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Also Known As: Died:
Born: January 7, 1970 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: comedian, actor, co-producer, TV host, writer, security guard at NBC

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Lively and charismatic, this young African-American performer segued from standup comedy to films and TV while barely out of his teens. Doug became a fixture on the New York comedy club circuit while attending college and working as an NBC security guard. Writer-director Spike Lee spotted the comic performing at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem and invited him to do a walk on for his feature "Mo' Better Blues" (1990). This led to a co-starring role in "Hangin' With the Homeboys" (1991) as Willie, an embittered teen from Brooklyn. The performance earned the neophyte actor a best actor nomination for the Independent Spirit Award.

Lively and charismatic, this young African-American performer segued from standup comedy to films and TV while barely out of his teens. Doug became a fixture on the New York comedy club circuit while attending college and working as an NBC security guard. Writer-director Spike Lee spotted the comic performing at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem and invited him to do a walk on for his feature "Mo' Better Blues" (1990). This led to a co-starring role in "Hangin' With the Homeboys" (1991) as Willie, an embittered teen from Brooklyn. The performance earned the neophyte actor a best actor nomination for the Independent Spirit Award.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Citizen James (2000) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Wannabe, The (2015)
2.
 Detachment (2011)
3.
 Snowmen (2010)
4.
 Shark Tale (2004) Voice Of Bernie
5.
 Eight Legged Freaks (2002) Harlan Griffith
6.
 Citizen James (2000) James
7.
 That Darn Cat (1997) Zeke Kelso
8.
 Operation Dumbo Drop (1995) Harvey Ashford
9.
 Cool Runnings (1993) Sanka Coffie
10.
 Class Act (1992) Popsicle
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Milestones close milestones

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Was the class comedian at his Catholic high school
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Studied music and played the trumpet
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Improvised on Charles Dickens's words in a school production of "A Christmas Carol"
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Taken to the NYC comedy club, the Comic Strip, by his dean
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Began performing the NYC comedy club circuit while attending St. John's University and working as an NBC security guard
1989:
Discovered while performing at the Apollo Theater in Harlem by writer-director Spike Lee
1990:
Feature debut, a walk-on in Lee's "Mo' Better Blues"
1991:
First leading role in a feature, "Hangin' With the Homeboys"
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TV debut as host and co-writer of "The New Music Report", a local music and talk show on WNBC in NYC
1993:
Network TV debut as star and co-producer of "Where I Live", a short-lived ABC family sitcom
1996:
Cast as the boyfriend of Bill Cosby's daughter on the CBS sitcom "Cosby"
2002:
Appeared in the comedy "Eight Legged Freaks" starring David Arquette
2002:
Voiced Bernie, a Rastafarian Jellyfish in the animated feature "Shark Tale"
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Education

St John's University: Jamaica , New York -
St John's University: Jamaica , New York -

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