Douglas Taurel is a professional actor and the creator of The American Soldier, an award-winning solo show that honors veterans and their families. It is a play based on actual letters written by veterans and their families from the American Revolution to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has performed in over 34 cities, including the Kennedy Center in 2016 and 2019, The Library of Congress, and Off-Broadway. He was nominated for an Amnesty International Award when he performed in Scotland.
This November, in honor of Veterans Day, he will be at the Doudna Fine Arts Center in Charleston, Illinois, Monmouth University, New Jersey, and Performing Art Center at Kent State University, Ohio. In the last leg of his tour, The American Soldier will be stepping in for Stephen Lang’s one-man show, Beyond Glory. Trailer: The AmericanSoldier.
As a writer, The Library of Congress commissioned him to write and perform his second solo show, An American Soldier’s Journey Home. It commemorates the ending of the First World War and tells the story of Irving Greenwald, a soldier in the 308 Regiment. He also wrote, starred in, and directed the TV series Landing Home. The series tells the story of a veteran learning to adjust back home after leaving the military. It earned Best Drama at the GI Film Festival, where Taurel was nominated for Best Actor and Best Director. The series is now streaming on many popular streaming channels like Amazon, Apple, Tubi, Vudu, and Google Play. Trailer: Landing Home.
He has appeared in numerous television shows and movies, The Cobbler (starring Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman) and The Kindergarten Teacher (starring Maggie Gyllenhaal). He recently portrayed Joe Petito in the new Lifetime movie, The Gabby Petito Story, directed by Thora Burch. IMDB.
You can follow Douglas Taurel on Social Media @DouglasTaurel.