Actor Television actor

Dondre Whitfield

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican actor
Is Actor
Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage, Radio
Gendermale
Birth 27 May 1969, Brooklyn
Age51 years
Family
Spouse:Salli Richardson

Biography

Dondré Terrell Whitfield (born May 27, 1969) is an American actor. He began his career appearing in a recurring role as Robert Foreman on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1985–1987), before playing Terrence Frye in the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children (1991–1994). He received three Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series nominations for his performance on All My Children.
Whitfield had starring role in a number of short-lived sitcoms, include The Crew (1995–96), Between Brothers (1997–1999), and Hidden Hills (2002–03). He also has appeared in a number of films, such as Two Can Play That Game (2001), The Salon (2004), Pastor Brown (2009), and Middle of Nowhere (2012). In 2015, Whitfield joined the cast of BET reality comedy series Real Husbands of Hollywood, and in 2016 began starring in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Queen Sugar.

Career

Whitfield began his television career appearing in the recurring role on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show as Robert Foreman (the love interest of Tempestt Bledsoe’s character Vanessa Huxtable). He later had a two year-run on The NBC daytime soap opera, Another World. From 1991 to 1994, Whitfield portrayed Terrence Frye in the ABC Daytime soap opera, All My Children. The role earned him nominations for three Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series and two Soap Opera Digest Awards.

After leaving daytime television, Whitfield starred in the short-lived Fox sitcom The Crew during 1995–96 season. In 1997, he went to star alongside Kadeem Hardison in another short-lived sitcom, Between Brothers. He had dramatic turn in the 2000 UPN series Secret Agent Man, it also was cancelled after one season. From 2002 to 2003, he starred alongside Tamara Taylor in another short-lived sitcom, Hidden Hills on NBC. From 2001 to 2002, Whitfield had the recurring role on the UPN sitcom Girlfriends. He also has appeared on The Jamie Foxx Show, NYPD Blue, Strong Medicine, Ghost Whisperer, CSI: Miami, Cold Case, and Grey’s Anatomy.

In film, Whitfield has appeared opposite Vivica A. Fox in Two Can Play That Game (2001), The Salon (2004). He co-starred in White Man’s Burden (1995), Mr. 3000 (2003), and Middle of Nowhere (2012). He has appeared along with his wife Salli Richardson in 2009 film Pastor Brown, and well as guest-starred on Eureka (in which he played Richardson’s on-screen brother), and Stitchers. Whitfield also had the recurring roles on Make It or Break It and Mistresses as Rochelle Aytes’ husband. In 2015, Whitfield joined the cast of BET reality comedy series Real Husbands of Hollywood.

In 2016, Whitfield was cast in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Queen Sugar produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey.

Personal life

Whitfield was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended the Performing Arts High School in New York City.

In 2002, Whitfield married actress Salli Richardson. They have two children: a daughter, Parker Richardson Whitfield, and a son, Dre Terrell Whitfield (born January 24, 2009).

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1988Bright Lights, Big CityBrian JonesUncredited
1988HomeboyBilly Harrison
1989Homeboyz II: Crack CityBreakdancer
1995White Man’s BurdenTerrence
2000Alien Fury: Countdown to InvasionKevin AnjanetteTelevision film
2001Happy BirthdayTrent
2001Two Can Play That GameDwain
2003Biker BoyzBikerUncredited
2004Mr. 3000Skillet
2005The SalonRicky
2009Pastor BrownChaz
201135 and TickingAustin
2012Middle of NowhereLittleton
2015RelentlessCoffee Drinking Man

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1985-1987The Cosby ShowRobert Foreman6 episodes
1986Diff’rent StrokesLeon DavisEpisode: “Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown”
1989-1990Another WorldJesse LawrenceSeries regular
1991-1994All My ChildrenTerence FryeSeries regular
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (1992-1994)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer (1993)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Leading Actor (1994)
1995-1996The CrewMacArthur ‘Mac’ EdwardsSeries regular, 21 episodes
1996The Jamie Foxx ShowIcepick IsaacsEpisode: “A Thanksgiving to Remember”
19973rd Rock from the SunDontaeEpisode: “Dickmalion”
MartinTrey FosterEpisode: “Goin’ for Mine”
1997-1999Between BrothersJames GordonSeries regular, 17 episodes
1998Living in CaptivityCurtis CookSeries regular, 8 episodes
2000Secret Agent ManDavisSeries regular, 12 episodes
2000The X-FilesAgentEpisode: “Within”
2000Nash BridgesJasonEpisode: “Double Trouble”
2001NYPD BlueOff. LawrenceEpisode: “Love Hurts”
2001-2002Inside SchwartzWilliam MorrisSeries regular, 4 episodes
2001-2002GirlfriendsSean Ellis11 episodes
2002-2003Hidden HillsZack TimmermanSeries regular, 13 episodes
2004Less than PerfectWilliamEpisode: “The Pimp Hat”
2004Half & HalfBrendanEpisode: “The Big Birth-Date Episode”
2004Strong MedicineMichaelEpisode: “Selective Breeding”
2004Second Time AroundChrisEpisode: “Coupling Up”
2006Jake in ProgressMark3 episodes
2005-2006Ghost WhispererMitch Marino3 episodes
2006CSI: MiamiAlan SolnerEpisode: “Curse of the Coffin”
2009Samantha Who?Wes GreenEpisode: “Todd’s Job”
2008-2010Cold CaseJarrod Jones3 episodes
2011Grey’s AnatomyOliver RichterEpisode: “Golden Hour”
2010-2011The EventMike Garret4 episodes
2012Make It or Break ItCoach McIntire8 episodes
2012EurekaDr. Marcus BlakeEpisode: “Smarter Carter”
2014Hart of DixieLt. Governor Alex ByrdEpisode: “One More Last Chance”
2013-2014MistressesPaul Malloy9 episodes
2016StitchersSam LewisEpisode: “Pretty Little Lawyers”
2016Queen SugarRemy NewellSeries regular