Dorian Harewood

Willie Dorian Harewood (born August 6, 1950) is an American actor and voice-over artist.

Dorian Harewood
Dorian Harewood & Debbi Morgan
Born
Wille Dorian Harewood

August 6, 1950 (age 68)
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
OccupationActor, voice-over artist
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)
Nancy Harewood (m. 1980)
Children2
Awards1994 - NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie
(I'll Fly Away)

Career

Harewood first attracted attention for his portrayal of Simon Haley (father of author Alex Haley) in the ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations. He is known for his roles in Full Metal Jacket, for starring as Jesse Owens in The Jesse Owens Story, and for his co-starring role in the ABC Television series Strike Force (starring Robert Stack). In 1994, he was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie, for his recurring role as jazz/blues saxophonist Clarence "Cool Papa" Charleston on the NBC drama series I'll Fly Away. In 2012, he is an announcer for NBC.[1] He also played Dr. Julian Wilkes in the NBC (later syndicated) TV series Viper.

Personal life

Harewood was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Emerson Macaulay (1915–1980) and Estelle Olivia Harewood (1924–1991).[2] He has five siblings, Emerson M. Harewood, Jr. (deceased), Theolanda Harewood (deceased), Philip B. Harewood (deceased), Floranne E. Dunford and Lawanda G. Pitts. He graduated from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in 1972.

He is married to actress Nancy Harewood, with whom he has two children, Olivia Ruth and John Dorian.

Filmography

Animation

Films

Television

Video games

  • Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers - Toussaint Gervais
  • Astro Boy - Dr. Tenma
  • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - Gale
  • X-Men Legends - Shadow King
  • Onimusha 3: Demon Siege - Spirit of Onimusha[3]
  • Diablo III - Barbarian (Male)
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - N'mani

Radio

Music

  • "Show Me (One More Time)" (recorded in the 1980s)
  • Love Will Stop Calling (1988) Emeric Records

References

  1. ^ Owen, Rob (2012-03-02). "TV Q&A: 'Harry's Law,' 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'The Big Bang Theory'". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  2. ^ Dorian Harewood Biography (1950-)
  3. ^ Capcom (2004-04-27). Onimusha 3: Demon Siege. Scene: Closing credits, 0:45 in, cast.

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