Actor Don McLeod Takes on Role in Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story

Actor Don McLeod takes on the role of Charles Vallow in DOOMSDAY MOM: THE LORI VALLOW STORY PREMIERES SATURDAY, JUNE 26 on LIFETIME at 8/7c

A true story trail of mystery is revealed spanning five states and numerous questionable deaths

Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story is based on the true story of Lori Vallow, who gained national attention when her children, JJ and Tylee Vallow, were reported missing from their Idaho home in the fall of 2019. As investigators learned of Lori and her new husband Chad Daybell’s involvement in a doomsday-prepper group, a trail of mystery was revealed spanning five states and numerous questionable deaths, before the bodies of JJ and Tylee were found in the backyard of Chad’s home in June 2020. Actor Don McLeod takes on the role of Charles Vallow, the ex-husband of Lori Vallow and father of their children JJ and Tylee. Stephen Tolkin wrote the script and Bradley Walsh directed the film being distributed by Sony Pictures Television and produced by Lighthouse Pictures. Doomsday Mom: The Lori Vallow Story starring Lauren Lee Smith and Marc Blucas will premiere on Lifetime on June 26, 2021 at 8/7c.

Don plays Charles Vallow, who died following a shooting in Chandler in July 2019. At the time, Chandler Police officials say Vallow was at the home to pick up his son, and later engaged in an argument with his ex-wife Lori Vallow and her husband. Vallow’s brother-in-law Alex Cox intervened on his sister’s behalf and got involved in a physical fight where Cox shot Charles Vallow. Lori Vallow and her current husband Chad Daybell are charged for a string of mysterious deaths among their relatives.

Don’s other acting credits include Project Blue Book, Frequency, Stake Out and Travelers. In addition to acting, Don co-wrote/created, produced and plays one of the lead characters in a series proof of concept with fellow actor and business partner Jesse Hutch in a production in development entitled “Fox and Hunter”.

Don has been involved in the music industry as a singer, writer, producer, and coach for over 25 years. He is currently recording a new Country album co-produced with Jim Riley of the Rascal Flatts and mixed by Grammy award winner Sean Neff. As a producer and award winning song writer since 1992 Don has worked with many writers and artists including; Jim Vallance, Vincent DeGiorgio, Brian Howes, Sean Hosien, Dane DeViller, Tommy MacDonald (Hedley), Dallas Smith, Danny Craig (Default), Dale Russell (The Guess Who), Shaun Verreault (Wide Mouth Maison), and Trevor Guthrie to name a few. Don has crossed over his song-writing abilities to other mediums such as commercials, movie and TV soundtracks, which include the popular TV series “Highlander”, “Heartland” and “So You Think You Can Dance”. Don owned and founded The Music Refinery Inc, and was the founder of a music career development school “The Next Level” with partners Tom Lee music Canada,

It was a natural transition when Don took up acting, writing and creating in the film industry 11 years ago. He has trained with many established acting coaches as well as stunt fighters, MMA, police and men in Special Forces.  Don says, “My life is a series of crazy stories. It’s only by the grace of God that I’m alive today.”

Don was up for the challenge to take on the role of Charles Vallow in the film Doomsday Mom that follows the criminal investigation that had the interest of viewers nationwide that resulted both Charles and his children’s murders.

Don McLeod is available for interviews upon request. Please contact: 

Lesley Diana | | 604-726-5575

Agent: Candice Fulton | | 604-682-5351


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