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Doug Walker Net Worth | Wife & Nostalgia Critic

Doug Walker Net Worth – $2.5 million

What is Doug Walker’s net worth? Who is Doug Walker’s wife?


Doug Walker is a comedian, actor, and producer who is best known for ”Nostalgia Critic,” a comedy web series that runs on YouTube.


He was born on November 17, 1981, in Naples, Italy. His mother, Sandra Polkow Walker, was a former opera singer and a therapist, and his father, Barney Walker, was a naval officer.

Since his father was in the Navy, Doug lived in many different places across the US when he was growing up. Later, his parents got divorced.

He also has a brother, Rob Walker, who co-wrote”Nostalgia Critic.”

Walker attended Northern Illinois University, where he studied communications and film. He began his career working as an illustrator.

Nostalgia Critic

In July 2007, Doug launched a comedy web series on YouTube titled “Nostalgia Critic.”

In this YouTube series, Doug uploaded videos where he, as “Nostalgia Critic,” sarcastically criticized movies.


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He began his career on YouTube with a review of the Transformers movie.

The series eventually moved to Doug’s own site, ”That Guy with the Glasses,” then to ”Channel Awesome.”

By 2009, an increased income from advertising on the new site allowed Doug to quit his day job and develop his web persona full-time.

In 2012, he decided to kill off the ”Nostalgia Critic” in ”To Boldly Flee” – a sci-fi epic celebrating the 4th anniversary of

In 2013, he decided to bring back the ”Nostalgia Critic.” With loftier ambitions and improved production values, the new ”Nostalgia Critic” reviews have allowed Doug to continue exploring the possibilities of online entertainment while redefining the art of modern criticism.

Currently. his YouTube channel – Channel Awesome – has over 1.19 million subscribers. It also has more than 1 billion views.

On September 18, 2019, he published a parody review of the film – ”Pink Floyd – The Wall.”


Doug Walker’s mother was born on December 17, 1947, and died on September 8, 2016, in her sleep.


Doug Walker married Robin Poage on June 15, 2012. Robin has occasionally appeared with him in videos.

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Episode 121, titled, The Room, was taken down from YouTube shortly after its release following claims of copyright infringement from the film’s distributor.

Doug has worked on many other shows, including as a writer for Demo Reel and the TV series Shut Up and Talk, Pop Quiz Hot Shot, Bum Reviews, Anime Abandon, Atop the Fourth Wall, The Cinema Snob, and the TV series documentary, Disneycember.

His nickname is ”That Guy With The Glasses.”

Walker has described himself as an addict to coffee.

In every episode, he wears a black hat and black suit with a white t-shirt and a loose red tie.

He begins every episode with the tagline, “Hello, I’m the Nostalgia Critic. I remember it, so you don’t have to.”

His favorite movie is Brazil (1985).


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Walker claims that “The Garbage Pail Kids Movie” is the worst movie he’s ever seen,

His 20 favorite films are:

  • Brazil (1985);
  • Titus (1999);
  • Amadeus (1984);
  • Hamlet (1996);
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962);
  • Patton (1970);
  • Batman (1989);
  • Ed Wood (1994);
  • Eyes Wide Shut (1999);
  • Fantasia (1940);
  • Lost in Translation (2003);
  • The Secret of NIMH (1982);
  • Good Night, and Good Luck (2005);
  • Sideways (2004);
  • The Dark Knight (2008);
  • Spirited Away (2001);
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998);
  • Citizen Kane (1941);
  • Fearless (1993);
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971).

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”I say be brutally honest with yourself, really listen to your gut. If you are listening to all the people in the comments, that’s not a good idea.”

”Bottom line, you can never predict what people are going to like, but that’s also part of what makes it so great.”

”I don’t legitimately get angry at movies. Like I’ll start to get angry for fun just to let off steam or stress, but I know there are bigger problems in the world as I think the internet forgets a lot.”

”After Roger Ebert died, I was hit with the question of what it really means to be a critic. It sounds like a cliché, but I was really trying to figure out what makes a good critic.”

”I always like suitcoats. I am a sucker for suitcoats, and I think everybody looks good in a suit coat. Men, Women, Kids. Everybody looks good in a suit coat.”

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Doug Walker – Net Worth – Nostalgia Critic

So, how much is Doug Walker worth? Doug Walker earned most of his wealth from donations and advertisements on his website and YouTube channel. For instance, 1 million views on YouTube bring on average $3k. Currently, ”Channel Awesome” has around 1.1 billion views, which means about $3.3 million in revenue before taxes Keeping this in mind, Italian-born American film critic Doug Walker has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.

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