Monday, September 29, 2008
Favorite Classic Soap Hunk of the Day: Doug Davidson
Hard to believe this years marks's Doug Davidson's 30 year anniversary on 'The Young and the Restless' as Paul Williams. Doug and his character have lasted so long because there is just something about this guy that is so likable. I am sure this has hindered Doug with roles as it is just hard to picture him as the bad guy. Doug began as a model and began taking on small acting roles in commericals and tv. Doug happened to be on the set of Y & R with a friend when the producer at the time spotted him and eventually cast him on the show.
Doug is most certainly one of daytimes most successful actors. Holding a job in the business for 3 decades is something to be celebrated. I remember the magazines from the 80's full of shirtless pics of the adorable Doug with his amazing smile and blond hair, not to mention his most enchanting chest. Doug has this look which reminds me of old time movie stars like Cary Grant, Robert Redford and others. There is something timeless about his appeal. I only watched Y & R for brief periods of time in the 80's and 90's as a teen and through college, but I have always kept an eye on Doug.
I did not watch Y&R when Lauren turned Paul Williams into a centerfold, but wish I had.
Doug's Official Site found HERE: