Doug Richardson is an American screenwriter known for his ability to write action movies.
He first made an impression with his so-far unproduced spec script Hell Bent... and Back which sold for one million dollars. He wrote an adaptation of Walter Wager's novel 58 Minutes which became the basis for the sequel Die Hard 2.
Other screenplays include Bad Boys and Hostage.
His novels include Dark Horse and True Believers.
He is the son of California Republican politician H. L. Richardson.