Doug Walker

Doug Walker was born on November 17, 1981. He is a film critic, comedian, actor, and online sensation. Walker is well-known among his admirers for his online series “Nostalgia Critic,” which debuted on YouTube in 2007. He developed, directed, edited, and performed in the web series videos. Walker reviews and mocks feature and animated films and serials in his videos, using comedy bashings, harsh comments, and parodies of those he deems to be poorly written, poorly penned, and amateurishly portrayed. His scathing reviews, insult humor, surreal humor, dark comedy, off-color humor, parody, and deadpan are well-known. Walker also co-founded the production business, Channel Awesome. We are right here to help you celebrate his special day.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Douglas Darien Walker


Nostalgia Critic

Birth date:

November 17, 1981



Zodiac Sign:



5' 10"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$2 million

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Douglas Darien Walker was born on November 17, 1981, in Naples, Italy. His father, Barney Walker, was a navy commander, and his mother, Sandra Polkow Walker, was a therapist and a former opera singer. Walker majored in communications and studied film at Northern Illinois University. After graduating college, he worked as a janitor and then an illustrator to make ends meet. Rob Walker, his brother, is an executive producer and creator of the online series “Nostalgia Critic.” He has also appeared in and co-written several of Walker’s critic videos.

Walker went on to establish the online comic series “Nostalgia Critic” on YouTube in July 2007. In this series, he released films in which he jokingly evaluated movies as a ‘Nostalgia Critic.’ In 2008, he and his friends looked for a ‘female’ face to evaluate mushy, romantic films and television shows aimed at women; this concept, dubbed “The Nostalgic Chick,” was a follow-up to Walker’s previous endeavor, and Ellis, also known as ‘The Dudette,’ won it. His reviews were successful, but he had to delete the video series from YouTube in April 2008 owing to copyright difficulties and infringement charges from 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate. He had to migrate to his independent website named ‘’ Walker and his pals featured on YouTube later in 2009 because of a deal between Blip and the corporation. Later that year, Walker and his brother declared that they were ending the “Nostalgia Critic” series because they felt they had stretched the character too far. Moreover, on January 22, 2013, Walker released a short video titled “The Review Must Go On” and announced his decision to bring back “Nostalgia Critic.” On February 5, the series resumed with a review of the film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green;” he stated that a new episode would get posted every other Tuesday.

Walker posts “Nostalgia Critic Editorials” and discusses film-related topics when he does not have much to review. “Nostalgia Critic” had 100,000 to 300,000 viewers per week and more than one million page views per month. By July 2009, the website had received more than $11,000 in online donations and more than $10,000 in monthly advertising revenue, earning him around $53,000, including $32,000 from “Nostalgia Critic.” Walker quit his previous job when he became financially from his website videos. Walker directed 496 episodes of the “Nostalgia Critic” video series. Many like-minded reviewers were drawn to him as his popularity grew; they teamed up to form the online media production company “Channel Awesome,” with Mike Michaud as C.E.O., Walker as actor and presenter, and his brother Rob as a screenwriter and C.C.O. “Was the Killing Joke That Bad,” “Alvin and the Chipmunk,” and “The WEIRDEST Jack and the Beanstalk” are among his most popular videos on “Channel Awesome.”

Career timeline

He Establishes an Online Comic Series

Walker launches his YouTube channel with "Nostalgia Critic," in which he releases films and jokingly evaluates movies.

He Starts the “Nostalgic Chick” Series

Walker and his friends evaluate mushy, romantic films and T.V. shows aimed at women, dubbed "The Nostalgic Chick."

He Launches a New YouTube Channel

Walker launches “Channel Awesome,” a new YouTube channel where he creates various series in addition to the classic "Nostalgia Critic."

He Posts His Most Popular YouTube Video

Walker uploads the video "Sharkboy and Lavagirl - Nostalgia Critic," which gains over 5.3 million views and 82 thousand likes.

He Makes a New Popular Video

Walker posts a new popular video titled "Cat in the Hat - Nostalgia Critic," which gets over 4.2 million views.

He Makes a Popular Batman Video

Walker posts a video titled "Batman Forever - Nostalgia Critic" in season 11 of "Nostalgia Critic," which gets over 3.3 million views on YouTube.

He Uploads a Movie Theory Video

Walker talks about the 1994 "The Lion King" film in the video "What If Scar Raised Simba In The Lion King?" which receives over 2.9 million views.

Why We Love Doug Walker

  1. He is passionate about his work

    Walker is well-known for his numerous videos in which he talks about and criticizes movies. He is very passionate about his work, where he discusses the various aspects of the film, including what he liked and disliked about them.

  2. He wants to make people happy

    Walker has made numerous videos in which he discusses a wide range of film-related topics. Apart from that, he tries to make people happy by adding a comedic impression to his videos and posting funny social media posts on his social media accounts.

  3. He treats his fans nicely

    Walker has developed a special bond with his fans throughout his career; he has made numerous videos and enjoys sharing his love of movies with his fans. Walker also engages with his fans on social media, responding to as many messages and comments as possible.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. His channel has over a billion views

    Walker's YouTube channel has over a billion views because of his various popular videos.

  2. He also streams live on Twitch

    Walker also does live streams on Twitch, where he plays video games and chats with his friends, fans, and other creators.

  3. He posted over 3,300 YouTube videos

    Walker has created and uploaded over 3,300 videos in various series, including "Nostalgia Critic," "1st Viewings or Real Thoughts," and "Top 5 Best/Worst."

  4. He is a huge “Batman” fan

    Walker is a huge “Batman” fan, and he has made numerous videos in which he discusses “Batman” films and the characters, scenes, and villains.

  5. He owns two cats

    Walker has two cats that he adores ― Chaplin and Buster.

Doug Walker FAQs

Who is Doug Walker’s wife?

Walker is married to Robin Poage, whom he married in 2012.

Where does Doug Walker live?

Walker lives in Chicago with his wife and their two cats.

What happened to “Nostalgia Critic?”

Walker announced the retirement of Nostalgia Critic on September 14, 2012, and that it would no longer be a weekly production because he and his brother felt they had gone as far as they could with the series.

Doug Walker’s birthday dates

2024November 17Sunday
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