Doug Davidson

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Doug Davidson
Born Douglas Donald Davidson
(1954-10-24) October 24, 1954 (age 59)
Glendale, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978—present

Douglas Donald "Doug" Davidson (born October 24, 1954 in Glendale, California) is an American television actor. He has portrayed private investigator Paul Williams on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless since May 1978,[1] making him the series' longest-serving current cast member.

On September 12, 1994, he began hosting a five-night-a-week, syndicated, half-hour version of the game show The New Price Is Right,[1] but the show was canceled just four and a half months later on January 27, 1995. Davidson was one of a few people given an audition to replace Bob Barker after his retirement from The Price Is Right in 2007,[2] a role which ultimately went to Drew Carey. Davidson has also hosted the live stage show adaptation, The Price Is Right Live!, at Harrah's-owned casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]

From 1998 through 2003, Davidson served as a host of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade.[1] Davidson appeared as captain of the The Young and the Restless team when they played for charity on Family Feud in the early 1990s.

He has been married to actress Cindy Fisher since 1984. They have two children, daughter Calyssa and son Caden.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1987 I'll Take Manhattan Male Model Television miniseries
1994 Mr. Write Roger
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1978- The Young and the Restless Paul Williams Contract role
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2013)
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Hero: Daytime (1990-1991)
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor: Daytime (1992, 1997)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2003, 2010)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Young Leading Actor in a Daytime Serial
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Hero: Daytime (1988)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result Ref
1986
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Young Leading Actor in a Daytime Serial The Young and the Restless Nominated
[3]
1988
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Hero: Daytime Nominated
[4]
1990
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Hero: Daytime Won
[5]
1991
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Hero: Daytime Won
[6]
1992
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor: Daytime Won
[7]
1997
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor: Daytime Won
[8][9]
2003
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[10]
2010
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[11]
2011
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[12]
2013
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Won
[13]
2014
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Doug Davidson: Biography Y&R home page at CBS.com. Retrieved April 24, 2009.
  2. ^ http://www.medialine.com/medialineUBB/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=053286;p=
  3. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (1986)". Internet Movie Database. February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 1993. 
  4. ^ "Event: Soap Opera Digest Awards (1987)". Internet Movie Database. February 27, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 1993. 
  5. ^ "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 1990". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 1991". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 1992". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "'General Hospital' wins Soap Opera awards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. March 1, 1997. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Readers just can't cope without scoop on soaps". Sun Journal. March 28, 1997. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Nominees for Daytime Emmys". USA Today. Tysons Corner, Virginia: Gannett Company. Associated Press. March 12, 2003. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ "The 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 12, 2010. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ "The 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 11, 2011. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ "The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Winners". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. June 16, 2013. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  14. ^ "The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 1, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Doug Davidson at the Internet Movie Database

Media offices
Preceded by
Tom Kennedy
Host of The Price Is Right
Syndicated Edition

1994-1995
Succeeded by
Show Cancelled