Doug Davidson has not only won himself a slew of awards at the Soap Opera Digest Awards, but he has also walked home with an accolade from the Daytime Emmy Awards show for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He was able to achieve these feats and many more as a result of his superlative roles in the American television soap opera, The Young and the Restless, which has been airing on CBS for over four decades and counting.
Although Davidson has had roles in productions such as Mr. Write (1994), The Initiation of Sarah (1978) and many more, The Young and the Restless remains his biggest project in the industry. Learn more about the television actor in the paragraphs below.
Doug Davidson Biography (Age)
The Hollywood television star, who is professionally known as Doug Davidson, was actually born Douglas Donald Davidson. He received the name from his parents after his birth in Glendale, California, on the 24th day of October 1954.
Though information about the American actor’s family history, early life, parents, and siblings are missing in the picture, he is believed to have had a pleasant childhood as well as supportive parents who played influential roles towards his rise to stardom.
Doug attended the Los Angeles, California-based Liberal arts college, Occidental College, where he studied marine biology. It was during this period that he developed a penchant for sea creatures, water, and diving, but, however, still went ahead to have an acting career.
The daytime screen star started his career by playing the role of Collin in the 1977 drama film, Fraternity Row. His next role was as Tommy in the 1978 television movie, The Initiation of Sarah. Doug eventually had his breakthrough in the same year when he bagged the role of the fictional character Paul in the soap opera, The Young and the Restless.
Growing from Paul to detective Paul Williams in the soap opera was one of the most challenging roles the actor had ever portrayed since he started acting. Interestingly, this same role has won him many nominations and wins as wells.
Other television projects Doug Davidson has been part of include Next Week’s Game, Dreaming of Joseph Lees, L.A Johns, I’ll Take Manhattan and Mr. Write.
In addition to his acting, Doug has also served as a host on several shows. In 1994, he landed a hosting gig on the game show, The New Price Is Right. He eventually left the show in 1995 after it was canceled. The Emmy Award-winning actor also served as the host of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade from 1998 to 2003.
Wife – Cindy Fisher
Cindy Fisher and Doug Davidson met while filming The Young and the Restless in the year 1980 when the former was contracted to play the roles of Rebecca and Dana on the show. From developing instant chemistry for each other, the pair moved their love off the screen and eventually tied the knot four years later.
Since then, Fisher, a talented television, film, and stage actress, has been an amazing wife to Doug and a caring mother to their children. She was born in the year 1960 in the United States, however, the birth month and day is not known.
Besides The Young and the Restless, she has featured in several television-films, drama films, and movies, including Airplane II: The Sequel (1982), Liar’s Moon (1982), Intimate Agony (TV-movie, 1983), The Blues Brothers (1980), Bad Ronald (1974), The Stone Boy (1984), and Hometown U.S.A. (1979). Cindy’s stage credits include, Twelfth Night, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Summer and Smoke and Annie Get Your Gun.
Davidson and Fisher share two adorable children together – a son named Caden Davidson and a daughter named Calyssa Davidson. While Calyssa is a talented classic rock violinist, Caden is doing great in his field of interest as well.
Ever since he launched his career, Doug Davidson has continued to grow his craft to the admiration of his fans. He may not be the richest television actor you know or have come across but he boasts an impressive net worth that is bound to increase in the nearest future. Currently, his net worth is estimated at $4 million. However, the exact amount he makes from The Young and the Restless is not a matter of public knowledge.
Facts About The American TV Actor
1. The actor is 1.83 meters tall.
2. In his younger age, Doug Davidson took karate lessons.
3. He is close friends with Australian actor and musician, Rick Springfield (born Richard Lewis Springthorp). Rick was an usher at Doug’s wedding.
4. Davidson’s mentor is none other than Jeanne Cooper, a renowned American actress who also starred in The Young and the Restless. Cooper died in 2013.
5. On September 12, 2018, CBS television announced that the television actor’s contract in the soap opera will not be renewed. His role was, however, handed back to him following the exit of the soap opera’s chief writer/executive producer.