I’m Douglas Taurel and I love working on stories that are a bit dark and dramatic. I am consistently drawn to playing characters that are intense, gritty and live on the harder side of life.
I have had the opportunity to work on many of NY’s TV dramas like Mr. Robot, Blue Bloods, The Americans, The Following, Damages, Person of Interest, Nurse Jackie to just name a few and recently played a hit man Tom McCarthy’s “The Cobbler” starring Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler. I’ve also been fortunate enough to grace many of New York stages in many classic and dramatic plays and my favorite role Lee in “True West”. I had the opportunity to perform the play both in New York and Edinburgh Festival Fringe where, as a cast, we received a 5 star review and a strong review by the New York Times - "Douglas Taurel is a fine actor as George".
I studied with Wynn Handman, my mentor and the foundation of my acting training. I have also had the incredible opportunity to study and work with some amazing artists; Alec Baldwin, Kathleen Turner, Marian Seldes and Edward Albee, to name just a few.
Taking on huge challenges is in my DNA. I boxed in college, ran marathons in New York and Philadelphia, ran with the bulls in Spain and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. I am very fortunate to be the son of hispanic parents and was given the opportunity to live in South American and to learn how to speak fluent Spanish.
I have recently produced and performed my solo show The American Soldier www.TheAmericanSoldierSoloshow.com which was nominated for an Amnesty International Award and received strong reviews in it's Off Broadway, The Huffington Post - "A flawless and powerful show", and earned 4 stars at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015. I am performing my solo show throughout the Northeast and turning it in the south. The play is based on soldiers’ letters from the American revolution through Afghanistan.
I am a contributor to Backstage.com and The Daily Actor. What is next for me is I just wrapped working on season two of Mr. Robot and a new video game by Rockstar.
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Unique traits: I speak fluent Spanish and learn how to crack a bull whip. My parents are from Colombia and Argentina.
Television (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor Elliot Alderson is a young cyber-security engineer living in New York, who assumes the role of a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot meets a mysterious anarchist known as "Mr. Robot" who recruits Elliot to join his team of hackers, "fsociety". Elliot, who has a social anxiety disorder and connects to people by hacking them, is intrigued but uncertain if he wants to be part of the group. The show follows Mr. Robot's attempts to engage Elliot in his mission to destroy the corporation Elliot is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs that are running (and ruining) the world. Written by Soumik Ghosh
Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actor 5 months after Jack Anderson and Jonathan Franco were attacked by Cody and Amanda, Jack and his thought to be dead girlfriend move to Massachusetts to start a new life in a new school. Soon after their arrival, things begin to happen in a much to familiar way. A new ghostface killer has risen. This time...it's personal.
We'll Test It on Humans
Film (Comedy) Actor With the help of his fly-by-night, documentarian, step brother, a lab worker trying to regain his wife's affection, tests a potentially dangerous love drug on two unsuspecting New York City real estate agents.
Video (Short and Action) Actor A bank robbery that goes bad
The Waystation in the Stars
Film (Short, Adventure, Musical and Sci-Fi) Actor An amnesiac finds himself trapped in a derelict bar adrift in time and space.
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Film (Short and Drama) Actor Siesta is a short film that explores the dynamics of a couple that says goodbye but cannot seem to completely resolve their love for each other. Watch as these characters search - in their own way - for a way to make sense of life, love and the constant evolution involved in both. Written by Michael Mathis
Film (Short and Drama) Actor Explores the overwhelming feeling of quitting to the point of abandoning even the fight for one's own life. Also embedded in the story, there's an apathy and indifference towards other people's sufferings and tragic realities. Based on the short story "The Killers" by Ernest Hemingway. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Drama) Actor Mickey, a former street kid, is dealing with the phenomena of being hit by lightning six times in his lifetime; the story involves the events leading up to the seventh strike, including the major sub-plot of paying his debts to a local gang. Written by Joe Lindquist
Film (Short, Drama and Horror) Actor A man's brother vanishes and his paranoia grows as to what or who is the cause.
La vida blanca
Film (Short, Action and Drama) Actor An analogous tale of cancer, cocaine and God.
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Film (Short and Drama) Actor Violet Morrison uses all her resources as she learns to survive in post-9/11 New York City.
Film (Short and Drama) Actor A malevolent story of barely-concealed hostility between a couple on their wedding anniversary. As their son and his new girlfriend come for the celebratory dinner, the strained civility is tested, strange allegiances form and the darkest family secrets are revealed. Written by Anonymous
Maid in Manhattan
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor Marisa Ventura is a single mother born and bred in the boroughs of New York City, who works as a maid in a first-class Manhattan hotel. By a twist of fate and mistaken identity, Marisa meets Christopher Marshall, a handsome heir to a political dynasty, who believes that she is a guest at the hotel. Fate steps in and throws the unlikely pair together for one night. When Marisa's true identity is revealed, the two find that they are worlds apart, even though the distance separating them is just a subway ride between Manhattan and the Bronx. Written by Anonymous
A Beautiful Mind
Film (Biography and Drama) Actor From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his tragedy, and finally - late in life - received the Nobel Prize. Written by Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures
Culture of Silence
Film (Short and Drama) Actor Social, cultural and educational issues regarding Hispanics related to youth and their challenges for their family members.
Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor In suburban Reston, Virginia, George Washington University American History professor Michael Faraday is still mourning the death of his wife, FBI agent Leah Faraday, after three years. His inside knowledge of the agency colors what he teaches in his classes. Although on good terms with Leah's ex-partner, Whit Carver, and the agency in general, Michael wants the agency at least to acknowledge their responsibility in her death in the line of duty. Michael is moving on with his personal life, he being in a serious relationship with his former teaching assistant Brooke Wolfe. Although he likes Brooke, Michael and Leah's nine year old son, Grant Faraday, may not yet be quite ready for Brooke to be a permanent part of their lives. It is only in helping adolescent Brady Lang who he sees in medical distress that Michael meets his new neighbors, Oliver and Cheryl Lang, Brady's parents. In the process, Michael and Brooke becomes friends with the Langs, as Grant and Brady become friends. ... Written by Huggo
CULTURE OF SILENCE (PBS Award)
Television by PBS /Lupe Caseras Principal
ALL MY CHILDREN
Television by ABC / James A. Baffico Co-Star
HATS OFF TO HOUSTON
Television by CBS /Barney Burman Principal
Television by CBS /Ralph Hemecker Co-Star
PERSON OF INTEREST
Television by CBS /Stephen Surjik Co-Star
Television by Showtime /Linda Wallem Co-Star
Television by NBC / Jonas Pate Co-Star
Television by FX /Thomas Schlamme Co-Star
Television by CBS / David Barrett Co-Star
Television by FX /David Tuttman Guest Star
Television by FOX / Nicole Kassell Co-Star
ROCKING TEXAS STYLE
Television by NBC /Brandon Smith Host
TA-TA MUSIC VIDEO
Television by BET /James S. Murray Co-Star
Television by Nickelodeon /Annie Salas Co-Star
Film by Fox Searchlight Pictures /Thomas McCarthy Co-Star
Film by HBO Latin Film Festival /Brian Sanchez Principal
Film by Over the GW /Nick Gaglia Principal
HAGONDES (CUNU Festival Winner)
Film by Independent Short /Emma Gencarelli Lead
HELP WANTED (Cinequest Viewers Choice)
Film by Help Wanted /Hilary Downes Principal
LA VIDA BLANCA (L.A.Festival Winner)
Film by Timeless Films /Jack Hartnett Principal
SIESTA (Atlanta short Fest)
Film by Independent Short /Michael Mathis Lead
Nominated Innovative Theatre Award
Best Ensemble Cast for NYU Thesis Festival
Cinequest Viewers Choice
CUNU Festival Winner