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Doug Savant



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
43% Masquerade
  • Mike McGill
1988
No Score Yet The Hanoi Hilton
  • Ashby
1987
71% Trick or Treat
  • Tim
1986
47% Teen Wolf
  • Brad
1985
33% Secret Admirer
  • Boy
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Larry Clannon
No Score Yet Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Jakob Yordy
No Score Yet Scorpion
2014
  • Wilson Adler
24% Rush Hour
2016
  • DA Ginardi
No Score Yet Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • Actor
24% Pure Genius
2016
  • Simon Monroe
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Robert Young
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Victor Nigel
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Tom Scavo
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Augustus Goldman
25% Notorious
2016
  • Paul Weston
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Malcolm Taffert
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Paul Brady
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Senator
The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Dwayne
87% 24
2014
  • Craig Phillips
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Joel Gideon

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