Douglas Donald "Doug" Davidson
(born October 24, 1954 in Glendale
) is an American
. He has portrayed private investigator Paul Williams
on the CBS
soap opera The Young and the Restless
since May 1978, Y&R
home page at CBS.com. Retrieved April 24, 2009. making him the series' senior male cast member.
On September 12, 1994, he began hosting a five-night-a-week, syndicated, half hour version of the game show The New Price Is Right
, but the show was canceled just four and a half months later on January 27, 1995 due to O. J. Simpson trial
. Davidson was one of a few people given an audition to replace Bob Barker
after his retirement from The Price Is Right
in 2007, a role which ultimately went to Drew Carey
. Davidson has also hosted the live stage show adaptation, The Price Is Right Live!
, at Harrah's
-owned casinos in Las Vegas
From 1998 through 2003, Davidson served as a host of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade
. Davidson was seen as the leader of the The Young and the Restless
team when they played for charity on the CBS
and syndicated Ray Combs
era of Family Feud
in the early 1990s.
He has been married to actress Cindy Fisher since 1984. They have two children, daughter Calyssa
and son Caden.