Gary Dourdan

by ethnic on August 7, 2008

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Birth Name: Gary Robert Durdin

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 11, 1966

Ethnicity: African-American

Gary Dourdan is an American actor. He is known for playing Warrick Brown in the series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He also appeared in Janet Jackson’s video for her song Again in 1993.

Gary is the son of Selma and Robert Booth Durdin. Both of his parents, and all of his grandparents, are/were African-American.

Gary has evidently said that he also has French, Irish, Scottish, Native American, and Jewish ancestry. It is not clear if this is accurate.

Gary has two children.

Gary’s paternal grandparents were Robert Booth Durdin (the son of Robert Booth Durden and Julia Bell Durden) and Anna B. Harris.

Gary’s maternal grandparents were Marion Gordon Corley (the son of Edward Corley and Lula/Lulu Saunders) and Ruth Crawford Scott (the daughter of Alexander E. Scott II and Mary V. Crawford).

Sources: Gary’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Gary’s paternal great-grandparents, Robert Booth Durden and Julia Bell Durden, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Gary’s maternal grandfather, Marion Gordon Corley, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Gary’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Crawford Scott, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Gary’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Crawford (Scott) Corley –

photo by PR Photos

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Ardor May 21, 2017 at 10:55 pm

Just African American? Yeah right.

You can clearly see from his facial features that he has recent European ancestry.

neiltennant December 12, 2017 at 5:54 am

of course

you know this site

only after proof and verification european roots can be put above

madman December 12, 2017 at 2:42 pm

As it should be

me February 14, 2016 at 2:53 pm

He looks like a black version of Brad Pitt.

Kimmel June 5, 2016 at 6:40 am

Very true.

neiltennant August 2, 2017 at 6:36 am
me April 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

and Haitian?

Alice October 25, 2012 at 7:29 am

He’s nearly got ancestry from every continent. He’s a good looking man. I hope he sorts his problems out. It says on here he has Indian ancestry. Is it supposed to be Native American?

anna2005 March 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm

He is very attractive. Yes I think he is actually Haitian on his father’s side and Irish and Scottish American on his mother’s side.

Kesh baby March 21, 2012 at 7:00 am

I love this man,he is so sexy jus all man big and tall like I like em

Akabrat24 July 4, 2010 at 11:51 pm

He is one good lookin man! Ohh how I wish I could get his number!! @ kira, look him up and you’ll find several pictures of him online.. Lol

Tess June 7, 2010 at 5:28 am

Actually he is part Haitian but I guess that is why you mention the French part.

kira February 14, 2010 at 8:25 am

darn i wish theres a pic of him, id like to see him lol

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