Gary Dourdan Net Worth

Do you want to know how much Gary Dourdan is worth? We have the answer for you! First off, let’s get familiar with the person in question, shall we? He is an actor from American. He was born in unknown, on unknown in to the family of Sandy Durdin, Robert Durdin and Darryl Durdin. His talents and gifts as an actor soon became apparent and a promising career path was laid out right before him. It is also worth noting that he attended unknown and earned the Nicknames of unknown throughout his studies and working career. He stands at 1.88 m in terms of height. Starring in multiple hit movies or TV shows, Gary Dourdan has earned global recognition as well as amassing a fortune. In his career Gary Dourdan has earned a lot of money and now has a total Net worth valued at $500,000.

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At a young age, Gary’s interests included acting, martial arts and music. He moved to New York City where he worked as a doorman and acted in theatre while performing with various bands in the area. His first role and breakthrough was given to him in the sitcom “A Different World” in which he was cast as Shazza Zulu. In 1996, he appeared in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and then a year later in “Alien: Resurrection”. He continued to play parts in several films and television series, including “Thursday”, “Playing God”, “Swift Justice” and “Soul Food”. One of the more notable film roles he had was being cast as Halle Berry’s boyfriend in “Perfect Stranger”.

During the year 2000, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” made its television debut with Dourdan part of the original cast. The series achieved wide success and many started to identify Gary with his role as the analyst Warrick Brown – the character hid gambling problems from his past and used his street knowledge and experiences to help him in his job. In 2008, there was speculation that CBS and Dourdan could not reach a resolution in terms of his contract which resulted in it not being renewed. The season eight finale’ showed Gary getting shot, and the season nine premiere showed him dying in the arms of his friend and colleague Gil Grissom. Regardless, this was a significant contributor to his net worth.

Aside from these notable television appearances, Gary has appeared in music videos with Janet Jackson, Eric B. & Rakim. He’s performed on stage with Macy Gray and Darryl McDaniels (D.M.C.). Past “CSI”, he’s made appearances in other television series like “Glee”, and “Being Mary Jane”. He’s also done some voice acting work.

For his personal life, not much is known about Gary. He was married to Roshumba Williams in 1992 but the marriage only lasted two years. He has two children from two different mothers. Dourdan has been known for a few legal issues in the past, having been arrested for possession of the drugs cocaine, ecstacy and oxycontin. He was arrested in 2011 because of domestic violence and was sentenced to 52 weeks of counselling along with drug counselling. By 2012, he declared bankruptcy due to having a debt of around $1.7 million.

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  • Full Name: Gary Dourdan
  • Net Worth: $500,000
  • Date Of Birth: December 11, 1966
  • Place Of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • Profession: Actor
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Roshumba Williams
  • Children: Sharon
  • Parents: Sandy Durdin, Robert Durdin
  • Siblings: Darryl Durdin
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  • Awards: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Music Groups: Eric B. & Rakim
  • Nominations: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
  • Movies: “Glee”, “Being Mary Jane”, “A Different World”, “Thursday”, “Playing God”, “Swift Justice”, “Soul Food”,“Perfect Stranger”
  • TV Shows: “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2000), “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” , “Alien: Resurrection”


  • I have to protect myself because people think that because you come into 25 million homes every week, they know you. I walk the line between being gracious and being rude.
  • I’ve never liked categories; I’ve never liked boxes; I’ve always tried to be unconventional as much as I possibly could.


  • Declared bankruptcy in November 2012. In the filing, he reported earning over $14,800 a month, but due to his significant debts, had only $320 a month in disposable income.
  • The second youngest of 5 children born to Sandy, a teacher and fashion designer, and Robert Durdin, an entrepreneur and agent for jazz musicians.
  • Dourdan got his first break when singer/actor/director Debbie Allen cast him as Shazza Zulu on A Different World (1987) based on a tape of him performing in an avant-garde play.
  • Played Janet Jackson’s love interest in the video for her 1993 hit “Again”.
  • In 2008, during negotiation with CBS, his CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) contract was not renewed. In the Season 8 finale, Dourdan’s character was shot and left for dead at the episode’s end. The Season 9 premiere had Dourdan’s character dying in the arms of his colleague Grissom (William Petersen). Many have incorrectly assumed that his 2008 arrest caused CBS to drop him from the show, but his final scenes had been shot and his contract negotiations were concluded before his arrest.
  • 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.
  • Was a model in the 1980s and 1990s for Boss Models in New York City.
  • He is the son of Selma (Corley) and Robert Booth Durdin. His parents were both born to African-American families. Gary has said that he also has French, Irish, Scottish, Native American, and Jewish ancestry.
  • In July 2005, he performed as part of DMC’s Guests at the LIVE 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario Canada
  • When he was 6, his older brother Darryl Durdin (DOB: November 13, 1951) was murdered in March 1973 while on vacation in Haiti at age 21. He was pushed to his death off a motel balcony on a high cliff. The case is still unsolved.
  • Six years before the premiere of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), he and Marg Helgenberger starred together in the pilot of an unsuccessful TV series called “Keys.”.
  • Is an accomplished musician. Plays the guitar, piano, bass, drum and sax.
  • His uncle plays saxophone for Sister Sledge and gave Gary a saxophone when he was around 13.
  • Discovered by actress/singer/dancer Debbie Allen.
  • Has a daughter, Nyla and a son, Lyric.


Title Year Status Character
Guns Guitars and a Badge.. 2017 announced Romeo
All She Wrote 2016/I post-production Aaron
Media 2016 TV Movie post-production Jabbar Randolph
Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story 2016 Augie
Being Mary Jane 2015 TV Series Sheldon / Sheldon DeWitt
Reversion 2015 Ayden
For the Love of Ruth 2015 Braxton
Mysterious Ways 2015/I Mozart
With You 2014 Short Ruben Haze
Cobayas: Human Test 2014 Short Eric
Glee 2014 TV Series D’Shawn
The Last Letter 2013 George
Five Thirteen 2013 Clyde
Mistresses 2013 TV Series Anthony Newsome
Belle’s 2013 TV Series
The Woods 2012/I Dylan Banks
Christine 2012 TV Series Stephan
Jumping the Broom 2011 Chef
The Magnificent Cooly-T 2009 Dominick
Fire! 2009 Phil May
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2000-2008 TV Series Warrick Brown
Batman: Gotham Knight 2008 Video Crispus Allen (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Hard Evidence 2007 Video Game Warrick Brown (voice)
Black August 2007 George L. Jackson
Perfect Stranger 2007 Cameron
60 Seconds of Distance 2006 Short Dylan
CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder 2006 Video Game Warrick Brown (voice)
Kim Possible 2005 TV Series Dash DaMont
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – Dark Motives 2004 Video Game CSI Level 3 Warrick Brown (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003 Video Game Warrick Brown (voice)
Wanted: Soulful Energy Xchange 2002 Video short Gary
Lyric Cafe 2002 TV Series Host
Fillmore! 2002 TV Series Ken Fillmore
Impostor 2001 Captain Burke
Soul Food 2000-2001 TV Series Jack Van Adams
Alien: Resurrection 2000 Video Game Christie (voice)
Dancing in September 2000 uncredited
Beggars and Choosers 1999-2000 TV Series Julius Henry
Trois 2000 Jermaine Davis
King of the World 2000 TV Movie Malcolm X
New Jersey Turnpikes 1999
Rendezvous 1999 TV Movie Jeff Nelson
The Weekend 1999 Thierry
Seven Days 1999 TV Series Sgt. Mohmand
Thursday 1998 Ballpean
Sins of the City 1998 TV Series
Scar City 1998 Sgt. Dan Creedy
Fool’s Paradise 1997 Derek
Get That Number 1997 Short James
Alien: Resurrection 1997 Christie
Playing God 1997 Yates
Sunset Park 1996 Dreadlock Guy
Swift Justice 1996 TV Series Randall Patterson
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1996 TV Series Ziggy
The Office 1995 TV Series Bobby Harold
Keys 1994 TV Movie Loot
New York Undercover 1994 TV Series Trey King
The Paper 1994 Copy Guy
Weekend at Bernie’s II 1993 Cartel Man #2
Laurel Avenue 1993 TV Series Anthony
A Different World 1991-1992 TV Series Shazza Zulu
The Good Fight 1992 TV Movie Elijah
Title Year Status Character
Billabong Odyssey 2003 Documentary performer: “Brazi Licks” / writer: “Brazi Licks”
Music Department
Title Year Status Character
Billabong Odyssey 2003 Documentary musician: guitar
Title Year Status Character
37th NAACP Image Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The 32nd Annual People’s Choice Awards 2006 TV Special documentary Himself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The National Television Awards 2005 TV Special Himself – Presenter
2005 Taurus World Stunt Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Performer (singing voice)
36th NAACP Image Awards 2005 TV Special Himself – Presenter
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 TV Special Himself – Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Tavis Smiley 2004 TV Series Himself – Guest
The 30th Annual People’s Choice Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The 29th Annual People’s Choice Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
One Step Beyond: The Making of ‘Alien: Resurrection’ 2003 Video documentary Himself
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
2nd Annual BET Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Larry King Live 2002 TV Series Himself
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
2001 Lady of Soul Awards 2001 TV Special Himself – Presenter
Essence Awards 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself
Grand Hotel Chiambretti 2015 TV Series Himself
The Real 2015 TV Series Himself
Sweden’s Next Top Model 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Mo’Nique Show 2011 TV Series Himself
El hormiguero 2010 TV Series Himself – Guest
Taratata 2009 TV Series Himself
Buenafuente 2008 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
Piilokamerapäälliköt 2008 TV Series Himself
The View 2002-2008 TV Series Himself
Speechless 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
CBS Cares 2002-2008 TV Series Himself
Corazón de… 2007 TV Series Himself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin 2007 TV Special Himself
VH1 Big in 06 Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
A Royal Birthday 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013-2015 TV Series Warrick Brown
Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness 2013 TV Series documentary Christie


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