Captain Kirk Douglas

Captain Kirk Douglas, born on September 30, 1973, is a guitarist for the band The Roots. He joined the group in 2003 after Scratch and Ben Kenney left. Douglas’ first album with the group was “The Tipping Point,” in which he played the guitar alongside Anthony Tidd and Martin Luther. In 2006, Douglas became the band’s sole guitarist, a role he has occupied for two decades, also occasionally serving as the band’s melodic singer. We’ll help you celebrate Captain Kirk Douglas’ special day right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Kirk Douglas


Captain Kirk

Birth date:

September 30, 1972



Zodiac Sign:



5' 9"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$1.5 million

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Captain Kirk Douglas is a guitarist and singer born on September 30, 1973, making him a Libra. Douglas is a mysterious artist who has kept most of his personal life secret. Little is known about his childhood life and educational background. He is mainly known as the guitarist of The Roots, the house band on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

Douglas joined The Roots in 2003 following the departures of Ben Kenney and Scratch. Alongside Anthony Tidd and Martin Luther, he played the guitar in the album “The Tipping Point,” a product of several jam sessions. It received two Grammy nominations — one for ‘Best Urban/Alternative Performance’ for the track ‘Star/Pointro’ and another for ‘Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group’ for ‘Don’t Say Nuthin’.’ The album peaked at number four on the Billboard album chart. Douglas also worked on “Game Theory,” which was released on August 29, 2006. In 2009, Kirk and his group debuted the first single off their album “How I Got Over” live on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” A year later, the group collaborated with John Legend on the album “Wake Up!” Occasionally, he serves as the band’s primary melodic singer, sharing duties with rapper Black Thought.

Douglas lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife of 20 years, Charlotte Holst Douglas. The couple has two teenagers, Jade and Uma. In 2019, their home was featured in “The New York Times.” He emphasized their love for having a comfortable home that inspires him and his wife, both artists, to be creative.

Career timeline

Douglas Joins the Band

He joins The Roots as a guitarist.

His Debut Album

Douglas plays the guitar in “The Tipping Point.”

The Band’s Sole Guitarist

Douglas assumes the sole guitarist role for The Roots.

“How I Got Over” Debuts

The band debuts the first single from their album “How I Got Over” live on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

Why We Love Captain Kirk Douglas

  1. He’s multitalented

    While he is the sole guitarist for The Roots, he can also sing! He shares vocalist duties with another band member.

  2. He’s a family man

    Douglas has been married for two decades and has two kids. He once brought home unicorn decorations used on “The Tonight Show” set for his daughter, Uma.

  3. He loves music

    Douglas has been playing and making music since he was a kid. In an interview, he said he ran around his house excitedly after his parents announced they were buying him a new guitar. We love that he’s so passionate, inspiring us to look for our own passion.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He owns many guitars

    He has over 15 electric guitars in his collection.

  2. His favorite guitar

    Douglas’ favorite guitar is a ’61 Epiphone Crestwood.

  3. He can sing

    Sometimes, Douglas serves as a melodic singer for The Roots.

  4. He was born in Philadelphia

    Douglas was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

  5. He wrote his own songs

    When he was younger, Douglas wrote his own songs on the organ.

Captain Kirk Douglas FAQs

Is Captain Kirk Douglas married?

Yes, he is married to a clothing designer named Charlotte.

Did Captain Kirk Douglas leave The Roots?

Douglas has been working with the band since he joined it almost 20 years ago.

How did Jimmy Fallon get The Roots?

Questlove, a band member, invited Fallon to a gig in U.C.L.A.’s Spring Fling, where the comedian quickly won the members over.

Captain Kirk Douglas’s birthday dates

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