Dorian Missick (born January 15, 1976) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Damian in Six Degrees and Victor Vance in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. His film Premium and his parts in movies such as The Manchurian Candidate and Lucky Number Slevin have garnered him attention.
Early life and education
From a very early age, Missick had a passion for entertaining; he would attend plays and watch movies with his parents. Missick grew up an only child (his mother later adopted two baby twin girls, and acquired a 3rd child through her current husband).
Missick has kept athletic; he often took part in competitive sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, and diving.
During his first acting class, casting agents were looking for a Coca Cola commercial, and they decided that Missick was right for the part. At first, he saw acting as being effortless, but he was not booked again for the next year. He was eventually cast in a small role on In the Heat of the Night, playing a young fisherman. Although he continued to audition, he was not sure whether he should take it seriously.
In the summer of 1996, Missick joined the Jazz Actors, a theater company in Harlem, where he studied under Ernie McClintock. McClintock’s style, strongly influenced by jazz music, strongly influenced Missick's style in turn. After the company dispersed, Missick joined NITE Star, an educational company whose primary focus was to educate young teens on AIDS awareness and building an understanding towards alternative lifestyles. During his time with NITE Star, Missick met American actress Kerry Washington (who was also involved with the company) and gained a steady income from commercials, averaging around seven nationals a year.
In 2002, Missick made his professional acting debut in Two Weeks Notice, playing Tony, Hugh Grant's right hand man/limo driver. His exposure from that role led to parts in TV shows including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Now and Again, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as small roles in movies such as Undermind, 50 Ways to Leave a Lover, A Message from Pops, Freedomland, and Two Guns. He auditioned for the role of Antwone Quenton 'Fish' Fisher in Atwone Fisher; he was not cast, but his meeting with Denzel Washington later led to a role in The Manchurian Candidate. Soon after, Missick got a role playing Elvis in Lucky Number Slevin, and soon afterward landed his first leading role in Premium alongside Zoe Saldana.
Missick married his wife, Simone Cook, in February 2012.
|1998||Two Way Crossing||Leon|
|2000||3D||Jeff Sellers||Short film|
|2002||Two Weeks Notice||Tony|
|2003||Crime Partners||James Brown||Credited as Dorian McKissick|
|2004||50 Ways to Leave Your Lover||Rob|
|2004||The Manchurian Candidate||Owens|
|2005||Two Guns||Direct-to-video film|
|2005||A Message from Pops||Son||Short film|
|2006||Lucky Number Slevin||Elvis|
|2007||Alibi||Luis Nelson||Television film|
|2008||Bad Mother's Handbook||Dr. Stoller||Television film|
|2008||Love Me Through It||Acting Coach||Short film
|2008||Jury of Our Peers||Dashawn|
|2008||Rachel Getting Married||Rehearsal Dinner Guest|
|2010||Three Blind Mice||Travis Mitchell||Short film|
|2010||The Bounty Hunter||Bobby|
|2012||Things Never Said||Steve|
|2013||All the Children Are Insane||Edward Burdon|
|2014||Deliver Us from Evil||Post-production|
|1990||In the Heat of the Night||Young Fisherman||Uncredited
Episode: "An Angry Woman"
|2000||Now and Again||Marlin||Episode: "Boy Wonder"|
|2001||Philly||Dorian's Crony||Episode: "Blown Away"|
|2001||NYPD Blue||Gerald Winters||Episode: "Hit the Road, Clark"|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Leon Tate||Episode: "Rooftop"|
|2001, 2004||Law & Order||Henry Williams/Ronald Duggan a.k.a. Slug||Episodes "A Losing Season" and "Can I Get a Witness"|
|2003||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Police Officer||Episode: "Empty Places"|
|2004||CSI: NY||Jayden Prince||Episode: "Grand Master"|
|2006||Conviction||Frank Jeffers||Episodes "180.80" and "Hostage"|
|2006–2007||Six Degrees||Damian Henry||13 episodes|
|2008||Numb3rs||Derek Raines||Episode: "Pay to Play"|
|2008||Raising the Bar||Sylvester 'Slice' Walters||Episode: "Trust Me"|
|2009||Bones||Owen Thiel||Episode: "The Goop on the Girl"|
|2010||Sons of Anarchy||Pony Joe||Episode: "So"|
|2011||The Cape||Marty Voyt||10 episodes|
|2012||Southland||Detective Ruben Robinson||15 episodes|
|2012||Haven||Tommy Bowen||6 episodes|
|2006||Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories||Victor 'Vic' Vance|