Young Australian actor Dougie Baldwin has landed a co-starring role opposite Kathy Bates in Disjointed, Netflix’s pot-themed workplace multi-camera comedy from Chuck Lorre, former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum and Warner Bros. TV.
Writing and executive produced by Lorre and Javerbaum, Disjointed, which has 20-episode straight-to-series order, stars Bates as Ruth, a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three budtenders, her twenty-something son and a deeply troubled security guard. All of them are more or less constantly high.
Baldwin plays Pete, a budtender at Ruth’s dispensary whose passion is growing and developing pot strains. He admires Ruth and looks to her for inspiration.
Baldwin, who was the lead on the International Emmy-winning Australian TV series Nowhere Boys and a regular on Upper Middle Bogan, which was remade by CBS this past pilot season, got on WBTV’s radar last season when he was cast in his first American role — a series regular in the studio’s comedy pilot for CBS What Goes Around Comes Around. He is repped by LINK Entertainment, Active Artists Management, and Jonathan Shikora.