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Doug E. Doug
Born Douglas Bourne
January 7, 1970 (1970-01-07) (age 40)
Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and film director
Years active 1990-present

Doug E. Doug (born January 7, 1970) is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and film director. He is best known for his roles as Griffin Vesey on the CBS sitcom Cosby, Sanka Coffie in the film Cool Runnings and as the voice of Bernie in the animated film Shark Tale.



Born Douglas Bourne in Brooklyn.

Doug has appeared in a number of films, including Jungle Fever (1991), Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991), Class Act (1992), Cool Runnings (1993), Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), the remake of Disney's That Darn Cat (1997), and Eight Legged Freaks (2002). He was the star of his own short-lived ABC sitcom, Where I Live, a show which won the acclaim of Bill Cosby, and subsequently played Hilton Lucas' boarder and surrogate son Griffin Vesey on Cosby. In 2004, he had a voice role in the 2004 animated feature Shark Tale, and also appeared on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.


Year Film Role Notes
1990 Mo' Better Blues Jimmy the Busboy Credited as Douglas Bourne
1991 Hangin' with the Homeboys Willie Stevens
Jungle Fever Friend of Livin' Large
1992 Class Act Popsicle
Dr. Giggles Trotter
1993 Cool Runnings Sanka Coffie
1995 Operation Dumbo Drop Sp4 Harvey (H.A.) Ashford Alternative title: Dumbo Drop
1997 That Darn Cat Zeke
1998 Rusty: A Dog's Tale Turbo the Turtle (Voice) Alternative title: Rusty: The Great Rescue
2000 Everything's Jake Taxi Driver
Citizen James James Producer, director and writer
2002 Eight Legged Freaks Harlan Griffith
2004 Shark Tale Bernie Voice
2009 Snowmen Leonard Garvey
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Where I Live Douglas St. Martin 21 episodes
1996-2000 Cosby Griffin Vesey 93 episodes
2000 Touched by an Angel Ronnie 1 episode
Little Bill Percy Mulch (Voice) 2 episodes
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Rudy Lemcke 1 episode
2005 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 4-Year-Old/Dog (Voice) 1 episode, uncredited
2006 Conviction Toby Janes 1 episode
2007 My Gym Partner's a Monkey Bear (Voice) 1 episode
2010 Justified (TV series) Israel Fandi 3 episodes

Award nominations

Year Award Result Category Film or series
1992 Independent Spirit Awards Nominated Best Male Lead Hangin' with the Homeboys
1998 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Cosby
1999 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Cosby
2000 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Cosby
1994 Young Artist Award Best Youth Comedian Where I Live

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