Douglas Donald Davidson was born on 24th October 1954, in Glendale, California USA, and is a television actor, best known for his role in the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless” as private investigator Paul Williams, since 1978. Davidson’s career started in 1977.
Have you ever wondered how rich Doug Davidson is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Davidson’s net worth is as high as $4 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to appearing on “The Young and the Restless” for almost 40 years, Davidson has also worked on other projects which have improved his wealth.
Doug Davidson Net Worth $4 Million
Doug Davidson grew up in California with his two older sisters. and majored in marine biology at the Occidental College. He started his career in Thomas J. Tobin’s drama called “Fraternity Row” in 1977 and then appeared in horror “The Initiation of Sarah” in 1978.
Since 1978, Davidson has played in more than 2700 episodes of TV soap opera “The Young and the Restless”, a role that he is still playing, making him the longest-serving current cast member. Doug is portraying Paul Williams, the son of the police detective Carl Williams and homemaker Mary Williams. Paul is involved with plenty of women including strippers, prostitutes, and then April Stevens, who gave birth to his daughter Heather. He continues to jump from one relationship to another, so he ends up with several ladies, plus he has even been accused of murder. Doug has won a Soap Opera Digest Award on four occasions (1990, 1991, 1992, and 1997), and Daytime Emmy Award in 2013.
Concerning the rest of his acting career, Davidson hasn’t achieved major success elsewhere, but he has appeared in such movies and series as “I’ll Take Manhattan” (1987), “Mr. Write” (1994) starring Paul Reiser, “Diagnosis Murder” (1995), and “Dreaming of Joseph Lees” (1999) alongside Rupert Graves and Samantha Morton. In the mid-1990s, he was the host of a revamped version of the TV quiz show “The Price is Right”, but which only aired for half a year. Regardless, all these ventures added steadily to his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Doug Davidson married actress Cindy Fisher in Santa Barbara’s Biltmore Hotel in 1984, and they have two children together, a daughter Calyssa and son Caden. They met on the set of “The Young and the Restless” in the early 1980s, in which Cindy also had a role. Davidson’s hobbies include water skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and diving, and he has a brown belt in Karate. Somewhat unusually, he also knows how to play the bagpipes.