Doug began his career in the U.S. Air Force, brandishing a guitar and home-made costume, where he began winning talent contests held annually by the Air Force with his amazing rendition of the King of Rock of Rock and Roll. He won 11 First Place trophies in just 4 years of competitions in multiple categories such as Male Vocalist, Comedian and even Master of Ceremonies!
Shortly after leaving the service, he entered the Worldwide Elvis Impersonators contest at Bad Bob's Vapor's Supper Club in Memphis Tennessee, walking away with the First Place Crown as, "The World's Best Elvis Tribute Artist"
Subsequently, after a successful audition, he joined the famous Las Vegas tribute Show "Legends in Concert" and worked with them for 7 years as “The King”, performing in such sundry locations as The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, The Virgin Islands, Aruba, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Moscow and many U.S. and Canadian locations! Afterward, he began touring the US and the world, with his own shows.
He has also performed in: Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, England, Wales, Germany, Spain, Chile, all over the U.S. and Canada. He also has an impressive repertoire of 50+ character voices and has done extensive work in the voice over business. He has awed his audiences for years, leaving them totally mesmerized and shaken, by one of those voices in particular- that of Elvis Presley.
He also performs with backing tracks or with full symphony/pops orchestras!!!
He is known worldwide as "The LEGENDARY Voice" by not only his fans and other ETA’s, but by those who knew Elvis personally, and is regarded as an Icon in the industry, winning numerous awards such as:
Grand Champion, Just Pretend Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, Springfield, IL 2018
Grand Champion, King of the Windy City Contest, Chicago, IL, March 18, 2017
Grand Champion, Casino Del Sol Ultimate Elvis Preliminary Contest, Tucson, AZ- January 2017
Top Ten semifinalist Ultimate Elvis Contest, Memphis, TN, August, 2016
Elvis Tribute Industry Association Vocalist of the Year, August 2016
Elvis Tribute Industry Association Elvis Tribute Artist of the Year, August 2016
Grand Champion, Tupelo Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist contest, June, 2016
Elvis Tribute Industry Association Vocalist of the Year, August 2015
Ultimate Elvis preliminary contest Grand champion, Ocean City, MD, October 2014
Ultimate Elvis preliminary contest Grand champion, Portage, IN, October 2014
Heart of the King Lifetime Achievement Award, Las Vegas, August 2014
King of the World Contest Lifetime Achievement Award, Memphis, TN, 2014
Images of the King Lifetime Champion Award, 2014
Inducted into the Elvis Tribute Artist Hall of Fame in 2013!