Dorian Gregory

Dorian Gregory (born January 26, 1971) is an American actor most notable for playing Darryl Morris on the television show Charmed (1998-2005) and as the fourth and final permanent host of Soul Train, who replaced Shemar Moore.

Dorian Gregory
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Gregory in 2006
Born (1971-01-26) January 26, 1971 (age 49)
OccupationActor
Years active1991 – Present

BackgroundEdit

Dorian was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Cleveland, Ohio until age 9, when he and his family moved to Los Angeles, California. Gregory began his acting career with guest roles on such series as Baywatch, Beverly Hills, 90210, and Sister, Sister, among others. His first major role was in the main cast of Baywatch Nights, from 1996-97.

CareerEdit

In 1998, Dorian Gregory began portraying the police officer Darryl Morris in the television series Charmed, which role he played until end of season 7, in 2005. In 2002, he replaced cosmetic surgeon Jan Adams as one of the hosts of the male-oriented daytime talk show, The Other Half, which was cancelled the following year.[citation needed]

Gregory has hosted several events, such as the BET Anniversary and Achievement Awards with Debbie Allen and Shirley Moore, the Black Stuntwomen Beach Competition, and the Elite Lee Jeans Model Look with Roshumba Williams and Angelica Bridges. He has also hosted a radio show on black writers, supports minority filmmakers, and appeared at high school dedications to support better educational opportunities. He is a founding member of Epiphany Theater Group, established by writer/producer/director Bill Duke.[citation needed] In 2010, Gregory made an impromptu appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the "Jaywalking segment". Jay Leno was apparently unaware of who Gregory was until Gregory informed him.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Gregory is actively involved in the Jeopardy Program, sponsored by the Los Angeles Police Department for youth at risk,[citation needed] as well as serves as the National Spokesman for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He was diagnosed with Juvenile (Type 1) diabetes when he was 9, and now talks to young adults and children on the subject as a motivational speaker.[citation needed] Gregory is working to raise funds to help find a cure for diabetes and offering information to support people living with the disease. He is also involved with AIDS Project Los Angeles and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).[citation needed]

Gregory has a music group with his sister, Mercedes Bey, called "MD Says", which stands for "Mercedes and Dorian Says". Their group has music running in Europe as well as domestic pick ups He is also cutting more songs for a long-awaited album release.[citation needed]

He began his writing career as a poet (and penned "Ashley Moore"[citation needed] and "Deep Deep Purple"[citation needed]). His passion for writing progressed naturally into music, and has evolved to writing plays and movie scripts, including a play, Room Mates For Life.[citation needed]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Other notes
1991 Baywatch Man in the Audience TV Series (1 Episode)
1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Driver for 'Moore' At Airport Uncredited
1992 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid US Marshal Officer Uncredited
1995 Sister, Sister Delivery Man TV Series (1 Episode)
1995 Hope & Gloria Dutch TV Series (1 Episode)
1995 Beverly Hills, 90210 Guard TV Series (1 Episode)
1995 Too Something Gym Guy TV Series (1 Episode)
1995 The Barefoot Executive Doctor TV Series
1995 Living Single Mountie Robeson TV Series (1 Episode)
1996 The Steve Harvey Show Derek TV Series (1 Episode)
1997 The Apocalypse Lieutenant Movie
1997 Just Write Valet At The Mansion Party Movie
1996–1997 Baywatch Nights Diamont Teague TV Series (22 Episodes)
1997 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman SWAT Commander TV Series (1 Episode)
1996–1997 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Norman TV Series (2 Episodes)
1997 Pacific Blue Rober Quest TV Series (1 Episode)
1998 Prey Karl Hunter TV Series (1 Episode)
1998 Moesha Darnell TV Series (1 Episode)
1998–2005 Charmed Darryl Morris Main cast (seasons 1-7)
1999 3rd Rock from the Sun Byron TV Series (1 Episode)
2003 Deliver Us from Eva Lucius Johnson Movie
2003 Girlfriends Robert TV Series (1 Episode)
2004 NCIS Local Police Detective TV Series (1 Episode)
2005 The Bad Girl's Guide Ray TV Series (1 Episode)
2005 Getting Played Darrel TV Movie
2008 Las Vegas Agent Miller TV Series (1 Episode)
2008 Show Stoppers Dance Showdown Host Movie
2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Commanding Officer TV Series (1 Episode)
Year Film Role Other notes
1993 Story Of A People Himself (Host) TV Mini-Series
1996 65th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Himself (Host) TV
2003-2006 Soul Train Himself (Host) TV
2003 The Other Half Himself (Co-Host) TV Series (1 Episode)
2004 The 18th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Himself (Host) TV
2005 Charmed: Access All Areas Himself (Host) TV Special
2005 The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards Himself (Host) TV
2005 The 8th Annual Soul Train Christmas Starfest Himself (Host) TV
2006 In the Mix Himself TV Series (1 Episode)
2008 Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown Himself
2019—present Soul Train Awards 2019 Himself (Guest) TV

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Preceded by
Shemar Moore
Host of Soul Train
2003–2006
Succeeded by
None