Douglas at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con
August 23, 1971
He headlined on the CTV drama The Bridge, which was also picked up by CBS for broadcast in the United States. Douglas played Frank Leo, a charismatic police union leader who is simultaneously battling criminals on the street while facing down corruption within the ranks of his own department. CBS ordered thirteen episodes, which began production in May 2009 but was dropped after showing just three episodes. Douglas starred alongside fellow Battlestar Galactica actor Paul Campbell in a Syfy original movie, Killer Mountain, which premiered August 27, 2011.
Aaron Douglas was born in New Westminster, a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia. His father, Michael Douglas, is a professor and his mother, Arlene Elliot, is a psychologist. He has a brother Chris, who is four years his junior. The family lived in Vancouver until Douglas was 10, at which time they moved to a town in the interior of the province of British Columbia, Creston, where he attended Prince Charles Secondary School as a teenager and acted in school productions, played in a rock band and participated in community theater. At age 26, he quit his job and moved back to Vancouver to pursue a career in acting. He studied at Canada's famed William Davis Centre for Actors Study at VanArts.
After completing the program at VanArts, Douglas performed with the Okanagan Shakespeare Company in Canada. Many of his early acting jobs were the result of his work as a "reader" for auditions. His job was to read the other side of the dialogue for the person auditioning for a role. Often, after the audition was finished, the director would turn to him and say something like, "You know that cop role with three lines, do you want to do it?" He began building his resume off those small parts.
On November 1, 2004, Douglas' wife Debbie died after battling breast cancer. He has a son, Taylor, from a previous relationship, born in 1996.
Douglas has a love of hockey and has been on skates since he was 2 years old. He still plays hockey as an adult, usually as a goalie. He is a devoted Vancouver Canucks fan and can usually be found at home games screaming at the referees along with friends and fellow Sci-Fi alums Daniel Bacon, Dan Payne, and Ryan Robbins. He is also an avid fan of Wil Wheaton from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Aaron has admitted to going "fangirl" on him when meeting him for the first time at a convention in 2008. He is also a self-confessed fan of The Ricky Gervais Show.
|2003||Stealing Sinatra||Patrolman #1|
|2003||Final Destination 2||Deputy Steve|
|2003||X2||Stryker Soldier #1|
|2003||The Lizzie McGuire Movie||Paparazzi #2|
|2004||Walking Tall||Casino Stickman|
|2004||The Chronicles of Riddick||Young Meccan Soldier|
|2004||I, Robot||USR Attorney #1|
|2005||White Noise||Frank Black|
|2005||The Exorcism of Emily Rose||Assistant District Attorney #1|
|2006||Man About Town||Agency Partner #1|
|2007||Butterfly on a Wheel||Front Desk Officer (Police Station)|
|2007||Blood: A Butcher's Tale||Sam the Butcher||(segment "The Little Things")|
|2014||Death Do Us Part||Harry Simpson||Direct-to-video film|
|2015||The Driftless Area||Fireman|
|2017||Little Pink House||Governor|
|2017||Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End||Gavin||Voice|
|2000||Stargate SG-1||Moac||3x20: Maternal Instinct|
|2000||Hollywood Off-Ramp||1x18: Judgement Day|
|2000||Cold Squad||Dean Logan||4x09: Root Cause|
|2000||The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence||Worker||Television film|
|2001||Love and Treason||Paramedic||Television film|
|2002||Dark Angel||Hotel Clerk||2x16: Exposure|
|2002||The Chris Isaak Show||Fender Bender Driver||2x10: Mysterious Hearts|
|2002||Smallville||Deputy Michael Birtigo||1x20: Obscura|
|2002||Stargate SG-1||Jaffa||6x02: Redemption: Part 2|
|2002||The Outer Limits||Kevin Lockwood||7x13: Free Spirit|
|2002||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Detective Dean Santoni||4x08: The Flower Jury|
|2002||Breaking News||Greg Johnson||1x06: Dunne's Choice|
|2002||American Dreams||Line Guy||1x01: Pilot|
|2002||Taken||Corporal||Television miniseries; episode: "Jacob and Jesse"|
|2003||Before We Ruled the Earth||Tsir||Episode: "Hunt Or Be Hunted"|
|2003||Just Cause||FBI Agent Schroder||1x18: Hide and Seek|
|2003||Black Sash||Officer Danny Bryant||1x06: Snap Shots|
|2003||Out of Order||Boston||1x01: Pilot|
|2003||Jeremiah||Davis||2x03: Strange Attractors|
|2003||Before I Say Goodbye||Detective Jack Sclafani||Television film|
|2003||Stealing Sinatra||Roadblock Patrolman||Television film|
|2003||The Stranger Beside Me||District Attorney Baines||Television film|
|2003||Lucky Seven||Steven||Television film|
|2004||The Chris Isaak Show||Reader||3x08: Criminal Favors|
|2004||The L Word||Concerned Citizen||1x08: Listen Up|
|2004||Andromeda||Wezlow||4x20: Time Out of Mind|
|2004||The Dead Zone||Rob Coulter||3x05: Total Awareness|
|2004||Earthquake 10.5||Tent City Soldier||Television film|
|2004–2009||Battlestar Galactica||Galen Tyrol||Main role|
|2006||Whistler||Lance||1x10: Gathering Clouds|
|2006||Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance||Galen Tyrol||Web series; 7 episodes|
|2007||Bionic Woman||SuperMax Prison Guard||1x01: Pilot Episode|
|2007||Reaper||Demon Delivery Man||1x05: What About Blob?|
|2010||The Bridge||Frank Leo||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2010||Hellcats||Bill Curran||Recurring role; 9 episodes|
|2010||One Angry Juror||Frank Riley (Prosecutor)||Television film|
|2011||Eureka||Ray Darlton||4x18: This One Time at Space Camp...|
|2011||Flashpoint||Gil Collins||4x15: Day Game|
|2011||Killer Mountain||Ward Donovan||Television film|
|2012||The Firm||Gerald Sykes||1x12: Chapter Twelve|
|2012||True Justice||FBI Agent Adrian Sloan||Episodes: 2x12: Fired and 2x13: The Shot|
|2012||Ghost Storm||Greg Goropolis||Television film|
|2013||Hemlock Grove||Sheriff Tom Sworn||Recurring role (season 1); 11 episodes|
|2013||The Killing||Evan Henderson||Recurring role (season 3)|
|2014||Falling Skies||Cooper Marshall||4x05: Mind Wars|
|2014||The Strain||Roger Luss||1x07: For Services Rendered|
|2014||Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse||Agent Woodward||Television film|
|2014||The Mentor||Paul Allenham||Television film|
|2015||Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce||Doug Franklin||1x09: Rule #32: F-you, Rob Frumpkis!|
|2015||The Returned||Tony Darrow||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2015||iZombie||Chuck Bird||Episodes: 1x08: Dead Air and 3x01: Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoothier|
|2016||The Flash||Russell Glosson / The Turtle||2 episodes|
|2016||The X-Files||Lindquist||10x02: Founder's Mutation|
|2016||Once Upon a Time||Fendrake the Healer||Episode: "Devil's Due"|
|2016||Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency||Gordon Rimmer||Main role|
|2016||Supernatural||Pierce Moncrieff||12x14: The Raid|
|2017||Imposters||Gary Heller||Recurring role|
|2018||Salvation||Joe Riggs||Episode: Fall Out|
|2019||The Twilight Zone||Mitch||Episode: The Wunderkind|
|2013||Dead Rising 3||Adam Kane|
|2014||Watch Dogs||Jordi Chin|
|2014||Ancient Space||Sgt. Major Powell|
- Adam Bryant (2009-02-19). "Fall TV: CBS Orders 13 Episodes of The Bridge". TV Guide. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
- "CTV's 'The Bridge' picked up by CBS". CTV. 2009-02-19. Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
- "CTV's 'The Bridge' cancelled by CBS". 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
- "Aaron Douglas and Paul Campbell to star in Syfy Original Movie". 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-06-14.
- Gilles Nuytens (2005). "The Scifi World Aaron Douglas Interview".
- "Aaron Douglas Bio".
- "SkyOne Cast Profiles".
- Jamie Ruby (May 7, 2008). "Exclusive Interview with Aaron Douglas". MediaBlvd Magazine. Archived from the original on May 1, 2011.
- "Aaron Douglas Biography".
- "My fanboy moment: 'BSG's' Aaron Douglas". CNN. 2011.
- "Episode #23 - Aaron Douglas Interview". 2011.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Aaron Douglas (actor).|