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John Douglas (VII)

John Douglas was born on June 18, 1945 in Long Island, New York, USA as John Edward Douglas. He is known for his work on Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011), The Lovely Bones (2009) and West of Memphis (2012). See full bio »

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The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones Miscellaneous Crew
West of Memphis
West of Memphis Himself
The Secret Identity of Jack the Ripper
The Secret Identity of Jack the Ripper Himself - FBI Special Agent


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 2017 Mindhunter (TV Series) (book - 4 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... (book)
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... (book)
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... (book)
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... (book)
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 2009 The Lovely Bones (behavioural science consultant) / (forensic consultant)
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 2011 Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (Documentary) (thanks)
 1991 The Silence of the Lambs (the producers wish to thank)
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 2013 The Cycle (TV Series)
- Episode dated 19 March 2013 (2013) ... Himself
 2012 West of Memphis (Documentary)
 2011 Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (Documentary)
Himself - Retired FBI Criminal Profiler
 2008 Mindhunter (TV Movie documentary)
 2005 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
- Episode #4.25 (2005) ... Himself
 2003 Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer (Video documentary short)
 2002 Page to Screen (TV Series documentary)
 2000 Faces of Evil (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 Serial Killers: Profiling the Criminal Mind (Video documentary)
 1995-1998 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Former FBI Profiler / Author 'Journey into Darkness' / Himself - Special Agent, Behavioral Science Unit, FBI
- David Berkowitz: Son of Sam (1998) ... Himself - Former FBI Profiler / Author 'Journey into Darkness'
- Jack the Ripper: Phantom of Death (1995) ... Himself - Special Agent, Behavioral Science Unit, FBI
 1988 The Secret Identity of Jack the Ripper (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - FBI Special Agent

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[recalling how his obsession with finding the Green River Killer almost killed him] I didn't have a support system. I came back, I took out Inca Protection insurance, and life insurance, I went out to Seattle before I left, I told my family about my life insurance. 'You shouldn't go, what's wrong with you? You don't look right'. I'm getting headaches, I just don't feel right, but they're ... See more »


Was involved in the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation in 1997 when John and Patricia Ramsey, the parents, hired him. The police regarded them as major suspects, but Douglas believed them innocent. The case remains unsolved. [July 2003] See more »

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