Former professional poker player Douglas Kim (www.douglasleekim.com) has begun pre-production on his debut scripted TV show ‘Just Dougie’. The semi-autobiographical show, written by Douglas Kim and Brian Shin, set mainly in Los Angeles, lightly explores the life of a professional poker player, and young urban professional, transitioning into the entertainment industry.
Douglas, who grew up in New York in a first generation Asian-American family, was the youngest player to make the final table at the World Series of Poker Tournament at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas at the height of the poker boom in 2006. He has since then moved to Los Angeles and has cemented himself as a well-rounded Asian-American actor, writer and producer.
“We are very excited about the new ‘Just Dougie’ TV show,” said Douglas. “We plan to take viewers on a comedic, yet honest journey of the life of a modern Asian-American artist, through a more realistic lens that has yet to be shown on American television.”
Although he graduated Cum Laude in economics and computer science at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Douglas changed his career direction and enrolled in the two year Meisner acting program at the William Esper Studio in New York. On graduating he has continued to nurture his chosen craft by attending different conservatories and training studios including: the Scott Sedita Acting Studios for comedy, a summer acting program the prestigious Manhattan Film Institute, audition technique training at Margie Haber Studios and Sketch classes at Upright Citizens Brigade.
The SAG-AFTRA actor has gone onto work on several film projects including the award-winning short film ‘Room 731’, with actor-producer friend Tim Kang and has executive produced the film ‘Las Vegas Story’, directed by Byron Qiao. He released his debut music video, ‘I’m (Asian) American’, as a response to how Asian Americans are perceived by Americans and Asians in the community and the provocative Korean music video ‘Forever Hyung’, a parody of the Jay-Z song ‘Young Forever’.
Douglas is represented by Sueanne Edan of Tangerine Talent and Scott Vandiver of Spotlight Management.