Doug Savant Net Worth

Doug Savant Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Doug Savant net worth is
$3 Million

Doug Savant Wiki Biography

Douglas Peter Savant was born on the 21st June 1964, in Burbank, California USA, and is an actor probably best recognized for starring in one of the leading roles as Matt Fielding, in the extremely popular TV series “Melrose Place” (1992–1997), and portraying Tom Scavo in another popular TV series – “Desperate Housewives” (2004–2012). His acting career has been began in 1984.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Doug Savant is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Doug’s net worth is over $3 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the film industry.

Doug Savant Net Worth $3 Million

Doug Savant spent his childhood in his hometown, where he finished high school, and where he became interested in acting. Upon matriculation, he moved to Los Angeles, California where he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), however, he realized that he would rather go in for acting, so dropped out of college in to pursue a career in the film industry.

Thus, Doug’s professional acting career began in 1984, when he featured in a small role in the film “Swing Shift”, after which he also had several more small parts in such TV series and film titles as “Secret Admirer” (1985), “Teen Wolf” (1985), and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” (1986), getting noticed by some of the best and most popular producers and directors, and taking more serious roles. This marked the beginning of an increase of his net worth, as his first memorable role came in 1986, when he was chosen to portray Young Mack Mackenzie in the TV series “Knots Landing” until 1987, starring opposite Kevin Dobson. By the end of the decade, he had also appeared in the role of Tim Hainey in “Trick Or Treat” (1986), played Mike McGill in “Masquerade” (1988), and Michael in “Shaking The Tree” (1990), alongside Courteney Cox.

However, it can be said that the peak of Doug’s career was his notable role in “Melrose Place” (1992-1997). He stated that it was one of the most important and demanding roles in his career, as he portrayed Matt Fielding, a gay person, in one of the first series that addressed this social matter. Doug left the show in 1997, but the role brought him a lot of attention, and he starred in film titles “Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story” (1992), “Terminal” (1996), and “Godzilla” (1998), among others, all of which added a considerable amount to his net worth.

At the beginning of the new millennium, Doug made a number of guest-starring appearances in such TV series as “The District” (2001), “According To Jim” (2002), and “NYPD Blue” (2004). In 2004, he became a regular cast member in the TV series “24”, starring in the role of Craig Phillips, and in another TV series entitled “Desperate Housewives”, which lasted until 2012, starring as Tom Scavo alongside Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria, increasing his net worth by a large margin.

Since then, he has only had guest-starring roles in such TV series as “Hot In Cleveland” (2012), “Criminal Minds” (2013), “Hawaii Five-0” (2015), etc. Most recently, he starred in the TV series “The X Files” in 2016 and “Notorious” in the same year. His net worth is certainly still rising.

Thanks to accomplishments in the film industry, Doug has been nominated for and won several significant awards, such as the nomination for Gold Derby Awards and the winning of Screen Actor Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for his contribution to “Desperate Housewives”.

If to talk about his personal life, Doug Savant has been married to actress Laura Leighton since 1998; the couple has two children together. Previously, he was married to Dawn Marie Dunkin (1983-1997), with whom he has two daughters.

Full NameDoug Savant
Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of BirthJune 21, 1964
Place Of BirthBurbank, California, United States
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
SpouseLaura Leighton (m. 1998), Dawn Savant (m. 1983–1997)
ChildrenLucy Jane Leighton Savant, Jack Douglas Savant, Madeline Marie Savant, Arianna Josephine Savant
NicknamesDouglas Peter Savant , doug_savant , Douglas Peter "Doug" Savant
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
MoviesGodzilla, First Target, Red Surf, Masquerade, Maniac Cop III: Badge of Silence, First Daughter, Trick or Treat, The Hanoi Hilton, Teen Wolf, First Shot, Aftermath: A Test of Love, April Rain, Terminal, Dropping Out
TV ShowsDesperate Housewives, Melrose Place
1During my first year on Melrose Place (1992), there was a great deal of pressure from the network [Fox TV] for me to out myself as a straight man. The producers of Melrose Place (1992) kept telling me I had to say publicly that I was a breeder. They said too many people assumed I was gay. I know the truth of my life, so I didn't have to play the network game. For three years, I was the spokesperson for the AIDS rides rly cycle-thons] in California. I was flattered that people assumed I was gay. To me, that was an affirmation that I was doing my job.
1Has co-starred with Marcia Cross in both Melrose Place (1992) and Desperate Housewives (2004).
2His two daughters with ex-wife Dawn Dunkin are named Arianna Josephine Savant (b. January 17, 1992) and Madeline Marie Savant (b. July 20, 1993).
36/9/05: Wife Laura Leighton gave birth to a baby girl, named Lucy Jane Leighton Savant. She weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz.
4Although he appeared in almost every episode of Desperate Housewives (2004) during Season 1, he was still credited as a guest star. However, he has now been put on contract and will be credited as a series regular for Season 2.
5Married to Laura Leighton, who played Sydney Andrews on Melrose Place (1992). The romance developed off-camera on the set of the popular TV soap opera.
6Starred opposite Rob Lowe and Meg Tilly in the thriller Masquerade (1988) in which he played a deceptive, clean-cut psycho and continued on in off-kiltered villain roles in teen slasher movies until Melrose Place (1992).
7Left Melrose Place (1992) after six seasons because the network refused to allow the writers to explore his character Matt's love life, and left him with little to do on the show. In 1994, the network and producers cut Matt's kiss on the season finale in 1994 at the last minute after considerable ratings hype.
8Before being cast in Melrose Place (1992), he was a delivery driver for Dino's Pizza in Burbank, owned by his cousin.
9Doug and his ex-wife Dawn had been together since he was 19, and share two daughters.
1010/10/00: Son Jack Douglas Savant (with Laura Leighton) born.
1111/97: Engaged to Laura Leighton.


Notorious2016TV SeriesPaul Weston
Pure Genius2016TV SeriesSimon Monroe
Halt and Catch Fire2016TV SeriesMac Harpor
Rush Hour2016TV SeriesD.A. Eric Ginardi
Castle2016TV SeriesTrevor Nigel
The X-Files2016TV SeriesAugustus Goldman
Scorpion2015TV SeriesWilson Adler
Hawaii Five-02015TV SeriesRobert Young
April Rain2014Ken Singleton
Criminal Minds2013TV SeriesMalcolm Taffert
Drop Dead Diva2013TV SeriesJakob Yordy
Rizzoli & Isles2013TV SeriesRoger Thorson
Vegas2013TV SeriesMr. Binder
Desperate Housewives2004-2012TV SeriesTom Scavo
Hot in Cleveland2012TV SeriesScott
What Color Is Love?2009TV MoviePeter Marcheson
All You've Got2006Sam McDonald
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2004TV SeriesPaul Brady
Nip/Tuck2004TV SeriesJoel Gideon
NCIS2004TV SeriesFather Larry Clannon
242004TV SeriesCraig Phillips
NYPD Blue2004TV SeriesJason Foster
The Guardian2004TV SeriesEric Kane
Faultline2004TV MovieProf. Anthony McAllister
According to Jim2002TV SeriesRick
JAG2002TV SeriesNavy Seals Commander
Firefly2002TV SeriesCommander Harken
First Shot2002TV MovieGrant Coleman
The One2001Cop (uncredited)
Family Law2001TV SeriesHarold Raines
The District2001TV SeriesJeffrey Riverton
That's Life2001TV SeriesJ.T.'s Cousin
First Target2000TV MovieGrant Coleman
Harsh Realm2000TV SeriesSergeant Sommers
Godzilla: The Series2000TV SeriesTrespasser #2
Dropping Out2000Doctor
First Daughter1999TV MovieGrant Coleman
A Face to Kill for1999TV MovieVirgil
Profiler1999TV SeriesToby Watson
Godzilla1998/ISergeant O'Neal
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998TV SeriesJosh Walters
The Outer Limits1998TV SeriesKel
Melrose Place1992-1997TV SeriesMatt Fielding
Terminal1996TV MovieDr. Sean O'Grady
Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story1995TV MovieRichard Mark Ellard
Burke's Law1995TV Series
Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence1993Dr. Peter Myerson
Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story1992Deputy Sheriff Ted Hinton
Columbo1992TV SeriesDetective Dennis Mulrooney
Aftermath: A Test of Love1991TV MovieJeff
Shaking the Tree1990Michael
Jake and the Fatman1990TV SeriesJohn Bronski
The Knife and Gun Club1990TV MovieDr. Barrow
China Beach1990TV SeriesRichard
Red Surf1989VideoAttila
Paint It Black1989Eric Hinsley
Masquerade1988Mike McGill
In the Heat of the Night1988TV SeriesScott LaPierre
Knots Landing1986-1987TV SeriesYoung Mack Mackenzie
Stingray1987TV SeriesCdt. Thomas O'Conner
The Hanoi Hilton1987Ashby
The Facts of Life1987TV SeriesDwayne
Trick or Treat1986Tim Hainey
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1986TV SeriesJoey Medwick
Hotel1986TV SeriesElliot Jessup
Teen Wolf1985Brad
Secret Admirer1985Boy
The Best Times1985TV SeriesGreg
Cagney & Lacey1985TV SeriesDwayne Patterson
Swing Shift1984uncredited


Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets2006TV Movie special thanks
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details2006TV Movie special thanks


Desperate Housewives: I Guess This Is Goodbye2012Video documentary shortHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2005-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2005-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jeopardy!2006-2010TV SeriesHimself - Video Clue Presenter / Himself - Contestant / Himself
Rachael Ray2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
I Know Things Now: Desperate Housewives Celebrates 1002009Video shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 20062006TV Special documentaryHimself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Celebrity Poker Showdown2005TV SeriesHimself
SoapTalk2005TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 5th Annual GLAAD Media Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Program

Archive Footage

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2012TV SeriesHimself
How TV Changed Britain2008TV Series documentaryTom Scavo
Desperate Housewives Special: Secrets and Lies2007TV MovieTom Scavo
Desperate Housewives Special: The Juiciest Bites2007TV MovieTom Scavo
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesTom Scavo / Himself
Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets2006TV MovieTom Scavo (uncredited)
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details2006TV MovieTom Scavo (uncredited)
Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again2005TV Movie documentaryYoung Mack MacKenzie (uncredited)
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentaryMatt
Melrose Place1998TV SeriesMatt Fielding

Won Awards

2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)

Nominated Awards

2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearDesperate Housewives (2004)

Known for movies

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