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Getting to Know... Aaron Douglas

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Mar 12th 2010 4:15PM
Aaron Douglas has gone from relative obscurity to TV fame in a matter of years, a feat that isn't repeated very often by Canadian actors. Starting with 'Battlestar Galactica', Douglas became a household name for nerds and sci-fi fanatics alike. Now he's playing a union leader in 'The Bridge', which isn't too big a stretch, considering he played a union leader on 'BSG' for almost three years.

More info after the jump...Aaron Douglas has gone from relative obscurity to TV fame in a matter of years, a feat that isn't repeated very often by Canadian actors. Starting with 'Battlestar Galactica', Douglas became a household name for nerds and sci-fi fanatics alike. Now he's playing a union leader in 'The Bridge', which isn't too big a stretch, considering he played a union leader on 'BSG' for almost three years.

Birthdate: August 23, 1971
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
Claim to Fame: Douglas is known mostly for his portrayal of Chief Tyrol on 'Battlestar Galactica'. His story arc was one of the most intense over the show's four seasons. It took him from plebe engineer to union leader to Cylon. He was often on the receiving end of bad relationships, and he had to deal with several traumatic experiences (loss of his wife, girlfriend, and almost his child). Fans absolutely loved the Chief.
Trivia: - His very close friend, Joey Daniels, is a country singer
- He likes to play video games, specifically Mario Kart, and has a Nintendo Wii in his trailer
- Maintains good relationships with his 'BSG' castmates
- Really enjoys filming scenes that involve 'one-on-one' discussions in intimate settings
Why You Should Care:
Douglas' role on 'The Bridge' (which is broadcast in both Canada and the US) is displaying the actor's talents to a broader audience. If you're a fan of his, then you can say you knew him way back when, before the rest of the world caught onto his ability.
Canuck-o-Meter (1: American, 10: Maple Leaf): 10. Douglas lives and works in Toronto (for now), though he always calls Vancouver home. He travels to the US for auditions and some work, but he is nearly always north of the border.

Want more Aaron? Read our interview with him for 'The Bridge'.

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Jena

I love Aaron Douglas. He is the sweetest guy and really cares about people. He also knows how to have fun! He had me laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes!

September 12 2011 at 4:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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