You've Seen Him...
But Have You Heard Him?
You've seen him...
He had the largest role in the most widely seen network mini-series in the history of television (Simon Alexander Haley in the critically acclaimed, award-winning 26 hours of "Roots" and "Roots: the Next Generations").
He had the largest role in the most widely seen non-network mini-series in the history of television (Olympic hero Jesse Owens in the critically acclaimed, award-winning "Jesse Owens Story")
He has starred in countless feature films, television movies and television series, from "Sparkle" to "Full Metal Jacket"; "Siege" to "Twelve Angry Men"; "Viper" to " 7th Heaven".
But have you heard him?
"Have A Little"
The surprising new CD from Dorian Harewood.
On sale now.
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Mr. Harewood can be seen in the upcoming feature film, "Levity", starring Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, Billy Bob Thornton and Kirsten Dunst, and stars in the holiday special, "the Christmas Shoes", airing December 1st on
CBS. His newly-released CD, "Have A Little", is an easy listening combination of several musical styles, including R&B, Pop, Jazz, Classical, Folk, and Rock.
Dorian Harewood has had his dreams come true several times in his singing and acting career. He has sung on the same bill with the legendary Four Tops on a sold-out tour of Europe. He has had the opportunity to vocally jam on stage with the incomparable Stevie Wonder in the gospel production, "Mama Don't". And he has had the distinct honor of performing on the largest and most prestigious stage in Las Vegas: the Las Vegas Hilton, with the great Gladys Knight.
In the world of television, Dorian holds the unique distinction of having portrayed the two largest roles in the most widely seen network AND non-network mini-series in the history of television! In the role of Simon Haley (father of the author Alex Haley) in "Roots: the Next Generations", the three-time NAACP Image Award winner aged from 17 to 70 years old, creating the largest role in the combined 26 hours of "Roots" I and II. And he is probably most recognized from his award-winning portrayal of 1936 Olympic champion and American hero Jesse Owens, in "The Jesse Owens Story".
Dorian has starred in several television series, including most recently "7th Heaven" for Aaron Spelling, "Viper" for NBC, "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" with Sharon Gless (CBS), "Strike Force" with Robert Stack (ABC), "Trauma Center" (ABC), "The Hoop Life" (Showtime), "Glitter" (NBC) and the highly acclaimed NBC series "I'll Fly Away", for which he won the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series. He has most recently starred in Showtime's "Walter & Henry", directed by Daniel Petrie and produced by Norman Jewison, "The Triangle" for TBS, "The Last Debate", directed by John Badham, "The Jimi Hendrix Story" and "Framed", starring Sam Neill. He was the voice of baseball's Hall of Fame slugger Hank Aaron in the Academy Award nominated documentary "Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream", narrated the 4 hour A&E special "Christianity: The Second Millenium" and has starred in numerous television movies and series guest appearances, including "Siege", "Foster and Laurie", "High Ice", "God Bless the Child", "China Beach", "Matlock", "Murder She Wrote", the Disney musicals "Polly" and "Polly: One More Time" and the CBS kidnap thriller "The Cradle Will Fall".
Dorian's feature film credits include Stanley Kubrick's phenomenal anti-war film "Full Metal Jacket", "Sudden Death" with Jean-Claude Van Damme, "Against All Odds", "Sparkle", "The Falcon and the Snowman", "Pacific Heights", "Looker", "Archibald the Rainbow Painter", "Sudden Impact" and "Tank". He starred in the prestigious remake of the 1957 Academy Award nominated MGM classic "Twelve Angry Men", directed by Academy Award winner William Friedkin and starring Academy Award winners George C. Scott and Jack Lemmon, and appears in Mariah Carey's feature film debut, "Glitter", which will be released in September, 2001 by Columbia/Tri-Star.
In the world of live theater, Dorian Harewood has performed before Broadway theater audiences as well as live theater audiences across the country, having
starred in the Tony Award winning musicals "Kiss of the Spider Woman" with Chita Rivera, "Two Gentlemen of Verona", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Over Here" with the Andrew Sisters and most recently, "The Pajama Game" in Los Angeles, "Purlie" at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in Washington D.C., and "Crumbs From The Table Of Joy", for which he won his third NAACP Image Award. He has also starred in the Broadway dramas "Streamers" directed by Mike Nichols, "Don't Call Back", "The Mighty Gents" and the fateful musical "Miss Moffat", opposite the late great Bette Davis, the woman responsible for his decision to become an actor.
12 ANGRY MEN---LEAD--- SHOWTIME
SHATTERED IMAGE---LEAD---RYSHER ENTERTAINMENT
FULL METAL JACKET---LEAD---WARNER BROS.
FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN---LEAD---ORION
AGAINST ALL ODDS---LEAD---COLUMBIA
ARCHIBALD THE RAINBOW PAINTER---LEAD
THE JIMI HENDRIX STORY---SHOWTIME
WALTER & HENRY---SHOWTIME
THE LAST DEBATE---SHOWTIME
THE HOOP LIFE---SERIES REGULAR---SHOWTIME
THE BEST DEFENSE---PILOT---ABC
I'LL FLY AWAY---RECURRING---NBC
TRIALS OF ROSIE O'NEILL---SERIES REGULAR---CBS
STRIKE FORCE---SERIES REGULAR---ABC
TRAUMA CENTER--- SERIES REGULAR---ABC
GETTING UP AND GOING HOME---MOW---LIFETIME
POLLY, ONE MORE TIME---MOW---NBC
CHILDREN OF POVERTY---MOW---ABC
GUILTY OF INNOCENCE: THE LENELL GETER STORY---MOW---CBS
AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS CAROL---MOW---ABC
PANIC IN ECHO PARK---MOW---NBC
ROOTS: THE NEXT GENERATION---MINI-SERIES---ABC
THE JESSE OWENS STORY---MINI-SERIES---SYNDICATION
FOSTER AND LAURIE---MOW---CBS
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN---VALENTIN---NATIONAL TOUR
MADAME LILY---MUSICAL---NATIONAL TOUR
THE MIGHTY GENTS---BROADWAY
DON'T CALL BACK---BROADWAY
MISS MOFFAT---MUSICAL---NATIONAL TOUR
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA---MUSICAL---BROADWAY
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR---MUSICAL---NATIONAL TOUR
THE PAJAMA GAME---MUSICAL---LOS ANGELES
PURLIE---MUSICAL---KENNEDY CENTER, WASHINGTON D.C.
CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY---LOS ANGELES
FOUR TOPS EUROPEAN TOUR
GLADYS KNIGHT---TAJ MAHAL, ATLANTIC CITY; LAS VEGAS HILTON; UNIVERSAL AMPITHEATER, LOS ANGELES
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
BIKER MICE FROM MARS
PINKY AND THE BRAIN (THEME SONG)
TAZMANIA (THEME SONG)
NAACP IMAGE AWARD---"BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES" (I'LL FLY AWAY)
NAACP IMAGE AWARD---"BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MINI-SERIES" (THE JESSE OWENS
NAACP IMAGE AWARD---"BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA FOR THEATER" (CRUMBS FROM THE
TABLE OF JOY)
THEATER WORLD AWARD---"BEST NEW ACTOR" (DON'T CALL BACK)