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ACTOR
DJ Qualls
Name Donald Joseph Qualls
Birth Date June 12, 1978
Birth Place Nashville, Tennessee, US
Family Debbie and Donnie Qualls (parents)
Years Active 1995 - present

DJ Qualls is an American actor and producer, best known for his role as Kyle Edwards in the movie Road Trip.

BiographyEdit

Raised in Tennessee as one of five children, D.J. Qualls was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease at age 14. After drastic surgery and two years of chemotherapy, the cancer went into remission.

Academically talented, he left Tennessee after high school to attend the University of London, where he studied English language and literature. He later returned to his home state and began working in local theater, appearing on stage in Nashville productions and attended Belmont University.

After he was spotted by photographers David LaChappelle and Steve Klein, Qualls also began modeling, appearing most notably in ads for Prada. The modeling job proved a positive and lucrative experience, earning him crucial exposure in addition to money. He made his TV debut as an extra in Against the Wall, a 1994 movie and later in the TV movie Mama Flora's Family (1998), but he did not make the jump to features until he was cast a couple of years later in Road Trip. Originally auditioning for a bit part, Qualls instead landed a starring role as one of the college youths. As humorously nerdy virgin Kyle, Qualls received better reviews than the movie, establishing himself as a rising young actor.

With a strong performance under his belt, Qualls was suddenly finding work everywhere. Films like Cherry Falls (2000), The New Guy (2002), Big Trouble (2002) and Lone Star State Of Mind (2002) were soon added to his resume.

His TV appearances include Criminal Minds, Lost , Monk, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and My Name is Earl. His role as Garth Fitzgerald IV in CW's Supernatural has recently made him popular.

On Criminal MindsEdit

Qualls portrayed Richard Slessman, an ex-inmate who provided technical assistance to the unsub in the pilot episode of Criminal Minds.

FilmographyEdit

  • Senior Trip (1995) (unaccredited) - Student whom Miosky takes soda away from
  • Mama Flora's Family (1998) (TV) - Jason
  • Road Trip (2000) - Kyle Edwards
  • Cherry Falls (2000) (as D.J. Qualls) - Wally
  • Scrubs - My Student (2002) TV episode - Josh
  • Big Trouble (2002) - Andrew
  • Lone Star State of Mind (2002) - Junior
  • The New Guy (2002) - Dizzy
  • The Core (2003) - Theodore Donald "Rat" Finch
  • Hustle & Flow (2005) - Shelby
  • Criminal Minds - Extreme Aggressor (2005) TV episode - Richard Slessman
  • Lost - Everybody Hates Hugo (2005) TV episode - Johnny
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Scared Crazy (2005) TV episode - Robbie Boatman
  • Monk - Mr. Monk and the Big Reward (2006) TV episode - Rufus
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Post Mortem (2006) TV episode - Henry Briney
  • Delta Farce (2007) - Private Everett Shackleford
  • Numb3rs - Primacy (2007) TV episode - Anthony Braxton
  • My Name Is Earl - Midnight Bun, Randy in Charge: Of Our Days and Our Nights and B.L.O.W (2007) TV episodes - Ray-ray
  • The Big Bang Theory - The Loobenfeld Decay (2008) TV episode - Toby Loobenfeld
  • Breaking Bad - Better Call Saul (2009) TV episode - Getz
  • Road Trip: Beer Pong (2009) (V) - Kyle Edwards
  • Last Day of Summer (2009) - Joe
  • Memphis Beat (2010) - Davey Sutton (twenty episodes)
  • Supernatural (2011 - present) - Garth Fitzgerald IV (four episodes)
  • Legit (2013) - Billy
  • Perception (2013) - Agent Rudy Fleckner
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2013) Marshall Demps

PRODUCEREdit

  • Comic Book Villains (2002) (V) (co-producer)
  • Last Day of Summer (2009) (executive producer)

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NotesEdit

  • He is proud to be a cancer survivor and an advocate for cancer research and awareness.

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