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Also Known As: Douglas Hutchison, Douglas Anthony Hutchison Died:
Born: May 26, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dover, Delaware, USA Profession: actor, songwriter, screenwriter, director, musician, producer, cook (at McDonald's)

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Doug Hutchison's intrinsic ability to take on quirky characters and onscreen antagonists made him one of the most in-demand character actors of his time. Hutchison kept the audience on its toes every time he stepped foot in front of the camera, especially when the role required him to dig deep into mankind's darkest capacities. Throughout his career, Hutchison played a racist guilty of raping a young girl in "A Time to Kill" (1996), a vicious prison guard in "The Green Mile" (1999), and a hired assassin on "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). The actor won a legion of sci-fi fans with recurring appearances on drama serials with cult-like followings, most notably with his turn as the serial killer Tooms on "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002) and as a 1970s scientist on "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). In 2011, Hutchison landed in hot water after announcing his marriage to a 16-year-old singer who was 35 years his junior. Their strange union dominated tabloid headlines for weeks and was reportedly permitted by the girl's mother, yet there was no doubt that the highly debated May-December romance had eclipsed Hutchison's hard-earned prolific acting portfolio.Douglas Anthony Hutchison was born on May 26, 1960 in Dover, DE, and...

Doug Hutchison's intrinsic ability to take on quirky characters and onscreen antagonists made him one of the most in-demand character actors of his time. Hutchison kept the audience on its toes every time he stepped foot in front of the camera, especially when the role required him to dig deep into mankind's darkest capacities. Throughout his career, Hutchison played a racist guilty of raping a young girl in "A Time to Kill" (1996), a vicious prison guard in "The Green Mile" (1999), and a hired assassin on "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). The actor won a legion of sci-fi fans with recurring appearances on drama serials with cult-like followings, most notably with his turn as the serial killer Tooms on "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002) and as a 1970s scientist on "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). In 2011, Hutchison landed in hot water after announcing his marriage to a 16-year-old singer who was 35 years his junior. Their strange union dominated tabloid headlines for weeks and was reportedly permitted by the girl's mother, yet there was no doubt that the highly debated May-December romance had eclipsed Hutchison's hard-earned prolific acting portfolio.

Douglas Anthony Hutchison was born on May 26, 1960 in Dover, DE, and raised in the Midwest, living in Detroit, MI and Minneapolis, MN. Hutchison developed a passion for acting while attending Apple Valley High School in Minnesota, where he began performing with local community theater groups. He eventually moved to New York City, where he attended the Juilliard School and studied with famed acting teacher Sanford Meisner. Hutchison worked a number of odd jobs while living in Manhattan, including handing out promotional flyers in Times Square. Following years of stage work in regional theaters and off-Broadway productions, the actor made his film debut in "Fresh Horses" (1988) opposite Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald. Although he initially resisted a move to California, Hutchison eventually relocated after realizing that there were more opportunities in Hollywood.

Supporting parts in film and on television led to Hutchison's first major exposure with his chilling portrayal of a serial killer who can squeeze through small spaces in a 1993 episode of "The X-Files" titled "Squeeze." The diminutive actor proved so popular, the character was revived for a follow-up episode titled "Tooms" the following season. As Hutchison's small screen profile grew - fueled in part by his popularity with "X-Files" fans and willingness to participate at sci-fi conventions - he began making some headway in feature films. Virtually unrecognizable behind long hair and a scruffy beard, Hutchison was cast as one of two white supremacists from rural Mississippi who rape and attempt to kill a young girl in "A Time to Kill." The Joel Schumacher-directed crime drama, based on John Grisham's 1989 novel of the same name, also starred Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey. The film's casting director Mali Finn was reportedly impressed with Hutchison's performance and championed him for a part in "The Green Mile." In an ensemble of powerful actors - including Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan and Sam Rockwell - Hutchison managed to more than hold his own as an arrogant and vicious prison guard.

Hutchison followed his acclaimed performance in "The Green Mile" with more villainous roles in films as well as on the small screen, from playing another serial killer on "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ), to a multi-episode arc as a European terrorist on "24." One of his most notable television appearances began in 2007 after Hutchison landed a recurring role on "Lost," ABC's Emmy-winning drama series about a group of plane crash survivors trapped on a mysterious island. For several seasons, Hutchison played Horace Goodspeed, the leader of a scientific research group called the Dharma Initiative that conducted experiments on the island decades before the plane crash. It was later revealed that Hutchison's character fathered one of the "Lost" universe's most notorious and feared antagonists Ethan Rom (William Mapother). Hutchison made his last appearance on the series' fifth season after his character died during a poison gas attack on the Dharma Initiative. In 2011, Hutchison returned to series television with a guest appearance on the crime drama "Lie to Me" (Fox, 2009- ).

That same year, the actor made headlines after marrying aspiring singer Courtney Alexis Stodden - who was 16 years old and 35 years younger than him - in Las Vegas, NV. The couple met after Stodden's mother and manager signed her up for acting workshops that Hutchison taught. Even though the Clark County Nevada Marriage Bureau required that both marriage license applicants must be at least 18, the teen bride's mother reportedly signed a consent form that permitted the marriage. After their nuptials, Hutchison and Stodden began courting the very curious press, giving interviews to defend their unlikely, some said creepy, union. Whether the circus atmosphere surrounding he and his child-bride would impact his previously respected acting career remained the big question for fans of his work.

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CAST: (feature film)

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2.
 Burrowers, The (2008)
3.
4.
 Moola (2008)
5.
 No Good Deed (2003) Hoop
6.
 We Were Soldiers (2002)
7.
 Salton Sea, The (2002) Morgan Tanner
8.
 I Am Sam (2001) Ifty
9.
 Bait (2000)
10.
 Green Mile, The (1999) Percy Wetmore
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Began acting in high school productions
1978:
Early professional credit in a production of "Equus"
1983:
Appeared in community theater production of "Sing Me Through an Open Window"
1988:
Made his feature acting debut in "Fresh Horses"
1990:
Made guest appearance in an episode of the ABC Western, "The Young Riders"
1991:
Had small role as a medic in the final episode of ABC's "China Beach"
1991:
Acted in "Julius Caesar" at the Mark Taper Forum
1992:
Had bit role as a security technician in "The Lawnmower Man"
1993:
Introduced the serial killer Eugene Victor Tooms in a memorable episode of "The X-Files" (Fox)
1994:
Brought back to reprise role of Tooms for a second episode of "The X-Files" (Fox)
1994:
Had a brief recurring role on the Fox drama, "Party of Five"
1995:
Played the recurring role of the villainous silicate Elroy-El in "Space: Above & Beyond" (Fox)
1996:
Played one of the redneck rapists in Joel Schumacher's "A Time to Kill"
1997:
Had a small role in Joel Schumacher's "Batman & Robin"
1994:
Played the villainous role of the Poloroid Man in the Fox series, "Millennium"
1999:
Breakthrough role, played the sadistic prison guard Percy Wetmore in "The Green Mile"
2000:
Co-starred with Jamie Foxx and David Morse in "Bait"
2002:
Had supporting role in "The Salton Sea"
2002:
Appeared in "I Am Sam," starring Sean Penn
2002:
Co-starred in the Vietnam War drama, "We Were Soldiers"
2006:
Had a recurring role on "Kidnapped" (NBC)
2007:
Had a recurring role as Dharma Initiative leader Horace Goodspeed on "Lost" (ABC)
2008:
Cast as the brother of Billy Russeti, James 'Looney Bin Jim' Russeti in "Punisher: War Zone"
2009:
Starred alongside Thomas Jane and Ving Rhames in "Give 'em Hell, Malone"
2010:
Had a recurring role as Davros, a European terrorist, in "24" (Fox)
2011:
Guest-starred on Fox's "Lie To Me"
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Education

The Juilliard School: New York , New York -
Apple Valley High School: Apple Valley , Minnesota - 1978

Notes

There is a web site devoted to Hutchison at www.doughutchison.com

Outside of Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, and Stephen King books, I'm not a huge sci-fi/horror fan," Hutchison says, though many of his roles have fallen into the genre. "I like sci-fi and horror, a la Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Night of the Living Dead, but I'm no Trekkie or X-Phile." --From "The 11th Hour", www.11thhour.com, September 1999

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father:
Richard Hutchison.
brother:
Erik Hutchison. Younger.

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