Not all of Hollywood’s talent is as instantly recognizable as others. Here at the BB Basement, we firmly believe that some of the best actors working in the business have yet to really get the attention they fully deserve, and often they’re seen in plenty of films but aren’t fully noticed. Douglas Tait is one of those actors that you’ve likely seen several times without even realizing it, and after working with him ourselves we think he deserves some extra attention.
Douglas was born in Tarzana, California in 1978 and that proximity to the entertainment mecca of the world quickly helped him start paying attention to the industry. His earliest role was as Frankenstein in the live stage productions at Universal Studios Hollywood, and he took that ‘creature feature’ role and ran with it.
Over the following years, he secured several memorable roles including:
- Playing Jason in the final scene of “Freddy vs. Jason”
- Playing a Zorgon in “Zathura”
- A role as a Frost Giant in “Thor”
- Playing the “Long Face Bar Alien” in the “Star Trek” reboot
- Playing the role of “Abominog” in the film “The Knights of Badassdom”
Tait also began working as a stuntman, and performed stunts for the film “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” – that stunt ensemble was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2009.
Douglas has taken on additional roles over the years, and one that helped him start getting noticed by genre lovers was his performance in “The Season”, a horror film that has gained a kind of cult status in the horror community.
We had the opportunity to see Douglas in action and to work with him in the upcoming film “Havenhurst”, staring our own Jennifer Blanc and Blanc/Biehn Production alum Danielle Harris. The horror film focuses on a young woman who moves into a gothic apartment building that she quickly discovers is home to a horrible evil. In it, Tait plays the role of Jed, and brings his intensity and talent to every second of his performance.
We love being able to work with up and coming talent, and seeing them grow and develop their skills. Douglas is certainly one actor that should be paid attention to, and as he continues to land roles we’re confident that he’ll get the recognition he deserves. We can’t wait to work with him again, and hope to see him in one of our upcoming films sometime in the future.