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Doug Savant portrays the role of Tom Scavo on Desperate Housewives.


Doug Savant was born on June 21, 1964 in Burbank, California. He has four children; two with his ex-wife, Dawn Dunkin, and two with his current wife, Laura Leighton. He has co-starred with Marcia Cross in both Melrose Place and Desperate Housewives. He left "Melrose Place" (1992) after six seasons because the network refused to allow the writers to explore his character Matt's love life, and left him with little to do on the show. In 1994, the network and producers cut Matt's kiss on the season finale in 1994 at the last minute after considerable ratings hype.


Savant has starred or appeared in the following:

  • Knots Landing
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Melrose Place
  • Godzilla
  • Family Law
  • 24
  • Nip/Tuck
  • Desperate Housewives