Gary Dourdan

Actor, Musician
From the time he was a young lad, Gary Dourdan knew that he wanted to be an actor. Despite a myriad of interests, which included music, athletics and even breakdancing, Dourdan focused much of his passion centered on ... Read more »
Born: 12/10/1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Being Mary Jane 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black August 2014 (Movie)

George Jackson (Actor)

Glee 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Jersey Turnpikes 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Magnificent Kooly T 2014 (Movie)

Dominick (Actor)

Mistresses 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Letter 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fire 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jumping the Broom 2011 (Movie)

Chef (Actor)

7 Days 1990 - 1993, 1998 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Different World 1990 - 1993, 1999 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2000 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Feet 1999 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Batman: Gotham Knight 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Perfect Stranger 2007 (Movie)

Cameron (Actor)

VH1 Big in '06 Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 36th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Vibe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Impostor 2002 (Movie)

Captain Burke (Actor)

Soul Food 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2001 Essence Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rendezvous 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Weekend 2000 (Movie)

Thierry (Actor)

Trois 2000 (Movie)

Jermaine (Actor)

Keys to Her Past 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Sins of the City 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Thursday 1998 (Movie)

Ballpean (Actor)

Alien Resurrection 1997 (Movie)

Christie (Actor)

Fool's Paradise 1997 (Movie)

Derek (Actor)

Playing God 1997 (Movie)

Yates (Actor)

A Woman Like That 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frankie D 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sunset Park 1996 (Movie)

Dreadlock Guy (Actor)

Swift Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Office 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Paper 1994 (Movie)

Copy Guy (Actor)

Weekend at Bernie's II 1993 (Movie)

2nd Cartel Man (Actor)

Laurel Avenue (TV Show)

Actor

Scarred City (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Fight (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

From the time he was a young lad, Gary Dourdan knew that he wanted to be an actor. Despite a myriad of interests, which included music, athletics and even breakdancing, Dourdan focused much of his passion centered on acting. His determination, of course, eventually paid off - after an increasing series of television guest spots that led to regular series roles, he came to prominence in the "Alien" film franchise in 1997, officially starting him on the path towards stardom. While the one-time New Jersey native worked steadily, it was his role as forensic investigator Warrick Brown on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ) that put him on the map, introducing Dourdan to a large audience week after week and establishing him as a top-notch television star.

Relationships

Maria Asis del Alamo

Companion
Dating as of 2010

Nyla Dourdan

Daughter
Born c. 1997; mother, Jennifer Sutter

Lyric Dourdan

Son
Mother, Cynthia Hadden

Robert Durdin

Father

Sandy Durdin

Mother

Darryl Durdin

Brother
Born c. 1950 Murdered in Haiti c. 1973; case unsolved

Cynthia Hadden

Companion
Mother of his son Lyric No longer together

Lisa Snowdon Actor

Companion
Dated off and on since c. 2004 No longer together

Jennifer Sutter

Companion
Together from 1995-2000; mother of daughter Nyla

Roshumba Williams Actor

Wife
Married 1992 Divorced 1994

Milestones

2011

Featured in the comedy "Jumping the Broom"

2007

Co-starred with Halle Berry in the thriller "Perfect Stranger"

2002

Hosted the BET spoken word show "Lyric Cafe"

2000

Played Malcolm X in the ABC TV-movie "Muhammad Ali: King of the World"

2000

Had a recurring role on the Showtime drama "Soul Food"

2000

Cast as Warrick Brown on the hit series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS)

1999

Acted in the basketball comedy "The New Jersey Turnpikes"

1998

Acted in the independent comedy "Thursday"

1998

Featured in the HBO police thriller "Scarred City"

1997

Featured in the sequel "Alien Resurrection"

1997

Appeared in the features "A Woman Like That" and "Fool's Paradise"

1997

Acted in the organized crime comedy "Playing God"

1996

Featured in the basketball-themed feature "Sunset Park"

1996

Was a regular on the UPN crime drama series "Swift Justice"

1995

Was a regular on the short-lived CBS sitcom "The Office"

1994

Made a cameo in Ron Howard's look at the inside of a news daily, "The Paper"

1993

Feature acting debut with a small role in "Weekend at Bernie's II"

1993

Featured in a two-part HBO special "Laurel Avenue," about a working-class African-American family

1992

Made TV-movie debut in the Lifetime original "The Good Fight"

1991

Discovered by Debbie Allen while in Paris and cast in a recurring role on the sitcom "A Different World" (NBC)

Bonus Trivia

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Dourdan on his physical appeal: "They're talking sex symbol and sh*t, but I'm not as unique-looking as they think I am. Just go to Brooklyn – I look like a lot of other cats there. Anyway, some of those ugly dudes, they come off, y'know? I'm always trying to make myself ugly on the set. They come over and say, 'Let's fix this up,' and I'm like, 'You don't understand, this is a real story we're doing, this ain't no fashion shoot, Jack.'" – from Movieline magazine, December 1996

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On the success of "CSI" (CBS): "We didn't have any money behind us and ended up becoming more of a hit than anyone anticipated. I'm enjoying every minute." – Dourdan to Us Weekly, April 30, 2001

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Dourdan was arrested in Palm Springs, CA on April 28, 2008 on suspicion of possessing heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and prescription drugs. Police apparently found the actor asleep in his car at 5:21 a.m. when they approached the vehicle and made the bust.

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He was charged with drug possession after detectives determined he had oxycodone on him when he allegedly rammed into several parked cars on June 13, 2011.

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Dourdan was arrested on Nov. 6, 2011 and booked for felony battery. The actor reportedly broke his former girlfriend's nose at his Venice, CA home.

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Dourdan filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Aug. 30, 2012.

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