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Donald Faison Actor

Donald Faison, co-star of the "King's Ransom" Movie!

Faison is best recognized for his role as "Chris Turk" on NBC's TV series "Scrubs." His movie credits include 2003's "Good Boy" 2001's "Josie And The Pussycats" 2000's "Remember The Titans" and 1999's "Trippin." A New York City Native, Faison began his acting career as an enthusiastic five year old attending the Children’s School of Intuitive and God-Conscious Art. His passion and talent led him to study theatre at the Professional Children’s School. This Fall Donald Faison is returning for his forth season in NBC’s Scrubs, recently nominated for a 2002 People’s Choice Award. In 1995, Donald Faison made his film debut in a role opposite Angela Bassett in “Waiting to Exhale”. Shortly thereafter, he landed the role of Murray in the cult comedy hit “Clueless”. This firm left no doubts about Faison’s comedic skills, but it was his performance “Remember the Titans” starring with Denzel Washington in 2000 that showcased this dramatic skills as an actor. Soon after, Faison co-stared with Elizabeth Hurley in the independent feature film “Double Whammy”. This film premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and once again showed the dynamic and comedic talent of Faison. His additional film credits include “Josie and the Pussycats,” “Trippin,’” “Can’t Hardly Wait,” “New Jersey Drive”, “Prep” and “Juice”. On the small screen, Faison portrayed Tracy on the popular television drama “Felicity” for two seasons. Prior to this he reprised his role as Murray for three seasons in the television version of “Clueless”. He has also appeared as Raury in “Party of Five.” His notable guest-starring credits include “Sister, Sister” and “New York Undercover” In addition to starring in television and feature films, Faison is an avid basketball player and is currently exploring writing music and singing. It’s clear that whatever the venue, Donald Faison will be a talent that will reach new audiences and thrill fans for a long time to come. Donald was born on June 22, 1974, in New York, NY, USA.

He currently resides in Los Angeles.

More fun stuff about Donald Faison

Birth name: Donald Adeosun Faison

Nickname: Shun

Height 6' (1.83 m)

Spouse: Lisa Askey (27 February 2001 - present) 3 children

An alumnist of City Kids.

He has a son from a previous relationship.

Oldest of the three Faison boys, who include Dade and Olamide Faison.

Appeared in Brandy's music video for the song "Sittin' Up in My Room".

Donald is now and 30 is oldest out of three.

When Donald is not acting he enjoys playing basketball singing, and writing music.

Appeared in a video for Immature

Is in a celebrity basketball league.

Participates in MTvs Rock n Jock Basketball.

You can say that he loves basketball,which he does.

“…We get to educate people while entertaining them.”
—Donald Faison

Donald Faison: Clueless Kid or Family Man

First, the world fell in love with those adorably Clueless rich kids from The Valley. Then, when the hit movie got it's own hilarious TV series it was evident that Donald Faison's face would not be a fleeting one. Believe it or not, it's ten years since he played Murray -- the lovable BF in one of the silliest love-hate relationships onscreen! Mix some M.D. into the BF role, and you've got a prescription for success: He currently stars with Zach Braff on the TV series Scrubs. Donald may still have the same baby face he did when he was Clueless, but this scrumptious star turned 30 over the summer: Through the years, he had some sweet roles -- starting when he acted alongside Tupac Shakur in Juice. He then went on to appear in Can't Hardly Wait, Remember the Titans, and Uptown Girls. He even scored a recurring role as Tracy, a celibate hottie, on the WB's hit series, Felicity. From comedy to drama, there's no character Donald can't conquer -- including a four-legged one! Last year Donald voiced a pup in Good Boy!. As an intern struggling to hold his own in a slightly psychotic hospital on the small screen, and a full time dad to four kids in real life, we're sure Donald Faison will never have to call Code Blue on his career. But which Donald do you prefer? The clueless kid or the family man?

Donald Faison: Scrubs - Listen up, Newbie: Scrubs Is coming!

I talked to "Turk" the other night.

Fans of Scrubs who've caught the latest episodes will recall that the show which aired a couple of Tuesdays ago (Nov. 9th; the first of two that guest-starred ER's Julianna Margulies) had a sub-plot where Dr. Chris Turk, played by Donald Faison, changed his cellphone number to "1-916-CALL-TURK". Usually these phone numbers mentioned in films or TV shows aren't working numbers, because of issues in years past where the writer made up some number and it turned out to be a real number of an innocent bystander, who got a ton of weird phone calls as a result. Not this time.

The phone # turns out to be real, all right, but it goes to a phone that stays on the set where Scrubs is filmed. Calling it, as it turns out, will usually get you to a voicemail message recorded by Donald Faison, playing in character as Turk. In the message, you are told that the show - which currently airs on NBC's Tuesday at 9:30 Eastern, 8:30 Central, is going to move in the near future to 9PM, 8PM Central. Not quite yet, but soon, so it's good to get that heads-up. The message also urges fans to head on over to PCAvote.com, where voting for the People's Choice Awards is going on right now. Scrubs is nominated, and so is Zach Braff ("J.D.") for both his role on this show, and for his recent film role. "Turk" wants you to make sure you cast your votes there. Unfortunately, no mention of DVDs is made on the voicemail.

However, every blue moon the phone will be answered by somebody from the cast or crew of the show. How cool is that? I've gotten reports of people who have talked to writers, to creator Bill Lawrence, to actors for recurring characters like Robert Maschio ("Todd") and Sam Lloyd ("Ted"). A few have reported talking to Zach Braff. Many of these reports mentioned that the cast/crew member talked to said that DVDs were on-the-way. So I gave it a try myself the other night, and "Turk" himself - Donald Faison - answered the phone!

Faison was extremely nice, and we talked for several minutes about the show, and I had to tell him how much I've been enjoying it. After filling him in about this site and how I'm the News Director here, I asked him to tell me about DVDs. He responded that it's accepted as a fact among the people who work at the show that Scrubs is coming to DVD in the first part of next year, but says that noone among the cast or crew has recorded any interviews or commentaries so far for extras. He felt sure that this will happen, though, and indicated that everyone there is eager to see these discs. We chatted a bit more, and then I let him go. He was very nice, and I invited him to drop by here and to send notes to either Gord or myself anytime he wanted to. Donald, if you're reading this, thanks so much for your time the other night...I really enjoyed it! If anyone else wants to try calling that number, go right ahead. Word is that the folks at the show will keep randomly answering it for a little while, but not forever. And don't forget that they're mostly going to be taking next week off for the holiday..."Turk" needs some turkey!

Before I jumped onto my keyboard and told you all that DVDs were on-the-way, I wanted to check in with the folks at Disney/Buena Vista about this. After all, last March we passed on word from Zach Braff that the DVDs were coming, then in July we had to update that with new word from Braff that the DVDs had to be held off for a bit. So I thought it was best to check in with my contacts at the studio, which owns the Touchstone division that produces Scrubs.

The good news from the studio is that there ARE plans to put Scrubs on DVD in the late Spring 2005 timeframe. Internet rumors had mentioned "May" as a tentative month, and Disney confirmed that this is the direction their thoughts were going. Everything's subject to change, of course, and official announcements won't be made until after the first of the new year. But right now things are looking good for Turk, J.D., Elliot, Carla, Perry, and The Janitor.

Stay tuned, and we'll fill you in just as soon as we know more. In the meantime, don't forget that next Tuesday's episode looks really good: it guest-stars and was directed by Matthew Perry, who played "Chandler Bing" on Friends. I'm looking forward to it, and to these DVDs. We'll keep you updated on those discs, okay?

Donald Faison and Ice Cube to Hoop It Up at Celebrity Game

Music superstar Nelly, singer Ryan Cabrera, multi-talented performer Ice Cube, star of the box office hit "Are We There Yet," along with TV stars Danny Masterson of "That '70s Show" and Donald Faison of "Scrubs" will join NBA and WNBA players for the McDonald's NBA All- Star Celebrity Game presented by Sprite as part of NBA All-Star 2005 in Denver. The game will be televised live on ESPN on Friday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) from NBA All-Star Jam Session.

Halftime of the game will feature a special musical performance by 18-year-old R&B sensation Ciara.

Other celebrity participants include Sugar Ray front man and host of "Extra" Mark McGrath, music producer, artist and record executive Jermaine Dupri, Grammy Award-winning artist Brian McKnight, professional skateboarder Eric Koston, "Entertainment Tonight" weekend anchor and correspondent Kevin Frazier, "Blind Date" host Rodger Lodge, along with WNBA players Lisa Leslie, Diana Taurasi, Becky Hammon and Nykesha Sales. NBA players Andre Miller and Earl Boykins will serve as the team's head coaches. ESPN studio analysts Greg Anthony and Stephen A. Smith will act as General Managers.

ESPN's commentator lineup of Stuart Scott, Mark Jones, Tim Legler, Tom Tolbert, Bill Walton and Jim Gray will contribute to the telecast.

Reebok, the exclusive uniform supplier of the NBA, will introduce a new line of NBA swingman jerseys as they outfit the celebrities for the game. The home team will wear white "Denver" jerseys while the away team will wear light blue "Nuggets" jerseys with the team letters featuring an argyle design. The argyle jerseys are part of Reebok's exclusive edition collection and will only be available at the NBA Store at NBA All-Star Jam Session, the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City and select Finish Line locations.


Donald Faison says the Nintendo DS is the “dopest thing ever”

Nintendo invited a slew of celebs who may or may not know a thing about gaming to their Nintendo DS launch party, and boy did they get some great endorsements. “Yo, this is the dopest thing I’ve seen in my life,” sayeth the eloquent Donald Faison. Pop sub-star Pink emoted, “They look great! They are small enough to travel with and will help me pass away many hours when I’m on tour, especially on those long bus rides.” Others present included Anthony Kiedis, Cris Judd, and Cuba Gooding Jr. Quoth Rachel Hunter at the right, “How come this makeup compact doesn’t have a mirror? Where’s my face?”


















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