Doug Hutchison was born in Dover, Delaware on May 26th 1960. He attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota and Bishop Foley High School in Madison Heights, Michigan. He later attended University of Minnesota at Minneapolis-St Paul, and studied at The Juilliard School in New York City.
Hutchison starred in a Minneapolis production of Equus. His other early stage credits include Sing Me Through an Open Window and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. He has made guest appearances on television shows such as The Young Riders, The X-Files (as Eugene Victor Tooms), Space: Above and Beyond (as Elroy-El), Millennium (as “Omega”), Lost (as Horace Goodspeed), The Guiding Light (as Sebastian Hulce), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (as serial killer Humphrey Becker), and 24 (as European terrorist Davros).
Hutchison entered films at the end of the 1980’s, appearing as Sproles in the 1988 drama Fresh Horses and Obie Jameson in the 1988 film adaptation of The Chocolate War. Of his performance in Fresh Horses, one critic observed that he “hoisted the film onto his shoulders for the duration of his scenes”.
In the 1990s, he appeared in films such as The Green Mile as Percy, The Lawnmower Man (1992), A Time to Kill (1996), Con Air (1997), and Batman & Robin (1997). He had supporting roles in Shaft (2000), Bait (2000), I Am Sam (2001), The Salton Sea (2002), and No Good Deed (2002).
In recent years Hutchison was cast as James “Looney Bin Jim” Russoti (brother of Billy Russoti) in the film Punisher: War Zone. He starred in Give ’em Hell, Malone (2009). In October 2008, Hutchison’s production company, Dark Water, debuted the web series Vampire Killers, which depicts four vampire hunters combating a vampire population of over 500,000 in Los Angeles.