Dorian Missick

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Dorian Missick
Born
Dorian Crossmond Missick

(1976-01-15) January 15, 1976 (age 43)
OccupationActor
Years active1990-present
Spouse(s)
Simone Missick (m. 2012)

Dorian Crossmond Missick (born January 15, 1976) is an American actor, best known for his role as Damian in the television series Six Degrees and for voicing Victor Vance in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. He is also known for his starring role in the film Premium (2006) and his supporting roles in films such as The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and Lucky Number Slevin (2006).

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. Missick has two adopted twin sisters and a younger half-sibling.[citation needed]

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. He was later cast in a small role on In the Heat of the Night, playing a young fisherman.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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 Antwone 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.[citation needed]

In 2018, he had a recurring role in the second season of the Netflix and Marvel Cinematic Universe series Luke Cage. Missick portrayed Dontrell "Cockroach" Hamilton, an ex-con previously locked up by Misty Knight, who is played by his real-life wife and series regular Simone Missick.[1] In July 2018, he joined the main cast of the CBS All Access series Tell Me a Story as Sam.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Missick married his wife, Simone Cook, in February 2012.[3]

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 Two Weeks Notice: Additional Scenes Tony Video short
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 Stranger Short film
2010 Mooz-lum Professor Jamal
2013 Things Never Said Steve
2013 Big Words John
2014 Deliver Us from Evil Gordon
2014 Annie Annie's 'Dad'
2014 One Roll Lester Short film
2015 The Summoning Wayne
2015 Black Card Leonard Short film
2016 9 Rides Driver
2016 Brothers in Atlanta Jay Television movie
2018 Monster Asa Briggs
TBA All the Children Are Insane Edward Burdon Unknown
2018 Jinn David
2018 The Finest John/Terrell Archer Television film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 In the Heat of the Night Young Fisherman Episode: "An Angry Woman"
Uncredited
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 2 episodes
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
2012–2013 Lenox Avenue Sellars 8 episodes
2012–2013 Southland Detective Ruben Robinson 18 episodes
2014 Being Mary Jane Detective Cedric Rawlins 6 episodes
2014 Rake Blake 10 episodes
2012–2015 Haven Tommy Bowen 7 episodes
2015 The Brink Agent 2 episodes
2015 Better Call Saul Detective Dunst 2 episodes
2015 The Good Wife Brett Tatro 21 episodes
2016 Elementary Agent Whitlock/Glibride 9 episode/5 episode
2016 Lucifer Will Flemming Episode: St. Lucifer
2016 Zoe Ever After Gemini Moon Lead Role (Season 1)
2016–2017 Animal Kingdom Patrick Fischer 6 episodes
2018 Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious .B.I.G. Scott Shephard 2 episodes
2018 Luke Cage Dontrell "Cockroach" Hamilton 3 episodes
2018 Tell Me a Story Sam 6 episodes

Video games[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nguyen, Hanh (June 28, 2018). "'Luke Cage' Season 2: All the References, Cameos, Crossovers, and Easter Eggs in Each Episode". IndieWire. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (July 11, 2018). "'Tell Me A Story': Zabryna Guevara & Dorian Missick Cast In Kevin Williamson's CBS All Access Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Simone And Dorian". ourwedding.com. Archived from the original on September 13, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015.

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