Dorsey at the 2017 Miami International Film Festival showing of Cargo
|Born||December 22, 1975|
Decatur, Georgia, U.S
Omar J. Dorsey (born December 22, 1975) is an American actor. He has appeared in films The Blind Side (2009), Django Unchained (2012), and Selma (2014) playing James Orange. In 2016, Dorsey began starring as Hollywood Desonier in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Queen Sugar.
Dorsey played small parts in a number of films early in his career, including Juwanna Mann, Starsky & Hutch, and The Blind Side. In 2012, he co-starred in Django Unchained. On television, he guest-starred on ER, The Shield, The Mentalist, Castle, Rizzoli & Isles, and NCIS. He had recurring roles in the Showtime drama Ray Donovan as Cookie Brown, the Fox comedy-drama Rake, and the HBO comedy Eastbound & Down.
In 2014, Dorsey played Civil Rights Movement activist James Orange in the historical drama film Selma directed by Ava DuVernay. In 2016, DuVernay cast Dorsey in her drama series Queen Sugar for Oprah Winfrey Network.
|2001||Boycott||MLK Guard||Television film|
|2001||Losing Grace||Opposing Player|
|2004||Starsky & Hutch||Lamell|
|2005||The Reading Room||Ned||Television film|
|2006||School for Scoundrels||Lawrence|
|2006||Our House||Milkbone||Television film|
|2009||Race to Witch Mountain||The Vegas Police Officer Hough|
|2009||The Blind Side||'Big Tony' Hamilton|
|2010||The Wronged Man||Leroy Matthews||Television film|
|2012||Django Unchained||Chicken Charlie|
|2014||Heaven's Hard Pitches||Michael Oso||Short film|
|2014||Ray Donovan||Cookie Brown|
|2014||Eastbound & Down||Dontel Benjamin|
|2015||Hollywood Adventures||Airport Staff|
|2015||Bad Things||Pugie Hudson||Short film|
|2016||9 Rides||Uber Pool Man|
|2016||Dog Eat Dog||Moon Man|
|2016||Aquarius||Ralph Church||Season 2 recurring role|
|2016–present||Queen Sugar||Hollywood Desonier|
|2017||Blue Bloods||Ernie "Goodnight" Mason||Episode: "Not Fade Away"|
|2017||Hell's Kitchen||Himself||Episode: "Aerial Maneuvers"|
|2017||Thank You for Your Service||Dante|
|2019||When They See Us||Elombre Brath||Miniseries|
- "Omar Dorsey's 7 Tips for Standing Out as an Actor". Backstage. 19 November 2013.
- "Omar Dorsey on new show 'Rake' and why 'Django Unchained' made him a better actor [Exclusive]". TheCelebrityCafe.com. 14 January 2014.
- "Omar J. Dorsey Joins Showtime's 'Ray Donovan'". Deadline Hollywood. 3 April 2014.
- "'Eastbound & Down' Enlists 'Django Unchained' Actor for Final Season (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 8 July 2013.
- "PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND PATHÉ ANNOUNCE THE START OF PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON "SELMA"". Paramount Pictures. 20 May 2014.
- Denise Petski. "'Queen Sugar' Adds Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Omar J. Dorsey - Deadline". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
- Tambay A. Obenson (27 January 2016). "Omar J. Dorsey, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe Join 'Que - Shadow and Act". Shadow and Act. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
- Actors Anonymous Podcast Interview
- "Omar J. Dorsey Interview". debbiethreet. 26 November 2012.