Douglas Wellman


Douglas Wellman was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and studied Broadcast Speech/Communications at the University of Minnesota. After several years working in Twin Cities television stations, he moved to Los Angeles where he became a multi-award winning television producer-director. Much of his work was in comedy. He also worked at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts for 17 years, the last ten years as assistant dean.

Concurrently he attended King’s College and Seminary, earning a theology degree. He spent six years working as a pastor with the homeless population of Los Angeles, and after retiring from USC, he volunteered for two years as a Bible teacher in a Southern Utah prison. He is currently a hospital chaplain.

An ardent amateur historian, he is the author of Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes and Surviving Hiroshima: A Young Woman’s Story. He has also returned to his comedy roots to work on the autobiography of his friend, John Byner, with Five Minutes, Mr. Byner!

He has given up motorcycles, but remains addicted to sports cars.


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