Doug can play the bagpipes.
Doug and his wife, Cindy, have two children together. As at 2006, son Caden is 14 and daughter Calyssa is 16.
Doug married actress Cindy Fisher on 27th May 1984.
Doug is an avid sailor.
Doug: (on having a successful marriage) Picking the right person has an awful lot to do with it! It's important to have the same goals. We have common goals, common interests, a common bond, and we love each other beyond the obvious. As long as you go as deep as the soul, you should be OK. There is a trust and understanding between the two of us.
Doug: I like to sail. My son Caden and I are avid sailors. There is always something going on with the family. My wife Cindy and the kids had a great weekend recently. We went along to Disneyland and played hide-and-seek on Treasure Island. It was a kick in the pants, and a lot of fun.
Doug: (on his family) Father's Day was great, but all the family gatherings brought up my mother's death. Maybe it's me, because I am a wimp. We would get together, but there was someone missing! My dad is great, but he feels the loss. He lives close to us now in Santa Barbara, and the kids walk home from school and visit him every day. He's in an independent living situation and they prepare meals for him, and it's nice. We're now dealing with the house my parents lived in. There's not a corner that isn't full of memories. That's the hardest part.
Doug: (on his popularity in Australia and sport) I have a TV Soap Boomerang award, and I always start my year with the Australian Open tennis! Tennis, soccer, you name it. My favourite tennis player, who I'm amazed by, is Roger Federer.
Doug: (on 2005) A lot of things happened at once. I lost my mother, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, and we had to relocate my dad after 58 years in the family home. That was tough. Part of the time when I was not working, I was able to fill the time with unfortunate family events. In that respect, it was good I was there for it.
Doug: (on working with Thad Luckinbill) He is a lot of fun. Thad is filming an episode of Nip/Tuck right now, so we are working around his schedule. We have a good time. We laugh a lot. We get along because we can relate well to each other.