Doug Hutchison

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Doug Hutchison
Born Douglas Anthony Hutchison
(1960-05-26) May 26, 1960
Dover, Delaware, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Kathleen Davison (m. 1999; div. 2002)
Amanda Sellers (m. 2003; div. 2005)
Courtney Stodden (m. 2011)

Douglas Anthony "Doug" Hutchison (born May 26, 1960) is an American character actor, known for playing disturbing and antagonistic characters.[1] Such characters include Obie Jameson in the 1988 film The Chocolate War, Sproles in the 1988 film Fresh Horses, the sadistic corrections officer Percy Wetmore in the 1999 film adaptation of Stephen King's The Green Mile,[2] Eugene Victor Tooms on the series The X-Files, and Horace Goodspeed in Lost. He has a production company, Dark Water Inc.[3] In 2011, at the age of 50, he received widespread criticism when he married 16-year-old singer Courtney Stodden.

Early life

Hutchison was born in Dover, Delaware. He attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota and Bishop Foley High School in Madison Heights, Michigan. He later attended University of Minnesota at Minneapolis-St Paul, and studied at The Juilliard School in New York City.[4]


Hutchison starred in a Minneapolis production of Equus. His other early stage credits include Sing Me Through an Open Window and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. He has made guest appearances on television shows such as The Young Riders, The X-Files (as Eugene Victor Tooms), Space: Above and Beyond (as Elroy-El), Millennium (as "Omega"), Lost (as Horace Goodspeed), The Guiding Light (as Sebastian Hulce), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (as serial killer Humphrey Becker), and 24 (as European terrorist Davros).[5]

Hutchison entered films at the end of the 1980s, appearing as Sproles in the 1988 drama Fresh Horses and Obie Jameson in the 1988 film adaptation of The Chocolate War. Of his performance in Fresh Horses, one critic observed that he "hoisted the film onto his shoulders for the duration of his scenes".[4] In the 1990s, he appeared in films such as The Green Mile as Percy, The Lawnmower Man (1992), A Time to Kill (1996), Con Air (1997), and Batman & Robin (1997). He had supporting roles in Shaft (2000), Bait (2000), I Am Sam (2001), The Salton Sea (2002), and No Good Deed (2002).

Hutchison's career declined in the 2000s when he began receiving offers for short films and direct-to-video films, although he was cast as James "Looney Bin Jim" Russotti (brother of Billy Russotti) in the film Punisher: War Zone, and also appeared as Horace Goodspeed in the television series Lost. He also starred in Give 'em Hell, Malone (2009). In October 2008, Hutchison's production company, Dark Water, debuted the web series Vampire Killers, which depicts four vampire hunters combating a vampire population of over 500,000 in Los Angeles.[6]

Personal life

On May 20, 2011, Hutchison married his third wife,[7] Courtney Stodden, in Las Vegas.[8][9] They met when Stodden attended an acting class taught by Hutchison.[10]

Their relationship drew controversy and criticism, as Stodden was 16 years old when the couple married; Hutchison is 34 years her senior.[3][11] Hutchison was labeled a pedophile.[12][13][14] According to the actor, his agent quit, his family disowned him, and he received death threats, all resulting from this marriage.[14] Hutchison, however, was defended by Stodden's mother, Krista Keller, who praised him for the kindness and love with which he treated Stodden, as well as Dr. Jenn Berman, a therapist who worked with the couple during their appearance on Couples Therapy.[10]

In October 2012, the couple appeared as one of the celebrity couples in the second season of the VH1 reality television series Couples Therapy, which depicts celebrity couples undergoing counseling for relationship problems.[13] According to Stodden, the couple enrolled in therapy in order to resolve issues that arose in their marriage from their age difference.[11] On November 1, 2013, the media reported that Stodden and Hutchison were ending their marriage of two and a half years and filing for divorce.[15] In a subsequent interview, Stodden said that the split from Hutchison was amicable.[16] In August 2014, Hutchison and Stodden announced that they had reconciled.[17] The couple plan on renewing their wedding vows.[18]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Fresh Horses Sproles
1988 The Chocolate War Obie Jameson
1992 The Lawnmower Man Security Tech
1996 A Time to Kill Pete Willard
1996 Love Always James
1997 Con Air Donald
1997 Batman & Robin Golum
1999 The Green Mile Percy Wetmore Nominated — Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Cast Ensemble
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2000 Shaft Plane Door Opener
2000 Bait Bristol
2001 I Am Sam Ifty
2002 The Salton Sea Gus Morgan
2002 No Good Deed Hoop
2007 Moola JT Montgomery
2008 The Burrowers Henry Victor
2008 Punisher: War Zone James "Looney Bin Jim" Russotti
2008 Days of Wrath Vadim
2009 Give 'em Hell, Malone Matchstick


Year Title Role Notes
1993–1994 The X-Files Eugene Victor Tooms 2 episodes
1994 Party of Five Loren 4 episodes
1995 Space: Above and Beyond Elroy-El
1997 Millennium The Polaroid Man
2001 The Practice Jackie Cahill 2 episodes
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nigel Crane Episode: "Stalker"
2004 CSI: Miami Dale Stahl Episode: "Slow Burn"
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Humphrey Becker Episode: "Scavenger"
2005 Guiding Light Sebastian Hulce
2006–2007 Kidnapped Schroeder / James Devere 9 episodes
2007–2009 Lost Horace Goodspeed 7 episodes
2010 24 Davros 4 episodes
2011 Lie to Me Lane Bradley Episode: "Gone, Baby, Gone"
2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dalton Betton Episode: "Immortality, parts 1 & 2"


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  2. "The Green Mile (18)". Empire. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
  3. 1 2 Ellis, Angela; Gherbremedhin, Sabina. "Exclusive: Doug Hutchison, 51, and Courtney Stodden, 16, Dish on Controversial Marriage", ABC News, July 15, 2011.
  4. 1 2 "Doug Hutchison". The New York Times. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  5. "Mykelti Williamson to join cast of '24'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on June 2, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-21. (registration required (help)).
  6. Lamkin, Elaine (May 20, 2009)."Exclusive: Dough Hutchison Talks Vampire Killers". Dread Central.
  7. "Father Albert: Was Courtney a Virgin Before She Married Doug?". Father Albert. July 20, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  8. "Green Mile's Doug Hutchison, 51, Marries Aspiring Country Singer, 16". 2011-06-20.
  9. Marika, Sheila. "Actor Doug Hutchison, 51, Weds Aspiring Country Singer Courtney Alexis Stodden, 16". ABC News. June 21, 2011.
  10. 1 2 Spero, Jesse. "Couples Therapy’s Dr. Jenn Berman: Doug Hutchison Is 'Not A Predator'". Access Hollywood. October 9, 2012.
  11. 1 2 Beard, Lanford. "'Couples Therapy': Courtney Stodden teases 'vicious energy' in season 2". Entertainment Weekly, October 3, 2012.
  12. "Connect with us!".
  13. 1 2 "Episode #2.1". Couples Therapy. Season 2. Episode 1. October 3, 2012. Vh1.
  14. 1 2 Nsenduluka, Benge. "'Couples Therapy' Doug Hutchison Called 'Pedophile' Over Marriage to Courtney Stodden". The Christian Post. October 5, 2012.
  15. Hayner, Chris E. (November 1, 2013). "Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison ending marriage after 2 years". Zap2it. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  16. "'I wanted my freedom!': Courtney Stodden, 19, reveals why she split from Doug Hutchison, 53". Daily Mail. November 9, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  17. Rothman, Michael (August 11, 2014). "Courtney Stodden, 19, Engaged Again to Ex 54-Year-Old Doug Hutchison". ABC News.
  18. Chiu, Melody (12 August 2014). "Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison Are Back Together – and Renewing Their Vows". People.

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