D. C. Douglas

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D. C. Douglas
D.C. Douglas 2018-3.jpg
Douglas in 2018
Born (1966-02-02) February 2, 1966 (age 53)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationEstelle Harman Actor's Workshop
OccupationActor, director, writer, editor
Years active1977–present
AgentDean Panaro Talent
Minc Talent Agency
Notable work
Resident Evil
as Albert Wesker
Mass Effect
as Legion
Transformers: Rescue Bots
as Chase
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable
as Yoshikage Kira
Websitewww.dcdouglas.com

D. C. Douglas[1] (born February 2, 1966) is an American actor, director, writer and editor.

Early life[edit]

Douglas was born in Berkeley, California.[2] His father was a salesman[2] and his mother was an artist as well as a writer.[2][3] His grandparents were vaudeville performers.[2] His grandmother, Grace Hathaway,[4] continued in burlesque as a dancer and his grandfather, Joe Miller,[5] became known in San Francisco for his talks at the Theosophy Lodge and his weekly Thursday morning walks through Golden Gate Park.[6]

Career[edit]

Theatre, film and television[edit]

D.C. Douglas as Uncle Bill in "Little Red Riding Hood" for CMTSJ

Douglas performed on stage in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 70s and early 80s, moving to Los Angeles in 1985 to study at the Estelle Harman Actors Workshop. In Los Angeles, he co-founded the improvisation troupe Section Eight and was also a member of Theatre of NOTE. In 1996, he landed a small role in Boston Common, an NBC pilot. When the show was picked up for a season he returned in a recurring role as the D.C., the antagonist to Hedy Burress's character.

D.C. Douglas in "The Beethovens," Los Angeles, 1993.

That same year, Douglas wrote, produced and starred in Falling Words, his first festival film short. In subsequent years he wrote, produced and directed The Eighth Plane, an anti-Scientology short and Freud and Darwin Sitting in a Tree, about Lewis Henry Morgan. In 2005, hiss film short, Duck, Duck, Goose!, played at film festivals worldwide and received awards for the Best Short from the Seattle's True Independent Film Festival (STIFF) and Best Actor from the Trenton Film Festival.

His 2009 CGI film short, The Crooked Eye starring Fay Masterson and narrated by Academy Award-winner Linda Hunt, played at festivals and won awards for Best Narration (STIFF), Best Screenplay (HDFest) and Best Animated Short (Red Rock Film Festival).[7]

His film credits include Black Ops with Lance Henriksen, Universal Remote: The Movie, Sharknado 2, Helen Alone, Final Approach with Dean Cain and Labor Pains. His television credits include The Bold and the Beautiful, 24, Star Trek: Enterprise, NYPD Blue, ER, Charmed and Without a Trace among others. He most recently appeared in NCIS, Criminal Minds, Castle, Workaholics and Raising Hope.

In 2013, he was cast as a serial killer in Apocalypse Kiss and changed his appearance to look similar to Resident Evil villain Albert Wesker. The producers were fans of the video game franchise.[8]

Douglas has also worked with The Asylum since 2002, having appeared in seven films, including Sharknado 2[9] as Bud and Isle of the Dead as Aiden Wexler, another Resident Evil inspired role)[10] on the SyFy network.

Voice-over[edit]

His voice-over credits include The Master in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer video game, Albert Wesker in the Resident Evil series as well as Marvel vs. Capcom, Raven in Tekken 6, AWACS Ghost Eye in Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, Commandant Alexei in Tales of Vesperia, Legion in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, Grimoire Noir in Nier, Hector Birtwhistle (H.B.) in Xenoblade Chronicles X, as well as several national campaigns (including the GEICO Celebrity campaign from 2006 to 2008, the McDonald's Be the Sizzle campaign from 2009 to 2010, Radio Shack's Holiday Hero campaign in 2010 and a 2014 Experian spots featuring Douglas and Tom Kenny as computers[11]). He is also the voice of Chase in Hub Network's Transformers: Rescue Bots, Dylas in Rune Factory 4, Azrael in BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma and Coburn in Ubisoft's The Crew.

In 2016 he wrote, edited and directed an animated short, Ginger & Snapper, with Rachael Leone, an animator he met on Twitter. The short includes voice actors Lacey Chabert, Steve Blum, Liam O'Brien, Laura Bailey and Roger Craig Smith.

In addition to his commercial and video game voice-over work, he also does many voice-overs for the American Bridge 21st Century PAC and the non-profit progressive research and information center Media Matters for America.[12]

Politics[edit]

In April 2010, Douglas came under fire from the Tea Party movement for a phone call he made to Freedomworks in which he left an inflammatory voice mail. A day later GEICO dropped him from the new "shocking news" series of internet commercials that were in post-production.[13] This led to some debate in the voice-over community about whether announcers were public figures.[14] He responded by producing a mock Tea Party PSA for YouTube that was subsequently broadcast on Joy Behar's HLN show with Douglas as a guest.[15]

The experience inspired Douglas to continue creating short, satirical political videos. The most viewed were his Burn a Koran Day video (posted by The Huffington Post[16]) and his Why #OccupyWallStreet? video (aired on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell[17], posted on MoveOn.org[18] and Daily Kos websites).[19]

In November 2011, Douglas tweeted out a quote from a Tower Heist Q & A at the ArcLight Hollywood where director Brett Ratner made a disparaging remark about homosexuals. The Hollywood Reporter subsequently reported Douglas' tweet as the beginning of a controversy which led to Ratner stepping down from the 2012 Oscars.[20]

In 2017, Douglas created and launched MSM Breaking News!, an animated web series satirizing the Donald Trump presidency as well as the Robert Mueller investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. A typical episode was written by Douglas and produced by his animator, Rachael Leone. Guest voice actors have included Steve Blum, Maurice LaMarche, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Todd Haberkorn and Mark Meer, among others.[21]

Filmography[edit]

Live-action[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Future Force Billy
1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Technician #1
1997 Falling Words Lance Short film
1998 The Eighth Plane Henry Short film
1998 Two Weeks Later Solomon Short film
1998 Just Add Water Barry Short film
2000 Freud and Darwin Sitting in a Tree Charlie Short film
2001 Totally Blonde French Waiter, Douglas The Hotel Clerk
2002 Killer 2: The Beast Dr. W. B. Miller Direct-to-video
2003 Grace Nate Short film
2003 Side Show Sleazy Producer Short film
2003 Scarecrow Slayer Dr. Baxter Direct-to-video
2003 The Comission Assistant Counsel Howard P. Willens
2003 Ga-Ga Calio Short film
2003 Billy Makes the Cut Sal Short film
2004 Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War Additional Voices English dub
2004 Streakers Jack Short film
2004 Billy's Dad Is a Fudge-Packer! Narrator Short film
2005 Duck, Duck, Goose! Jacob Short film
2005 5.6 Seconds Radio Announcer Short film
2006 New York Waiting Exion
2006 666: The Child Dr. Loring
2007 Sister's Keeper Richard Stander
2007 Universal Remote The Narrator, The Navy Suit
2008 Bling Nathan Short film
2008 Deadwater Larry Grubman Direct-to-video
2008 Shelter Luke Greenley
2009 The Crooked Eye Frank Short film
2009 Poker Run Amarillo Slim
2009 Labor Pains Vista Producer
2010 Titanic II Captain Howard Direct-to-video
2010 Change Your Life! Randy Reynolds Direct-to-video
2012 ...Or Die D.C. Short film
2014 Alpha House Marshall Direct-to-video
2014 Helen Alone Mark's Dad, Announcer
2014 Apocalypse Kiss Adrian
2016 KILD TV Milton Web / Dr. Perseco
2016 The Shickles Barry
2016 Ribbons Frank Greenlee
2016 Isle of the Dead Colonel Aiden Wexler
2017 Smartass Dad
2018 The Hard Scene Mark Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Al TV Reginald Buttplug, Fashion Designer Episode: "Even Worse"
1991 Coach Dulcimer Freak Episode: "Leonard Kraleman: All-American"
1991 General Hospital Sidney 1 episode
19912014 Days of Our Lives Bellman, Brad, Mr. Bob Salke 4 episodes
1992 Civil Wars Ernie Episode: "His Honor Offer"
1992 Renegade Father Nelson Episode: "Eye of the Storm"
1994 Melrose Place Dweeby Executive Episode: "And Justice for All"
1995 Hudson Street Kid Episode: "Contempt"
1996–97 Boston Common Ben, DC 10 episodes
19962014 The Young and the Restless Chad Atherton, Cohort, Kurtz 13 episodes
1997 Claude's Crib Snobbish Waiter Episode: "Clothes Encounter"
1997 Diagnosis: Murder Randy Thompson Episode: "Murder in the Air"
1997–2017 The Bold and the Beautiful Court Clerk, Chip, Dr. Whittman, Minister, Dr. Andrews 26 episodes
1998 Beverly Hills, 90210 Mr. Remington Episode: "The Girl Who Cried Wolf"
1998 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Wally Episode: "Scoop"
1998 Silk Stalkings Ferret Episode: "Forever"
1998 Emma's Wish Carney Television film
1999 King's Pawn Clark Television film
2001 Charmed Craig Episode: "Bride and Groom"
2002 That '80s Show Preppy Scum Episode: "Tuesday Comes Over"
2002 ER Ken Ambrose Episode: "Dead Again"
2003 Mister Sterling Danny Episode: "Statewide Swing"
2003 Star Trek: Enterprise Zepth Episode: "The Breach"
2003 JAG Dr. Alan Ganzel Episode: "Pas de Deux"
2004 NYPD Blue Dr. Ted Hollingsworth Episode: "What's Your Poison"
2005 Las Vegas Barnett Episode: "One Nation, Under Surveillance"
2005 The Inside Ned Batter Episode: "Old Wounds"
2005 Strong Medicine Agent Norton Episode: "New Blood"
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Snooty Interviewer Episode: "Books and Birdhouses"
2006–07 What About Brian Gary Barnes 2 episodes
2007 24 Blake Simon Episode: "Day 6: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m."
2007 Passions Dr. Kirkwood 3 episodes
2007 Final Approach Doug Ellis Television film
2008 Without a Trace Charlie Reed Episode: "A Bend in the Road"
2009 The Three Rivers Dr. Ralston Episode: "Place of Life"
2010 Criminal Minds Mr. Krouse Episode: "Risky Business"
2011 Raising Hope Man in Suit Episode: "It's a Hopeful Life"
2012 Castle Bill Moss Episode: "Dial M for Mayor"
2012 Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures Blake's Dad Episode: "Epic Cuffs"
2012 Hot in Cleveland Peter Filsinger Episode: "Rubber Ball"
2012 2 Broke Girls Conrad Dean Episode: "And the Drug Money"
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Rob Nelson Episode: "Neighborhood Watch"
2012 Workaholics Tattoo Artist Episode: "True Dromance"
2012 Franklin & Bash Wooten Episode: "Strange Brew"
2012 Sullivan & Son HR Guy Episode: "Hank Speech"
2013 Dog with a Blog Rick Stewart Episode: "Stan's Old Owner"
2014 NCIS Tom Speakman Episode: "Crescent City: Part 1"
2014 Sharknado 2: The Second One Bud Television film
2013 Kickin' It Chuck Crawford Episode: "Fawlty Temple"
2015 The Haunted Hathaways Oliver Loomis Episode: "Haunted Ghost Tour"
2015–16 Z Nation Pa Kettle 3 episodes

Voice acting[edit]

Anime[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000–01 Hajime no Ippo Genji Kamogawa, Kazuki Sanada Also Champion Road
2009–11 One Piece X Drake
2014–15 Naruto: Shippuden Gari, Ittan
2015 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders: Battle in Egypt Doctor
2015–16 Durarara!! x2 Additional Voices
2016 Erased Kitamura Ep. "Future"
2017 Cyborg 009: Call of Justice Steven Archimedes
2017–18 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Jalsey Donomikols
2017 Berserk (2016 TV series) Locus, Priest
2017 Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt Vincent Pike, Nelson
2018 Record of Grancrest War Dimitrie Ep. "Forest of Eternal Darkness"
2018 Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Narrator Ep. "Squad Jam"
2018 Sirius the Jaeger Kershner
2018 The Laws of the Universe Alpha
2018 Baki Igari, Commander
2018–19 Hunter × Hunter Shoot McMahon
2018 Back Street Girls: Gokudolls Ryo
2019 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Yoshikage Kira, Kosaku Kawajiri
2019 Ultraman Edo, Nepenthus
2019 Neon Genesis Evangelion Keel Lorenz Netflix dub[22]
2019 Cells at Work! Basophil [23]

Animation[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009, 2011 Family Guy Imperial Officer #3, Superman [24]
2010 The American Dream Various Television special[24]
2011–16 Transformers: Rescue Bots Chase, Mr. Harrison, Additional Voices
2016–17 Regular Show Colonel Rawls, Additional Voices [24]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 50/50 Live Volcano Reporter Uncredited
2017 Death Race 2050 A.B.E. Uncredited
Direct-to-video

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Master [22]
2004 SpellForce: The Breath of Winter Uzakhan, Shamziro, Bario, Blind Monk, Desperate Soul
2005 Tekken 5 Various [22]
2006 Tales of Legendia Stingle
2006 SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars Avatar, Malacay
2006 Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra Suou Uzuki, Voyager [25]
2006 .hack//G.U. vol.1//Rebirth Gabi, Taihaku [25]
2007 .hack//G.U. vol.2//Reminisce Gabi, Taihaku [25]
2007 .hack//G.U. vol.3//Redemption Gabi, Taihaku [25]
2007 Eternal Sonata Jazz [25]
2007 Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation AWACS Ghost Eye [22]
2007 Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles Albert Wesker [22]
2008 Tales of Vesperia Alexei [25]
2009 Resident Evil 5 Albert Wesker [25]
2009 Tekken 6 Raven [22]
2009 Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles Albert Wesker [25]
2010 Mass Effect 2 Legion, Crewman Hawthorne [25]
2010 Nier Grimoire Noir [24]
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Albert Wesker [22]
2011 Radiant Historia Gafka [24]
2011 MotorStorm: Apocalypse Dusklite Site Manager [24]
2011 Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Albert Wesker [22]
2011 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Raven [22]
2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Albert Wesker
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Various [24]
2012 Mass Effect 3 Legion, Tactus, Geth Elder,[24] Legion Assassin, Geth VI
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken Raven, Eddy Gordo [25][22]
2012 Rise of Dragonian Era Online Narrator
2012 Tales of Graces President Dylan Paradine [25]
2012 Starhawk Rifters, Outcasts, Radio Control Operators [25]
2013 NBA 2K14 Uber Agent [24]
2013 Rune Factory 4 Dylas,[24] Bado
2013 Dark Matter AI [24]
2014 BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Azrael [24]
2014 ZMR Zombie Monster Robots Mech [24]
2014 The Crew Coburn [24]
2015 Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Albert Wesker [22]
2015 Lego Jurassic World Additional Voices [24]
2015 Lost Dimension George Jackman [24]
2015 Persona 4: Dancing All Night Dance Instructor,[24] Cynical Voice
2015 Xenoblade Chronicles X H.B. [25]
2015 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Rufus Albarea [24]
2016 Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster Albert Wesker [22]
2016 Fire Emblem Fates Gunter [25]
2016 Space Run Galaxy Simon [24]
2016 Umbrella Corps Albert Wesker, Player [22]
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2Med2 [24]
2016 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Rufus Albarea, Valimar [24]
2016 Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Odin [25]
2016 Tyranny Sage Lantry [24]
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Wrys, Barst, Gunter, Gharnef [24]
2017 Robo Recall Odin, Service Bots, Thug Bots [24]
2017 Nier: Automata Pod 042 [24]
2017 Persona 5 Suguru Kamoshida [24]
2017 Zero Time Dilemma Zero / Delta [25]
2018 Monster Hunter: World Analytics Director [24]
2018 BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Azrael [24]
2018 Soulcalibur VI Pod 042
2019 Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Schroeder [22]
2019 Dead or Alive 6 Diego [22]
2019 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Narrator, Merchant [24]
2019 Teppen Albert Wesker [26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas, D.C. (December 10, 2017). "Dear Wikipedia User (Updated)".
  2. ^ a b c d "Biography". D.C. Douglas. Retrieved December 19, 2010.
  3. ^ "Additional links". Betty Malicoat. Retrieved December 16, 2010.
  4. ^ "Laughing At The Family Circus Of Circumstances". D.C. Douglas. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "Miller Archive". www.sftslodge.org.
  6. ^ "The Life and Teachings of Joe Miller". Archived from the original on 2006-09-08. Retrieved 2007-01-17.
  7. ^ "Actor: Hit-The-Fan Productions". www.dcdouglas.com.
  8. ^ "Albert Wesker Featured In 'Apocalypse Kiss' Promo". Bloody Disgusting!. 28 August 2012.
  9. ^ BWW News Desk. "D.C. Douglas Joins Cast of Syfy's SHARKNADO 2". www.broadwayworld.com.
  10. ^ Stanton, Barry W (6 March 2016). "What Happened to Joey Lawrence? - What He's Doing Now Update 2017". The Gazette Review.
  11. ^ Douglas, DC. "Experian (w/ Tom Kenny)". DCDouglas.com. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2010-12-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "D.C. Douglas, Former Geico Voice Actor, Fires Back At FreedomWorks (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. May 17, 2010.
  14. ^ "Geico Announcer Loses Job By Voicing Opinion". AOL.
  15. ^ "Art of Lying; Tea Party Fever". CNN - JOY BEHAR SHOW.
  16. ^ "'Burn A Quran Day' Commercial: Terry Jones, Fred Phelps Mocked In Parody Ad (VIDEO) (NSFW)". Huffington Post. September 10, 2010.
  17. ^ Warren talks financial panic cycle - The Last Word
  18. ^ "This Powerful Clip Is Exactly Why We Support #OccupyWallStreet". front.moveon.org. 5 October 2011.
  19. ^ "UPDATE 3: #OWS: Take this video VIRAL, NOW!". www.dailykos.com.
  20. ^ Lewis, Andy. "Meet the Man Whose Tweet Brought Down Brett Ratner". The Hollywood Reporter.
  21. ^ Douglas, D.C. "BREAKING NEWS: Fake Trump Cartoons! | A D.C. Douglas Series". BREAKING NEWS: Fake Trump Cartoons!. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Con Booking Form: D.C. Douglas as a guest - comic con / anime con". dcdouglas.com. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  23. ^ "STAFF/CAST | Cells at Work Official USA Website". cellsatwork-anime.com. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Voiceover: Cartoons & Video Games". dcdouglas.com. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Behind The Voice Actors – DC Douglas". Behind The Voice Actors. January 27, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2015. Green check mark indicates roles that have been verified by BTVA through closing credits screenshots.
  26. ^ "CREDIT | TEPPEN -Official Site-". teppenthegame.com. Retrieved July 5, 2019.

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