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Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Alan Doshna was born in Yonkers, New York, but raised upstate in the Syracuse, New York area.

A film and Tv fan during his early youth, he had taken a number of classes along these lines while still at home. Notably, he attended the first video art class in the country at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, the instructors of which were Bill Viola and David Ross.

After finishing school, he moved out to the Los Angeles area to attend acting school and pursue a career as an actor.

He has appeared in a number of independent cable TV anthologies and series, some of which he also wrote and directed. One of these was a serio-comic tale of a lottery winner who ended up in more debt than the amount of his winnings, which, in a review, David Gritten described it as "compelling viewing". It also attracted the interest of David Permut and Marshall Brickman, who wrote a treatment for a proposed feature film version that he was to direct as well.

Other programs in the series had more of an 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents' or 'Twilight Zone' feel to them.

Most notably, however, not very long after he had moved to L.A., he happened to meet Crawford John Thomas, the Producer of Edward D. Wood, Jr.'s first, unreleased film, Crossroads Of Loredo (sic). A fan of Ed Wood and low-budget horror films in general, he would later become involved with the restoration of the film, and became the Associate Producer and Historian of the documentary The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995).

Along related lines, he has recently become a member of the cast of the forthcoming Kelton's Dark Corner: The Dark Corner Trilogy starring the late Paul Marco in the role of Kelton the Cop, made famous in several of Ed Wood's films in the 1950s.

Alan co-wrote, co-directed and appeared in the independent film Batwomen along with filmmaker Jimmy Traynor, which was based on the script Batwoman by Doshna and an uncredited Philip Yordan. It was an homage/tribute to the cult film The Wild World of Batwoman(aka She was a Hippy Vampire) and was to have starred the Batwoman from that film, Katherine Victor. Unfortunately she had to drop out due to illness although she appears in archival footage. The film has not yet had an official release.

He has been working with Six Million Dollar Man co-star Richard Anderson on his official biography.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Joseph Stephens

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