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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 6, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Dayton, Ohio, USA Profession: voice actor, actor

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A handsome former Broadway musical performer, Dorian Harewood was encouraged to pursue a dramatic career by Bette Davis when they co-starred in "Miss Moffat", a 1974 pre-Broadway tryout of a musical based on "The Corn Is Green". He then gave forceful performances on stage, most notably in David Rabe's Vietnam drama "Streamers" (1976) and "The Mighty Gents" (1978), before making his film debut in "Sparkle" (1976). His feature career never really took-off, despite appearances in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" (1987) and two John Schlesinger films, "The Falcon and the Snowman" (1985) and "Pacific Heights" (1990). The small screen has been more hospitable. Since his debut in "Foster and Laurie" (CBS, 1975), Harewood has been almost constantly employed on TV. He has been a regular on several series, notably "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" (CBS, 1990-92) and the NBC sci-fi drama "Viper" (1994). Other major credits include the miniseries "Roots: The Next Generation" (ABC, 1979), "Beulah Land" (NBC, 1980) and "Amerika" (ABC, 1987). Harewood has found a second career providing character voices for animated series, including "The Tick" (Fox, 1994- ), "Aladdin" (CBS, 1994- ) and "Savage Dragon" (USA, 1995-...

A handsome former Broadway musical performer, Dorian Harewood was encouraged to pursue a dramatic career by Bette Davis when they co-starred in "Miss Moffat", a 1974 pre-Broadway tryout of a musical based on "The Corn Is Green". He then gave forceful performances on stage, most notably in David Rabe's Vietnam drama "Streamers" (1976) and "The Mighty Gents" (1978), before making his film debut in "Sparkle" (1976). His feature career never really took-off, despite appearances in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" (1987) and two John Schlesinger films, "The Falcon and the Snowman" (1985) and "Pacific Heights" (1990).

The small screen has been more hospitable. Since his debut in "Foster and Laurie" (CBS, 1975), Harewood has been almost constantly employed on TV. He has been a regular on several series, notably "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" (CBS, 1990-92) and the NBC sci-fi drama "Viper" (1994). Other major credits include the miniseries "Roots: The Next Generation" (ABC, 1979), "Beulah Land" (NBC, 1980) and "Amerika" (ABC, 1987). Harewood has found a second career providing character voices for animated series, including "The Tick" (Fox, 1994- ), "Aladdin" (CBS, 1994- ) and "Savage Dragon" (USA, 1995- ).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Half 'n' Half (1988) Creator

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Mayor Cupcake (2011)
2.
 Grave Misconduct (2008)
4.
 Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) Cast
5.
 Levity (2003) Mackie Whittaker
7.
 Gothika (2003) Teddy Howard
8.
 Christmas Shoes, The (2002) Dalton Gregory
9.
 Triangle, The (2001) Captain Louis Morgan
10.
 Glitter (2001) Guy Richardson
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Milestones close milestones

1972:
Understudied lead in New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Two Gentlemen of Verona"
1974:
Broadway debut, "Over Here!"
1974:
Appeared in the pre-Broadway tryout of "Miss Moffat" (musical of "The Corn is Green) in Philadelphia opposite Bette Davis
1975:
TV debut, co-starring in "Foster and Laurie"
1976:
Film acting debut in "Sparkle"
1979:
Won acclaim for role in TV miniseries, "Roots: The Next Generation"
1981:
Had recurring role in TV series "Strike Force"
1983:
Starring role in TV series "Trauma Center"
1984:
Was regular on "Glitter" (ABC)
1987:
Provided first voice-over for "The New Adventures of Jonny Quest" (syndicated)
:
Provided the voice of Stretch on the CBS animated series "The California Raisins"
1989:
Recorded first album, "Dorian Harewood: Love Will Stop Calling"
:
Had supporting role on "The Trials of Rosie O'Neil"
1992:
Played recurring role on several episodes of NBC Civil Rights-era drama series "I'll Fly Away"
1992:
Voiced character of Moze on the primetime animated series "Capitol Critters" (ABC)
1994:
Co-starred as a scientist who designed a modified car in "Viper", a short-lived NBC sci-fi series
:
Provided character voices for a number of animated series, including "Iron Man", "The Tick", "Aladdin" and "Savage Dragon"
:
Co-starred on the Showtime drama series "The Hoop Life"
2001:
Played Guy Richardson in the feature "Glitter"
2003:
Featured in the drama "Levity"
2003:
Featured in the supernatural thriller "Gothika"
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Education

University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music: Cincinnati , Ohio -

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wife:
Ann McCurry. Actor. Married February 14, 1979.

Family close complete family listing

mother:
Estelle Olivia Harewood. Born c. 1925; died June 8, 1991.
brother:
Emerson Harewood.
brother:
Philip Harewood.
sister:
Theolanda Harewood.
sister:
Floranne Dunford.
sister:
Lawanda Martin.
daughter:
Olivia Ruth Harewood.
son:
John Dorian Harewood.
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