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Shout out from Doug E. Doug

Doug E. Doug, born Douglas Bourne on January 7, 1970, is an American actor and comedian renowned for his vibrant roles in film and television. Beginning his career at 17 as a stand-up comedian, he quickly made a name for himself, notably for his role as Sanka Coffie in “Cool Runnings” and as Griffin Vesey in the CBS sitcom “Cosby.” Doug has a rich portfolio of performances, including appearances in “Jungle Fever,” “Hangin’ with the Homeboys,” for which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, “Class Act,” “Operation Dumbo Drop,” and “Eight Legged Freaks.” His voice lent character to Bernie the jellyfish in “Shark Tale.”

Born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Jamaican father and African-American mother, Doug’s diverse background has deeply influenced his career. Aside from acting, he ventured into directing and producing with “Citizen James” and created “The Doug Life Show” on YouTube, showcasing his comedic talents. Doug has also made significant contributions to theater, starring in the musical “Purlie,” and has guest-starred in series such as “Law and Order: SVU.” Doug E. Doug’s career is marked by a blend of humor, versatility, and a strong connection to his cultural roots.