Acting onstage in New York at a very early age - a homebuilt stage in his parents' backyard with the neighborhood kids in Westchester

Beating out Christopher Reeve for the lead role - in a summer production at The Lawrenceville School, during his four years there

Studying acting at New York University School of the Arts with the likes of Olympia Dukakis and Lloyd Richards, alongside Jason Robards III, Melissa Manchester, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest - but spending so much time next door at The Fillmore East that they hired him

Trading the dramatic stage for the concert stage - touring the country for ten years as crew mostly for The Grateful Dead, but still keeping his head

Appearing at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 - as stage hand extraordinaire

Winning accolades - a trophy of thanks from Bill Graham after relocating to San Francisco

Performing before an audience of thousands - singing and playing guitar as opening act for Santana

Providing support for The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Commodores, The Eagles, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mel Torme etc. - from lighting design to driving a semi-truck (which he still does occasionally for fun)

Getting booked as crew of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - then finishing his degree at the University of New Orleans Magna Cum Laude (though no one professionally was ever interested in that fact until years later when he began teaching voice over at Valley College in Los Angeles)

Landing roles on stage, screen (big and tv) and working in radio and in voice over for television - he turned back to his first passion of acting and left life on the road

Gradually moving into voiceover work almost entirely, due to "truth and purity," Douglas' career spirals upward both in income and satisfaction. It is his life's work and he enjoys it very much. Today he lives high in the Hollywood Hills with his wife Anna and their wonderful shaggy dog Guy on their small estate known as Rye's Above.

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