Douglas Taurel has been nominated for an Innovative Theater Award as well as the United Kingdom’s prestigious Amnesty International Award for this work with ‘The American Soldier’. He’s appeared in numerous television shows including The Affair, Mr. Robot, The Americans, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, The Following, Damages, NYC 22, Believe, and Nurse Jackie. ‘The Los Angeles Times’ said his work on Nurse Jackie, “Nurse Jackie get’s her most fascinating character yet to date.”
In the indie world, he has appeared in numerous films, including The Cobbler (starring Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman), The Kindergarten Teacher (starring Maggie Gyllenhaal), Delivery at the HBO Films Festival and recently finished filming No Justice for the Wicked. He was also cast a recurring voice in the popular video game Red Redemption.
He’s an active producer of film with projects accepted in the prestigious Atlanta Short Film festival, New York’s Big Apple Film Festival, and recently finished filming his TV Series Landing Home, which he wrote, directed, and produced.
He was commissioned by the Library of Congress to write, create and perform his second solo show, ‘An American Soldier’s Journey Home’ which commemorates the ending of the First World War and tells the story of Irving Greenwald, a soldier in the 308 Regiment and part of the Lost Battalion. He has performed the play twice at the Library of Congress.
On stage he was performed in numerous Off-Broadway productions on some of New York’s most established theaters as well regionally; George in Of Mice and Men (Urban Stage) and ‘The New York Times’ said his work as George was”Douglas is an unbelievably fine actor”. Other Off-Broadway plays include Hard Rain (Cherry Lane Theatre), An Enemy of the People (Barrow Group Theatre), The Hairy Ape (Columbia University), Othello (The Shakespeare Project), King Lear (Houston Shakespeare Festival). He also reversed both roles of Lee & Austin in True West (New York Irish Arts Center and Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Three Weeks Daily gave him 4 out of 5 stars for his performance and said his portrayal of Austin was “a moving and stunning work by an actor”.