Dorian Gregory Biography
Dorian Gregory is an American actor and producer born on 26th January 1971 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is popularly known for his role as Darrylon the television show ‘Charmed’. He was the fourth and final permanent host of Soul Train. He is a founding member of Epiphany Theater Group, established by writer/ producer/ director Bill Duke.
Dorian was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Cleveland, Ohio until the age of 9 when together with his family he moved to Los Angeles. He began his career in acting with guest roles on such series as Baywatch, Beverly Hills, 90210, Sister.
Dorian Gregory Age
Dorian was born on 26th January 1971 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA (47 years as of 2018)
Dorian Gregory Height
Dorian stands at 1.88m/ 6ft 2in
Dorian Gregory Family
At the age of nine Dorian Gregory together with his family they moved to Los Angeles, California.He has a sister Mercedes Bey with whom he created a music group called “MD Says”, which stands for “Mercedes and Dorian Says”. Their group has music running in Europe as well as domestic pick ups.
Dorian Gregory Wife | Spouse
Dorian keeps his personal life private and there are no details of his spouse.
Dorian Gregory Net worth
Dorian has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million.Dorian Gregory
Dorian Gregory Career
Dorian began his career in acting with guest roles on series such as Baywatch, Beverly Hills, 90210, Sister,among others. He got his major role as a regular cast in Baywatch Nights from 1996-97. In 1998 Dorian joined the cast of ‘Charmed’ as the police officer Darryl Morris which he played until 2005.
In 2002 he joined the hosts of the male-oriented daytime talk show, ‘The Other Half’replacing cosmetic surgeon Jan Adams. The show was cancelled in 2003.
He has hosted several events like BET Anniversary and Achievement Awards with Debbie Allen and Shirley Moore, Black Stunt women Beach Competition, and Elite Lee Jeans Model Look with Roshumba and Angelica Bridges.
He has also hosted a radio show on Black Writers, supports minority Film Makers, appeared at high school dedication to support better educational opportunities.
Dorian 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.
His passion for writing progressed naturally into music and has evolved to writing plays and movie scripts, including a play, Room Mates For Life. He began his writing career as a poet (“Ashley Moore” and “Deep Deep Purple”).
Dorian Gregory Charmed
Dorian Gregory played the role of Darryl in the TV series Charmed, an inspector for the San Francisco Police Department and a friend of the Halliwell sisters. He often helps them get off of tricky situations with the law and, in return, the sisters help him with supernatural cases.
A group of sisters, Halliwell sisters, discover they are witches. Luckily for the world, they’re of the good variety. Banding together in their ancestral home in San Francisco, they work together to fight evil, with each having a specific special power. Although outwardly they are average women, with jobs, relationships and friends, they are also powerful witches, but when they work together, their powers are enhanced. As The Charmed Ones, their destiny is to protect innocents from evil.
Dorian Gregory Soul Train
In 2003 Dorian Gregory replaced Shemar Moore as the new, regular host of the Soul Train Weekly Series.Soul Train was an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971 to March 27, 2006.
According to Cornelius,the show executive producer, “Dorian Gregory has been on our wish list of possible regular Soul Train Weekly Series Host’s since he appeared on Soul Train as a celebrity guest host, for a single episode, back in 1996. Dorian brought his own personal and very refreshing style to the Paramount Pictures sound stage videotaping of the first four Soul Train episodes, which feature Gregory
as our regular host and the entire Soul Train team, at every level, was totally thrilled by his, genuinely outgoing personality and overall, professionalism.
The first Soul Train Weekly Series episode with Dorian Gregory aired on 11th October 2003. He hosted the show through 2006. Soul Train pulled into its last stop when production of first-run episodes was suspended at the conclusion of the 2005–06 season, the show’s 35th.
Dorian Gregory Diabetes
At the age of nine Dorian Gregory was diagnosed with Type 1 or, Juvenile Diabetes, a disease that strikes children and causes the pancreas not to produce insulin and there is no cure for it, only treatments. He serves as a motivational speaker for young adults and children suffering from the disease.
He is actively involved in the Jeopardy Program, sponsored by the Los Angeles Police Department for youth at risk, as well as serving as the National Spokesman for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dorian is working to raise funds to help find a cure for diabetes and offering information to support people living with the disease.
During an interview with ‘Health monitor’ Dorian said that diabetes has given him a better life. He uses an insulin pump and eats a diet heavy on salads and lean meats, as well as vegetables like corn, yams and sweet peas. He exercises at least four times a week.
“I wasn’t disciplined about how I was eating, and I stopped testing my blood sugar,“I’d been told all my life that I should try to avoid long-term complications. But that was too far out of reach for me to process. What I realized was that low blood sugar was going to mess up my mood and my energy at any given moment. So my goal became to have a better moment.”
“I think diabetes challenges you in cycles, the challenges don’t ever go away; they just redefine themselves. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m not going to always like the long list of things I have to do. But when the challenges come, I know they’re going to pass because I’ve dealt with them before.”
Over time, Dorian Gregory realized that diabetes was actually a positive force in his life. “I’ve had to become conscious of what I’m eating, how often I’m exercising and my stress level. A person without diabetes knows he or she needs to eat well and exercise, but I’m forced to. The result? I have a better body, better health and a better life.”
Dorian Gregory Movies and TV Shows
- The Lurking Man (2017)
- Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Undersecretary Walter Thomas (2016)
- Without A Trace as Man (2009)
- The Bad Girl’s Guide as Ray (2005)
- Girlfriends as Robert Deck (2003)
- Deliver Us From Eva as Lucius Johnson (2003)
- Charmed as Darryl (1998 – 2005)
- Pacific Blue as Quest (1997)
- Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as SWAT Commander (1997)
- Baywatch Nights as Diamont Teague (1996 – 1997 ).
- The Apocalypse as Lieutenant (1997)
- Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper as Norman (1996- 1997)
- Living Single as Mountie Robeson (1995)
- Hope & Gloria as Dutch (1995)
- Beverly Hills, 90210 as Guard (1995)
- Sister, Sister as Delivery Man (1995)
- Too Something as Gym Guy (1995)
- The Barefoot Executive as Doctor (1995)
- Living Single as Mountie Robeson (1996)
- The Steve Harvey Show as Derek (1996)
- Just Write as Valet At The Mansion Party (1997)
- Prey as Karl Hunter (1998)
- Moesha as Darnell (1998)
- 3rd Rock from the Sun as Byron (1999)
- NCIS as Local Police Detective (2004)
- Getting Played as Darrel (2005)
- Las Vegas as Agent Miller (2008)
- Show Stoppers as Dance Showdown Host (2008)