Doug Walker, mostly known with his online name “That Guy With The Glasses," is a YouTube star, film reviewer, critic, comedian, and actor.
Doug rose to stardom when he created a web-series titled, Nostalgia Critic on YouTube along with his brother. In the show, he acts in a character of “Nostalgia Critic" by criticizing movies and presenting an analysis of the subject of the story with his justifications.
Also, his web series also showcases many “Top 11 Countdown” segments and features a series of Old vs. New sections where Doug compares popular films like Batman, Cinderella, Chocolate Factory, True Grit, and Spider-Man with their new remakes.
Moreover, Doug is also the founder of the online production company, Channel Awesome.
Bio And Family Insight
Doug was born as Douglas Darien Walker on 17th November in 1981 in Naples, Italy.
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Doug was born to his parents, Barney Walker and Sandra Walker. His father was a Navy officer; whereas, his mother is a former opera singer and a therapist.
Doug Walker with his father on 16th June 2019 (Photo: Channel Awesome's Twitter)
Unfortunately, Doug lost his mom on 8th September 2016.
He has a brother named Rob Walker, who is a TV Producer mostly famous for producing Shut Up and Talks, Bum Reviews, and Ask That Guy with the Glasses.
Doug Walker Married Status Now
Doug is married to his wife, Robin Poage, for several years. The two tied the knot on 15th June 2012 at Downers Grove, Illinois.
Before creating his web-series, Nostalgia Critic on YouTube channel in 2007 he posted a series of self-explanatory videos “5 Second Movies” on YouTube where he and his friends shared jokes about some movies.
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After a year, his reviews became popular but he had to remove the video series from YouTube in April 2008 as he faced copyright issues and infringement complaints by the 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate and he had to shift to his independent website called ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com.
Nevertheless, in 2009 they again came back by doing contract between Blip (American media platform for web series content) and the company.
Likewise, the show was going well but again Doug and his brother decided to terminate it as they thought the character went too far. However, Doug again released a short video titled The Review Must Go On on 22nd January 2013; announcing the comeback of Nostalgia Critic from 5th February of the same year.
As a result, Doug succeeded in gaining more views and received more than $11million of donations through online, 100,000 to 300,000 viewers every week and more than one million page views every month by 2009.
Interesting Facts About Him:
- Doug stands in a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.79m).
- He studied film at Northern Illinois University and majored in Communications.
- Doug worked as a janitor and later as an illustrator to earn a living.