Gary Dourdan is an American celebrity with a net worth of $500,000. Dourdan, the 2nd youngest of Dourdan’s family five kids, attended “Freedom Theater,” an inner city program for aspiring performers as an teenager. As a result of his ability in the area, he got the opportunity to go to Manhattan on a weekly basis for musical training and spectacular auditions. Memorably handsome celebrity as he became, Gary Dourdan made his major breakthrough in the early ’90s with no attempt whatsoever within the Alien movie franchise in 1997.
Gary Dourdan Net Worth $500,000 Dollars
While three years after, he began to collect an enormous following as a cast member of the first CSI show, which debuted on October 6, 2000. But apart from creating himself as a top notch TV star, Dourdan can also be seen playing various feature film characters. His most recent yet remarkable movie turns comprise those in the movie Perfect Stranger (as Halle Berry’s love interest) and 2011’s Jumping the Broom.
Declared bankruptcy in November 2012. In the filing, he reported earning over $14,800 a month, but due to his significant debts, had only $320 a month in disposable income.
The second youngest of 5 children born to Sandy, a teacher and fashion designer, and Robert Durdin, an entrepreneur and agent for jazz musicians.
Dourdan got his first break when singer/actor/director Debbie Allen cast him as Shazza Zulu on A Different World (1987) based on a tape of him performing in an avant-garde play.
Played Janet Jackson's love interest in the video for her 1993 hit "Again".
In 2008, during negotiation with CBS, his CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) contract was not renewed. In the Season 8 finale, Dourdan's character was shot and left for dead at the episode's end. The Season 9 premiere had Dourdan's character dying in the arms of his colleague Grissom (William Petersen). Many have incorrectly assumed that his 2008 arrest caused CBS to drop him from the show, but his final scenes had been shot and his contract negotiations were concluded before his arrest.
Arrested at 5:21am on April 29, 2008 in Palm Springs, California for possession of heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and prescription drugs. Was given a diversion by the judge on May 28.
Was a model in the 1980s and 1990s for Boss Models in New York City.
He is the son of Selma (Corley) and Robert Booth Durdin. His parents were both born to African-American families. Gary has said that he also has French, Irish, Scottish, Native American, and Jewish ancestry.
In July 2005, he performed as part of DMC's Guests at the LIVE 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario Canada
When he was 6, his older brother Darryl Durdin (DOB: November 13, 1951) was murdered in March 1973 while on vacation in Haiti at age 21. He was pushed to his death off a motel balcony on a high cliff. The case is still unsolved.