Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Douglas Kampner's family moved to Hillsborough, California where they lived two houses away from Hollywood icon Bing Crosby. He became a vendor at Candlestick Park selling hot dogs, peanuts and souvenirs at San Francisco Giant and 49er games to be closer to live sports action. Douglas was introduced to actor/producer Mel Brooks and actor Gene Wilder at actor Dick Van Patten's house in Burbank and was inspired to pursue his passion for acting. His first acting role was a life guard on the hit show "Bay Watch". It was this experience that began Doug's desire to become an actor. Since those early acting days Douglas' resume has grown to include stints on Glee, The West Wing, Cheers, 90210 and Rizzoli and Isles. His hobbies include oil painting, music, golf and he is a professional blackjack dealer for parties and charity events in the Los Angeles area. Weekends Douglas can be found volunteering at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.