How Do You Know Doug Hutchison? Before Couples Therapy He Was A Critically Acclaimed Actor


Couples Therapy's Doug Hutchison as Horace on LOST

Before Couples Therapy stars Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden’s scandalous marriage made them tabloid staples, Doug was a Juilliard-educated, well-known and respected actor with over 40 credits to his name. While Doug’s acting abilities haven’t waned, his career has suffered greatly since news of his controversial marriage broke in 2011. Take a look at some of his most memorable acting credits after the jump.

Doug is probably best known for starring alongside Tom Hanks and the late Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile. Hutchison plays the role of sadistic prison guard, Percy Wetmore. Check out Doug’s acting skills, which are, after all, what attracted Courtney to him in the first place (right?), in this clip from The Green Mile. Watch the clip below, in which his character is taken to solitary:

Doug was also a cast member of the critically acclaimed network television drama LOST from 2007 to 2009. He made appearances in seven episodes throughout its six season run. His character, Horace Goodspeed, was the leader of the DHARMA Initiative as well as a mathematician on “The Island” in the 1970s. Spoiler alert: his character was killed by “The Others,” but reappeared in a later episode during a dream sequence. Check out a clip of his character’s postmortem appearance by clicking here or on the image below.

Couple's Therapy star, Doug Hutchison on LOST

Doug also appeared in two episodes of the sci-fi, cult classic television show, The X-Files. He played the role of animal control worker/mutant, Victor Tooms, or just Tooms for short. His character was able to stretch or contort his body in ways that allowed him to travel through ventilation ducts and toilets, giving him easy access to his prey. The first episode Tooms appeared in debuted on September 24, 1993, which is almost a full year before his wife, Courtney Stodden, was born. (Her birthday is August 29, 1994.) Check out the promotional trailer for his The X-Files debut below:

The credits on Doug Hutchison’s IMDB page are pretty impressive, even besides what was mentioned above he had roles ranging from the wildly popular, 1990s series Party of Five to Law and Order: SVU. Which role of Doug’s is your favorite? Do you think his career and reputation can recover from its current state of tabloid infamy? Let us know in the comments section and don’t forget to tune in to Couples Therapy, Wednesday nights at 10/9c.

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