Doug E. Doug
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|Doug E. Doug|
January 7, 1970
Brooklyn, New York
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and film director|
Douglas Bourne, (born January 7, 1970) better known as Doug E. Doug, is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and film director. He started his career at age 17 as a stand-up comedian. He is best known for his roles as Griffin Vesey on the CBS sitcom Cosby, Sanka Coffie in the film Cool Runnings and as the voice of Bernie in the animated film Shark Tale.
Doug has appeared in a number of films, including Jungle Fever (1991), Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991), Class Act (1992), Cool Runnings (1993), Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), the remake of Disney's That Darn Cat (1997), and Eight Legged Freaks (2002). He was the star of his own short-lived ABC sitcom, Where I Live, a show which won the acclaim of Bill Cosby, and subsequently played Hilton Lucas' boarder and surrogate son Griffin Vesey on Cosby. In 2004, he had a voice role in the animated feature Shark Tale, and also appeared on two episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2004, 2012).
Doug E. Doug is managed by Brian Stern at Brillstein Entertainment Partners in Beverly Hills, CA, USA. Doug E. Doug started off his career as a stand-up comic at the age of 17. Doug was first seen at the Apollo Theater by Russell Simmons, who then asked Doug to write and host a syndicated late-night program Simmons produced called The New Music Report. His entrance into film began when he spoke one line in Spike Lee's film Mo' Better Blues.
Doug is known to movie viewers for his starring role as the spirited pushcart operator turned bobsled racer in Cool Runnings. The movie is based on the true story of the first Jamaica national bobsled team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics.
Doug is also known for his roles as the ne'er do well Willie Stevens in Hangin' with the Homeboys. For this role, he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actor. He played a class comedian in Class Act, a soldier enlisted for an unusual duty in Operation Dumbo Drop, an ill-fated high school student in the horror epic Dr. Giggles, and an FBI agent in the 1997 remake of That Darn Cat. In the Warner Bros. science fiction comedy Eight Legged Freaks, he portrayed a paranoid small-town radio host with visions of an alien invasion. In the animated DreamWorks film, Shark Tale, his is the voice of Bernie the jellyfish.
In television, Doug starred in the ABC series Where I Live, a show developed around his life and on which he served as co-producer. In the series, he portrayed Douglas Saint Martin, a quirky teenager growing up in a working-class Caribbean family in New York. Doug also co-hosted the VH-1 series Rock of Ages and spent four seasons starring as the character Griffin in the television series Cosby. On the Nickelodeon animated show, Little Bill, Doug is the voice of Percy the pet store owner. Doug guest-starred in Touched by an Angel, Law and Order: SVU, and NBC's Conviction.
In theater, Doug starred in the musical Purlie. It ran from March 31 through April 3, 2005.
Doug launched a new YouTube comedy channel The Doug Life Show in late 2012 as part of The Comedy Shaq Network. It is a series of skit comedy and commentaries very loosely based around the experiences, thoughts, and life of Doug.
|1990||Mo' Better Blues||Jimmy the Busboy||Credited as Douglas Bourne|
|1991||Hangin' with the Homeboys||Willie Stevens|
|Jungle Fever||Friend of Livin' Large|
|1993||Cool Runnings||Sanka Coffee|
|1995||Operation Dumbo Drop||Sp4 Harvey (H.A.) Ashford||Alternative title: Dumbo Drop|
|1997||That Darn Cat||Agent Zeke Kelso|
|1998||Rusty: A Dog's Tale||Turbo the Turtle (Voice)||Alternative title: Rusty: The Great Rescue
|2000||Everything's Jake||Taxi Driver|
|Citizen James||James||Producer, director and writer|
|2002||Eight Legged Freaks||Harlan Griffith|
|2011||A Novel Romance||Barry Humfries||Post Production|
|1993||Where I Live||Douglas St. Martin||21 episodes|
|1996–2000||Cosby||Griffin Vesey||93 episodes|
|2000||Touched by an Angel||Ronnie||1 episode|
|Little Bill||Percy Mulch (Voice)||2 episodes|
|2004||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Rudy Lemcke||1 episode|
|2005||Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law||4-Year-Old/Dog (Voice)||1 episode, uncredited|
|2006||Conviction||Toby Janes||1 episode|
|2007||My Gym Partner's a Monkey||Bear (Voice)||1 episode|
|2010||Justified||Israel Fandi||3 episodes|
|Year||Award||Result||Category||Film or series|
|1992||Independent Spirit Awards||Nominated||Best Male Lead||Hangin' with the Homeboys|
|1998||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Cosby|
|1999||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Cosby|
|2000||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Cosby|
|1994||Young Artist Award||Best Youth Comedian||Where I Live|
- Price, Michael H. (6 October 1993). "'Cool Runnings': Serious comedy for Doug E. Doug". The Baltimore Sun.
- Joy, Cara (24 February 2005). "Underwood, Rose, White, Cullum and Doug to Appear in Purlie at Encores!". Broadway.com.