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Reggie Austin is an American actor. He played the role of Doug Perry in Desperate Housewives.



Reggie Austin was born on January 7, 1979. He graduated from Peekskill High School in Peekskill, New York before attending Yale University, where he majored in theater studies. Reggie appeared in numerous stage productions while in college, including starring roles in Macbeth and Othello. After graduating, Reggie moved to New York City, where he performed on stage and in several films before landing a leading role in the ABC television pilot, 1/4 life. In 2005, Reggie made the move to Los Angeles, where he was cast in three more pilots, one opposite Alicia Silverstone (Pink Collar). He can also be seen in films including The Omen and Friends With Money. In 2007, Reggie was featured in a three-episode arc on Notes from the Underbelly, and has appeared as a guest star on shows including Everwood, Saving Grace, Cavemen, Eli Stone, and My Boys. In 2008, Reggie was cast as Devon Marsh on the USA Network's The Starter Wife starring Debra Messing. Look for him this season as he joins the cast of Life UneXpected, a new drama for the CW. In 2010, he played the role of Renee's ex-husband in Desperate Housewives.


  • A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  • The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
  • Proud (2004)
  • The Omen (2006)
  • Friends with Money (2006)
  • Please Give (2010)
  • Desperate Housewives (2010)