Damon Gupton

Actor
Damon Gupton had a hard time choosing between his two loves of acting and classical music-so he pursued them both. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Gupton became enamored of John Williams during his youth, watching ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1972 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

Bates Motel 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Player 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Empire 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suits 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Divide 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Whiplash 2014 (Movie)

Mr. Kramer (Actor)

Prime Suspect 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Newsroom 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Airbender 2010 (Movie)

Monk Gyatsu (Actor)

The Unusuals 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 2007 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Conviction (NBC) 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hack 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unfaithful 2002 (Movie)

Other Businessman (Actor)

Deadline 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Loretta Claiborne Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Third Watch 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Damon Gupton had a hard time choosing between his two loves of acting and classical music-so he pursued them both. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Gupton became enamored of John Williams during his youth, watching the conductor lead the Boston Pops on television with rapt attention. When it came time for college, Gupton double majored in music education and trombone at the University of Michigan. But when he began considering his options for graduate school, Gupton ultimately went in a different direction, enrolling in the Juilliard School's prestigious acting program. Gupton would land a starring role on the series "Deadline" (NBC, 2000-01) soon after, and acted in acclaimed Broadway productions like Tracey Scott's "The Story," before he became drawn to music again. He won a fellowship conducting the Houston Symphony in 2004 and later studied at Leonard Slatkin's National Conducting Institute in Washington, D.C. Gupton's innate talent for conducting would henceforth become a major figure in the classical world, leading to him conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, the Toledo Symphony, the Orquesta Filarmonica de UNAM, and the New York University Orchestra. Gupton never gave up on acting, however. He appeared in a Pulitzer Prize winning production of "Clybourne Park" in 2011. He later starred on the series "Prime Suspect" (NBC, 2011-12) before joining the cast of the hit series "The Divide" (AMC, 2014-) In 2015, Damon took on the role of Detective Cal Brown on short-lived drama "The Player" (NBC, 2015).

Relationships

Mother

Step-Father

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York, New York

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Milestones

2015

Took on the role of Detective Cal Brown on the series "The Player."

2014

Starred on the series "The Divide."

2011

Joined the cast of the series "Prime Suspect."

2011

Starred in a Pulitzer Prize winning production of "Clybourne Park."

2004

Served as the American Conducting Fellow for the Houston Symphony.

2003

Starred in "The Story" on Broadway at New York's Public Theater.

2000

Joined the cast of the series "Deadline."

1999

Made his screen debut on an episode of "Law & Order."

Bonus Trivia

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First learned the basics of conducting by imitating John Williams leading the Boston Pops on television.

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Conducted the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, the Toledo Symphony, the Orquesta Filarmonica de UNAM, and the New York University Orchestra.

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Was cast in the series "The Divide" by Tony Goldwyn after Goldwyn saw him appear on Broadway in "Clybourne Park."

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Won the The Aspen Conducting Prize in 2003.

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Studied at Leonard Slatkin's National Conducting Institute in Washington, D.C.

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