Doug Hutchison’s acting career has seen him play some deranged antagonists, in fact, his most popular roles, including entitled and psychopathic officer Percy Wetmore in The Green Mile starring alongside Tom hanks.
He started his career more than 3 decades ago and is still active to this day. While a popular actor, he also created a lot of controversies after he married 16-year-old Courtney Stodden when he has 51 years old.
Hutchison’s net worth in 2020 is $3 million, the majority of which is thanks to his career in acting both on the big screen and the small screen. However, in 2017 he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy; he had only $68,546 in total assets.
He started out, like most actors do, on-stage and slowly got roles on-screen, which made him popular to a wider audience.
The actor filed for bankruptcy in 2017; he had only $68,546 to his name, which included only $200 in the bank. He also had more than $73,151 in total debt. According to The Blast, he earned around $2,494 per month but spent $5,281, almost double.
At the time of filing for bankruptcy, he had the following assets with their valuation at the time.
|2 cell phones||$100 total|
|2001 Jeep Wrangler||$5,300|
He had considerably more debt than assets, owing card debts to Citibank of $15,300. Similarly, he also used Chase credit cards and racked up $14,381 in card debt. He also had $17,430 in card debt owed to American Express and $3,557 owed to Capital One.
After filing for bankruptcy, the judge signed a discharge on his Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which meant a trustee would divide his non-exempt assets to the creditors, and he would not have to pay the rest of the debt.
Hutchinson’s only source of income was his residuals that brought him around $1,857 a month on average of passive income.
Doug’s film career began when he took a minor role in the 1988 film, Fresh Horses. The same year he worked on the film The Chocolate War as Obie Jameson. In 1992, the film The Lawnmower Man came out in which he had a minor role.
After a short hiatus, he returned to the big screen with two films, A Time to Kill and Love Always in 1996. He played in two other films, Con Air starring Nicolas Cage and “Batman & Robin” the next year, in 1997.
He played the role of one of the antagonists on The Green Mile in 1999. He went on to be nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his work on the film.
In 2000, he played minor roles on Shaft and Bait. The next year, I Am Sam came out starring Sean Penn and Dakota Fanning, the film garnered widespread critical acclaim all over the world.
Some of his other popular films include The Salton Sea, No Good Deed, Punisher: War Zone, Give 'em Hell, Malone, etc.
On TV, he has worked on some shows like Kidnapped, Guiding Light, John Doe, etc.
Doug Hutchison was born on May 26, 1960, in Dover, Delaware, the U.S. to Deloris Hutchison and Richard Hutchison. He went to Bishop Foley High School and Apple Valley High School from where he graduated in 1978.
After graduating from high school in 1978, he enrolled at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis-St Paul and Juilliard School.
Hutchison taught an acting class where he met Courtney Stodden, who was underage at the time. Then he married Stodden on May 20, 2011, when Stodden was only 16 years old.
He is 34 years older than her, and he was rightfully and heavily criticized worth his agent and family all left him. After getting married in 2001, they appeared on VH1’s Couples Therapy, where they tried to work out the problems in their relationship.
They split for a while in 2014 and announced the pregnancy of their first child together in May 2016. However, the couple suffered a miscarriage soon after.
Rumors of their split started resurfacing in January 2017, Courtney Stodden filed for divorce in March 2018 and the divorce was finalized in January 2020.
His marriage to Courtney was his third marriage. Before this, his first wife was Kathleen Davison to who he was married from 1999 to 2002. He was also married to Amanda Sellers from 2003 to 2005.