He was once the youngest player ever to reach a World Series of Poker Main Event final table, and now he is readying himself for his TV debut with the semi-autobiographical Just Dougie.
According to flickeringmyth.com, former poker player Douglas Kim has begun pre-production on a new television show.
Just Dougie is a semi-autobiographical comedy that tells the tale of an Asian-American poker player trying to make the transition from the green felt to the silver screen.
Kim became the youngest-ever player to reach the final table of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event when he finished seventh in 2006 for $2.4m. He timed his run well. 2006 remains the year of the largest prize pool ($82.5m), first prize ($12m) and entrants (8,773). Jamie Gold was the eventual victor.
After that victory Kim rarely featured in the live tournament cash register until in 2011 he bubbled the final table of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Season X Borgata Poker Open earning $148,848 for his seventh place finish. He has $2.5m in live tournament earnings on his resume.
Kim, who is of Korean descent, was born in Yonkers, New York. Two years after his WSOP Main Event experience he enrolled in a two-year acting program at the William Esper studio in his home state. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles, where he resides to this day.
Last year, Kim worked on the supernatural mystery ‘Room 731′ as a production coordinator. The movie is only 16-minutes long but picked up a 7.9 rating on IMDB.
He also veered into the music business releasing a parody of the Jay-Z song ‘Young Forever’, entitled ‘Forever Hyung.’
Now that’s what I call two diverse projects.