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‘CSI’ Star Gary Dourdan Files For Bankruptcy

Submitted by on November 13, 2012 – 10:00 am Comments

If you are assuming that every actor you see on the popular shows on television are well off, you aren’t wrong, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have debts equaling their income or even exceeding it. A good example of this is former “CSI” star Gary Dourdan, who recently filed Chapter 11, which in layman’s terms is called bankruptcy. The troubled actor filed papers on August 30th and according to the documents, has a little over $1.8 mil in assets, which sounds like a lot, but the problem is he also owes $1.73 million to his creditors, which if you calculate doesn’t leave him with much.

A large chunk of that debt, $1,689,704 million is owed to various banks, including Union Bank, which apparently holds the mortgage on his home that may be in default. So from the looks of it, Gary didn’t have too much of an option but to file for bankruptcy. As far as Gary’s assets are concerned, he has $200 cash, $3k in a bank account, $4k in furniture, $200 worth of books, $1,500 in clothes, $500 in watches and a 2006 Dodge Charger worth $7,000. Probably, many of you who are reading this article, own more than Gary does at the present moment.

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There is some solace to be had though, as Gary was quoted as saying he “anticipates major acting roles” in the future, which can in turn help pay off his debt. For the uninitiated, Gary Dourdan is best known for portraying Warrick Brown on the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Dourdan played in several bands in New York City in the early 1990s and acted in regional theatre around the tristate area. He received his first break when Debbie Allen cast him as Shazza Zulu on A Different World. In 1996, Dourdan appeared in the Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman episode “Never On Sunday”, where he played an assistant.

In 1997, Dourdan played the character Christie, the first mate, crack-shot, and second in command of the spaceship Betty, in the film Alien Resurrection. He has also appeared in the films Playing God and Thursday, and on television starred in the Dick Wolf production Swift Justice and played a recurring role on the Showtime series Soul Food until he nabbed the part of Warrick Brown on CSI.

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Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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