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Doug Savant

Just when we thought the Melrose Place alums recruited for plum roles on Desperate Housewives stopped with Marcia Cross, along comes Doug Savant as former ad exec turned pizza parlor owner Tom Scavo.

Savant first gained national attention when he was cast in the role of Matt Fielding on the Fox series Melrose Place. It marked one of the first times an openly gay character was portrayed on network television. The series, which could only be described as a cultural phenomenon, became a television fixation, continually sparking water cooler conversations week after week.

Prior to his primetime notoriety, Savant had roles on the big screen in films like Masquerade, opposite Rob Lowe, Hanoi Hilton and in Red Surf, opposite George Clooney. Following Melrose, he took on a supporting role in the Dean Devlin/Roland Emmerich mega-production of Godzilla, starring Matthew Broderick.

His television appearances include such hit shows as 24, According to Jim and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Savant is married to actress Laura Leighton and they have four children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Doug Savant Facts

BirthdayJune 21, 1964 (59)
BirthplaceBurbank, California, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.