Monday, July 05, 2010

Male On Monday : Aaron Douglas

Pink Heart Editor Donna Alward brings a little Canadiana to the Male on Monday theme today with Vancouver native Aaron Douglas.

Aaron Douglas first hit my radar as Chief Tyrol in Battlestar Galactica.  I liked him from the moment he met a very arrogant Apollo and gave a little derisive sniff at Apollo's crap attitude - never mind that Apollo outranked him AND was the Commander's son. I liked him as a union leader on New Caprica and I adored him as a Cylon in the last season.

I was really, really happy for him when I heard he was getting his own series here in Canada called The Bridge.  He plays Frank Leo, a cop turned cop union leader and I love love love the show.  It's been renewed for a second season (hooray!) - I just finished watching the first season and OMG if there was ever a case of who do you trust....

So who exactly is Aaron Douglas? Well, despite the stern, scowly pictures he has a rep of being quite a jokester and easy-going...

Aaron Douglas was born in and currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where he films and stars in the critically acclaimed Sci-Fi television series Battlestar Galactica.

Having gotten his professional acting start later in life Aaron quit his 9-5 workaday life to attend the William Davis Center for Actors at age 27. By the end of the school year Aaron had an agent and was well on his way to becoming one of Hollywood North's most successful actors.

Before becoming Chief Tyrol on Battlestar Galactica, Aaron appeared in many of the television series shot in Vancouver, among them The Outer Limits, Stargate SG-1, Smallville, Andromeda, Jeremiah, and many others. On the big screen Aaron can be seen in X-Men 2, Final Destination 2, White Noise, I- Robot, Catwoman, Paycheck, The Chronicles of Riddick, Butterfly on a Wheel and many others.

Aaron's jersey is the perfect combination
 of hockey and BSG!
Aaron is a rabid Vancouver Canuck NHL hockey fan and has been on skates since he was aged 2. Aaron still plays hockey and is selected by many TV and Film crew teams to play goalie. He can usually be found at Canuck home games screaming at the referees along with his close friends Dan Bacon of Stargate Atlantis, Dan Payne also of Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis and Ryan Robbins of Atlantis and Battlestar Galactica.

If you see him at a game, he and the lads will talk hockey with you all night in exchange for a pint.

Aaron does a lot of work for charities and the majority of his efforts go to the Canadian Cancer Foundation and Canuck Place Children's Hospice.  He has a son and lost his wife to cancer several years ago.

The Bridge is slotted to appear on CBS Stateside in beginning in July.  Now that the season's over, I know it's a really great show because the final episode is sticking with me - I can't wait to see what happens next season.  Meanwhile, I can get my Aaron fix from my BSG dvd sets...

Donna's latest book is a reprint of HIRED: THE ITALIAN'S BRIDE in the anthology Mediterranean Men and Marriage.

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