This page is a living tribute to Doug E. Doug, one of the funniest (and underrated) comedians around. Almost all of the info on this page is from CBS' offical website, it's CBS. Welcome home.
Doug's recently got a gig as a host of a show on VH1's Rock of Ages. I'll have more on this a little later.
Doug E. Doug, one of Hollywood's most dynamic new talents, has been acclaimed for the spontaneity he brings to his film, television, and live performances.
He is well known to movie viewers for his starring role as the spirited pushcart operator turned bobsled racer in the feature film Cool Runnings. His additional theatrical film credits include Hangin' with the Homeboys, for which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Actor, Class Act, Operation Dumbo Drop, and That Darn Cat. His entree into film came in 1989 when he earned his Screen Actors Guild card by speaking one line in the Spike Lee film Mo' Better Blues.
On television, Doug starred in the series Where I Live, a show developed around his life. In the series, he played Douglas Saint Martin, a quirky teenager growing up in a working-class Caribbean family in New York. It was nominated for an NAACP Image Award as Best Television Show in 1993 and was supported by Coretta Scott King and Bill Cosby during its campaign to be renewed for a second season. Below is a cast picture of Doug E. Doug when he was on the series. He's the one on the left with the werid looking smile. Mmm...bad example. Okay, um, see the guy on the right? That's not him. And the tall guy beside him, kinda in the back? That's not him either. He's the other one.
Doug also wrote and hosted the television series The New Music Report, which featured comedy sketches and interviews with musical groups, including LL Cool J, Run DMC and Public Enemy. His comic verse has been published in Spin magazine.
Doug made his directorial debut with Citizen James, a comedy he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in.
He is a volunteer counselor at the Horace E. Greene Day Care Center in Brooklyn. He also visits New York City public schools to speak to students about the importance of education and creativity.
He began his career in standup comedy at the age of 17, appearing at some of New York's best-known venues, including the world-famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem and the Comic Strip. While still a teenager, Doug toured the United States as the opening act for entertainers including the late comedian Robin Harris, the Isley Brothers and the late Miles Davis.
Doug is a native of Brooklyn, New York. His birthday is January 7.
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