Gabriel Casseus

Actor, Screenwriter, Restaurant manager
When Gabriel Casseus was just reaching adulthood, he'd hang out in Harlem with Eriq La Salle and Ving Rhames and the trio would fantasize about success in show business. But while his cohorts became working actors and ... Read more »
Born: 04/27/1972 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Harlem Aria 2010 (Movie)

Anton (Actor)

24 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

G-Force 2009 (Movie)

Agent Trigstad (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Paul Mooney: Know Your History 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justice 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Skin 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Homicide: Life on the Street 1995 - 1997, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1994 - 1997, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1994 - 1997, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Parent 'Hood 1995 - 1996, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lockdown 2003 (Movie)

Cashmere (Actor)

Presidio Med 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Handler 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

15 Minutes 2001 (Movie)

Unique (Actor)

Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

Ranger Specialist Mike Kurth (Actor)

The Practice 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bedazzled 2000 (Movie)

Elliot's Cellmate (Actor)

Bricks 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Modern Vampires 1999 (Movie)

Time Bomb (Actor)

Black Dog 1998 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

Buffalo Soldiers (TNT) 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Fallen 1998 (Movie)

Art (Actor)

The Wedding 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Get on the Bus 1996 (Movie)

Jamal (Actor)

Lone Star 1996 (Movie)

Young Otis (Actor)

New Jersey Drive 1995 (Movie)

Midget (Actor)

Don King: Only in America (TV Show)

Actor

Gang of Roses II: Next Generation (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

Nightjohn (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Chocolate City 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Takers 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

When Gabriel Casseus was just reaching adulthood, he'd hang out in Harlem with Eriq La Salle and Ving Rhames and the trio would fantasize about success in show business. But while his cohorts became working actors and then hot properties, Casseus languished in Manhattan working in restaurants, playing the occasional guest roles in local filmed TV series, such as on "New York Undercover" (Fox, 1994) and "Law & Order" (NBC, 1994). The commanding actor also honed his craft on stage, appearing in regional theater productions of "The Amen Corner" and "Blues for Mr. Charlie", but some of his acting gigs were truly on the bottom rung (e.g., acting in staged recreations of crimes on Fox's "America's Most Wanted").

Milestones

2000

Played God in the remake of "Bedazzled"

2000

Acted in the prison-themed "Lock Down"

1999

Had supporting role in "Harlem Aria"; shown at the Toronto Film Festival

1999

Co-starred in the "Dracula" remake "Revenant"; received regional release in San Francisco before a video release under the title "Modern Vampires"

1997

Cast as Denzel Washington's brother in "Fallen"

1996

Beakthrough feature role as a recent convert to Islam in "Get On the Bus", directed by Spike Lee

1996

TV-movie debut in "Nightjohn" (Disney Channel); film also screened at festivals

1996

Appeared as the younger incaration of Ron Canada's character in the flashback sequences of "Lone Star"

1995

Was manager of The Shark Bar restaurant on NYC's West Side

1995

Feature film debut, "New Jersey Drive"

1994

TV acting debut in a guest role on the primetime Fox series "New York Undercover"

Raised in Harlem and on Long Island

Began acting as a teenager

Penned the script for "Bone Deep" (in development as of 2000)

Bonus Trivia

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"I don't idolize anyone in particular but I enjoy the work of the masters: De Niro, Pacino. I enjoy the guys who can do that metamorphosis thing." --Casseus to USA Today, April 20, 1995.

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"The object is not to be the next Wesley [Snipes] or Denzel [Washington]. The objective is doing the work, as cliched as that may sound. I'm not interested in doing movies. I want to do films." --Gabriel Casseus quoted in Daily News, October 14, 1996.

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