Doug Hutchison

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Doug Hutchison
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BornDoug Anthony Hutchison
(1960-05-26) May 26, 1960 (age 53)
Dover, Delaware, U.S.
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Courtney Stodden (m. 2011–2013)
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Doug Hutchison
Doug Hutchison.jpg
BornDoug Anthony Hutchison
(1960-05-26) May 26, 1960 (age 53)
Dover, Delaware, U.S.
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Courtney Stodden (m. 2011–2013)

Doug Anthony Hutchison (born May 26, 1960) is an American actor, known for playing disturbing and antagonistic characters,[1] including Obie Jameson in the feature film The Chocolate War, Sproles in the film Fresh Horses (both released in 1988), and as the sadistic corrections officer Percy Wetmore in the 1999 film adaptation of Stephen King's The Green Mile.[2] He has a production company, Dark Water Inc.[3]

In 2011, Hutchison received widespread criticism when he married singer Courtney Stodden, who was 16 years old at the time.

Early life[edit]

Doug Anthony Hutchison was born May 26, 1960 in Dover, Delaware. He attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota and Bishop Foley High School in Madison Heights, Michigan. He later attended University of Minnesota at Minneapolis-St Paul, and studied at The Juilliard School in New York City.[4]


Hutchison starred in a Minneapolis production of Equus.[citation needed] His other early stage credits include Sing Me Through an Open Window and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

Television work[edit]

He has made guest television appearances on such shows as The Young Riders, Eugene Victor Tooms in The X-Files, a recurring role as Elroy-El in Space: Above and Beyond, as "Omega" on Millennium, as Horace Goodspeed in Lost, as Sebastian Hulce on The Guiding Light, as serial killer Humphrey Becker in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[citation needed] He guest-starred as Davros, a European terrorist in 24.[5]

Film work[edit]

Hutchison entered films at the end of the 1980s, appearing in two memorable 1988 roles, as Sproles in the drama Fresh Horses, and as Obie Jameson in the film adaptation of The Chocolate War. Of his performance in the former, one critic observed that Sproles "hoist[ed] [Horses] onto his shoulders for the duration of his scenes."[4] In the 1990s he appeared in films such as The Lawnmower Man (1992), A Time to Kill (1996), Con Air (1997), and Batman & Robin (1997). He had supporting roles in the 2000 films Shaft and Bait, I Am Sam (2001), and 2002 films, The Salton Sea and No Good Deed.

His career declined in the 2000s, when he began receiving offers for short films and direct-to-video films, although he was cast as the brother of Billy Russoti, James "Looney Bin Jim" Russoti in the feature film Punisher: War Zone. He starred alongside Thomas Jane and Ving Rhames in Give 'em Hell, Malone, released in 2009. In October 2008, Hutchison's production company, Dark Water, debuted the web series Vampire Killers, which depicts four vampire hunters combating a vampire population of over 500,000 in modern Los Angeles.[6]

Personal life[edit]

On May 20, 2011, Hutchison married his third wife,[7] Courtney Stodden in Las Vegas.[8][9] They met when Stodden attended an acting class taught by Hutchison.[10]

Their relationship drew controversy and criticism, as Stodden was 16 years old when the couple married; Hutchison is 35 years her senior.[3][11] Hutchison was labeled a "pedophile".[12][13] According to the actor, his agent quit, his family disowned him, and he received death threats, all resulting from this marriage.[13] Hutchison was, however, reportedly, defended by Stodden's mother, Krista Keller, who praised him for the kindness and love with which he treats Stodden as well as Dr. Jenn Berman, a therapist who worked with the couple during their appearance on Couples Therapy.[10]

In October 2012, the couple appeared as one of the celebrity couples in the second season of the VH1 reality television series Couples Therapy, which depicts celebrity couples undergoing counseling for relationship problems.[12] According to Stodden, the couple enrolled in therapy in order to resolve issues that arose in their marriage from their age difference.[11] On November 1, 2013, the media reported that Stodden and Hutchison were ending their marriage of two and a half years and filing for divorce.[14] In a subsequent interview, Stodden said that the split and impending divorce from Hutchison was amicable.[15]


1988Fresh HorsesSproles
The Chocolate WarObie Jameson
1992The Lawnmower ManSecurity Tech
1993–1994The X-FilesEugene Victor ToomsTV series; episodes "Squeeze", "Tooms"
1994Party of FiveLorenTV series; episodes "All's Fair", "Fathers and Sons", "Private Lives", "Grownups"
1995Space: Above and BeyondElroy-ElTV series; episodes recurring
1996A Time To KillPete Willard
Love AlwaysJames
1997Con AirDonald
Batman & RobinGolum
1999The Green MilePercy WetmoreNominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
2000ShaftPlane door opener
2001The PracticeJackie CahillTV series; episodes "Poor Richard's Almanac", "Public Servants"
I Am SamIfty
2002The Salton SeaGus Morgan
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationNigel CraneTV series; "Stalker"
No Good DeedHoop
2004CSI: MiamiDale StahlTV series; episode "Slow Burn"
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitHumphrey BeckerTV series; episode "Scavenger"
2006–2007KidnappedSchroeder/James DevereTV series; episodes "Pilot", "Special Delivery", "Sorry, Wrong Number", "Number One with a Bullet", "Burn, Baby, Burn", "My Heart Belongs to Daddy", "Front Page", "Mutiny"
2007–2009MoolaJ.T. Montgomery
LostHorace GoodspeedTV series; episodes "The Man Behind the Curtain", "Cabin Fever", "LaFleur", "He's Our You", "Whatever Happened, Happened", "Some Like It Hoth", "Follow the Leader"
2008The BurrowersHenry Victor
Punisher: War ZoneJames Russoti/Looney Bin Jim
Days of WrathVadim
2009Give 'em Hell, MaloneMatchstick
201024Davrosseason 8, first four episodes
2011Lie to MeLane BradleyTV series; episode "Gone, Baby, Gone"


  1. ^ Southern, Nathan "Doug Hutchison: Biography". AllMovie. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "The Green Mile (18)". Empire. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  3. ^ a b Ellis, Angela; Gherbremedhin, Sabina. "Exclusive: Doug Hutchison, 51, and Courtney Stodden, 16, Dish on Controversial Marriage", ABC News, July 15, 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Doug Hutchison". The New York Times. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Mykelti Williamson to join cast of '24'" (Registration required). The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2009-06-21. [dead link]
  6. ^ Lamkin, Elaine (May 20, 2009)."Exclusive: Dough Hutchison Talks Vampire Killers". Dread Central.
  7. ^ "Father Albert: Was Courtney a Virgin Before She Married Doug?". Father Albert. July 20, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  8. ^ "Green Mile's Doug Hutchison, 51, Marries Aspiring Country Singer, 16". 2011-06-20. 
  9. ^ Marika, Sheila. "Actor Doug Hutchison, 51, Weds Aspiring Country Singer Courtney Alexis Stodden, 16". ABC News. June 21, 2011.
  10. ^ a b Spero, Jesse. "Couples Therapy’s Dr. Jenn Berman: Doug Hutchison Is 'Not A Predator'". Access Hollywood. October 9, 2012.
  11. ^ a b Beard, Lanford. "'Couples Therapy': Courtney Stodden teases 'vicious energy' in season 2". Entertainment Weekly, October 3, 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Episode #2.1". Couples Therapy. Season 2. Episode 1. October 3, 2012. Vh1.
  13. ^ a b Nsenduluka, Benge. "'Couples Therapy' Doug Hutchison Called 'Pedophile' Over Marriage to Courtney Stodden". The Christian Post. October 5, 2012.
  14. ^ Hayner, Chris E. (November 1, 2013). "Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison ending marriage after 2 years". Zap2it. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  15. ^ "'I wanted my freedom!': Courtney Stodden, 19, reveals why she split from Doug Hutchison, 53". Daily Mail. November 9, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 

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