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Gary Dourdan Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Gary Robert Durdin was born on 11 December 1966, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, of African-American, Native American, Scottish, Irish, Jewish and Franco-Haitian ancestry. Gary is an actor and musician, perhaps best known for his portrayal of the character Warrick Brown in the widely popular series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. His popularity from the show and his other exploits have raised his net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Gary Dourdan? As of early-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $500,000, mostly acquired through his success from “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. Less known beside his acting, Gary is also involved in the music scene and has performed and helped produce records. He is also a collector of classic cars, and was featured in an episode of “Street Customs”.

Gary Dourdan Net Worth $500,000

At a young age, Gary’s interests included acting, martial arts and music. He moved to New York City where he worked as a doorman and acted in theatre while performing with various bands in the area. His first role and breakthrough was given to him in the sitcom “A Different World” in which he was cast as Shazza Zulu. In 1996, he appeared in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and then a year later in “Alien: Resurrection”. He continued to play parts in several films and television series, including “Thursday”, “Playing God”, “Swift Justice” and “Soul Food”. One of the more notable film roles he had was being cast as Halle Berry’s boyfriend in “Perfect Stranger”.

During the year 2000, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” made its television debut with Dourdan part of the original cast. The series achieved wide success and many started to identify Gary with his role as the analyst Warrick Brown – the character hid gambling problems from his past and used his street knowledge and experiences to help him in his job. In 2008, there was speculation that CBS and Dourdan could not reach a resolution in terms of his contract which resulted in it not being renewed. The season eight finale’ showed Gary getting shot, and the season nine premiere showed him dying in the arms of his friend and colleague Gil Grissom. Regardless, this was a significant contributor to his net worth.

Aside from these notable television appearances, Gary has appeared in music videos with Janet Jackson, Eric B. & Rakim. He’s performed on stage with Macy Gray and Darryl McDaniels (D.M.C.). Past “CSI”, he’s made appearances in other television series like “Glee”, and “Being Mary Jane”. He’s also done some voice acting work.

For his personal life, not much is known about Gary. He was married to Roshumba Williams in 1992 but the marriage only lasted two years. He has two children from two different mothers. Dourdan has been known for a few legal issues in the past, having been arrested for possession of the drugs cocaine, ecstacy and oxycontin. He was arrested in 2011 because of domestic violence and was sentenced to 52 weeks of counselling along with drug counselling. By 2012, he declared bankruptcy due to having a debt of around $1.7 million.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guns Guitars and a Badge..2017announcedRomeo
All She Wrote2016/Ipost-productionAaron
Media2016TV Movie post-productionJabbar Randolph
Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story2016Augie
Being Mary Jane2015TV SeriesSheldon / Sheldon DeWitt
Reversion2015Ayden
For the Love of Ruth2015Braxton
Mysterious Ways2015/IMozart
With You2014ShortRuben Haze
Cobayas: Human Test2014ShortEric
Glee2014TV SeriesD'Shawn
The Last Letter2013George
Five Thirteen2013Clyde
Mistresses2013TV SeriesAnthony Newsome
Belle's2013TV Series
The Woods2012/IDylan Banks
Christine2012TV SeriesStephan
Jumping the Broom2011Chef
The Magnificent Cooly-T2009Dominick
Fire!2009Phil May
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2000-2008TV SeriesWarrick Brown
Batman: Gotham Knight2008VideoCrispus Allen (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Hard Evidence2007Video GameWarrick Brown (voice)
Black August2007George L. Jackson
Perfect Stranger2007Cameron
60 Seconds of Distance2006ShortDylan
CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder2006Video GameWarrick Brown (voice)
Kim Possible2005TV SeriesDash DaMont
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives2004Video GameCSI Level 3 Warrick Brown (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003Video GameWarrick Brown (voice)
Wanted: Soulful Energy Xchange2002Video shortGary
Lyric Cafe2002TV SeriesHost
Fillmore!2002TV SeriesKen Fillmore
Impostor2001Captain Burke
Soul Food2000-2001TV SeriesJack Van Adams
Alien: Resurrection2000Video GameChristie (voice)
Dancing in September2000uncredited
Beggars and Choosers1999-2000TV SeriesJulius Henry
Trois2000Jermaine Davis
King of the World2000TV MovieMalcolm X
New Jersey Turnpikes1999
Rendezvous1999TV MovieJeff Nelson
The Weekend1999Thierry
Seven Days1999TV SeriesSgt. Mohmand
Thursday1998Ballpean
Sins of the City1998TV Series
Scar City1998Sgt. Dan Creedy
Fool's Paradise1997Derek
Get That Number1997ShortJames
Alien: Resurrection1997Christie
Playing God1997Yates
Sunset Park1996Dreadlock Guy
Swift Justice1996TV SeriesRandall Patterson
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1996TV SeriesZiggy
The Office1995TV SeriesBobby Harold
Keys1994TV MovieLoot
New York Undercover1994TV SeriesTrey King
The Paper1994Copy Guy
Weekend at Bernie's II1993Cartel Man #2
Laurel Avenue1993TV SeriesAnthony
A Different World1991-1992TV SeriesShazza Zulu
The Good Fight1992TV MovieElijah

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Billabong Odyssey2003Documentary performer: "Brazi Licks" / writer: "Brazi Licks"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Billabong Odyssey2003Documentary musician: guitar

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards2006TV Special documentaryHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The National Television Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
2005 Taurus World Stunt Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialPerformer (singing voice)
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
One Step Beyond: The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection'2003Video documentaryHimself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2002TV SeriesHimself
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
2001 Lady of Soul Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Grand Hotel Chiambretti2015TV SeriesHimself
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself
Sweden's Next Top Model2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
El hormiguero2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Taratata2009TV SeriesHimself
Buenafuente2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Piilokamerapäälliköt2008TV SeriesHimself
The View2002-2008TV SeriesHimself
Speechless2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
CBS Cares2002-2008TV SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2007TV SeriesHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin2007TV SpecialHimself
VH1 Big in 06 Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
A Royal Birthday2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2013-2015TV SeriesWarrick Brown
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2013TV Series documentaryChristie

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)· George Eads
· Jorja Fox
· Paul Guilfoyle
· Robert David Hall
· Marg Helgenberger
· William Petersen
· Eric Szmanda
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
2000New American Cinema AwardSeattle International Film FestivalCitation of Excellence for Ensemble Cast PerformanceThe Weekend (1999)· Deborah Kara Unger
· D.B. Sweeney
· Gena Rowlands
· Brooke Shields
· David Conrad
· James Duval
· Jared Harris

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)· George Eads
· Jorja Fox
· Paul Guilfoyle
· Robert David Hall
· Marg Helgenberger
· William Petersen
· Eric Szmanda
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)· George Eads
· Jorja Fox
· Paul Guilfoyle
· Robert David Hall
· Marg Helgenberger
· William Petersen
· Eric Szmanda
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesCSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)· George Eads
· Jorja Fox
· Paul Guilfoyle
· Robert David Hall
· Marg Helgenberger
· William Petersen
· Eric Szmanda


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#Fact
1Declared bankruptcy in November 2012. In the filing, he reported earning over $14,800 a month, but due to his significant debts, had only $320 a month in disposable income.
2The second youngest of 5 children born to Sandy, a teacher and fashion designer, and Robert Durdin, an entrepreneur and agent for jazz musicians.
3Dourdan got his first break when singer/actor/director Debbie Allen cast him as Shazza Zulu on A Different World (1987) based on a tape of him performing in an avant-garde play.
4Played Janet Jackson's love interest in the video for her 1993 hit "Again".
5In 2008, during negotiation with CBS, his CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) contract was not renewed. In the Season 8 finale, Dourdan's character was shot and left for dead at the episode's end. The Season 9 premiere had Dourdan's character dying in the arms of his colleague Grissom (William Petersen). Many have incorrectly assumed that his 2008 arrest caused CBS to drop him from the show, but his final scenes had been shot and his contract negotiations were concluded before his arrest.
6Arrested at 5:21am on April 29, 2008 in Palm Springs, California for possession of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs. Was given a diversion by the judge on May 28.
7Was a model in the 1980s and 1990s for Boss Models in New York City.
8He is the son of Selma (Corley) and Robert Booth Durdin. His parents were both born to African-American families. Gary has said that he also has French, Irish, Scottish, Native American, and Jewish ancestry.
9In July 2005, he performed as part of DMC's Guests at the LIVE 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario Canada
10When he was 6, his older brother Darryl Durdin (DOB: November 13, 1951) was murdered in March 1973 while on vacation in Haiti at age 21. He was pushed to his death off a motel balcony on a high cliff. The case is still unsolved.
11Six years before the premiere of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), he and Marg Helgenberger starred together in the pilot of an unsuccessful TV series called "Keys.".
12Is an accomplished musician. Plays the guitar, piano, bass, drum and sax.
13His uncle plays saxophone for Sister Sledge and gave Gary a saxophone when he was around 13.
14Discovered by actress/singer/dancer Debbie Allen.
15Has a daughter, Nyla and a son, Lyric.

#Quote
1I have to protect myself because people think that because you come into 25 million homes every week, they know you. I walk the line between being gracious and being rude.
2I've never liked categories; I've never liked boxes; I've always tried to be unconventional as much as I possibly could.


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