Dorian Missick

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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[edit]

Missick was born in East Orange, New Jersey, and grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey, Decatur, Georgia, and New York City's Brooklyn.

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.

Career[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

Missick married his wife, Simone Cook, in February 2012.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Two Way Crossing Leon
2000 3D Jeff Sellers Short film
2000 Shaft Young Man Uncredited
2002 Two Weeks Notice Tony
2003 Crime Partners James Brown Credited as Dorian McKissick
2003 Undermind Train Rapper
2004 Chameleon Charlie Short film
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 Freedomland Jason Council
2006 Lucky Number Slevin Elvis
2006 Premium Cool
2007 Alibi Luis Nelson Television film
2007 Mama's Boy Mitch
2008 Bad Mother's Handbook Dr. Stoller Television film
2008 Broken Max Short film
2008 Love Me Through It Acting Coach Short film
Uncredited
2008 Jury of Our Peers Dashawn
2008 Rachel Getting Married Rehearsal Dinner Guest
2009 Lenox Avenue Sellars
2010 Three Blind Mice Travis Mitchell Short film
2010 The Bounty Hunter Bobby
2011 Grace Short film
2011 Mooz-lum Professor Jamal
2012 Things Never Said Steve
2013 Big Words John
2013 All the Children Are Insane Edward Burdon
2014 Deliver Us from Evil Post-production
2014 Annie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories Victor 'Vic' Vance

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