Model and Actor Douglas M Kampner and His Career Longevity
Douglas M Kampner is represented by MJB Talent Agency and Fontaine Model Agency for modeling opportunities, as well as by the Savrone group as a commercial actor. Currently, Douglas Kampner is on his 30th-year anniversary of acting, commercial, print ad, hand and fashion modeling, and other types of entertainment. The beginning of Douglas’s career started as a youth, growing up with Hollywood actor Bing Crosby being his neighbor in Hillsborough, California where they lived two houses away.
Throughout these past 30 years, Douglas appeared in many significant projects. He was, for instance, a lifeguard on Baywatch, a student with the crew of Beverly Hills 90210, as well as in the final episode of Cheers. One highlight he achieved was being a cast member of Academy Award-winning film Argo. Douglas had a national commercial with the iconic David O Russell, director of the also Academy Award-winning The Fighter.
Douglas does not follow trends that other Hollywood entertainers are following. He is in a league all by himself.
He has a natural ability for modeling, partly due to the fact that he is quite physically and mentally healthy.
He stays on a certain diet and exercises constantly to make sure he is physically fit, and he combines that with meditation and yoga to keep himself grounded.
He has many additional talents, which include athletics, such as basketball, football, golf, and tennis. One of his other true talents is in the art community. He has developed his artistic ability since childhood to the present, producing paintings that to this day are included in many art galleries in California.
When did you decide that you wanted to become an actor?
I was introduced to actor and producer Mel Brooks and actor Gene Wilder at actor Dick Van Patten’s house in Burbank, and I was inspired to pursue my passion for acting. I then transferred to California State University, in Northridge, where I had a friendship with Morris Chestnut, who was a major contributor to Boyz N the Hood.
What attracted you to begin a career as an actor?
I started working in entertainment early on in his life. I was a vendor and was in the midst of many aspects of the industry. In fact, last year I received the award for the most valuable vendor at Candlestick Park, an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium. This was a campaign for all nationwide vendors throughout the United States.
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Who are your biggest influences as an actor?
I have made my own image based on my creativity. I don’t idolize entertainers and I have a vision all to myself. I studied marketing at California State University, Northridge, and created a brand image in my 30 years of career in Hollywood.
Much of my lifestyle, however, is based on my friendship with rock musicians such as Edward Van Halen of Van Halen, Dave of YNT, Sammy Hagar of Van Halen, and iconic German band The Scorpions.
What is your main strength as an actor?
The ability to create any type of emotional character. I can react to any situation on- and off-screen.
Tell me about your modeling career.
Early in life, I modeled with a company called Quartertrack. Now, I am a seasoned veteran with Fontaine, and still look forward to many more years as an advertising model.
I was a body double for John Travolta, who was starring as trial attorney Robert Shapiro in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, where I also, was a hand model for the critically acclaimed mini-series.
What’s your dream, your ultimate goal? Do you feel like you’re on the path to this goal, or do you feel as if you already achieved that dream?
No, the dream continues and it’s not over, it’s just a matter of putting together the talent and effort to create the dream.
What is your message to those who aspire to work in the industry?
Pursue the ability to create a truly wonderful experience for the viewer.
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