Aaron Douglas (actor)

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Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas - San Diego Comic Con 2010.jpg
Douglas at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con
Aaron Douglas

(1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 48)
Years active1998–present

Aaron Douglas (born August 23, 1971) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for his role as Galen Tyrol on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica.

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[1][2] but the series was dropped after just three episodes had been aired.[3] Douglas starred alongside fellow Battlestar Galactica actor Paul Campbell in a Syfy original movie, Killer Mountain, which premiered August 27, 2011.[4]

Early life[edit]

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.[5][6]

After completing the program at VanArts, Douglas performed with the Okanagan Shakespeare Company in Canada.[7] 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.

Personal life[edit]

On November 1, 2004, Douglas' wife Debbie died after battling breast cancer. He has a son, Taylor, from a previous relationship, born in 1996.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10] He is also a self-confessed fan of The Ricky Gervais Show.

Charity work[edit]

Douglas works with a number of charities, specifically Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society and Canucks for Kids - Canuck Place Children's Hospice.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Stealing Sinatra Patrolman #1
2003 Final Destination 2 Deputy Steve
2003 X2 Stryker Soldier #1
2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie Paparazzi #2
2003 Paycheck Scientist #3 Uncredited
2004 Saved! Paramedic
2004 Walking Tall Casino Stickman
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Young Meccan Soldier
2004 I, Robot USR Attorney #1
2004 Catwoman Detective #1
2005 White Noise Frank Black
2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Assistant District Attorney #1
2006 Chaos Police Officer Uncredited
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
2016 The Monster Jesse
2017 Little Pink House Governor
2017 Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End Gavin Voice
2018 In Plainview Penner


Year Title Role Notes
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?
2007 Smallville Pierce 7x14: Traveler
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
2018 Unspeakable Jim Krepke Recurring
2019 The Twilight Zone Mitch Episode: The Wunderkind

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 Dead Rising 3 Adam Kane
2014 Watch Dogs Jordi Chin
2014 Ancient Space Sgt. Major Powell


  1. ^ Adam Bryant (2009-02-19). "Fall TV: CBS Orders 13 Episodes of The Bridge". TV Guide. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  2. ^ "CTV's 'The Bridge' picked up by CBS". CTV. 2009-02-19. Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
  3. ^ "CTV's 'The Bridge' cancelled by CBS". 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
  4. ^ "Aaron Douglas and Paul Campbell to star in Syfy Original Movie". 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-06-14.
  5. ^ Gilles Nuytens (2005). "The Scifi World Aaron Douglas Interview".
  6. ^ "Aaron Douglas Bio".
  7. ^ "SkyOne Cast Profiles".
  8. ^ Jamie Ruby (May 7, 2008). "Exclusive Interview with Aaron Douglas". MediaBlvd Magazine. Archived from the original on May 1, 2011.
  9. ^ "Aaron Douglas Biography".
  10. ^ "My fanboy moment: 'BSG's' Aaron Douglas". CNN. 2011.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Episode #23 - Aaron Douglas Interview". 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-03-28.

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