It Runs in the Family
Actor and DJ Cameron Douglas, son of two time Academy Award winner Michael Douglas, has landed roles in the films “Mr. Nice Guy” (1997), “It Runs in the Family” (2003, starred as Asher Gromberg), “Adam and Eve” (2006, as Adam), “Loaded” (2008) and the direct to video short “The Perfect Beat” (2009). He worked on the camera crew of “Wonder Boys” (2000). Cameron has served as resident DJ for both the clubs Limelight and Tunnel. He has also deejayed for exclusive parties around the globe, including several for “Vanity Fair” magazine. Cameron has his own record label named Scared Souls.
Cameron has been arrested at least twice due to drugs. In 2007, he was accused with felony possession of a contained substance after polices found a syringe with liquid cocaine in a car he was in. Two years later, in July 2009, he was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration for possessing 0.5 pounds (0.23 kg) methamphetamines with intent to distribute, at an upscale New York City hotel. The charge implies a minimum prison sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life.
The Douglas Clan
Childhood and Family:
Cameron Morrell Douglas was born on December 13, 1978, in Santa Barbara, California, to actor Michael Douglas and Diandra Morrell Douglas. His parents divorced on June 1, 2000 after having been together for 23 years. His dad soon remarried, to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, on November 18 of that year. From the marriage, Cameron has two half siblings, Dylan Michael Douglas (born in 2000) and Carys Zeta Douglas (born in 2003). Cameron is the grandson of actor Kirk Douglas and Bermudian actress Diana Dill.
In school, Cameron focused his interest on music, history and painting. He also performed in a few school plays.
A DJ at the New York club, Tunnel, Cameron Douglas had his first taste in front of the film cameras when he was offered by a friend to play the small role of DJ in an independent film. Although he had acted in a few school plays, it was the experience that ignited his interest in acting. He then took acting classes in New York.
In 1997, Cameron landed a small role as Giancarlo's man in the action/comedy film “Mr. Nice Guy,” starring international star Jackie Chan and Australian actor Richard Norton. Three years later, he served as production assistant on the drama film “Wonder Boys” (2000), which starred his father, Michael Douglas.
Cameron did not return in front of the camera as an actor until 2003 when he was tapped to support his father and his grandfather, Kirk Douglas, in Fred Schepisi's drama, “It Runs in the Family,” a true story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their efforts to conciliate. They played three generations of a family, Asher, Alex and Mitchell Gromberg, respectively. His grandmother also acted in the film as Evelyn Gromberg.
In 2005, Cameron starred as Adam, opposite Emmanuelle Chriqui as Eve, in National Lampoon's “Adam and Eve,” which received limited release in the US on November 4, 2005 before its video premiere on February 7, 2006. The film was directed by Jeff Kanew and written by Justin Kanew.
Following an arrest in 2007 for drugs, Cameron took the small role of Rick in the action/crime film “Loaded” (2008), helmed by Alan Pao. The film starred Jesse Metcalfe, Corey Large, Chace Crawford, Johnny Messner, among other actors. In 2009, he starred as DJ Mojo in the short film “The Perfect Beat,” written and directed by Benson McGrath.
In July 2009, Cameron was arrested for drug possession.