Birth Name: Gary Robert Durdin
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date of Birth: December 11, 1966
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’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 – https://familysearch.org
Gary’s paternal great-grandparents, Robert Booth Durden and Julia Bell Durden, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Gary’s maternal grandfather, Marion Gordon Corley, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Gary’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Crawford Scott, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Gary’s maternal grandmother, Ruth Crawford (Scott) Corley – http://www.findagrave.com
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