Dominic Hoffman

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Dominic Hoffman
Years active1985–present

Dominic Hoffman is an actor. He is known for his recurring roles on A Different World as Whitley's boyfriend, Julian Day, and Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Jeff Russell.

He is also an accomplished theater actor and playwright, earning Ovation awards in 2000 for his one-man show "Uncle Jacques' Symphony," a play that celebrates humanity as a musical metaphor. Its participants are a group of singular characters, all performed by Hoffman, with minimal alteration, played to maximum effect. Men and women, young and old, of different cultures and beliefs vividly come together on stage for ninety minutes. Their personal rhythms, unique harmonies, and the familiar melody of their stories combine to form a symphony of life. Ovation awards for best actor in a play, writing, and best world premiere.

Voice: Dominic is a four-time winner of the Audiophile Earphones Award for his readings of “The Port Chicago 50” (2014 National Book Award Finalist), “An Ordinary Man,” “The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray,” and “In Search of Our Roots.” His reading of “The Door of No Return” was selected by the School Library Journal as an Audio Hot Pick.


Dominic wrote three episodes of A Different World: The Power of the Pen, War and Peace and Liza Who-Little. Hoffman was also a recurring actor on the hit show Grey's Anatomy.[1][2]


Year Film Role Notes
1987 Jaws: The Revenge Additional Voices
1988 School Daze Mustafa
Casual Sex? Additional Voices
Survival Quest Jeff
1992 Original Intent Cox Video
1997 One Eight Seven Victor
2001 Kingdom Come Antoine Depew
2008 Redbelt Detective
2013 Phil Spector Mr. Brown
Year Title Role Notes
1985 V Visitor One Episode: The Conversion
1986 Comedy Factory Bookstore Customer One Episodes: Man About Town
1985-1988 St. Elsewhere Paramedic Tim Dillworth Five Episodes: Give the Boy a Hand, The Naked and the Dead, The Boom Boom Womb, Heart On and Final Cut
1988 Cheers 2nd Customer One Episode: Yacht of Fools
1989 CBS Schoolbreak Special Donny Hall One Episode: My Past Is My Own
Beauty and the Beast Resident One Episode: A Kingdom by the Sea
1989-1991 A Different World Kent Souje - 1 Episode & Julian Day - 8 Episodes Nine Episodes: For She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage as Kent Souje, A World Alike, That's the Trouble with You All, A Camp Fire Story, Getaway: Part I, Getaway: Part II, Perhaps Love, 21 Candles and Ex-Communication - as Julian Day
1990 Family Matters Steve Webster One Episode: Torn Between Two Lovers
1993 Living Single Patrick One Episode: Living Single... with Children
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Dr. Kervarkian One Episode: Home Is Where The Heart Attack Is
1993-1994 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Dr. Pickney - 1 Episode Thaddeus Jamison White - Five Episodes Six Episodes: Valentine's Day Massacre - Dr. Pickney, Private School, It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To, The Courtship of Mark Cooper, Truth or Consequences and Pros and Convicts as Thaddeus Jamison White
1995 Mad About You Waiter One Episode: Two Tickets to Paradise
NYPD Blue Bar Owner One Episode: E.R.
1996 Buddies Marcel One Episode: The PSA Story
1997 The Jamie Foxx Show Kenneth One Episode: I am What I Scam
Port Charles Byron Rollins Unknown Episodes
1999 Between Brothers Ramon One Episode: Fantasy Camp/Home Boyz of Summer
2004-2005 The Shield Lou Sperling Three Episodes: Strays, All In and Grave
2006 The Unit Neil Krinsman Two Episodes: Report by Exception and Bait
2008 Jericho Colonel Fetts One Episode: Patriots and Tyrants
2009 24 Raymond Howell One Episode: Day 7: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lie to Me SEC Deputy Ian Dawkins One Episode: Depraved Heart
The Mentalist Agent Hicks Four Episodes: The Scarlet Letter, Black Gold and Red Blood, Red Bulls and His Red Right Hand
2012-2013 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Jeff Russell Three Episodes: Second Opinion, Bad Blood and Idle Hands


  1. ^ Abrams, Natalie (14 September 2012). "Exclusive: A Different World Vet Heads to Grey's Anatomy". TV Guide. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  2. ^ Ricenthal, Matt (14 September 2012). "Dominic Hoffman to Scrub in to Seattle Grace". TV Fanatic. Retrieved 14 August 2013.

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