Douglas Rowe

Douglas Rowe (Born 1938)[1] is an American actor.

Douglas Rowe
Born1938 (age 81–82)
OccupationActor, Director
Years active1963-present


Rowe is mostly a character and supporting actor, he has appeared in films such as The Incident (1990) and Appointment with Fear (1985), his character as the off-beat, seedy looking detective in Appointment with Fear was described as a "maniac detective inspired by Dirty Harry.".[2] On television he appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode "The Outrageous Okona."[3] In the 1990s he appeared as a Proprietor in Murder She Wrote, portrayed Dr. Arndt in ER and Ricky in Northern Exposure.[4]


Rowe was managing director of the Laguna Playhouse from 1964 to 1966, and served as artistic director from 1976 to 1991.[1] Rowe is also a prolific stage actor, starring in productions of Death of a Salesman,[5] Caesar and Cleopatra,[6] Our Town[7][8] and As You Like It.[9]


  1. ^ a b HERMAN, JAN (19 September 1990). "Playhouse Director to Leave Post : Stage: Douglas Rowe to retire next June as artistic leader of the Laguna Playhouse after 14 years. He says he will concentrate on acting and writing". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  2. ^ Scheuer, Steven H. (1 October 1990). Movies on TV and videocassette, 1991-1992. Bantam. ISBN 978-0-553-28801-8. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  3. ^ Nemecek, Larry. Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion. Star Trek (1758). ISBN 978-0743457989. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  4. ^ Boehm, Mike; Dubin, Zan (9 September 1991). "A Special Report: The Arts". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  5. ^ HERMAN, JAN (14 December 1996). "Douglas Rowe Moves North for 'Salesman' Role". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  6. ^ HERMAN, JAN (6 September 1990). "AN HONORABLE MAN : Douglas Rowe Sees Shaw's Ceasar as an Emperor With Clothes". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  7. ^ LEWIS, RANDY (12 September 1991). "Rowe Leads Cast for Grove's 'Our Town' Season Opener". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  8. ^ Varble, Bill. "At AHS, 'Our Town' gets a pro's touch". Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Oregon Shakespeare Festival". Retrieved 15 January 2017.

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