In 1980, Katherine, realizing her marriage to Derek Thurston was a sham, almost died after jumping overboard from a yacht but, was rescued and brought back to Genoa City by Douglas. Douglas briefly tried unsuccessfully to have a romance with Katherine.
In 1983, he met, fell in love with, and married Boobsie Caswell.
In 1984, Victor realized that Eve Howard had tried to poison him so that her son, Charles, could inherit half his wealth. With the help of Julia Newman and his friend, Douglas, Victor began a scheme to trap Eve into confessing.
In 1985, Douglas and Boobsie moved to England. Douglas returned to Genoa City in 1987 and revealed him and Boobsie had divorced.
In 1992, with the help of Douglas, Leanna Love created the "I Hate Men Campaign" rallying wronged women everywhere.
In 1993, Douglas questioned Victor's mood and insinuated that Victor felt uncomfortable now that both Ashley Abbott and Nikki had moved on with their lives without him. During Victor's marriage to Hope, Douglas was a close friend and confidante to both of them.
In 1995, Douglas left town.
In December 2011, it was revealed that Douglas had died when Nikki Newman's guardian angel told Nikki that she had been sent by Douglas and John Abbott.
- Boobsie Caswell Austin (divorced)