Douglas Peruski has been actively pursuing an acting career since he quit a good job as a systems analyst at NCR after three years. He has met with some success in the Duluth, Georgia area, but his confident that bigger and better things still await him.
Douglas Peruski has been studying acting since he was fourteen years old. Since earning his degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Georgia, he has appeared in Mirror Image and Five Actors In Search of a Cell Phone, among other productions. Douglas Peruski has also taken singing and dancing lessons, and says his dream is to have a leading role in a production of West Side Story, ideally the part of Tony.
Douglas Peruski has also appeared in several TV commercials in the Duluth market. He even had a taste of fame after appearing in a commercial as an exasperated dog owner whose dog didn’t like his dog food. But while it brought him recognition, the job had a serious drawback. “W.C. Fields said to never work with animals or children,” Douglas Peruski said. “I know what he means. That dog had a couple of trainers, and an owner, all trying to coax him along, but he just wouldn’t cooperate. That was probably my worst experience as an actor.”
Douglas Peruski had a far better experience in a commercial in which he played a shopper looking for a new washing machine. “My clothes are still dirty!” he says, laughing, quoting a line that was much-repeated in the Duluth market.