Gregory in 2006
January 26, 1971 |
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Years active||1991 – present|
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Dorian Gregory (born January 26, 1971) is an American actor most notable for playing Darryl Morris on the television show Charmed, and as the fourth and final permanent host of Soul Train, replacing Shemar Moore.
Dorian was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Cleveland, Ohio until age nine when he and his family moved to Los Angeles, California. Gregory began his acting career with guest roles on such series as Baywatch, Beverly Hills, 90210, Sister, Sister, among others. He played his first major role in Baywatch Nights, where he belonged to the regular cast from 1996-97.
In 1998, Dorian Gregory received the role of the police officer Darryl Morris in the successful series Charmed, which he played until 2005. In 2002, he replaced cosmetic surgeon Jan Adams as one of the hosts of the male-oriented daytime talk show, The Other Half, which was cancelled the following year.
He has hosted several events like BET Anniversary and Achievement Awards with Debbie Allen and Shirley Moore, Black Stuntwomen Beach Competition, and Elite Lee Jeans Model Look with Roshumba Williams and Angelica Bridges. He has also hosted a radio show on Black Writers, supports minority Film Makers, appeared at high school dedication to support better educational opportunities. He is a founding member of Epiphany Theater Group, established by writer/producer/director Bill Duke.. In 2010, Gregory made an impromptu appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the "Jaywalking segment". Jay Leno was apparently unaware of who Gregory was until he informed him.
He is actively involved in the Jeopardy Program, sponsored by the Los Angeles Police Department for youth at risk, as well as serving as the National Spokesman for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He was diagnosed with Juvenile (Type 1) diabetes when he was nine, and now talks to young adults and children on the subject as a motivational speaker. Dorian is working to raise funds to help find a cure for diabetes and offering information to support people living with the disease. He is also involved with AIDS Project LA and for the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
He has a music group with his sister, Mercedes Bey, called "MD Says", which stands for "Mercedes and Dorian Says". Their group has music running in Europe as well as domestic pick ups He is back in the music studio cutting more songs for a long awaited album release. He began his writing career as a poet ("Ashley Moore" and "Deep Deep Purple"). His passion for writing progressed naturally into music and has evolved to writing plays and movie scripts, including a play, Room Mates For Life.
|1991||Baywatch||Man in the Audience||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1992||Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot||Driver for 'Moore' At Airport||Uncredited|
|1992||Honey, I Blew Up the Kid||US Marshal Officer||Uncredited|
|1995||Sister, Sister||Delivery Man||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1995||Hope & Gloria||Dutch||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1995||Beverly Hills, 90210||Guard||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1995||Too Something||Gym Guy||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1995||The Barefoot Executive||Doctor||TV Series|
|1995||Living Single||Mountie Robeson||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1996||The Steve Harvey Show||Derek||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1997||Just Write||Valet At The Mansion Party||Movie|
|1996–1997||Baywatch Nights||Diamont Teague||TV Series (22 Episodes)|
|1997||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||SWAT Commander||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1996–1997||Hangin' with Mr. Cooper||Norman||TV Series (2 Episodes)|
|1997||Pacific Blue||Rober Quest||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1998||Prey||Karl Hunter||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1998||Moesha||Darnell||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1999||3rd Rock from the Sun||Byron||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|2003||Deliver Us from Eva||Lucius Johnson||Movie|
|2003||Girlfriends||Robert||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|2004||NCIS||Local Police Detective||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|1998–2005||Charmed||Darryl Morris||TV Series (70 Episodes)|
|2005||The Bad Girl's Guide||Ray||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|2005||Getting Played||Darrel||TV Movie|
|2008||Las Vegas||Agent Miller||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|2008||Show Stoppers||Dance Showdown Host||Movie|
|1993||Story Of A People||Himself (Host)||TV Mini-Series|
|1996||65th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade||Himself (Host)||TV|
|2003-2006||Soul Train||Himself (Host)||TV|
|2003||The Other Half||Himself (Co-Host)||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|2004||The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards||Himself (Host)||TV|
|2005||Charmed: Access All Areas||Himself (Host)||TV Special|
|2005||The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards||Himself (Host)||TV|
|2005||The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest||Himself (Host)||TV|
|2006||In the Mix||Himself||TV Series (1 Episode)|
|2008||Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown||Himself|
|Host of Soul Train