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Also Known As: Donald Adeosun Faison Died:
Born: June 22, 1974 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, playwright, songwriter, lifeguard

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A stage performer since the age of six, actor Donald Faison received his first taste of fame in the high school comedy hit "Clueless" (1995) and went on to enjoy nearly 10 seasons on the Emmy-nominated medical sitcom, "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-08; ABC 2008- ). Faison segued from child actor to teen screen roles in gritty urban dramas like "Sugar Hill" (1994), but found more success when he showcased his quit wit and affable charm in female-centric titles like the WB series "Felicity" (WB, 1998-2002) and the film "Waiting to Exhale" (1995). While earning multiple awards for his performance alongside Zach Braff on "Scrubs," Faison also stayed busy as a voice actor for animated series and a regular player in big screen comedies, where he was able to fully display his "guy's guy" persona and natural comic flair.

A stage performer since the age of six, actor Donald Faison received his first taste of fame in the high school comedy hit "Clueless" (1995) and went on to enjoy nearly 10 seasons on the Emmy-nominated medical sitcom, "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-08; ABC 2008- ). Faison segued from child actor to teen screen roles in gritty urban dramas like "Sugar Hill" (1994), but found more success when he showcased his quit wit and affable charm in female-centric titles like the WB series "Felicity" (WB, 1998-2002) and the film "Waiting to Exhale" (1995). While earning multiple awards for his performance alongside Zach Braff on "Scrubs," Faison also stayed busy as a voice actor for animated series and a regular player in big screen comedies, where he was able to fully display his "guy's guy" persona and natural comic flair.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Ward's Wife (2014)
3.
 Wish I Was Here (2014)
4.
 Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
5.
 Pitch Perfect (2012)
6.
 Skyline (2010)
7.
 Next Day Air (2009)
8.
 Homie Spumoni (2007)
9.
 Vegas Baby (2006)
10.
 Elder Son, The (2006)
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Milestones close milestones

1980:
At age six, wrote and acted in the play "When the Lion Roars"
:
Began appearing in TV commercials; debuted in a spot for Oatmeal Raisin Crisp cereal
:
Had recurring role as Duane on "Sesame Street" (PBS)
1988:
Appeared in the Marlo Thomas TV special "Free to Be a Family" (ABC)
1990:
Acted in an episode of the short-lived ABC action series "H.E.L.P."
1992:
Made feature debut in the hard-hitting gang drama "Juice"
1994:
Played supporting role in "Sugar Hill"
1995:
Acted in an episode of "New York Undercover"(Fox)
1995:
Appeared in the features "Waiting to Exhale" and "New Jersey Drive"
1995:
Co-starred as affable Beverly Hills high school student Murray in the hit teen romantic comedy "Clueless"
1996:
Reprised role of Murray on the TV sitcom "Clueless" (ABC, 1996-1997; UPN, 1997-1999)
1998:
Had a cameo in the high school graduation party-set comedy "Can't Hardly Wait"
1998:
Featured in the music-industry set mystery thriller "Butter" (premiered on HBO in lieu of theatrical release)
1998:
Had a recurring role as the potential love interest of "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" in the ABC sitcom
1999:
Acted in the action feature "Supreme Sanction", debuted on HBO
1999:
Co-starred as popular high school ladies' man June in the comedy "Trippin'"
2000:
Played recurring character Tracy, a college student of exceptional moral fiber, on "Felicity" (The WB)
2000:
Cast as a fun-loving high school football star in the 1970s-set, segregation-themed "Remember the Titans"
2001:
Acted alongside Steve Buscemi and Denis Leary in the independent action comedy "Double Whammy", premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
2001:
Had co-starring role in the NBC sitcom "Scrubs"
2003:
Had pivotal role in the comedy feature "Uptown Girls"
2005:
Starred with Anthony Anderson in the comedy "King's Ransom"
:
Will team up with Eddie Kaye Thomas and Eddie Guerra to star in the indie comedy "Venus and Vegas" (lensed 2004)
:
Will join Leelee Sobieski and Shane West for the indie feature "The Optimist" (lensed 2005)
:
Will star in the indie comedy "Homie Spumoni," as an African-American, who's been raised as an Italian-American (lensed 2005)
2006:
Cast in the romantic comedy, "Something New"
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Education

Fiorello H LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts: New York , New York -
Children's School for the Development of Intuitive and God Conscious Art: New York , New York -
Professional Children's School: New York , New York -

Notes

"I think [fans] deserve the love. They're showing you so much love they deserve to get that back." --Donald Adeosun Faison to Chicago Sun-Times, May 23, 1999.

On being cast in teen roles while in his mid-20s: "I'd like to do different things. Right now I've just been cast in a lot of teen stuff and that's just the way it is. I don't know if Jennifer Love Hewitt is worried about getting typecast. She does a lot of teenage stuff. Sooner or later [you're] going to grow out of it. I look forward to growing out of it. I think as I mature, my acting will mature." --quoted to Nekesa Mumbi Moody of the Associated Press, June 9, 1999.

Faison on fame: "You handle it how you want to handle it. Someone comes up to me and says 'Weren't you in ...' I just say 'That's right, "Top Gun". "Maverick". That was me.'" --quoted in Us Weekly, October 16, 2000.

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Lisa Askey. Killed in an automobile accident in 1926; Prevost was very close to her mother, and the sudden death helped lead Prevost into alcohol abuse.
wife:
Lisa Askey. Dated since 1997; married 2001; mother of his twins and toddler son.

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brother:
Dade Faison. Athlete. Died when Prevost was a teenager.
brother:
Dade Faison. Younger.
brother:
Olamide Faison. Younger.
brother:
Olamide Faison. Had three; survived him.
son:
Sean. From previous relationship; lives in Brooklyn.
son:
Sean. Had two; survived him.
daughter:
Kaya. Twin; born 1999 (date approx).
daughter:
Kaya. Has three younger brothers.
son:
Dade. Twin; born 1999 (date approx).
son:
Dade. Manager. Manager for Westinghouse; died when she was 3.
son:
Kobe. Born 2001.
son:
Kobe. Survived him.
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