(Los Angeles, CA) Actor Dorian Missick lands his first comedic lead in the untitled HBO comedy pilot written by former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writers, Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin. Missick will play Jay Favors, a Harvard educated African-American male who is exceedingly bright, likable and strategic.
Missick’s character is rival to Riddle and Salahuddin who play thirty-year-old reporters attempting to make it big in the burgeoning black mecca of contemporary Atlanta while trying their best to dislike the classy, successful and humble Favors. Riddle and Salahuddin, Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live) and Dave Flebotte are Executive Producers with Jamie Babbit (Hot in Cleveland, Rizzoli & Isles, Drop Dead Diva) on board to direct the half-hour pilot.
What a busy and exciting year for Dorian Missick! He plays the lead role of “John” in the independent film “BIG WORDS” which has become a film festival favorite and now distributed by AFFRM, owned by publicist-turned-film director Ava DuVernay. Recently he wrapped on Jerry Bruckheimer produced thriller film, “Beware The Night” in New York City where he joined forces with Eric Bana and Joel McHale as “Gordon”, a Bronx cop who attempts to solve strange crimes with mysterious surroundings.
Dorian is represented by Todd Eisner at Innovative Artists, Myrna Jacoby at MJ Management and Attorney Richard Genow of Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson and Binder.
ABOUT DORIAN MISSICK
No stranger to the stage, film or television, New Jersey-born, New York raised, Dorian Missick is a true Renaissance man. This multi-tiered actor burst onto the entertainment scene where he starred alongside Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant in Two Weeks’ Notice. Currently, he plays Detective Ruben Robinson in TNT’s hit cop-drama series “Southland.” Missick also had worthy appearances on NBC's "The Cape" as Marty and ABC/Touchstone television drama, Six Degrees where he played the role as Damien, Lucky Number Slevin and alongside Denzel Washington in “Manchurian Candidate.”
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