Douglas Rowe (Born 1938)[1] is an American actor.


In theater, Rowe was managing director of the Laguna Playhouse from 1964 to 1966, and served as artistic director from 1976 to 1991.[1] Rowe is also a prolific stage actor, starring in productions of Death of a Salesman,[2] Caesar and Cleopatra,[3] Our Town[4][5] and As You Like It.[6]

In film, Rowe mostly plays supporting character roles. In Appointment with Fear (1985), he is an off-beat character, a seedy looking detective described as a "maniac detective inspired by Dirty Harry."[7] He was Quigley, the antique dealer in Critters 2: The Main Course (1988), and also appeared in The Incident (1990).

On television he appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode "The Outrageous Okona."[8] In the 1990s he appeared as a Proprietor in Murder She Wrote, portrayed Dr. Arndt in ER and Ricky in Northern Exposure.[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 HERMAN, JAN (19 September 1990). "Playhouse Director to Leave Post : Stage: Douglas Rowe to retire next June as artistic leader of the Laguna Playhouse after 14 years. He says he will concentrate on acting and writing.". Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  2. HERMAN, JAN (14 December 1996). "Douglas Rowe Moves North for 'Salesman' Role". Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  3. HERMAN, JAN (6 September 1990). "AN HONORABLE MAN : Douglas Rowe Sees Shaw's Ceasar as an Emperor With Clothes". Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  4. LEWIS, RANDY (12 September 1991). "Rowe Leads Cast for Grove's 'Our Town' Season Opener". Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  5. Varble, Bill. "At AHS, 'Our Town' gets a pro's touch". Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  6. "Oregon Shakespeare Festival". Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
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  9. Boehm, Mike; Dubin, Zan (9 September 1991). "A Special Report: The Arts". Retrieved 15 January 2017.