Dorian Gregory

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Dorian Gregory
Dorian Gregory.jpg
Gregory in 2006
Born(1971-01-26) January 26, 1971 (age 43)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1991 – present
 
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Dorian Gregory
Dorian Gregory.jpg
Gregory in 2006
Born(1971-01-26) January 26, 1971 (age 43)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1991 – present

Dorian Gregory (born January 26, 1971) is an American actor most notable for playing Darryl Morris on the television show Charmed, and as the fourth and final permanent host of Soul Train, replacing Shemar Moore.

Background[edit]

Dorian was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Cleveland, Ohio until age nine when he and his family moved to Los Angeles, California. Gregory began his acting career with guest roles on such series as Baywatch, Beverly Hills, 90210, Sister, Sister, among others. He played his first major role in Baywatch Nights, where he belonged to the regular cast from 1996-97.

Career[edit]

In 1998, Dorian Gregory received the role of the police officer Darryl Morris in the successful series Charmed, which he played until 2005. In 2002, he replaced cosmetic surgeon Jan Adams as one of the hosts of the male-oriented daytime talk show, The Other Half, which was cancelled the following year.[citation needed]

He has hosted several events like BET Anniversary and Achievement Awards with Debbie Allen and Shirley Moore, Black Stuntwomen Beach Competition, and Elite Lee Jeans Model Look with Roshumba Williams and Angelica Bridges. He has also hosted a radio show on Black Writers, supports minority Film Makers, appeared at high school dedication to support better educational opportunities. He is a founding member of Epiphany Theater Group, established by writer/producer/director Bill Duke. .[citation needed] In 2010, Gregory made an impromptu appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the "Jaywalking segment". Jay Leno was apparently unaware of who Gregory was until he informed him.

Personal life[edit]

He is actively involved in the Jeopardy Program, sponsored by the Los Angeles Police Department for youth at risk, as well as serving as the National Spokesman for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He was diagnosed with Juvenile (Type 1) diabetes when he was nine, and now talks to young adults and children on the subject as a motivational speaker. Dorian is working to raise funds to help find a cure for diabetes and offering information to support people living with the disease. He is also involved with AIDS Project LA and for the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

He has a music group with his sister, Mercedes Bey, called "MD Says", which stands for "Mercedes and Dorian Says". Their group has music running in Europe as well as domestic pick ups He is back in the music studio cutting more songs for a long awaited album release. He began his writing career as a poet ("Ashley Moore" and "Deep Deep Purple"). His passion for writing progressed naturally into music and has evolved to writing plays and movie scripts, including a play, Room Mates For Life.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleOther notes
1991BaywatchMan in the AudienceTV Series (1 Episode)
1992Stop! Or My Mom Will ShootDriver for 'Moore' At AirportUncredited
1992Honey, I Blew Up the KidUS Marshal OfficerUncredited
1995Sister, SisterDelivery ManTV Series (1 Episode)
1995Hope & GloriaDutchTV Series (1 Episode)
1995Beverly Hills, 90210GuardTV Series (1 Episode)
1995Too SomethingGym GuyTV Series (1 Episode)
1995The Barefoot ExecutiveDoctorTV Series
1995Living SingleMountie RobesonTV Series (1 Episode)
1996The Steve Harvey ShowDerekTV Series (1 Episode)
1997The ApocalypseLieutenantMovie
1997Just WriteValet At The Mansion PartyMovie
1996–1997Baywatch NightsDiamont TeagueTV Series (22 Episodes)
1997Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanSWAT CommanderTV Series (1 Episode)
1996–1997Hangin' with Mr. CooperNormanTV Series (2 Episodes)
1997Pacific BlueRober QuestTV Series (1 Episode)
1998PreyKarl HunterTV Series (1 Episode)
1998MoeshaDarnellTV Series (1 Episode)
19993rd Rock from the SunByronTV Series (1 Episode)
2003Deliver Us from EvaLucius JohnsonMovie
2003GirlfriendsRobertTV Series (1 Episode)
2004NCISLocal Police DetectiveTV Series (1 Episode)
1998–2005CharmedDarryl MorrisTV Series (70 Episodes)
2005The Bad Girl's GuideRayTV Series (1 Episode)
2005Getting PlayedDarrelTV Movie
2008Las VegasAgent MillerTV Series (1 Episode)
2008Show StoppersDance Showdown HostMovie
YearFilmRoleOther notes
1993Story Of A PeopleHimself (Host)TV Mini-Series
199665th Annual Hollywood Christmas ParadeHimself (Host)TV
2003-2006Soul TrainHimself (Host)TV
2003The Other HalfHimself (Co-Host)TV Series (1 Episode)
2004The 18th Annual Soul Train Music AwardsHimself (Host)TV
2005Charmed: Access All AreasHimself (Host)TV Special
2005The 19th Annual Soul Train Music AwardsHimself (Host)TV
2005The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas StarfestHimself (Host)TV
2006In the MixHimselfTV Series (1 Episode)
2008Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. BrownHimself

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Preceded by
Shemar Moore
Host of Soul Train
2003–2006
Succeeded by
None