Dorien Wilson

Actor
With an easy charm and winning smile, Dorien Wilson made his way as an actor with numerous television roles, often portraying successful African-American characters with white-collar or academic careers in sitcoms. His ... Read more »
Born: 07/04/1963 in Palermo, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

Bella and the Bulldogs 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Boy Meets World 1997 - 1999, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Living Single 1995 - 1999, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Martin 1995 - 1999, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Moesha 1995 - 1999, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Sister, Sister 1994 - 1999, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1995 - 1999, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Parent 'Hood 1997 - 1998, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Steve Harvey Show 1997 - 1998, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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At Mamu's Feet 2014 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

The Millers 2014 (Tv Show)

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Tyler Perry's House of Payne 2008 (Tv Show)

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2004 BET Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Mo'Nique 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Missing 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Parkers 1998 - 2004 (TV Show)

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You Got Served 2004 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Ghost Dog: A Detective Tail 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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68th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Prism Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Goode Behavior 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Cleghorne! 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Friends 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Seinfeld 1994 (Tv Show)

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Dream On (TV Show)

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Biography

With an easy charm and winning smile, Dorien Wilson made his way as an actor with numerous television roles, often portraying successful African-American characters with white-collar or academic careers in sitcoms. His breakthrough role came with a 1991-96 co-starring run on HBO's acclaimed adult-themed sitcom "Dream On". Wilson portrayed smooth-talking chat show host Eddie Charles, best friend of main character Martin Tupper (Brian Benben), both slightly neurotic single men with especially active social lives. The two had one of the more equal and believable interracial friendships depicted on television, with little dependency on standard black/white jokes for laughs and he garnered a CableACE Award nomination in 1994. While appearing on "Dream On", Wilson did guest stints on series including "Murphy Brown" (CBS), "Seinfeld" (NBC), "Friends" (NBC) and "Martin" (Fox) and had recurring roles on "Living Single" (Fox) and "Cleghorne!" (The WB).

Relationships

JoAnn Wilson

Wife

EDUCATION

American Conservatory Theatre

San Francisco , California

Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts

Santa Maria , California
attended advanced training program; performed in the productions "Billy Budd", "Carousel", and "Hank Williams: King of Country Music"

Milestones

1999

Took a regular role on the UPN sitcom "The Parkers", playing Professor Oglevee, an instructor at Santa Monica Junior College who catches the eye of adult student Nikki Parker

1998

Guested on episodes of "Boy Meets World" (ABC), "Diagnosis Murder" (CBS) and "The Parent 'Hood" (The WB)

1995

Played Chandler's boss Mr Douglas on the popular NBC sitcom "Friends"

1994

Appeared on an episode of the popular sitcom "Seinfeld" (NBC)

1993

Guest starred on an episode of "Murphy Brown" (CBS)

1990

Moved to Los Angeles from northern California to launch an acting career

Toured with the starring role in "Most Valuable Player: The Jckie Robinson Story", hitting Washington, DC, Canada, Peru and Europe following its Wst Coast US debut

Had a recurring role on "Sister, Sister" as the shopkeeper love interest of Jackee Harry's Lisa

Starred on the UPN series "Goode Behavior" as Franklin Goode, a college professor whose family life is turned upside down when his con man father is released from prison

Played womanizing talk show host Eddie Charles, best friend of book editor Martin Tupper on the HBO adult themed sitcom "Dream On"; assumed role from Jeffrey Joseph

Appeared on stage in numerous productions, including "The Tempest", "Dreamgirls" and "To Kill a Mockingbird"

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