Douglas Kenney (Comedian) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Douglas Clark Francis Kenney was an American comedy writer of magazine, novels, radio, TV, and film who co-founded the magazine National Lampoon in 1970. Kenney edited the magazine and wrote much of its early material. He would go on to write, produce, and perform in the influential comedies Animal House and Caddyshack before his untimely death.

Born: Douglas Clark Francis Kenney, December 10, 1946, West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Died: August 27, 1980, Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.
Occupation: Screenwriter, magazine editor
Nationality: American
Genre: Humor
Years active: 1965-1980
Spouse: Alexandra Appleton Garcia-Mata (1970-1973)
Partner: Kathryn Walker (?–1980, his death)
IMDb: Douglas Kenney’s IMDb

About Douglas Kenney

Writer and actor who created an entirely new form of satirical literature when he founded the National Lampoon magazine in 1970. He also co-wrote and produced the classic comedy films Animal House and Caddyshack.

Before Fame

He and his fellow Harvard student created a magazine with dark, sophomoric and vulgar humor, which proved a hit with the campus.


After selling his magazine for $7 million, he went on to produce Nation Lampoon’s Animal House, where he appeared briefly as the frat brother ‘Stork.’

Family Life

He grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was briefly married to Alexandra Appleton Garcia-Mata from 1970 until 1973.


His brand of satire went on to influence future popular comedians like Jon Stewart.

Information related to Douglas Kenney

  • Cult classic, an homage to Doug Kenney, ESPN/Golf Digest, April 2004
  • Find a Grave – Douglas Kenney
  • Douglas C. Kenney at Library of Congress Authorities, with 2 catalog records

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