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Doug started his acting career in NYC in 1998, training in improv under Amy Poehler and the Upright Citizens Brigade in NY at their first theater. He went on to be featured on the ‘Upright Citizens Brigade’ show and then to work with Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris on the show ‘Strangers With Candy’ (both for Comedy Central) as some of his first mainstream acting gigs. After a number of small roles including the HBO show ‘Oz’ and the Mark Wahlberg/Charlize Theron feature ‘The Yards’, Sakmann got involved in the independent film scene with legendary B-movie house Troma Entertainment. Doug was featured in ‘Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger 4″ and then began working as producer for studio head & director Lloyd Kaufman on several features and TV shows (in which he also appeared) alongside luminaries like James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Trey Parker (South Park, The Book of Mormon).

While acting was always a passion for Doug, he realized that he could do a lot more behind the camera and started his own production company in 2002. Since then, Sakmann has become an accomplished director/producer with over 45 feature films under his belt as well as many projects including commercials, TV shows, music videos & short films. Doug has also become a skilled award winning SPFX artist.

Due to his notoriety from the various projects he has directed and created over the years, Sakmann gained a reputation and following in the indie horror scene. On top of his Special FX and production work, Doug is regularly asked to perform cameos and supporting roles in the projects of his fans as they grow into filmmakers themselves.

For details and portfolio on Sakmann’s SPFX work click here

For Sakmann’s Director/Producer details and resume click here

Doug Sakmann on IMDB


Video clips and partial resume below:

Doug on MTV2’s ‘Jobs That Don’t Suck’ with the NYC Zombie Crawl:

Doug in the feature film ‘Cross Bearer‘ which was released domestically and internationally in October 2014:


2017 Cut Shoot Kill Feature Film Featured
2017 Fright Fest Feature Film Featured
2017 But Deliver Us From Evil Feature Film Featured
2017 Return to Nuke Em High Vol 2 Feature Film Featured
2017 Kabukiman’s Cocktail Corner Talk Show Host / Featured
2016 Green Piece TV Series Featured
2015 Occupy Cannes Documentary Feature Himself – Lead
2015 Booted Feature Film Featured
2014 Return to Nuke Em High Vol 1 Feature Film Featured
2014 Punk Rock Holocaust 3 Feature Film Featured
2014 Jobs That Don’t Suck TV Show Featured
2014 Twisted Justice Short Film Featured
2014 Catch of the Day Feature Film Featured
2013 Average Superstar Films Promo Commercial Featured
2013 The Cemetery Feature Film Featured
2012 Death Rattle Short Film Lead
2012 Cross Bearer Feature Film Featured
2012 I Spill Your Guts Feature Film Featured
2011 Paranormal Challenge Reality Television Featured – Reenactments
2011 Brutt Feature Film Voiceover
2011 Nassau Chainsaw “Vomitorium” Music Video Featured/Stunts
2010 The Reunion Feature Film Featured
2010 The Living Play Dead: Zombie Documentary Featurette Himself – Lead
2010 Keep Movin’ On: Vinnie Paz Short Documentary Himself – Featured
2010 Foreclosed Short Film Featured
2009 CKY “A#1 Roller Rager” Music Video Featured/Stunts
2009 Late Fee Feature Film Featured
2009 100 Proof Feature Film Featured
2008 Nassau Chainsaw “Behind Enemy Lines” Music Video Featured/Stunts
2008 The Burnt House Feature Film Featured
2007 Punk Rock Holocaust 2 Feature Film Lead
2006 Sight Feature Film Featured
2005 Make Your Own Damn Movie Documentary Series Himself – Featured
2004 Comic Book: The Movie Documentary Feature Himself – Featured
2004 Punk Rock Holocaust Feature Film Lead
2003 Tromaville On Tour Documentary Feature Himself – Lead
2003 Tales From The Crapper Feature Film Featured
2003 New Found Glory “Head On Collision” Music Video Featured
2002 All The Love You Cannes Feature Documentary Himself – Lead
2002 Capt. Bill and the Rockin’ Buccaneers Short Film Featured
2001 Troma’s Edge TV, Channel 4 UK Television Series Lead/Co-host
2001 Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker Feature Film Featured
2000 Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger 4 Feature Film Featured
2001 Home Sweet Hoboken Feature Film Featured
2000 The Yards Feature Film Featured
1999 Oz TV Show Featured
1998 Strangers With Candy TV Show Featured
1998 Upright Citizens Brigade TV Show Featured