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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 June 1964Burbank, California, USA
Birth NameDouglas Peter Savant
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Doug Savant was born on June 21, 1964 in Burbank, California, USA as Douglas Peter Savant. He is an actor, known for Desperate Housewives (2004), Melrose Place (1992) and Godzilla (1998). He has been married to Laura Leighton since May 1998. They have two children. He was previously married to Dawn Dunkin.

Spouse (2)

Laura Leighton (May 1998 - present) (2 children)
Dawn Dunkin (1983 - 1997) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (11)

11/97: Engaged to Laura Leighton.
10/10/00: Son Jack Douglas Savant (with Laura Leighton) born.
Doug and his ex-wife Dawn had been together since he was 19, and share two daughters.
Before being cast in Melrose Place (1992), he was a delivery driver for Dino's Pizza in Burbank, owned by his cousin.
Left Melrose Place (1992) after six seasons because the network refused to allow the writers to explore his character Matt's love life, and left him with little to do on the show. In 1994, the network and producers cut Matt's kiss on the season finale in 1994 at the last minute after considerable ratings hype.
Starred opposite Rob Lowe and Meg Tilly in the thriller Masquerade (1988) in which he played a deceptive, clean-cut psycho and continued on in off-kiltered villain roles in teen slasher movies until Melrose Place (1992).
Married to Laura Leighton, who played Sydney Andrews on Melrose Place (1992). The romance developed off-camera on the set of the popular TV soap opera.
Although he appeared in almost every episode of Desperate Housewives (2004) during Season 1, he was still credited as a guest star. However, he has now been put on contract and will be credited as a series regular for Season 2.
6/9/05: Wife Laura Leighton gave birth to a baby girl, named Lucy Jane Leighton Savant. She weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz.
His two daughters with ex-wife Dawn Dunkin are named Arianna Josephine Savant (b. January 17, 1992) and Madeline Marie Savant (b. July 20, 1993).
Has co-starred with Marcia Cross in both Melrose Place (1992) and Desperate Housewives (2004).

Personal Quotes (1)

During my first year on Melrose Place (1992), there was a great deal of pressure from the network [Fox TV] for me to out myself as a straight man. The producers of Melrose Place (1992) kept telling me I had to say publicly that I was a breeder. They said too many people assumed I was gay. I know the truth of my life, so I didn't have to play the network game. For three years, I was the spokesperson for the AIDS rides rly cycle-thons] in California. I was flattered that people assumed I was gay. To me, that was an affirmation that I was doing my job.

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