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Faison at the premiere of Oz the Great and Powerful, Los Angeles, February 13, 2013
|Born||Donald Adeosun Faison
June 22, 1974
Harlem, New York, U.S.
Donald Adeosun Faison (//; 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) as a leading role, and as Murray in the film Clueless (1995) playing a minor role (reprised in the subsequent television series of the same name). He is a star of the TV Land situation comedy The Exes.
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. The following year, he appeared along with Malik Yoba, in the ABC News special Prejudice: Answering Children's Questions, hosted by Peter Jennings. 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 running back-turned-cornerback Petey Jones, 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.
Faison was married to Lisa Askey from 2001 to 2005. After six years of dating, Faison married his second wife, CaCee Cobb, on December 15, 2012. The wedding was held at the home of Faison's former Scrubs co-star and best friend Zach Braff, who also served as a groomsman. Serving as a bridesmaid was singer Jessica Simpson, for whom Cobb formerly worked as a personal assistant. In January 2013, it was announced that Faison and Cobb are expecting a baby. The child will be the first for Cobb, but the fifth for Faison. He currently has four children: son Dade and daughter Kaya (fraternal twins, born 1999) and son Kobe (born 2001), with Askey; and son Sean (born 1997), from a previous relationship.
|1993||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|
|Can't Hardly Wait||Dan|
|2000||Remember the Titans||Petey Jones|
|Josie and the Pussycats||D.J.||Uncredited|
|2002||Big Fat Liar||Frank Jackson|
|2003||Ravedactyl: Project Evolution||Gunner||Short film|
|Good Boy!||Wilson||Voice only|
|2006||Something New||Nelson McQueen|
|Bachelor Party Vegas||Ash|
|2007||Venus & Vegas||Stu|
|2009||Next Day Air||Leo|
|2012||Pitch Perfect||Older Acapella Man|
|2013||Kick-Ass 2||Doctor Gravity|
|1996||New York Undercover||James||1 episode|
|1996–2000||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Dashiell||7 episodes|
|1996–1999||Clueless||Murray Lawrence Duvall||62 episodes|
|1998||Sister, Sister||Darryl||1 episode|
|1999||Supreme Sanction||Marcus||Television movie|
|2001–2010||Scrubs||Christopher Turk||179 episodes
Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (2006-2010)
Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (2005)
|2004–2005||Higglytown Heroes||Firefighter Hero||Voice only
|2005||The Bernie Mac Show||Alex the Repairman||1 episode|
|2005–2009||Robot Chicken||Astro,Del Spooner|
|2007||Saturday Night Live||Christopher Turk||Season 32, Episode 20|
|Kim Possible||Ricky Rotiffle||Voice only
|2008||The Boondocks||Tobias / Wedgie Rudlin||Voice only
|2009||American Dad!||Christopher Turk||Voice only
Season 5, Episode 8: G-String Circus
|Titan Maximum||Martian Fleet Commander||1 episode|
|2011–present||The Exes||Phil Chase||Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (2013)|
|2012||Zeke and Luther||Chill E. Dog||Voice only|
|2012||The Wedding Band||Moses||Episode: "99 Problems"|
|2012||Adventure Time||Baby-Snaps||Voice only
- "Sittin' Up In My Room" by Brandy (1995)
- "No Doubt" by Imajin (1999)
- "Da Bomb" by DJ Fury and RX Lord (1999)
- "Chariot" by Gavin DeGraw (2003)
- "Beat It" by Fall Out Boy (2008)
Awards and nominations
|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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