Donald Adeosun Faison (pronounced /feɪˈzɒn/; born June 22, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor best known for his role as Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC (formerly NBC) comedy-drama Scrubs (2001–2010) as a leading role, and as Murray in the film Clueless (1995) playing a minor role (reprised in the subsequent television series of the same name). His most recent project is a starring role in the TV Land original situation comedy, The Exes.
Faison has also co-starred in the films Remember the Titans (2000), Uptown Girls (2003), Something New (2006), Next Day Air (2009), and Skyline (2010).
Before his debut on Scrubs and “Clueless”, Faison appeared in a 1991 commercial for Folgers Coffee at the age of 17, in which he played the younger brother of a soldier returning from war. He then 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,” onFelicity, appeared in Remember the Titans, as the running back-turned-linebacker Petey Jones, 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 Brandy’s “Sittin’ Up In My Room”, 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, NFLwide-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.
As of March 2011, Faison appeared in commercials for The Sims Medieval.