Darryl Durdin, born on November 13, 1951, in Wilmington, Delaware, United States, is the brother of American actor Gary Dourdan. Darryl Durdin’s father was Robert Durdin, an entrepreneur and agent for jazz musicians and his mother was Vivian Durdin.
Darryl died in March 1973, aged 21, after falling from a balcony while researching the family lineage. Upon his death, Darryl was a student at the University of Delaware. His death case remains unsolved.
Darryl Durdin’s father married Sandy Durdin, a teacher and a fashion designer, and they had five children.
Gary Dourdan was six when his brother Darryl Durdin died. When he was young, he was interested in music, acting, and martial arts. Darryl Durdin’s brother moved to New York City and started working as a doorman at a rehearsal studio.
In the early 1990s, Gary Dourdan played in several bands and acted in New York’s regional theatre. Darryl Durdin’s brother started acting in music videos and appeared in Again Janet Jackson’s hit song. Gary is also featured as Shazza Zulu on A Different World.
Throughout his acting career, Gary Dourdan has been featured in several films and television shows. In films, Darryl Durdin’s brother played Elijah in The Good Fight, Christie in Alien: Resurrection, and Yates in Playing God. Other films in which Gary appeared include Fool’s Paradise, King of the World, Black August, Batman: Gotham Knight, Jumping the Broom, The Woods, Redemption Day, and many others.
On television, Gary Dourdan played Randall Patterson on the TV series Swift Justice and Julius Henry on Beggars and Choosers. Other television shows he appeared in include Soul Food, Being Mary Jane, Power, First Wives Club, Glee, Lyric Café, Cold Feet, and Sins of the City, among others.
The role that made Darryl Durdin popular among his fans was when he played analyst Warrick Brown, who has gambling problems and a checkered past. In the CSI series, he uses his personal experiences to help him in his career but instead of overcoming his demons, analyst Warrick ends up battling them throughout the show.
Personal Life and Legal Issues surrounding Darryl’s Brother
In his personal life, Darryl Durdin’s brother first married Roshumba Williams, a model, in 1992, but their union ended two years later through a divorce. Then he was involved with Cynthia Hadden, with whom he has a son, and then he dated Jennifer Sutton from 1995 to 2000, and they had a daughter, Nyla.
Gary Dourdan had some legal issues surrounding his life; in 2008, he got arrested for possessing cocaine, ecstasy, and heroin. There were rumors that his arrest was connected to his departure from CSI, but it was not true since he had already appeared in his last scene.
In 2011, Dourdin got arrested for felony battery after breaking his girlfriend’s nose and was placed on five years of probation. He was asked to stay away from his girlfriend and attend domestic violence counseling for his crime.
In August 2012, Darryl Durdin filed for bankruptcy as he owed his creditors around 1.7 million dollars.