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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 6 August 1950Dayton, Ohio, USA
Birth NameWillie Dorian Harewood
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dorian Harewood was born on August 6, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Willie Dorian Harewood. He is an actor, known for Full Metal Jacket (1987), Gothika (2003) and 12 Angry Men (1997). He has been married to Nancy Harewood since February 14, 1979. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Nancy Harewood (14 February 1979 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

A deep, full voice

Trivia (7)

According to Eric Monte (writer of "Cooley High"), Dorian was cast as Cochise on ABC's TV version of "Cooley High." After a total retool of the series, it became "What's Happening" and Dorian was out.
Appeared in Glitter (2001) and Glitter (1984) and Sparkle (1976).
Has two brothers and three sisters.
In 1974 he appeared opposite Bette Davis in a stage musical version of "The Corn is Green," with the locale switched to the American South from Wales in the original. Although bound for Broadway the show closed in Philadelphia when Davis had to drop out, reportedly due to back problems. Harewood has credited Davis with encouraging him to pursue a career in acting.
Although he played Damon Evans and James Earl Jones's father in Roots: The Next Generations (1979), he is more than ten months and nineteen years their junior respectively.
He played Simon Haley, the father of Alex Haley, in Roots: The Next Generations (1979) between the ages of 24 (in 1914) and 77 (in 1967).
He made his Broadway debut with the legendary actress Arlene Francis, in what was to be her final stage appearance: "Don't Call Back." Unfortunately, it closed on its first performance after previews.

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