Doug Savant

Actor, Pizza delivery man
Throughout the history of show business, many a heterosexual actor has hesitated to play homosexual characters on television or in films for fear of being typecast. In many ways ahead of his time - certainly in the ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1964 in Burbank, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (49)

The X-Files 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scorpion 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elite Force 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Criminal Minds 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vegas 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1991 - 1996, 2005 - 2006, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 1991 - 1997, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Heat of the Night 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1997, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1998, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1998, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

That's Life 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2005 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

All You've Got 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

NCIS 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nip/Tuck 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Guardian 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Borough of Kings 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Family Law 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dropping Out 2000 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Harsh Realm 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

Sergeant O'Neal (Actor)

Robin Cook's Terminal 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Day in the Lives of Melrose Place 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

No Time To Die 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Shaking the Tree 1992 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Red Surf 1990 (Movie)

Attila (Actor)

The Knife & Gun Club 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Paint It Black 1989 (Movie)

Eric Hensley (Actor)

Masquerade 1988 (Movie)

Mike McGill (Actor)

The Hanoi Hilton 1987 (Movie)

Ashby (Actor)

Trick or Treat 1986 (Movie)

Tim Hainey (Actor)

Secret Admirer 1985 (Movie)

Boy (Actor)

Teen Wolf 1985 (Movie)

Brad (Actor)

A Face to Kill For (TV Show)

Actor

Aftermath: A Test of Love (TV Show)

Actor

First Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

First Shot (TV Show)

Actor

First Target (TV Show)

Actor

Recovery Road (Tv Show)

Actor

What Color is Love? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Throughout the history of show business, many a heterosexual actor has hesitated to play homosexual characters on television or in films for fear of being typecast. In many ways ahead of his time - certainly in the pre-"Will and Grace" era - amicable pizza delivery boy-turned-actor Doug Savant made a substantial sociological contribution in the early 1990s by portraying gay social worker Matt Fielding for a five year run on the Aaron Spelling sudser "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99). Worried he would be typecast at that tender time, he need not have worried, as he enjoyed a career resurgence in 2004 by portraying the somewhat needled husband of harried career woman-turned-stay-at-home-mom, Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman) on the monster TV hit series, "Desperate Housewives (ABC, 2004- ).

Relationships

Dawn Dunkin

Wife
Married in 1983 Divorced in 1997

Laura Leighton Actor

Wife
Met while co-starring on "Melrose Place" (Fox) Engaged in October 1997 Married in May 1998

Lucy Savant

Daughter
Born June 9, 2005 in Santa Monica, CA; mother, Laura Leighton

Jack Savant

Son
Born on Oct. 10, 2000; mother, Laura Leighton

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
quit school to act

Milestones

1995

Played a stalker in TV-movie "Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story" (NBC)

1992

Cast as Matt Fielding on Aaron Spelling's ensemble series "Melrose Place" (Fox)

1990

TV-movie debut, a busted pilot, "The Knife and Gun Club"

1986

TV debut in guest appearance on "Hotel"

1985

First supporting role in a film "Teen Wolf"

1985

Feature film debut in bit part in "Secret Admirer"

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