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Douglas Peter Savant was born on the 21st June 1964, in Burbank, California USA, and is an actor probably best recognized for starring in one of the leading roles as Matt Fielding, in the extremely popular TV series “Melrose Place” (1992–1997), and portraying Tom Scavo in another popular TV series – “Desperate Housewives” (2004–2012). His acting career has been began in 1984.
So, have you ever wondered how rich Doug Savant is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Doug’s net worth is over $3 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the film industry.
Doug Savant Net Worth $3 Million
Doug Savant spent his childhood in his hometown, where he finished high school, and where he became interested in acting. Upon matriculation, he moved to Los Angeles, California where he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), however, he realized that he would rather go in for acting, so dropped out of college in to pursue a career in the film industry.
Thus, Doug’s professional acting career began in 1984, when he featured in a small role in the film “Swing Shift”, after which he also had several more small parts in such TV series and film titles as “Secret Admirer” (1985), “Teen Wolf” (1985), and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” (1986), getting noticed by some of the best and most popular producers and directors, and taking more serious roles. This marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth, as his first memorable role came in 1986, when he was chosen to portray Young Mack Mackenzie in the TV series “Knots Landing” until 1987, starring opposite Kevin Dobson. By the end of the decade, he had also appeared in the role of Tim Hainey in “Trick Or Treat” (1986), played Mike McGill in “Masquerade” (1988), and Michael in “Shaking The Tree” (1990), alongside Courteney Cox.
However, it can be said that the peak of Doug’s career was his notable role in “Melrose Place” (1992-1997). He stated that it was one of the most important and demanding roles in his career, as he portrayed Matt Fielding, a gay person, in one of the first series that addressed this social matter. Doug left the show in 1997, but the role brought him a lot of attention, and he starred in film titles “Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story” (1992), “Terminal” (1996), and “Godzilla” (1998), among others, all of which added a considerable amount to his net worth.
At the beginning of the new millennium, Doug made a number of guest-starring appearances in such TV series as “The District” (2001), “According To Jim” (2002), and “NYPD Blue” (2004). In 2004, he became a regular cast member in the TV series “24”, starring in the role of Craig Phillips, and in another TV series entitled “Desperate Housewives”, which lasted until 2012, starring as Tom Scavo alongside Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria, increasing his net worth by a large margin.
Since then, he has only had guest-starring roles in such TV series as “Hot In Cleveland” (2012), “Criminal Minds” (2013), “Hawaii Five-0” (2015), etc. Most recently, he starred in the TV series “The X Files” in 2016 and “Notorious” in the same year. His net worth is certainly still rising.
Thanks to accomplishments in the film industry, Doug has been nominated for and won several significant awards, such as the nomination for Gold Derby Awards and the winning of Screen Actor Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for his contribution to “Desperate Housewives”.
If to talk about his personal life, Doug Savant has been married to actress Laura Leighton since 1998; the couple has two children together. Previously, he was married to Dawn Marie Dunkin (1983-1997), with whom he has two daughters.