Donald Adeosun Faison (pronounced /feɪˈzɒn/; born June 22, 1974) is an American actor and voice actor best known for his role as Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC (formerly NBC) comedy-drama Scrubs (2001–2010).
Faison, aka “Black Scrubs”, was born in New York City, New York, the son of Shirley, a talent agent, and Donald Faison, a building manager. His parents were active with the National Black Theatre in Harlem. Before his debut on Scrubs, Faison became famous for his role as “Murray Lawrence Duvall” in the film Clueless, the 1995 movie, and its subsequent television series, which ran from 1996 to 1999. In 1995, he also appeared in Waiting to Exhale as “Tarik”, the son of Loretta Devine’s character, “Gloria.” He was featured in New Jersey Drive. He also starred in Big Fat Liar alongside Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, and Amanda Bynes. He had a recurring role as, “Tracy,” on Felicity, appeared in Remember the Titans, as the back-up running back, “Petey,” and provided voice work for various characters in the MTV animated series Clone High. He had minor roles in the sitcoms Sister Sister and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and in the film Josie and the Pussycats.
In 2005, Faison produced one episode of MTV’s Punk’d involving his Scrubs co-star Zach Braff. He has also appeared in the music videos for Sublime’s, “Santeria”, Fall Out Boy’s cover of Michael Jackson’s, “Beat It,” and Gavin Degraw’s, “Chariot.”
On February 13, 2009, Faison participated in the NBA All-Star Weekend’s Celebrity Game. Other celebrities participating include: NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Dominique Wilkins, NFL wide-receiver Terrell Owens, actor Chris Tucker and four Harlem Globetrotters.
In 2010, Faison starred alongside Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Eric Balfour, Laz Alonso and Crystal Reed in the Brothers Strause science fiction thriller Skyline.
On February 18, 2010, the Hollywood Reporter announced that Faison would join the comedy The Odds on CBS.edit article