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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.
Gregory in 2006
|Born||January 26, 1971|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Years active||1991 – Present|
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.
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.
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. 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.
Gregory is actively involved in the Jeopardy Program, sponsored by the Los Angeles Police Department for youth at risk, 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. 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).
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.
He began his writing career as a poet (and penned "Ashley Moore" and "Deep Deep Purple"). His passion for writing progressed naturally into music, and has evolved to writing plays and movie scripts, including a play, Room Mates For Life.
|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||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)|
|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|
| Host of Soul Train