Donald Faison

Actor, Playwright, Songwriter
A stage performer since the age of six, actor Donald Faison received his first taste of fame in the high school comedy hit "Clueless" (1995) and went on to enjoy nearly 10 seasons on the Emmy-nominated medical sitcom ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1974 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (61)

Conan 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Let's Kill Ward's Wife 2015 (Movie)

Ward (Actor)

The Exes 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

A Snow Globe Christmas 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Homie Spumoni 2014 (Movie)

Renato (Actor)

Miracle on 42nd Street 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Stag 2014 (Movie)

Ken Andrews (Actor)

Vegas Baby 2014 (Movie)

Ash (Actor)

Video Games: The Movie 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Wish I Was Here 2014 (Movie)

Anthony (Actor)

Kick-Ass 2 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Gravity (Actor)

Wedding Band 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Gets the Last Laugh? 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Pitch Perfect 2012 (Movie)

Clef #4 (Actor)

Zeke & Luther 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2005, 2007 - 2008, 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2001 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Skyline 2010 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

The 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Next Day Air 2009 (Movie)

Leo Jackson (Actor)

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Voice

Venus & Vegas 2009 (Movie)

Stu (Actor)

The Boondocks 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

New York Undercover 1995 - 2002, 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Punk'd 1996 - 2002, 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clueless 1996 - 1999, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Felicity 1996 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sister, Sister 1996 - 2002, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Something New 2006 (Movie)

Nelson McQueen (Actor)

The 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Playbook 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

The Showbiz Show with David Spade 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Video Game Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

King's Ransom 2005 (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

The Elder Son 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Clone High 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

Good Boy! 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Wilson (Actor)

Scrubs: The Outtake Show 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Uptown Girls 2003 (Movie)

Huey (Actor)

Big Fat Liar 2002 (Movie)

Frank Jackson (Actor)

Josie and the Pussycats 2001 (Movie)

uncredited cameo "DuJour" Boy Band Member (Actor)

Double Whammy 2000 (Movie)

Cletis (Actor)

Remember the Titans 2000 (Movie)

Petey (Actor)

Supreme Sanction 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Trippin' 1999 (Movie)

June (Actor)

Can't Hardly Wait 1998 (Movie)

Drummer (Actor)

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1996, 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Take a Moment 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Clueless 1995 (Movie)

Murray (Actor)

New Jersey Drive 1995 (Movie)

Tiny Dime (Actor)

Waiting to Exhale 1995 (Movie)

Tarik (Actor)

Sugar Hill 1994 (Movie)

Kymie Daniels (Actor)

Juice 1992 (Movie)

Student (Actor)

Butter (TV Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken: Star Wars (TV Show)

Voice
Producer (1)

15 Minutes of Fame (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

A stage performer since the age of six, actor Donald Faison received his first taste of fame in the high school comedy hit "Clueless" (1995) and went on to enjoy nearly 10 seasons on the Emmy-nominated medical sitcom, "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-08; ABC 2008- ). Faison segued from child actor to teen screen roles in gritty urban dramas like "Sugar Hill" (1994), but found more success when he showcased his quit wit and affable charm in female-centric titles like the WB series "Felicity" (WB, 1998-2002) and the film "Waiting to Exhale" (1995). While earning multiple awards for his performance alongside Zach Braff on "Scrubs," Faison also stayed busy as a voice actor for animated series and a regular player in big screen comedies, where he was able to fully display his "guy's guy" persona and natural comic flair.

Relationships

Kaya

Daughter
Born 1999 (date approx); twin of Dade; mother, Lisa Askey

Dade

Son
Born 1999 (date approx); twin of Kaya; mother, Lisa Askey

Kobe

Son
Born in 2001; mother, Lisa Askey

Sean

Son
From previous relationship Lived in Brooklyn

Lisa Askey

Wife
Dated since 1997 Married in 2001 Mother of his twins and son Kobe Divorced in February 2005

Cacee Cobb Assistant

Companion
Dated summer 2006 Announced engagement in August 2011 Jessica Simpson's best friend and former assistant

Dade Faison

Brother
Younger

Olamide Faison

Brother
Younger

Minka Kelly Actor

Companion
Dated in 2005 No longer together

EDUCATION

Professional Children's School

New York , New York
classmates included Melissa Joan Hart

Children's School for the Development of Intuitive and God Conscious Art

New York , New York

Fiorello H LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2006

Cast in the romantic comedy, "Something New"

2005

Starred with Anthony Anderson in the comedy "King's Ransom"

2003

Had pivotal role in the comedy feature "Uptown Girls"

2001

Acted alongside Steve Buscemi and Denis Leary in the independent action comedy "Double Whammy", premiered at the Sundance Film Festival

2001

Had co-starring role in the NBC sitcom "Scrubs"

2000

Cast as a fun-loving high school football star in the 1970s-set, segregation-themed "Remember the Titans"

2000

Played recurring character Tracy, a college student of exceptional moral fiber, on "Felicity" (The WB)

1999

Co-starred as popular high school ladies' man June in the comedy "Trippin'"

1999

Acted in the action feature "Supreme Sanction", debuted on HBO

1998

Had a cameo in the high school graduation party-set comedy "Can't Hardly Wait"

1998

Featured in the music-industry set mystery thriller "Butter" (premiered on HBO in lieu of theatrical release)

1998

Had a recurring role as the potential love interest of "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" in the ABC sitcom

1996

Reprised role of Murray on the TV sitcom "Clueless" (ABC, 1996-1997; UPN, 1997-1999)

1995

Co-starred as affable Beverly Hills high school student Murray in the hit teen romantic comedy "Clueless"

1995

Acted in an episode of "New York Undercover"(Fox)

1995

Appeared in the features "Waiting to Exhale" and "New Jersey Drive"

1994

Played supporting role in "Sugar Hill"

1992

Made feature debut in the hard-hitting gang drama "Juice"

1990

Acted in an episode of the short-lived ABC action series "H.E.L.P."

1988

Appeared in the Marlo Thomas TV special "Free to Be a Family" (ABC)

1980

At age six, wrote and acted in the play "When the Lion Roars"

Had recurring role as Duane on "Sesame Street" (PBS)

Will star in the indie comedy "Homie Spumoni," as an African-American, who's been raised as an Italian-American (lensed 2005)

Will team up with Eddie Kaye Thomas and Eddie Guerra to star in the indie comedy "Venus and Vegas" (lensed 2004)

Will join Leelee Sobieski and Shane West for the indie feature "The Optimist" (lensed 2005)

Began appearing in TV commercials; debuted in a spot for Oatmeal Raisin Crisp cereal

Bonus Trivia

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"I think [fans] deserve the love. They're showing you so much love they deserve to get that back." --Donald Adeosun Faison to Chicago Sun-Times, May 23, 1999.

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On being cast in teen roles while in his mid-20s: "I'd like to do different things. Right now I've just been cast in a lot of teen stuff and that's just the way it is. I don't know if Jennifer Love Hewitt is worried about getting typecast. She does a lot of teenage stuff. Sooner or later [you're] going to grow out of it. I look forward to growing out of it. I think as I mature, my acting will mature." --quoted to Nekesa Mumbi Moody of the Associated Press, June 9, 1999.

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Faison on fame: "You handle it how you want to handle it. Someone comes up to me and says 'Weren't you in ...' I just say 'That's right, "Top Gun". "Maverick". That was me.'" --quoted in Us Weekly, October 16, 2000.

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