Dorian Harewood, born August 6, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio, USA, is an actor. He guest stars as Captain Ronald Hicks in the first and second seasons of Boomtown. He has also worked on Roots: The Next Generations, Full Metal Jacket, The Jesse Owens Story, Strike Force, and I'll Fly Away.
He first attracted attention for his portrayal of Simon Haley (father of author Alex 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 (starring Robert Stack). 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. In 2012, he is an announcer for NBC. He also played in the NBC (later syndicated) TV series Viper.
Harewood was born in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Emerson Macaulay (1915-1980) and Estelle Olivia Harewood (1924-1991). He has five siblings, Emerson M. Harewood, Jr. (deceased), Theolanda Harewood, Philip B. Harewood (deceased), 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.
|Season 1 credits|
|"Reelin' in the Years"||"All Hallow's Eve"||"The Freak"|
|"Insured by Smith & Wesson"||"Crash"||"The David McNorris Show"|
|"Coyote"||"Monster's Brawl"||"Sinaloa Cowboys"|
|"Home Invasion"||"Execution"||"Storm Watch"|
|Season 2 credits|
|"The Love of Money"||"Inadmissible"||"Wannabe"|
|"Haystack"||"The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang"||"The Big Picture"|
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