Donald Faison
Actor
Donald Faison
Donald Adeosun Faison is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor best known for his role as Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC comedy-drama Scrubs as a leading role, and as Murray in the film Clueless (1995) playing a minor role (reprised in the subsequent television series of the same name). His most recent project is a starring role in the TV Land original situation comedy, The Exes.
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The Wild And Sometimes Frightening World Of ‘Punk’d’
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Serena Williams almost started to cry as she drove the Ford SUV through traffic at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour. Her voice shook as she spoke. It was easy to understand why. In front of Williams, an Escalade with two abducted children inside of it ― one of them a baby ― was racing along palm tree-lined Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles at dangerous speeds. Next to Williams was the baby’s mother, who was also the other child’s aunt. “I’m almost crying for your baby,” Williams said to the woman. Overwhelmed by the weight of the situation, the tennis star took one hand off the wheel and held it over her heart. Just minutes before, Williams had been waiting in the Ford SUV for her friend to use the bathroom. She was parked in a strip mall lot, where she had met the woman now seated next to her during the chase. As Serena witnessed in the parking lot, the woman’s teenage nephew had locked himself and her baby in a neighboring Escalade because the supposed aunt wouldn’t bu ...
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12 Awesome Baby Names From New Celebrity Dads
Huffington Post - 8 months
Each year Nameberry likes to give a Father’s Day salute to those proud celeb dads who’ve most recently welcomed babies -- and 2016 happened to see some exceptionally awesome names. Some of these dads are first timers, while others are continuing to grow their families. Here are our nominations for the 12 most outstanding baby names from celebrity dads who've welcomed new additions in 2016. Ashe Olsen "Late Night" host Seth Meyers honored two of the most important women in his life with his son’s name. Ashe -- right on trend with popular Asher and Ash -- is the maiden name of his wife Alexi; the middle name Olsen was the maiden name of Meyers’ maternal grandmother. They were able to keep in play two family names that might have been lost. Boomer Robert Olympic swimming champ Michael Phelps’ joy at the birth of his first son is obvious in the choice of the upbeat nickname name Boomer. Robert is a tribute to Phelps’ longtime coach, "Bob" Bowman, and also to his great-grandmo ...
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Zach Braff Had Morgan Freeman Record His Voicemail Greeting
Huffington Post - 12 months
Talking to Donald Faison on the phone is a delightful experience. He jokes, he sings and he even tells you personal stories about his friends.  The Huffington Post got the chance to chat with Faison, known for his memorable roles in "Clueless,""Remember The Titans" and "Scrubs," for his new role as a candyman. Faison is playing a doctor in real life for Snickers, diagnosing people's hunger with the new Snickers Crisper. Faison ended up revealing that his former co-star and best friend for life, Zach Braff, had one of the most recognizable voices in the entire world record his voicemail greeting.  "My buddy has Morgan Freeman as his freakin' answering machine," Faison said. "I called him and he was like, 'Yo, call me back real quick.' I called him back and it was like [Freeman voice] 'You have reached Zach Braff's voicemail." Listen below to hear Faison's impression of Braff's answering machine:  UH, Zach -- can we have your number? For research, of course.  ...
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All The Christmas TV Episodes On Netflix Worth Watching
Huffington Post - about 1 year
With precious few days of the holiday season left, what better time to lay in bed with your laptop and not do things? Play a few of these Christmas-centric TV episodes from some favorite shows and you'll feel like you're getting ready for the big event, even if you still need to think up a gift for your significant other and the store was already out of cute wrapping paper. The holiday season is about kindness -- namely, to yourself. "Friends": "The One With The Holiday Armadillo" (Season 7, Episode 10) Ross (David Schwimmer) is entertaining his son Ben (Cole Sprouse) for the holidays, and finds he must settle for something else when he can't find a Santa suit still available to rent at the last minute. Also: "The One With The Monkey" (Season 1, Episode 10), "The One With Phoebe's Dad" (Season 2, Episode 9), "The One Where Rachel Quits" (Season 3, Episode 10), "The One With The Girl From Poughkeepsie" (Season 4, Episode 10), "The One With The Inappropriate Sister" (Season ...
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Who Was Almost Cast in 'Clueless'
ABC News - almost 2 years
"Clueless" is a timeless classic, starring the likes of Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd and Donald Faison. But the cast could have been very different.
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5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Clueless,' According To The Casting Director
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
We're like, totally buggin'. To celebrate the birthday of Amy Heckerling, otherwise known as the woman who brought us "Clueless," The Huffington Post caught up with the cult flick's casting director for some behind-the-scenes stories. Here are five stories you probably never heard about "Clueless" before, straight from Marcia Ross or whatever. 1. The movie was originally going to be a TV show starring Alicia Silverstone called "Clueless in California." Silverstone was initially attached to Heckerling's project when it was going to be a television show for Fox. When the budget got too high, Paramount picked up the script and things transitioned into the movie we now know and love. But before that transition happened, names such as "No Worries" and "Clueless in California" were attached to the show. Heckerling told Entertainment Weekly that the latter of those names was just a play on "Sleepless in Seattle" and she wanted something more unique. Ross came on to the p ...
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Photos: Donald Faison and Cacee Cobb Introduce Their Newborn Daughter, Wilder Frances
ABC News - almost 2 years
Meet the next generation of stars.
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The 36 Best and Worst Celebrity Baby Names of All Time
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Just as we turn to celebrities for new trends to name our children, we also look toward them to see what outrageous names they have picked this time around. From Apple to Zahara, Mallory Moss presents the best and worst celebrity baby names of all time. And when it was bad, it was horrid: Audio Science (Shannon Sossamon & Dallas Clayton). Supposedly, the parents -- a musician and an author -- were looking for a "word name" and decided this name was meaningful. Sorry, this name is hideous. Meaningful words in baby naming may include Harmony, Grace and, yes, even Moxie -- but not Audio Science! Pirate (Jonathan & Devon Davis). I suppose we should expect the frontman of Korn to have an odd name for a child to match his musical proclivities. But Pirate? Using words with negative connotations can target children with personas of ill-repute before they even have a chance to establish their own identities. Blue Ivy (Beyoncé Knowles & Jay-Z). My issue with Blue Iv ...
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TV Land Renews The Exes for Fourth Season
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
TV Land has renewed the comedy, starring Donald Faison, Kristen Johnston and Wayne Knight, for a 12-episode fourth season, the network announced Monday. "From the moment we read the very first script for The Exes, we fell in love," TV Land President Larry W. Jones said in a statement.
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Zach Braff Crashes Donald Faison's Reddit AMA, Proves The Bromance Lives On
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Donald Faison and Zach Braff are best friends, both on "Scrubs" and in real life. They snuggle in the pool and sing Christmas carols together. Faison even married his wife Cacee Cobb at Braff's Los Angeles home. So, when Faison held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with fans on Reddit on Thursday (Jan. 23), it wasn't at all surprising that Braff showed up to chat with his buddy. Braff, whose username is zachinoz, is a frequent Redditor and has hosted AMAs of his own. He brought some shenanigans to his best bud's AMA, and fans loved the "Scrubs" co-stars' chitchat as much as they enjoyed Faison answering their own questions. Faison hosted the AMA in order to promote his fundraising event to benefit Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization that fights poverty. He is currently running a Prizeo campaign in which donors can enter to win a walk-on role on Faison's TV Land sitcom "The Exes." Check out the highlights of Faison and Braff's banter below. Read Faison's entire AMA here.
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Talking Your Tech: Donald Faison gets animated over stop-motion
USA Today - about 3 years
When not acting, Donald Faison produces stop-motion animation at home with Legos.
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Zach Braff back at Sundance with tragicomedy 'Wish I Was Here'
Yahoo News - about 3 years
By Piya Sinha-Roy PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - After exploring the quarter-life crises of young adults in the critical and commercial hit "Garden State" a decade ago, actor-director Zach Braff turned his eye to examine the existential dilemmas faced by parents in his new film "Wish I Was Here." Braff plays 35-year-old Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor and married father of two, who decides to home school his children after the family can no longer afford the tuition for the private Jewish school the kids attend. "Wish I Was Here" marks Braff's return to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival exactly 10 years after he made his directorial debut with "Garden State," a film that garnered the actor-director critical praise and became a cult hit. As an actor, Braff, 38, rose to prominence as daydreaming doctor J.D. on television sitcom "Scrubs," and "Wish I Was Here" sees him reunite with fellow "Scrubs" cast member Donald Faison, who plays a small role.
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CaCee Cobb Shares Sweet Picture With Baby Rocco, Donald Faison on Thanksgiving
US Magazine - about 3 years
Baby's first Thanksgiving! CaCee Cobb gave thanks for her beautiful family and shared a sweet new photo of son Rocco and husband Donald Faison via Instagram on Thursday, Nov. 28. See more pics of CaCee Cobb. "Happy Thanksgivings from the Faisons!" Jessica Simpson's BFF, 35, captioned the adorable shot, which shows her holding her 3-month-old son in her lap, with Faison seated next to them at a wooden table.  PHOTOS: Baby's first Thanksgiving The picture is just the fourth glimpse Cobb has offered of her little bundle of joy. Earlier this month, the first-time mom shared a close-up of her baby son in blue-and-white striped pajamas. And in October, she posted a photo of the tyke in a white knit hat. PHOTOS: Jess and CaCee, BFFs "And they say it gets even better," she gushed at the time. "I love my life."  Married since December 2012, Cobb and Faison, 38, welcomed baby Rocco on Aug. 15. (Faison is also dad to four kids from previous relationships.) PHOTOS: Celeb pregn ...
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Jessica Simpson Flaunts Crazy Cleavage on Sexy Triple Date With Eric Johnson, CaCee Cobb, Ashlee Simpson: Picture
US Magazine - over 3 years
Jessica Simpson...or Jessica Rabbit? Four months after giving birth to son Ace, fashion mogul and mom-of-two Simpson appears to be taking glam style cues from Roger Rabbit's sex symbol of a wife. Stepping out with fiance Eric Johnson on Thursday, Oct. 31, the blonde bombshell showed off some pretty major cleavage in a curve-hugging black minidress (and what looks like one heck of a pushup bra). PHOTOS: Jessica's body evolution The singer brought some serious va-va-voom to the evening, pairing her body-conscious frock with a furry black shrug, black platform heels, and glam, blown-out tresses. She looked super tan, too, and had done up her face with smoky black eyes and glossy, pale-pink lips. (Johnson, for his part, also donned all black: black shoes, black pants, and a black Oxford shirt left untucked and open at the neck.) PHOTOS: Crazy cleavage The couple were joined at L.A. eatery Mastro's by Simpson's BFF CaCee Cobb and her husband, Donald Faison, as well as by Simpso ...
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Donald Faison's Baby Boy Rocco Looks Just Like Him
Huffington Post - over 3 years
This is too precious: CaCee Cobb, Donald Faison's wife, posted a photo to Instagram yesterday of the couple's two-month old, Rocco, which clearly shows the beautiful baby boy is a spitting image of his famous "Scrubs" father. Cacee captioned the photo simply: "Happy Friday ;)" The resemblance is even more uncanny when you look at Faison's Twitter avatar, which shows him as a young boy: Though CaCee recently admitted "I love my life" with her newborn, the 35-year-old isn't neglecting her grownup friends. Cobb went on a triple double date last week with her best friend, Jessica Simpson, Simpson's fiance, Eric Johnson, Simpson's sister Ashlee and her boyfriend Evan Ross, and of course her own husband, Faison.
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CaCee Cobb Shares Adorable New Picture of Baby Son Rocco, Confirms Name
US Magazine - over 3 years
Could CaCee Cobb's baby boy be any cuter? On Thursday, Oct. 10 -- almost two months to the day after welcoming her first child with husband Donald Faison, Jessica Simpson's BFF shared a sweet new picture of her bundle of joy -- and he's a little heartbreaker! PHOTOS: More adorable celeb babies The adorable snapshot, posted to Cobb's Instagram, shows the nearly 2-month-old cutie decked out in a white knit hat and a matching white shirt with a little cartoon hedgehog stitched on it. He's looking off to the side, but he looks alert and engaged in his surroundings.  PHOTOS: The cutest pictures of celeb kids "And they say it gets even better," Cobb, 35, captioned the photo. "I love my life." The proud new mom also confirmed her son's name, adding the hashtag "#Rocco" alongside the pic. Us Weekly first revealed the moniker on Aug. 24, nine days after the little one's birth. "He's adorable," a source told Us at the time. PHOTOS: Weird celeb baby names Indeed, his paren ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Donald Faison
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 37
    After six years of dating, Faison married his second wife, CaCee Cobb, on December 15, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The wedding was held at the home of Faison's former Scrubs co-star and best friend Zach Braff, who also served as a groomsman. Serving as a bridesmaid was singer Jessica Simpson, for whom Cobb formerly worked as a personal assistant. Faison has six children: son Sean (born 1997), from a previous relationship; son Dade and daughter Kaya (fraternal twins, born 1999) and son Kobe (born 2001), with Askey; and son Rocco (born 2013) and daughter Wilder Frances (born 2015), with Cobb.
    In 2012, he made a cameo appearance in the movie Pitch Perfect.
    More Details Hide Details He is currently the host of the TBS comedy sketch show Who Gets the Last Laugh, and the GSN game show Winsanity.
  • 2011
    Age 36
    As of March 2011, Faison appeared in commercials for The Sims Medieval.
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  • 2010
    Age 35
    Faison was in the 2010 CBS comedy pilot The Odds.
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    In 2010, Faison starred alongside Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Eric Balfour, Laz Alonso, and Crystal Reed in the Brothers Strause science fiction thriller Skyline.
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  • 2009
    Age 34
    On February 13, 2009, Faison participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game.
    More Details Hide Details Other celebrities participating included NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins, NFL wide-receiver Terrell Owens, actor Chris Tucker, and four Harlem Globetrotters.
  • 2005
    Age 30
    In 2005, Faison produced one episode of MTV's Punk'd involving his Scrubs co-star Zach Braff.
    More Details Hide Details He also appeared in the music videos for Brandy's "Sittin' Up in My Room," Fall Out Boy's cover of Michael Jackson's "Beat It," and Gavin Degraw's "Chariot."
  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 26
    Faison was married to Lisa Askey from 2001 to 2005.
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  • 1995
    Age 20
    In 1995, he also appeared in Waiting to Exhale as Tarik, the son of Loretta Devine's character, Gloria.
    More Details Hide Details He was featured in New Jersey Drive. He also starred in Big Fat Liar alongside Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, and Amanda Bynes. He had a recurring role as Tracy on Felicity, appeared in Remember the Titans as the running-back turned corner-back Petey Jones, and provided voice work for various characters in the MTV animated series Clone High. He had minor roles in the sitcoms Sister, Sister and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and in the film Josie and the Pussycats.
    He then became famous for his role as Murray Lawrence Duvall in the 1995 film Clueless and the subsequent television series, which ran from 1996 to 1999.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 16
    Before his debuts on Scrubs and Clueless, Faison appeared in a 1991 commercial for Folgers coffee at the age of 17, in which he played the younger brother of a soldier returning from war.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he appeared with Malik Yoba in the ABC News special Prejudice: Answering Children's Questions, hosted by Peter Jennings.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on June 22, 1974.
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