Donald Faison began acting on stage at age 5 but didn't appear in his first movie, Juice, until his late teens. After a succession of small film parts, he made a big impression in the comedy Clueless and reprised his role on the spin-off TV series. Although Faison enjoyed high-profile stints on Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Felicity, he didn't become a star until he landed the role of a cocky doctor on the wacky sitcom Scrubs.

Fast Facts

  • Acting career began with TV commercials.
  • At age 5, began attending New York City's Children's School for the Development of Intuitive and God Conscious Art, a school developed by the National Black Theater (where his parents worked).
  • Made his film debut in 1992's Juice, a film starring Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur as two of four Harlem friends involved in a holdup.
  • Appeared on Sesame Street in 1993 (an acting gig his younger brother Olamide also eventually landed).
  • Wrote and acted in a play called When the Lion Roars at age 6.
  • Recurring role on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch reunited him with former Professional Children's School classmate Melissa Joan Hart.
  • Appeared in Brandy's 1995 music video for "Sittin' Up in My Room."


  • Rocco — Son
  • Wilder Frances Faison — Daughter
  • CaCee Cobb — Wife
  • Dade Faison — Brother
  • Olamide Faison — Brother
  • Lisa Askey — Ex-wife
  • Kaya — Daughter
  • Dade — Son
  • Kobe — Son
  • Sean — Son

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  • Birth Name: Donald Adeosun Faison
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Playwright, Songwriter

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