Dorian Missick

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Dorian Missick
BornJanuary 15, 1976
East Orange, New Jersey
 
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Dorian Missick
BornJanuary 15, 1976
East Orange, New Jersey

Dorian Missick (born January 15, 1976) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Damian in Six Degrees and Victor Vance in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. His film Premium and his parts in movies such as The Manchurian Candidate and Lucky Number Slevin have garnered him attention.

Early life and education[edit]

Missick was born in East Orange, New Jersey, and grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey, Decatur, Georgia, and New York City's Brooklyn.

From a very early age, Missick had a passion for entertaining; he would attend plays and watch movies with his parents. Missick grew up an only child (his mother later adopted two baby twin girls, and acquired a 3rd child through her current husband).

Missick has kept athletic; he often took part in competitive sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, and diving.

Career[edit]

During his first acting class, casting agents were looking for a Coca Cola commercial, and they decided that Missick was right for the part. At first, he saw acting as being effortless, but he was not booked again for the next year. He was eventually cast in a small role on In the Heat of the Night, playing a young fisherman. Although he continued to audition, he was not sure whether he should take it seriously.

In the summer of 1996, Missick joined the Jazz Actors, a theater company in Harlem, where he studied under Ernie McClintock. McClintock’s style, strongly influenced by jazz music, strongly influenced Missick's style in turn. After the company dispersed, Missick joined NITE Star, an educational company whose primary focus was to educate young teens on AIDS awareness and building an understanding towards alternative lifestyles. During his time with NITE Star, Missick met American actress Kerry Washington (who was also involved with the company) and gained a steady income from commercials, averaging around seven nationals a year.

In 2002, Missick made his professional acting debut in Two Weeks Notice, playing Tony, Hugh Grant's right-hand man/limo driver. His exposure from that role led to parts in TV shows including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Now and Again, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as small roles in movies such as Undermind, 50 Ways to Leave a Lover, A Message from Pops, Freedomland, and Two Guns. He auditioned for the role of Antwone Quenton 'Fish' Fisher in Atwone Fisher; he was not cast, but his meeting with Denzel Washington later led to a role in The Manchurian Candidate. Soon after, Missick got a role playing Elvis in Lucky Number Slevin, and soon afterward landed his first leading role in Premium alongside Zoe Saldana.

Personal life[edit]

Missick married his wife, Simone Cook, in February 2012.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Two Way CrossingLeon
20003DJeff SellersShort film
2000ShaftYoung ManUncredited
2002Two Weeks NoticeTony
2003Crime PartnersJames BrownCredited as Dorian McKissick
2003UndermindTrain Rapper
2004ChameleonCharlieShort film
200450 Ways to Leave Your LoverRob
2004The Manchurian CandidateOwens
2005Two GunsDirect-to-video film
2005A Message from PopsSonShort film
2006FreedomlandJason Council
2006Lucky Number SlevinElvis
2006PremiumCool
2007AlibiLuis NelsonTelevision film
2007Mama's BoyMitch
2008Bad Mother's HandbookDr. StollerTelevision film
2008BrokenMaxShort film
2008Love Me Through ItActing CoachShort film
Uncredited
2008Jury of Our PeersDashawn
2008Rachel Getting MarriedRehearsal Dinner Guest
2009Lenox AvenueSellars
2010Three Blind MiceTravis MitchellShort film
2010The Bounty HunterBobby
2011GraceShort film
2011Mooz-lumProfessor Jamal
2012Things Never SaidSteve
2013Big WordsJohn
2013All the Children Are InsaneEdward Burdon
2014Deliver Us from EvilGordon
2014AnnieAnnie's 'Dad'

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1990In the Heat of the NightYoung FishermanUncredited
Episode: "An Angry Woman"
2000Now and AgainMarlinEpisode: "Boy Wonder"
2001PhillyDorian's CronyEpisode: "Blown Away"
2001NYPD BlueGerald WintersEpisode: "Hit the Road, Clark"
2001Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLeon TateEpisode: "Rooftop"
2001, 2004Law & OrderHenry Williams/Ronald Duggan a.k.a. SlugEpisodes "A Losing Season" and "Can I Get a Witness"
2003Buffy the Vampire SlayerPolice OfficerEpisode: "Empty Places"
2004CSI: NYJayden PrinceEpisode: "Grand Master"
2006ConvictionFrank JeffersEpisodes "180.80" and "Hostage"
2006–­2007Six DegreesDamian Henry13 episodes
2008Numb3rsDerek RainesEpisode: "Pay to Play"
2008Raising the BarSylvester 'Slice' WaltersEpisode: "Trust Me"
2009BonesOwen ThielEpisode: "The Goop on the Girl"
2010Sons of AnarchyPony JoeEpisode: "So"
2011The CapeMarty Voyt10 episodes
2012SouthlandDetective Ruben Robinson15 episodes
2012HavenTommy Bowen6 episodes

Video games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesVictor 'Vic' Vance

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