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  • Place of birth : Dayton
  • Date of birth : 06/08/1950




  • Harewood Dorian


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Dorian Harewood (1950)

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W. Dorian Harewood is an American actor. He first garnered attention for his portrayal of Simon Haley in the ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations.


Harewood is known for his roles in Full Metal Jacket, for starring as Jesse Owens in The Jesse Owens Story, and for his co-starring role in the ABC Television series Strike Force . In 1994, he was awarded the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie, for his recurring role as jazz/blues saxophonist Clarence "Cool Papa" Charleston on the NBC drama series I'll Fly Away. In 1995, he co-starred in the Warren Chaney docudrama, America: A Call to Greatness. He also played in the NBC TV series Viper .

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Harewood was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Emerson Macauly (1915-1980) and Estelle Olivia Harewood (1924-1991). He has five siblings, Emerson M. Harewood, Jr. , Theolanda Harewood, Philip B. Harewood , Floranne E. Dunford and Lawanda G. Pitts.

He is married to actress/writer Ann McCurry, with whom he has two children, Olivia Ruth and John Dorian.

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