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Canadian Creativity 2012 – Canadian Talent to Watch
By: David Friend, Katherine Brodsky, Brendan Kelly, Jennie Punter
Date: September 5, 2012
“Battlestar Galactica” alum’s career is gaining traction
Douglas spends much of his time far from Hollywood, but he says that has worked to his advantage.
Being Canadian and competing for roles north of the border, he says, has helped him secure roles in numerous big-budget American pics that lensed in Canada.
“In L.A., there’s 5,000 guys that look like me, and in Vancouver there’s 25 guys that look like me,” he says.
“The pool is just so much smaller, and if you’re good, and you live in Vancouver or Toronto, you’re going to work all the time.”
Douglas made the jump into acting school in his late 20s, after years as a floor layer and sports nutritionist. He found minor roles in blockbusters like “I, Robot” and “X-Men 2” while guesting on TV series. A few years later, he was Galen Tyrol on “Battlestar Galactica.”
Since then, Douglas’ career has gained traction as the lead on Canadian co-prod “The Bridge.” Next year, he appears as the sheriff on Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove.”