Donald Faison - Film & Theater Personalities, Facts and Personal Life

Home  ›  American  ›  Donald FaisonJune 22, 1974123 views

0.0 based on 0 rates

Donald Faison's Personal Details

Donald Faison is an American actor, comedian, and a voice artist

InformationDetail
BirthdayJune 22, 1974
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors, Voice Actors
City/StateNew Yorkers
SpousesCaCee Cobb (m. 2012), Lisa Askey (m. 2001–2005)
SiblingsDade Faison, Olamide Faison
Known asDonald Adeosun Faison
Childrens Dade Faison, Kaya Faison, Kobe Faison, Rocco Faison, Sean Faison-Ince
Birth PlaceHarlem, New York City, New York, United States
Height183cm
GenderMale
FatherDonald Faison
MotherShirley Faison
Net Worth$10 million as of Jun 23,2017
Sun SignCancer
Born inHarlem, New York City, New York, United States
Famous asActor, Voice Actor
Socials

// Famous Voice Actors

Donald Faison's photo

Who is Donald Faison?

Donald Faison is an American actor, comedian, and a voice artist. He is best known for playing the leading role as Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC comedy-drama ‘Scrubs’, and a minor role in the film ‘Clueless’ in 1995. He has also starred in the TV Land sitcom ‘The Exes’ and was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor for his performance. Apart from TV series, Faison has co-starred in movies like ‘Remember the Titans’, ‘Kick-Ass 2’, ‘Something New’ and many more. He began acting since he was a child, and slowly progressed from school plays to television commercials to movies. Along with movies and sitcoms, he has also appeared in few music videos. In 2009, he participated in NBA Celebrity Game along with few other celebrities. In 2010, Faison appeared in comedy sitcom ‘The Odds’. Currently, he is hosting the comedy sketch show ‘Who Gets the Last Laugh’ and the game show ‘Winsanity’.

// Famous Film & Theater Personalities

Childhood & Early Life

Donald Faison was born on 22 June 1974 in Harlem, in New York City, to Shirley and Donald Faison. His father was a building manager and his mother Shirley was a talent agent. He has an elder brother Olamide Faison who is also an actor.

He did his schooling from Professional Children’s School in Manhattan. Along with that, he also went to La Guardia high School for Music, Art and Performing Arts. His popularity began to rise after he graduated in 1992.

Career

Donald Faison made his acting debut with a commercial in 1991 for Folgers coffee at the age of 17, where he played the younger brother of a soldier returning from war.

In 1992, he featured with Malik Yoba in the ABC News special ‘Prejudice: Answering Children’s Questions’ which was hosted by Peter Jennings.

In 1995, his movie ‘Clueless’ was released in which he played the role of Murray Lawrence Duvall. His performance in the movie was highly acclaimed and he became famous after that. In the same year, his other movie ‘Waiting to Exhale’ was also released.

He got the opportunity to play a recurring role as Tracy on ‘Felicity’ (1999). He has also appeared in the movie ‘Remember the Titans’ (2000) as Petey Jones. Moreover, he has provided voice work for many characters in the MTV animated series ‘Clone High’.

In 2001, he landed a permanent role in ‘Scrubs’, a comedy about medical interns. Faison has featured in number of sitcoms where he had minor roles such as ‘Sister, Sister’ and ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’, and also in the movie ‘Josie and the Pussycats’.

He has also produced one episode of MTV’s ‘Punk’d’ with his co-star from ‘Scrubs’ Zach Braff, in 2005. In addition to this, he was seen in the music videos like ‘Sittin’ Up in My Room’, ‘Fall Out Boy’s’ cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ and Gavin Degraw’s ‘Chariot’.

Donald also participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game on 13 February 2009. With Faison some other celebrities too participated like NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexter and Dominique Wilkins, NFL wide-receiver Terrell Owens, actor Chris Tucker and four Harlem Globetrotters.

In 2010, he co-starred in science fiction thriller ‘Skyline’ alongside Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Eric Balfour, Crystal Reed, Laz Alonso. He was also seen in 2010 CBS comedy pilot ‘The Odds’.

In March 2011, he featured in commercials for ‘The Sims Medieval’. He has also made a cameo appearance in the famous movie ‘Pitch Perfect’, in 2012.

Currently, he is hosting TBS comedy sketch show ‘Who Gets the Last Laugh’, and game show ‘Winsanity’.

Major Works

Donald Faison has appeared in number of movies and sitcoms over the years. But the role for which he is best remembered is from 1995 movie ‘Clueless’ where he played the role of Murray Duvall. He was also seen in the TV series of ‘Clueless’ which went on for 62 episodes.

He is also remembered for his role in ‘Scrubs’ which aired from 2001-2010 for which he was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.

Awards & Achievements

In 2002, Donald Faison won the BET Comedy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for ‘Scrubs’.

In 2004, again Faison was awarded the BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for ‘Scrubs’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Donald Faison got married to Lisa Askey in 2001 and the couple had twin girls, Kaya and Dade, followed by a son, Kobe. Faison and Askey got divorced in 2005

On 15 December 2012, Faison married his second wife, Cacee Cobb after they dated each other for six years. The ceremony was held at home of Faison’s friend and co-star from ‘Scrubs’ Zach Braff who was also the groomsman. Singer Jessica Simpson served as the bridesmaid. They have a son Rocco who was born in 2013, and a daughter Wilder Frances who was born in 2015. Donald Faison also have a son named Sean (born in 1997) from a previous relationship.

Trivia

Donald Faison is a big Star Wars fan.

Before he started acting, Faison has worked as a lifeguard.

His middle name is Adeosun which is taken from words ‘ade’ meaning ‘crown’ and ‘osun’ which means ‘river of life’ in Yoruba.

Due to his popularity from the movie ‘Clueless’ his ‘Scrubs’ co-stars used to refer to him as ‘that guy from Clueless’.

Faison once gave his used napkin to Improv Everywhere for one of their missions. Basically, their mission was to sell used celebrity trash in Times Square for which he provided the napkin.

// Famous Actors

Donald Faison biography timelines

  • // 22nd Jun 1974
    Donald Faison was born on 22 June 1974 in Harlem, in New York City, to Shirley and Donald Faison. His father was a building manager and his mother Shirley was a talent agent. He has an elder brother Olamide Faison who is also an actor.
  • // 1991
    Donald Faison made his acting debut with a commercial in 1991 for Folgers coffee at the age of 17, where he played the younger brother of a soldier returning from war.
  • // 1992
    He did his schooling from Professional Children’s School in Manhattan. Along with that, he also went to La Guardia high School for Music, Art and Performing Arts. His popularity began to rise after he graduated in 1992.
  • // 1992
    In 1992, he featured with Malik Yoba in the ABC News special ‘Prejudice: Answering Children’s Questions’ which was hosted by Peter Jennings.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, his movie ‘Clueless’ was released in which he played the role of Murray Lawrence Duvall. His performance in the movie was highly acclaimed and he became famous after that. In the same year, his other movie ‘Waiting to Exhale’ was also released.
  • // 1995
    Donald Faison has appeared in number of movies and sitcoms over the years. But the role for which he is best remembered is from 1995 movie ‘Clueless’ where he played the role of Murray Duvall. He was also seen in the TV series of ‘Clueless’ which went on for 62 episodes.
  • // 1999 To 2000
    He got the opportunity to play a recurring role as Tracy on ‘Felicity’ (1999). He has also appeared in the movie ‘Remember the Titans’ (2000) as Petey Jones. Moreover, he has provided voice work for many characters in the MTV animated series ‘Clone High’.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, he landed a permanent role in ‘Scrubs’, a comedy about medical interns. Faison has featured in number of sitcoms where he had minor roles such as ‘Sister, Sister’ and ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’, and also in the movie ‘Josie and the Pussycats’.
  • // 2001 To 2010
    He is also remembered for his role in ‘Scrubs’ which aired from 2001-2010 for which he was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.
  • // 2001 To 2005
    Donald Faison got married to Lisa Askey in 2001 and the couple had twin girls, Kaya and Dade, followed by a son, Kobe. Faison and Askey got divorced in 2005
  • // 2002
    In 2002, Donald Faison won the BET Comedy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for ‘Scrubs’.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, again Faison was awarded the BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for ‘Scrubs’.
  • // 2005
    He has also produced one episode of MTV’s ‘Punk’d’ with his co-star from ‘Scrubs’ Zach Braff, in 2005. In addition to this, he was seen in the music videos like ‘Sittin’ Up in My Room’, ‘Fall Out Boy’s’ cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ and Gavin Degraw’s ‘Chariot’.
  • // 13th Feb 2009
    Donald also participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game on 13 February 2009. With Faison some other celebrities too participated like NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexter and Dominique Wilkins, NFL wide-receiver Terrell Owens, actor Chris Tucker and four Harlem Globetrotters.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he co-starred in science fiction thriller ‘Skyline’ alongside Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Eric Balfour, Crystal Reed, Laz Alonso. He was also seen in 2010 CBS comedy pilot ‘The Odds’.
  • // Mar 2011 To 2012
    In March 2011, he featured in commercials for ‘The Sims Medieval’. He has also made a cameo appearance in the famous movie ‘Pitch Perfect’, in 2012.

// Famous People From New York

Donald Faison's FAQ

  • What is Donald Faison birthday?

    Donald Faison was born at 1974-06-22

  • Where is Donald Faison's birth place?

    Donald Faison was born in Harlem, New York City, New York, United States

  • What is Donald Faison nationalities?

    Donald Faison's nationalities is American

  • Who is Donald Faison spouses?

    Donald Faison's spouses is CaCee Cobb (m. 2012), Lisa Askey (m. 2001–2005)

  • Who is Donald Faison siblings?

    Donald Faison's siblings is Dade Faison, Olamide Faison

  • Who is Donald Faison childrens?

    Donald Faison's childrens is Dade Faison, Kaya Faison, Kobe Faison, Rocco Faison, Sean Faison-Ince

  • How tall is Donald Faison?

    Donald Faison's height is 183

  • Who is Donald Faison's father?

    Donald Faison's father is Donald Faison

  • Who is Donald Faison's mother?

    Donald Faison's mother is Shirley Faison

  • What is Donald Faison's sun sign?

    Donald Faison is Cancer

  • How famous is Donald Faison?

    Donald Faison is famouse as Actor, Voice Actor

  • What is Donald Faison's twitter?

    Donald Faison's twitter is https://twitter.com/donald_faison

  • What is Donald Faison's instagram?

    Donald Faison's instagram is https://www.instagram.com/donald_aison/