Faison at Hollywood Life Magazine’s 7th Annual Breakthrough Awards in 2007
Born Donald Adeosun Faison
June 22, 1974
Harlem, New York, U.S.
Years active 1992–present Spouse Lisa Askey (2001–2005) Children 4 children (3 sons, 1 daughter)
Donald Adeosun Faison (pronounced /feɪˈzɒn/; born June 22, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor best known for his role as Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC (formerly NBC) comedy-drama Scrubs (2001–2010) and as Murray in the film Clueless (1995) and the subsequent television series of the same name.
Before his debut on Scrubs and "Clueless", Faison appeared in a 1991 commercial for Folgers Coffee at the age of 17, in which he played the younger brother of a soldier returning from war. He then became famous for his role as "Murray Lawrence Duvall" in the film 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 featured in New Jersey Drive. He also starred in Big Fat Liar alongside Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, and Amanda Bynes. 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 Brandy's Sittin' Up In My Room, 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, actor Chris Tucker and four Harlem Globetrotters.
As of March 2011, Faison appeared in commercials for The Sims Medieval.
Faison was married to Lisa Ackey from 2001-2005. In summer 2011 Faison became engaged to his girlfriend Cacee Cobb.
He is the father of twins, daughter Kaya and son Dade Faison (b. 1999) and son Kobe Faison (b. 2001) with ex-wife Lisa Askey. He also has a son named Sean Faison-Ince (b. 1996) from a previous relationship with Audrey Ince.
Film Year Film Role Other notes 1989 Uncle Buck Student 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 1996 The Quest Unnamed armed robber in opening scene. Uncredited 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 Limo Driver 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 2010 Skyline Terry 2011 Stag Ken 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 Main role; 62 episodes 1998 Sister, Sister Darryl 1 episode 1999 Supreme Sanction Marcus Television movie, credited as Donald Adeosun Faison 1999–2000 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Dashiell 3 episodes 2000–2002 Felicity Tracy 23 episodes 2002–2003 Clone High Toots/Various Characters 12 episodes, voice 2001–2010 Scrubs Christopher Turk Main role; 179 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 (Season 5 – Episode 08) 2011 The Odds Tyler lead homicide detective 2011 Love Bites guest star 2011 The Exes Phil Chase Main role
- "Sittin' Up In My Room" by Brandy (Music Video) (1995)
- "No Doubt" by Imajin (Music Video) (1999)
- "Da Bomb" by DJ Fury and RX Lord (Music Video) (1999)
- "Chariot" by Gavin DeGraw (Music Video) (2003)
- "Beat It" by Fall Out Boy (Music Video) (2008) (1:12)
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
- ^ "What's Up, Doc?". People Magazine. 2002-06-17. http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20137321,00.html. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
- ^ Tanber, George J. (2007-02-22). "Q&A: 'Scrubs' star as pro team owner?". ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blackhistory2007/news/story?id=2767393. Retrieved 2010-11-25.
- ^ Jeremy Kay. "IM Global want buyers to see the light on Skyline". Screen Daily. http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/berlin/european-film-market/im-global-want-buyers-to-see-the-light-on-skyline/5010743.article.
- ^ Five pilots beef up casts Hollywood Reporter, Feb 18, 2010
- ^ "Scrubs" star Donald Faison talks about TV's great bro-mance... Inside Social, Aug 10, 2008
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