Doug Savant

Highest Rated: 75% Trick or Treat (1986)
Lowest Rated: 16% Godzilla (1998)
Birthday: Jun 21, 1964
Birthplace: Burbank, California, USA
No stranger to emotionally and psychologically challenging roles, Doug Savant broke through the fear barrier that separates many actors from achieving their full onscreen potential. In the process, he tackled many characterizations somewhat removed from himself. These included a sociopathic rapist (in the 1995 TV movie Fight for Justice: The Nancy Cohn Story), a gay social worker (Matt Fielding on the prime-time soap opera Melrose Place), and -- most prominently -- a businessman-turned-stay at home dad (Tom Scavo, on the domestic black comedy Desperate Housewives). The latter, of course, required less of a stretch for Savant; it was perhaps ironic, then, that the Scavo characterization (opposite actress Felicity Huffman) reeled in Savant's largest audience and virtually turned him into a household name. Savant's resumé also includes brief appearances in such features as Secret Admirer (1985), Teen Wolf (1985), The Hanoi Hilton (1987), and Godzilla (1998). His second wife is actress Laura Leighton, whom he met on the set of Melrose.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet April Rain Special Agent Singleton 2014
No Score Yet What Color Is Love? (Playing for Keeps) Actor 2009
No Score Yet All You've Got Sam McDonald 2006
No Score Yet First Shot Grant Coleman 2002
No Score Yet First Target Grant Coleman 2000
No Score Yet First Daughter Grant Carlson 1999
No Score Yet Face to Kill For Virgil 1999
16% Godzilla Sgt. O'Neal 1998
No Score Yet Robin Cook's 'Terminal' Dr. Sean O'Grady 1996
No Score Yet Fight For Justice: The Nancy Conn Story Actor 1995
No Score Yet Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence Dr. Myerson 1993
No Score Yet Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story Ted Hinton 1992
No Score Yet Columbo: No Time to Die Det. Mulrooney 1992
40% Shaking the Tree Michael 1991
No Score Yet A un Paso de la Muerte Jeff 1991
No Score Yet Red Surf Attila 1990
No Score Yet Paint It Black Eric Kinsley 1989
47% Masquerade Mike McGill 1988
No Score Yet The Hanoi Hilton Ashby 1987
75% Trick or Treat Tim 1986
44% Teen Wolf Brad 1985
30% Secret Admirer Boy 1985

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet MacGyver
2016
Waller
  • 2019
85% 9-1-1
2018
Matthew Clark
  • 2018
87% Lucifer
2016
Forest Clay
  • 2018
No Score Yet SEAL Team
2017
Malcolm
  • 2017
80% Castle
2009-2016
Victor Nigel
  • 2016
23% Notorious
2016
Paul Weston
  • 2016
26% Pure Genius
2016-2017
Simon Monroe
  • 2016
23% Rush Hour
2016
DA Ginardi
  • 2016
75% The X-Files
1993-2018
Augustus Goldman
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Robert Young
  • 2015
61% Scorpion
2014-2018
Wilson Adler
  • 2015
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Malcolm Taffert
  • 2013
72% Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • 2013
72% Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
Jakob Yordy
  • 2013
  • 2009
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Senator
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2012
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Tom Scavo
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
  • 2005
86% 24
2001-2014
Craig Phillips
  • 2004
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Paul Brady
  • 2004
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Larry Clannon
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Guardian
2001-2004
Eric Kane
  • 2004
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Joel Gideon
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet According to Jim
2001-2009
Rick
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1998
No Score Yet Melrose Place
1992-1999
Matt Matt Fielding
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Dwayne
  • 1987
No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave
1998-1999

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