American comedian, Doug Benson has made his name in both television and movies by entertaining people with his fabulous comic timing. He is a multitalented artist exploring his identity also as a television host, actor, and judge. His high dedication towards his profession made him taste success in his career but has he tasted the same success in his personal life? Follow the article to dig out his personal life and more.
Career In Acting And Net Worth
Doug started to perform as a stand-up comedian at the early age of 22. He first appeared on television in the late 1980s programs such as Comedy Central's The A-List and Two Drink Minimum. He also worked as a writer in the MTV game show Trashed in 1994. Doug created and performed on the Off-Broadway comedy show The Marijuana-Logues along with Arj Barker and Tony Camin in 2004. He released several comedy albums such as Comedy Death-Ray, Potty Mouth, and Promotional Tool.
Doug started his big-screen career in 1986 science fiction film, Captain EO. He also appeared in the television sitcom Friends in 1998. His notable works in movies are Run Ronnie Run (2002), and Super High Me (2007). He recently appeared in a comedy movie Mr. Roosevelt in 2017.
Currently, Doug serves as a judge on comedy and arbitration-based reality court show, The High Court with Doug Benson since February 2017. Moreover, he also runs a YouTube Channel that is an official broadcaster of his another show, Getting Doug with High. The veteran comedian has amassed a remarkable amount of wealth through his career. Doug posses the estimated net worth of $3 Million and enjoys his extravagant life.
Secretly Married Or Single?
Dough, being a prominent name in the field of acting, some fans are curious about his marital status. Well, Doug seems to be unmarried, and he is not in a serious relationship with anyone yet. However, it came in the light that he was dating an American actress, Jess Sylvia back in the year 2009. Doug was seldom pictured with Jess attending the events together. In 1st March 2009, they were spotted in Comedy Central Roast Of Larry The Cable Guy at the Warner Brother Studio.
Doug and Jess at an event at Warner Brother Studio in 2009 (Photo: zimbio.com)
Besides, they frequently replied each other's tweet sparking thier closeness. Despite the bond they shared, the duo neither confirmed thier relationship on social media nor in an interview.
Apart from their relation, Doug often makes funny tweets regarding girlfriend and wife. Recently, he tweeted mentioning Oscars as his wife in March 2018. It shows that Doug's love is his career, but who knows; the actor might also be in a secret relationship.
Is Doug Benson Gay?
As Doug has not flaunted his relationship, the questions regarding his sexuality glimmers. Doug has faced a lot of gay rumors, but he does not fail to respond it. Similarly, he is also an active supporter of gay marriages. In January 2017, Doug shared news on Twitter relating Texas supreme court's approval in the same-sex marriage. He further stated that one cant stop people from being gay.
Though Doug's Twitter posts comprise of his support to gay people, he has not revealed his sexual preference due to which it is inaccurate to assume him as gay.
The 54 year-old-comedian was born on 2nd July 1964 and was raised in San Diego, California, USA as Douglas Steven Benson. Raised in a family of supportive parents, Doug was born to a pharmacy clerk mother, Wendy and a former English teacher turned salesman father, Robert Matthew Benson. As per wiki, Doug attended Grossmont College in El Cajon, which he dropped out, and later moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.