Actor Douglas Emerson

Douglas Emerson (born October 4, 1974) is an American former child actor who played Scott Scanlon on Beverly Hills, 90210 in the show’s first and second seasons and played Eddie Beckner in The Blob.

Scott was a nerdy freshman and best friends with David Silver, played by Brian Austin Green. As David became increasingly close with the show’s core popular group the Scott/David friendship suffered. In the second season, Emerson was no longer a full-time character but only a special guest star. His character killed himself at his birthday party, when he twirled a gun around and accidentally shot himself as David looked on in horror.

After his departure from the show, Emerson enrolled in junior college and in 1993 transferred to Pepperdine University. There he met his future wife, Emily Barth. The pair married after he dropped out to join the U.S. Air Force in 1996. As of 2002, he was a staff sergeant and was stationed at Holloman AFB in New Mexico. He earned a dozen awards for, among other accomplishments, planning missions during the 1999 Kosovo War. He left the Air Force in 2003, at which time he was living in Denver with his wife and their two daughters, Hayley and Hannah.


Year Title Role Notes
1982 CHiPs Boy in Car Episode: “Flare Up”
1982 Herbie, the Love Bug Robbie MacLane 5 episodes
1984 Highway to Heaven Donny Wells Episode: “Hotel of Dreams”
1985 Wildside Markie Jonsen Episode: “The Crimea of the Century”
1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Kid Soldier Segment: “Bang! You’re Dead!”
1985 Malice in Wonderland Young Bill Harper TV movie
1986 The Twilight Zone Young Roger Segment: “The Elevator”
1986 Trapper John, M.D. Morgan Christmas Episode: “Life, Death and Dr. Christmas”
1986 Brothers Harry Episode: “Harry and the Ogre of Ock”
1986 Something in Common Jason Grant TV movie
1986 The Disney Sunday Movie Harry Episode: “The Leftovers”
1986 Body Slam Kid in Parking Lot
1986 Small Wonder Adam Episode: “Thanksgiving Story”
1986 Night Court Ernie Episode: “Earthquake”
1987 Million Dollar Mystery Howie Briggs
1987 Dolly Episode: “A Down Home Country Christmas”
1988 Fun House Himself, contestant pilot
1988 Mr. Belvedere Vance Episode: “G.I. George”
1988 The Wonder Years Kid #1 Episode: “Swingers”
1988 The Blob Eddie Beckner
1988 The River Pirates Spit
1990–91 Beverly Hills, 90210 Scott Scanlon 26 episodes
1991 Blossom Boy #2 Episode: “Honor?”

External Links

Actor Douglas Emerson – Wikipedia

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