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James B. Douglas

James B. Douglas, actor,

B: 1928 in Cape Town, South Africa

D: December 29, 2009 in Stratford, Ontario

James B. Douglas emigrated to Canada at the age of six and was an alumnus of Upper Canada College. He received his master of arts at Amherst College and then attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England. After appearing in the West End and touring in England, he returned to Canada starring in many film roles for the National Film Board including The Drylanders. A fiercely proud Canadian and passionate man of the theatre, he decided to remain in Canada, where, over the years, he made a considerable mark in theatre, film and television and was one of the three founding members of Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre. Near the end of his career, he produced and acted in his own creation, Sunshine and Shadows: An Evening with Stephen Leacock that he presented first in Stratford, Ontario, also in Vermont and in England where it enjoyed a sold-out performance in Leacock’s birthplace, Swanmore, Hampshire. James B. Douglas was 81 when he died at his home in Stratford, Ontario following a six mnonth battle with cancer.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Drylanders (1963)
David Thompson: The Great Mapmaker (short, 1964)
Jamie: The Story of a Sibling (short, 1964)

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970, uncredited)
M.A.S.H. (1970, uncredited)
The Barefoot Executive (1971)
The National Dream: Building the Impossible Railway (miniseries, 1974)
The Dawson Patrol (TV-1978)
An American Christmas Carol (TV-1979)
The Gong Show Movie (1980)
The Changeling (1980)
The Intruder (1981)
Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper (TV-1981)
Murder by Phone (1982)
The Hot Touch (1982)
Deadly Eyes (1982)
After the Axe (1982)
All in Good Taste (1983)
Bedroom Eyes (1984)
The Boy in Blue (1986)
The Liberators (TV-1987)
Dead Bang (1989)

Conspiracy of Silence (TV-1991)
Million Dollar Babies (TV-1994)
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (TV-1994)
The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story (TV-1994)
Mary Silliman’s War (TV-1994)
Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (TV-1995)
Dangerous Offender: The Marlene Moore Story (TV-1996)
My Father’s Shadow: The Sam Sheppard Story (TV-1998)
Shadow Builder (1998)
Survivor (TV-1999)

The Sandy Bottom Orchestra (TV-2000)
Men with Brooms (2002)

Camille (2008)
Waiting for the Tall Man (2009, short)

TV Series – Cast:
The Whiteoaks of Jalna (1972)
Drylanders (1974)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
T.H.E. Cat (1966)
The Young Rebels (1970)
The Littlest Hobo (1980, 1983)
Seeing Things (1982)
ABC Weekend Specials (1983)
Katts and Dog (1988)
Friday the 13th (1988, 1989)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1989)

Counterstrike (1991)
Beyond Reality (1991)
Tales from the Cryptkeeper (1993)
Street Legal (1993, 1994)
Road to Avonlea (1995)
Wind at My Back (1996)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1997)

Soul Food (2001, 2002)
Queer as Folk (2001)
Puppets Who Kill (2002, 2004)
The 5th Quadrant (2002)
Wild Card (2005)
Zoe Busiek: Wild Card (2005)
ReGenesis (2008)

Drylanders, movie poster
This poster for Drylanders was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.