Comedian

Eric Douglas

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Age 65
Birthday June 211958
Birth Sign Cancer
City California
Country United States
Profession Comedian

Eric Douglas is a famous Comedian, born on June 21, 1958 in United States. As of December 2022, Eric Douglas’s net worth is $5 Million. He had a long battle with drug issues and passed away from an accidental drug overdose when he was 46 years old.

Parents Kirk Douglas, Anne Buydens
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Siblings Peter Douglas, Joel Douglas, Michael Douglas
Spouse Not Known
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Eric Douglas Biography

American actor and comedian who made his on-screen debut in the 1971 film A Gunfight. Subsequently, he appeared in films like The Flamingo Kid and Tomboy. Eric Anthony Douglas (June 21, 1958 – July 6, 2004) was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Douglas was the youngest son of actor Kirk Douglas and his second wife Anne Buydens. His half brother was actor and producer Michael Douglas..

He was born the youngest son to actor Kirk Douglas and Anne Buydens.

Douglas entered British comedy folklore when, during a stand-up performance at The Comedy Store, London, he was angered by the audience’s reaction to his stand-up routine and shouted “You can’t do this to me, I’m Kirk Douglas’s son!” A member of the audience stood up and shouted “No, I’m Kirk Douglas’ son,” referring to the iconic “I’m Spartacus” scene of the 1960 film starring Kirk Douglas. This ended up with the majority of the audience standing up and repeating the line.

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Douglas made his screen debut in 1971 in A Gunfight, starring his father and Johnny Cash. In 1982, Douglas appeared in the NBC television film Remembrance of Love, also starring his father. Douglas portrayed a younger version of his father’s character in flashback scenes. He appeared in several films in the 1980s including The Flamingo Kid (1985), Tomboy (1985), The Golden Child (1986), and Honor Bound (1988). In the late 1980s, Douglas performed off-Broadway at the Village Gate Theater with the critically acclaimed improvisational comedy troupe Noo Yawk Tawk . He also appeared in a production of Dale Wasserman’s Shakespeare and The Indians at the Music Theatre Conference for the Eugene O’ Neill Theatre Center in 1981. Also in the production was folk performer Bobby Bridger, but the production never made it to Broadway.

Eric Douglas Net Worth

Eric Douglas is one of the richest Comedian & listed on most popular Comedian. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Eric Douglas‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Comedian
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House Living in own house.

He studied at many schools including the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and London Academy of Dramatic Arts before pursuing his acting career.

Douglas made his screen debut in 1971 in A Gunfight, starring his father and Johnny Cash. In 1982, Douglas appeared in the NBC television film Remembrance of Love, also starring his father. Douglas portrayed a younger version of his father’s character in flashback scenes. He appeared in several films in the 1980s including The Flamingo Kid (1985), Tomboy (1985), The Golden Child (1986), and Honor Bound (1988). In the late 1980s, Douglas performed off-Broadway at the Village Gate Theater with the critically acclaimed improvisational comedy troupe Noo Yawk Tawk . He also appeared in a production of Dale Wasserman’s Shakespeare and The Indians at the Music Theatre Conference for the Eugene O’ Neill Theatre Center in 1981. Also in the production was folk performer Bobby Bridger, but the production never made it to Broadway.

In the early 1990s, Douglas attempted a career as a stand-up comedian. He performed in New York City comedy clubs with much of his self-deprecating material coming from his status as the black sheep of the Douglas dynasty.

In 1991, Douglas appeared with his father (in the senior Douglas’s Emmy-nominated performance) in “Yellow”, the Season 3 finale of the television series Tales from the Crypt. The father and son acting duo portrayed father and son characters with Eric a young officer in World War I brought up on charges of cowardice by his commanding general who is also his cold-hearted father.

Who is Eric Douglas dating?

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In 2000, Douglas revealed in an interview that he went into an eight-day coma in 1999 after accidentally overdosing on Xanax. Douglas recalled, “I was in L.A. sitting around my breakfast table with my dad and I choked on a piece of sausage. But because the pills had taken effect, I was not able to dislodge the sausage from my throat.” After the Douglases’ maid attempted the Heimlich maneuver, Douglas was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he fell into a coma. Due to an anoxic brain injury, his speech became slurred and his gait was altered.

Eric Douglas Height

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Facts & Trivia

Ranked on the list of most popular Comedian. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Eric Douglas celebrates birthday on June 21 of every year.

In August 1996, he was arrested in Long Beach, California, for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Two days later, Douglas was arrested in New Canaan, Connecticut, for disorderly conduct after he attempted to kiss a young girl who was a fellow patient at Silver Hill Hospital, a rehab facility he was in at the time. He was cleared of the charges in February 1998. In February 1997, Douglas was arrested for DUI after crashing his rental car into two parked cars.

What happened to Eric Douglas?

The death of the youngest son of Oscar-winning actor Kirk Douglas was caused by an accidental overdose of alcohol and prescription pills, authorities said Monday.

Was Eric Douglas married?

Eric Douglas
Resting placeWestwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
NationalityAmerican

Who is Eric Douglas’s father?

Kirk Douglas

Who is Michael Douglas’s brother?

Brothers

Is Michael Douglas son alive?

Cameron Douglas
OccupationActor
Years active1997–present
Partner(s)Viviane Thibes (2016–present)
Children2

In May 2001, Douglas sued his former psychiatrist, Dr. William Leader, claiming that Leader prescribed him a combination of prescription drugs that are lethal when combined with alcohol. Douglas asserted that Leader, who had been treating Douglas for his drug addictions for ten years, failed to consider his alcohol problem when he prescribed Vicodin, Klonopin, and Xanax. Douglas claimed the drugs caused him to feel suicidal and also caused an episode of cardiac arrest which led him to require constant care and hospitalization. Douglas sought $50,000 in damages from Leader.

On July 6, 2004, a maid found Douglas’s body in his Manhattan apartment. An autopsy and toxicology report later determined that his death was caused by “acute intoxication” from the combined effects of alcohol, tranquilizers, and painkillers. Douglas’s death was ruled accidental. Douglas is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, Los Angeles, California.

Weeks before his death, Douglas was back in a rehab center in upstate New York. His parents reportedly visited him and gave him a tough love ultimatum regarding his drug use. During an appearance on The Early Show in 2009, Kirk Douglas told interviewer Julie Chen that he and his wife had taken Eric to “20 rehab centers” over the years and that “nothing helped”.

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