Dec. 11th, 1966
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Gary Dourdan's Main TV Roles
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Dourdan was born Gary Robert Durdin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Sandy, a teacher and fashion designer, and Robert Durdin, an entrepreneur and agent for jazz musicians. Dourdan is the second youngest of five children. When he was 6 years old, his older brother Darryl was murdered while on vacation in Haiti; the case remains unsolved. He moved with his family to Willingboro, New Jersey when he was in his youth. At this time his interests included acting, music, and martial arts. Later Dourdan moved to New York City and worked as a doorman at a rehearsal studio, where he met some of Manhattan's promising young artists.
- Was a model in the 1980's and 1990's for Boss Models in New York City.
- Is an accomplished musician. Plays the guitar, piano, bass, drum and sax.
- His uncle plays saxophone for 'Sister Sledge' (qv) and gave Gary a saxophone when he was around 13.
- Six years before the premiere of _"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000)_ (qv), he and 'Marg Helgenberger' (qv) starred together in the pilot of an unsuccessful TV series called "Keys.".
- Discovered by actress/singer/dancer 'Debbie Allen' (qv).
- Arrested at 5:21am on April 29, 2008 in Palm Springs, California for possession of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs. Was given a diversion by the judge on May 28.
- Is of French, Irish, Scottish, African, Indian and Jewish descent.
- When he was 6, his older brother (26) was murdered when he was on a vacation in Haiti. The case is still unsolved.