Douglas Peruski graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in Theatre Arts and Computer Science. After graduating, he got a job at NCR and stayed there for three years, before resigning to devote himself to acting.
For now, Douglas Peruski supports himself as a waiter at Achilles, a Greek restaurant in his hometown of Duluth, Georgia. “Kind of a cliché,” he concedes. “But acting is what I was meant to do, and if I have to wait on tables for now, then so be it.”
Douglas Peruski has been cast in a series of mostly small roles in regional theatre. He had parts in Mirror Image and Five Actors In Search of a Cell Phone, and got positive reviews for his role as Philip in Not Again!, which Douglas Peruski describes as a screwball comedy.
Not Again! was panned by critics, who nevertheless singled out Douglas Peruski for his performance. “Douglas Peruski, a UGA grad with only limited professional experience, surprises with a star turn in the role of Philip,” wrote Timothy Slater in The Atlanta Constitution. “We look forward to seeing more of this surprising and talented young actor.”
Douglas Peruski has also acted in local TV commercials, including one for dog food, where he was an exasperated dog owner whose pet didn’t like his dog food. He has also had bit parts in several television programs, including the role of Customer #3 in an episode of The Big Bang Theory.
“I love everything about the theatre,” Douglas Peruski says. “Believe me, I don’t want to wait on tables for the rest of my life!”
Douglas Peruski says that his years as a student at the University of Georgia were among the best years of his life. But he is equally sure that the best is yet to come.