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Donald Faison

Donald Faison, December 2007
Born Donald Adeosun Faison
June 22, 1974 (1974-06-22) (age 35)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor & Voice Actor
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Lisa Askey (2001–2005) 3 children

Donald Adeosun Faison (born June 22, 1974) is an American actor and voice actor best known for his role as Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC (formerly NBC) comedy-drama Scrubs (2001–Present).

Faison first emerged on the scene with parts in films such as Clueless (1995) and Remember the Titans (2000). He has continued his career with Next Day Air.

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Life and career

Faison was born in New York City, New York. Before his debut on Scrubs, Faison became famous for his role as "Murray Lawrence Duvall" in Clueless, the 1995 movie, and its subsequent television series, which ran from 1996 to 1999. In 1995, he also appeared in Waiting to Exhale as "Tarik", the son of Loretta Devine's character, "Gloria." He was also featured in New Jersey Drive as well as a children's film, starring Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, and Amanda Bynes, Big Fat Liar. He had a recurring role as, "Tracy," on Felicity, appeared in Remember the Titans, as the back-up running back, "Petey," and provided voice work for various characters in the MTV animated series Clone High. He had minor roles in the sitcoms Sister Sister and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and in the film Josie and the Pussycats.

In 2005, Faison produced one episode of MTV's Punk'd involving his Scrubs co-star Zach Braff. He has also appeared in the music videos for Fall Out Boy's cover of Michael Jackson's, "Beat It," and Gavin Degraw's, "Chariot."

On February 13, 2009, Faison participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend's Celebrity Game. Other celebrities participating include: NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins, NFL wide-receiver Terrell Owens, of the Buffalo Bills, actor Chris Tucker and four Harlem Globetrotters.

Faison stars 2010 alongside Scottie Thompson, Kate Mara, Eric Balfour, Laz Alonso and Crystal Reed in the Brothers Strause Science-Fiction thriller Skyline.[1]

On February 18, 2010, the Hollywood Reporter announced that Faison would join the comedy The Odds on CBS.[2]

Donald has a brother, Denzel.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Other notes
1992 Juice Student
1994 Sugar Hill Kymie Damiels
1995 New Jersey Drive Tiny Dime Credited as Donald Adeosun Faison
Clueless Murray Lawrence Duvall
Waiting to Exhale Tarik Matthews
1997 Academy Boyz Glen Lewis
1998 Butter Khaleed Alternative title: Never 2 Big
Can't Hardly Wait Dan (Lovebürger Drummer)
1999 Trippin' June Nelson
2000 Remember the Titans Petey Jones
2001 Double Whammy Cletis
Josie and the Pussycats D.J. (Du Jour band member) Uncredited
2002 Big Fat Liar Frank Jackson
2003 Ravedactyl: Project Evolution Gunner
Uptown Girls Huey
Good Boy! Wilson Voice
2005 King's Ransom Andre
2006 Something New Nelson McQueen
Bachelor Party Vegas Ash Alternative title: Vegas Baby
Homie Spumoni Renato/Leroy
2007 Venus & Vegas Stu
2009 Next Day Air Leo
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 New York Undercover James 1 episode
1996-1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Dashiell 4 episodes
1996-1999 Clueless Murray Lawrence Duvall 62 episodes
1998 Sister, Sister Darryl 1 episode
1999 Supreme Sanction Marcus Television movie, credited as Donald Adeosun Faison
2000-2002 Felicity Tracy 23 episodes
2002-2003 Clone High Toots/Various Characters 12 episodes, voice
2001-present Scrubs Christopher Turk 170 episodes
2004-2005 Higglytown Heroes Firefighter Hero 2 episodes, voice
2005 The Bernie Mac Show Alex the Repairman 1 episode
2005-2009 Robot Chicken Various voice
2007 Saturday Night Live Christopher Turk 1 episode
Kim Possible Ricky Rotiffle 1 episode, voice
2008 The Boondocks Tobias/Wedgie Rudlin 3 episodes, voice
2009 American Dad! Christopher Turk 1 episode, voice

|- | 2011 | The Odds | Tyler | lead homicide detective } |

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Cameo Appearances

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Series
2004 BET Comedy Awards Won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs
2002 Won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs
2004 Teen Choice Awards Nominated Choice TV Sidekick Scrubs
2005 Nominated Choice TV Sidekick Scrubs
2006 Nominated Choice TV Sidekick Scrubs
2007 Nominated Choice TV Sidekick Scrubs
2005 NAACP Image Awards Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs
2006 Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs
2007 Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs
2008 Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series Scrubs

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