Dondre Whitfield

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Dondré Whitfield
Dondre Whitfield.jpg
Whitfield in 2008.
Born Dondre Terrell Whitfield
(1969-05-27) May 27, 1969 (age 47)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982-present
Spouse(s) Salli Richardson (m. 2002; 2 children)

Dondré Terrell Whitfield (born May 27, 1969) is an American actor. He began his career appearing in a recurring role as Robert Foreman on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1985–1987), before playing Terrence Frye in the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children (1991–1994). He received three Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series nominations for his performance on All My Children.

Whitfield had starring role in a number of short-lived sitcoms, include The Crew (1995–96), Between Brothers (1997–1999), and Hidden Hills (2002–03). He also has appeared in a number of films, such as Two Can Play That Game (2001), The Salon (2004), Pastor Brown (2009), and Middle of Nowhere (2012). In 2015, Whitfield joined the cast of BET reality comedy series Real Husbands of Hollywood, and in 2016 began starring in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Queen Sugar.

Career[edit]

Whitfield began his television career appearing in the recurring role on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show as Robert Foreman (the love interest of Tempestt Bledsoe's character Vanessa Huxtable). He later had a two year-run on The NBC daytime soap opera, Another World. From 1991 to 1994, Whitfield portrayed Terrence Frye in the ABC Daytime soap opera, All My Children. The role earned him nominations for three Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series and two Soap Opera Digest Awards.[1]

After leaving daytime television, Whitfield starred in the short-lived Fox sitcom The Crew during 1995–96 season. In 1997, he went to star alongside Kadeem Hardison in another short-lived sitcom, Between Brothers. He had dramatic turn in the 2000 UPN series Secret Agent Man, it also was cancelled after one season. From 2002 to 2003, he starred alongside Tamara Taylor in another short-lived sitcom, Hidden Hills on NBC. From 2001 to 2002, Whitfield had the recurring role on the UPN sitcom Girlfriends. He also has appeared on The Jamie Foxx Show, NYPD Blue, Strong Medicine, Ghost Whisperer, CSI: Miami, Cold Case, and Grey's Anatomy.

In film, Whitfield has appeared opposite Vivica A. Fox in Two Can Play That Game (2001), The Salon (2004). He co-starred in White Man's Burden (1995), Mr. 3000 (2003), and Middle of Nowhere (2012). He has appeared along with his wife Salli Richardson in 2009 film Pastor Brown, and well as guest-starred on Eureka (in which he played Richardson's on-screen brother), and Stitchers. Whitfield also had the recurring roles on Make It or Break It and Mistresses as Rochelle Aytes' husband. In 2015, Whitfield joined the cast of BET reality comedy series Real Husbands of Hollywood.[2]

In 2016, Whitfield was cast in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Queen Sugar produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Whitfield was born in Brooklyn, New York.[4] He attended the Performing Arts High School in New York City.

In 2002, Whitfield married to actress Salli Richardson.[5] They have two children: a daughter, Parker Richardson Whitfield, and a son, Dre Terrell Whitfield (born January 24, 2009).[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Bright Lights, Big City Brian Jones Uncredited
1988 Homeboy Billy Harrison
1989 Homeboyz II: Crack City Breakdancer
1995 White Man's Burden Terrence
2000 Alien Fury: Countdown to Invasion Kevin Anjanette Television film
2001 Happy Birthday Trent
2001 Two Can Play That Game Dwain
2003 Biker Boyz Biker Uncredited
2004 Mr. 3000 Skillet
2005 The Salon Ricky
2009 Pastor Brown Chaz
2011 35 and Ticking Austin
2012 Middle of Nowhere Littleton
2015 Relentless Coffee Drinking Man

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985-1987 The Cosby Show Robert Foreman 6 episodes
1986 Diff'rent Strokes Leon Davis Episode: "Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown"
1989-1990 Another World Jesse Lawrence Series regular
1991-1994 All My Children Terence Frye Series regular
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (1992-1994)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer (1993)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Leading Actor (1994)
1995-1996 The Crew MacArthur 'Mac' Edwards Series regular, 21 episodes
1996 The Jamie Foxx Show Icepick Isaacs Episode: "A Thanksgiving to Remember"
1997 Martin Trey Foster Episode: "Goin' for Mine"
1997-1999 Between Brothers James Gordon Series regular, 17 episodes
1998 Living in Captivity Curtis Cook Series regular, 8 episodes
2000 Secret Agent Man Davis Series regular, 12 episodes
2000 The X-Files Agent Episode: "Within"
2000 Nash Bridges Jason Episode: "Double Trouble"
2001 NYPD Blue Off. Lawrence Episode: "Love Hurts"
2001-2002 Inside Schwartz William Morris Series regular, 4 episodes
2001-2002 Girlfriends Sean Ellis 11 episodes
2002-2003 Hidden Hills Zack Timmerman Series regular, 13 episodes
2004 Less than Perfect William Episode: "The Pimp Hat"
2004 Half & Half Brendan Episode: "The Big Birth-Date Episode"
2004 Strong Medicine Michael Episode: "Selective Breeding"
2004 Second Time Around Chris Episode: "Coupling Up"
2006 Jake in Progress Mark 3 episodes
2005-2006 Ghost Whisperer Mitch Marino 3 episodes
2006 CSI: Miami Alan Solner Episode: "Curse of the Coffin"
2009 Samantha Who? Wes Green Episode: "Todd's Job"
2008-2010 Cold Case Jarrod Jones 3 episodes
2011 Grey's Anatomy Oliver Richter Episode: "Golden Hour"
2010-2011 The Event Mike Garret 4 episodes
2012 Make It or Break It Coach McIntire 8 episodes
2012 Eureka Dr. Marcus Blake Episode: "Smarter Carter"
2014 Hart of Dixie Lt. Governor Alex Byrd Episode: "One More Last Chance"
2013-2014 Mistresses Paul Malloy 9 episodes
2016 Stitchers Sam Lewis Episode: "Pretty Little Lawyers"
2016 Queen Sugar Remy Newell Series regular

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0925920/awards?ref_=nm_awd
  2. ^ The Deadline Team. "Dondre Whitfield Cast In 'Real Husbands Of Hollywood' - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Denise Petski. "Tina Lifford, Dondré Whitfield Among Four Cast In 'Queen Sugar' - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Dondre Whitfield Biography (1969-)". Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Salli Richardson". Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Dondre and Salli Richardson-Whitfield Welcome a Son Celebrity Baby Blog, February 25, 2009

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