas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cameron Douglas
 
Dylan Michael Douglas
 
Carys Zeta Douglas
 
Kelsey Douglas
 
Tyler Douglas
 
Ryan Douglas
 
Jason Douglas
 

Drug dealing and conviction[edit]

Douglas has been arrested for drug offences at least three times. In 1999 he was found with cocaine in Manhattan and was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.[1] The charge was dropped after he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of disorderly conduct. In 2007 he was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after police officers found a syringe with liquid cocaine in a car he was in. On July 28, 2009, Douglas was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration for possession of 0.5 pounds (0.23 kg) of methamphetamine. Due to the large amount of the drug seized, Douglas was charged with intent to distribute.[2] The charge carries a minimum prison sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life.[3]

On January 27, 2010, Douglas pleaded guilty to both conspiracy to distribute drugs and to heroin possession after his girlfriend had smuggled heroin hidden inside an electric toothbrush and passed it on to him while he was under house arrest.[4]

On April 20, 2010, Douglas was sentenced to five years in prison for both possessing heroin and dealing large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine out of a New York hotel room.[5][6] His father, Michael, publicly assumed blame for "being a bad father" but said that without prison intervention, Cameron "was going to be dead or somebody was gonna kill him. I think he has a chance to start a new life, and he knows that." [7]

In October 2011 Douglas pleaded guilty to possessing drugs in prison.[8] On December 21, 2011, he was sentenced to an additional 4-1/2 years in prison for this charge.[9] On April 15, 2013, this extended prison sentence was confirmed by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.[10]

In December 2012 he had his leg broken by another inmate.[11]

In January 2013 Douglas was again found to have drugs in his system while in prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania. He failed a urinalysis and was sent to solitary confinement.[12]

In April 2013 Douglas lost an appeal to have his sentence reduced. He will have to remain in prison until early 2018.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Mr. Nice Guy Giancarlo's Man Film Debut
2003 It Runs in the Family Asher Gromberg[14]
2005 National Lampoon's Adam & Eve Adam
2008 Loaded Rick
2009 The Perfect Beat DJ Mojo Short Film

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoffman, Bill (1999-10-28). "Michael Douglas' Son in Coke Arrest". New York Post. 
  2. ^ Liddy, Tom (2009-08-03). "Michael Douglas' Son Arrested for Meth". New York Post. 
  3. ^ "Douglas son to face drugs trial". BBC News. 2009-08-08. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  4. ^ Tom, Hays (January 27, 2010). "Michael Douglas' son pleads guilty to drug trafficking". Associated Press via Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  5. ^ "Michael Douglas' son Cameron sentenced to five years". News.blogs.cnn.com. April 20, 2010. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  6. ^ "Michael Douglas's son sentenced to 5 years". Reuters via Yahoo!. April 20, 2013. Archived from the original on April 25, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Michael Douglas and Blame Game for Son Cameron's Jail Sentence". National Ledger. May 4, 2010. Retrieved May 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Cameron Douglas pleads guilty to possessing drugs in prison - CNN.com". CNN. October 21, 2011. 
  9. ^ Golding, Bruce (December 21, 2011). "Douglas sentenced to another 4 1/2 years for drug possession". New York Post. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Cameron Douglas, son of actor Michael Douglas, loses appeal to reduce prison sentence, report says". CBS News. 
  11. ^ "Michael Douglas' son Cameron badly injured in prison, report say - Crimesider". CBS News. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  12. ^ Hamilton, Brad. "Michael Douglas' son Cameron busted again". New York Post. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Michael Douglas' Son, Cameron Douglas, Loses Appeal to Lighten Prison Sentence | E! Online". Uk.eonline.com. 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  14. ^ http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/it-runs-in-the-family-2003

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