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Dorian Crossmond Missick
January 15, 1976
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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. In July 2018, he joined the main cast of the CBS All Access series Tell Me a Story as Sam.
|1998||Two Way Crossing||Leon|
|2000||3D||Jeff Sellers||Short film|
|2002||Two Weeks Notice||Tony|
|2003||Two Weeks Notice: Additional Scenes||Tony||Video short|
|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|
|2013||Things Never Said||Steve|
|2014||Deliver Us from Evil||Gordon|
|2014||One Roll||Lester||Short film|
|2015||Black Card||Leonard||Short film|
|2016||Brothers in Atlanta||Jay||Television movie|
|TBA||All the Children Are Insane||Edward Burdon||Unknown|
|2018||The Finest||John/Terrell Archer||Television film|
|1990||In the Heat of the Night||Young Fisherman||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||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|
|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|
|2006||Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories||Victor 'Vic' Vance||(voice)|
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- 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.
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