Donald Faison is an actor, comedian, and voice artist from the United States. He is most known for his role as Dr. Chris Turk on the ABC comedy-drama ‘Scrubs,’ as well as a brief appearance in the 1995 picture ‘Clueless.’ He also acted in the TV Land sitcom “The Exes,” for which he was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor. Aside from TV shows, Faison has appeared in films such as ‘Remember the Titans,’ ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ ‘Something New,’ and others. He began performing as a child and advanced through school plays, television advertisements, and eventually movies. He has also appeared in a few music videos in addition to movies and sitcoms. He and a few other celebrities took part in the NBA Celebrity Game in 2009. Faison starred in the comedic series ‘The Odds’ in 2010. He is now hosting the game program ‘Winsanity’ and the comic sketch show ‘Who Gets the Last Laugh.’
Childhood and Adolescence
Donald Faison was born in Harlem, New York City, on June 22, 1974, to Shirley and Donald Faison. His mother Shirley worked as a talent agent and his father was a building manager. Olamide Faison, his older brother, is also an actor. Professional Children’s School in Manhattan was where he received his education. He also attended La Guardia High School for Music, Art, and the Performing Arts. After graduating in 1992, his fame continued to soar.
Career of Donald
At the age of 17, Donald Faison made his acting debut in a Folgers coffee commercial in 1991, in which he played the younger brother of a veteran returning from war. In 1992, he appeared alongside Malik Yoba in Peter Jennings’ ABC News special ‘Prejudice: Answering Children’s Questions.’ In 1995, he starred in the film ‘Clueless,’ in which he played Murray Lawrence Duvall. His performance in the film was well-received, and he became well-known as a result. His other film, ‘Waiting to Exhale,’ was released the same year.
On ‘Felicity,’ he had the chance to portray Tracy on a regular basis (1999). He also played Petey Jones in the film “Remember the Titans” (2000). He’s also done voice work for a number of characters in the MTV animated series ‘Clone High.’ He got a permanent part in ‘Scrubs,’ a comedy about medical interns, in 2001. Faison has been in a variety of sitcoms, including ‘Sister, Sister’ and ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,’ as well as the film ‘Josie and the Pussycats.’
In 2005, he co-produced one episode of MTV’s ‘Punk’d’ with his ‘Scrubs’ co-star Zach Braff. He’s also appeared in music videos such as ‘Sittin’ Up in My Room,’ ‘Fall Out Boy’s’ cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It,’ and Gavin Degraw’s ‘Chariot.’ On February 13, 2009, Donald also took part in the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game. Along with Faison, NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexter and Dominique Wilkins, NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, actor Chris Tucker, and four Harlem Globetrotters took part.
In 2010, he played opposite Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Eric Balfour, Crystal Reed, and Laz Alonso in the science fiction thriller ‘Skyline.’ He also appeared in the CBS comedy pilot ‘The Odds’ in 2010. He appeared in advertisements for ‘The Sims Medieval’ in March 2011. In 2012, he made a cameo role in the popular film ‘Pitch Perfect.’ He is now hosting the TBS comic sketch show “Who Gets the Last Laugh” as well as the game show “Winsanity.”
Major Projects of Donald
Donald Faison has starred in a variety of films and sitcoms over his career. But it is his portrayal as Murray Duvall in the 1995 film ‘Clueless’ for which he is best recognized. In addition, he appeared in the 62-episode television series ‘Clueless.’ He was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for his part in ‘Scrubs,’ which aired from 2001 through 2010.
Achievements & Awards
Donald Faison was named Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the BET Comedy Awards in 2002 for his work on ‘Scrubs.’ Faison won the BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for ‘Scrubs’ again in 2004.
Personal History and Legacy
In 2001, Donald Faison married Lisa Askey, and the pair welcomed twin daughters, Kaya and Dade, as well as a son, Kobe. In 2005, Faison and Askey divorced. After dating for six years, Faison married his second wife, Cacee Cobb, on December 15, 2012. The wedding took place at the house of Faison’s friend and ‘Scrubs’ co-star Zach Braff, who also served as the groomsman. Jessica Simpson, a singer, was a bridesmaid. Rocco, their son, was born in 2013, and Wilder Frances, their daughter, was born in 2015. Donald Faison has a son named Sean from a prior relationship (born in 1997).
Estimated Net Worth
Donald Faison has a net worth of $12 million as an actor, comedian, and voice actor in the United States. Faison is best recognized for his starring role in the hit comedy series “Scrubs,” in which he played Dr. Chris Turk. From 2001 through 2010, he was a regular on this show. Faison has appeared in a variety of films over the years, in addition to his television work. Donald is also a skilled voice actor with a long list of credits to his name. Faison and his “Scrubs” co-star Zach Braff created the podcast “Fake Doctors, Real Friends” in 2020.
Donald Faison is a huge fan of the Star Wars franchise. Faison worked as a lifeguard before becoming an actor. Adeosun is his middle name, which is derived from the Yoruba words ‘ade’, which means ‘crown,’ and ‘osun,’ which means ‘river of life. ‘His ‘Scrubs’ co-stars used to refer to him as ‘that guy from Clueless’ due to his prominence from the film ‘Clueless.’ Faison once offered Improv Everywhere his used napkin for one of their missions. In essence, their aim was to sell used celebrity trash in Times Square, and he was the one who supplied the napkin.