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D.A. Hänks

Born October 14, 1968 in New Haven, Connecticut. Moved to Charlotte, North Carolina (official hometown) in 1984, and graduated North Mecklenburg High School in 1986 with an award in art, and a "Who's Who Among American High School Students" award in 1985, and a "Who's Who Among American High School Students Second Year Award" in 1986. In 1995, Hänks... See full bio »


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Blood Done Sign My Name
Blood Done Sign My Name Auxiliary Police Officer 'Shades'
Atlanta Homicide
Atlanta Homicide Detective Tom Berncliff
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Praise Band: The Movie
Praise Band: The Movie Motorcycle guy


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 2010 Blood Done Sign My Name
Auxiliary Police Officer 'Shades'
 2009 In/Significant Others
Jail Guard
 2008 April Fool's Day (Video)
Inebriated Pool Party Guest (uncredited)
 2008 Praise Band: The Movie
Motorcycle guy (as Doug Hänks)
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  Atlanta Homicide (TV Series) (stunts - 2 episodes, 2008) (stunt coordinator - 1 episode, 2009) (stunt performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Lighter Than Heir (2009) ... (stunt coordinator) / (stunt performer - uncredited)
- Terminal (2008) ... (stunts - stunt double)
- Fallen Soldier (2008) ... (stunts)
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  Atlanta Homicide (TV Series) (1 episode, 2008) (second director - 1 episode, 2009) (collaborating director - 1 episode, 2008)
- Lighter Than Heir (2009) ... (second director)
- Terminal (2008) ... (exterior scenes)
- Open Eyes (2008) ... (collaborating director)
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 2009 Atlanta Homicide (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lighter Than Heir (2009) ... (writer)
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 2011 The Story of Respect (executive producer)
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 2002 America's Funniest Home Videos (TV Series)
- Episode #12.4 (2002) ... Himself

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Starred as the father/soldier KIA in the music video, "This is War," by Steven P. Richards. See more »

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Doug Hänks


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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You cannot place wolves and bobcats into the same cage and expect them to coexist peacefully. Therefore, it is just as wrong to force people to be together, as it is to force them to be apart. See more »


Created the only Eastern redwood forest in America, and the sole wild dawn redwood forest outside of China. See more »


Has a deep and imposing, no-nonsense, glaring stare that he uses for all of his law enforcement roles. See more »

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