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Gary Sturgis

Born Gary Anthony Sturgis and AKA Illuminati, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the man was destined for success. At an early age, he decided to pursue music through the encouragement of his parents. After playing piccolo and leading the woodwind section of the school band for a couple of years, he decided to try out for Drum Major. He began leading the band, and has been a leader ever since.

In high school Sturgis began working in theatre as an actor and it was on stage, he found his true calling. Gary Sturgis found work on film projects as they came to town. He appeared in BLAZE, THE BIG EASY and a few made for DVD releases before uprooting and moving to Los Angeles. Pursuing acting full tilt, he was cast on hit shows like THE DISTRICT, NYPD BLUE, MALCOLM & EDDIE and the now defunct ABC soap PORT CHARLES. He did various television commercials including the Get The Dew campaign with Busta Rhymes for MOUNTAIN DEW. Not stopping there, his good looks garnered him an on-camera and print campaign for DODGE NEON.

As talented as he was on screen, his biggest success came from his raspy baritone voice when he began doing voice promotion for the now defunct UPN. He has been heard across the nation promoting shows like MOESHA, HALF & HALF, GIRLFRIENDS, THE PARKERS and ALL OF US to name a few. The voice of gold was used to promote hit feature films like THE OTHERS, TORQUE, BONES, THE BROTHERS, THE WOOD, BLUE STREAK and the Brittany Spears movie, CROSSROADS. Currently, you can hear Gary's voice promoting the 2007 NBA Basketball Season for TNT Networks.

He is the voice of many TV and radio commercials as well. Taking his talent to a broader audience, he even began voicing animated features and shows including the Phantom Virus in the Scooby Doo feature film, SCOOBY DOO AND THE CYBERCHASE and he moved on to voice the shadow villain, EBON on the Kids WB cartoon STATIC SHOCK. As if that's not enough, Gary also voices video game characters in such hits as TRUE CRIME NEW YORK CITY, and the trivia game, SHOUT ABOUT MUSIC.

Though his career as a VO Talent was impressive, Gary longed to be back on the big screen and was cast as the pivotal villain, Jamison, in the box office smash, Tyler Perry's Diary of A Mad Black Woman. His performance landed him yet another bad guy role in Lion's Gate's PRIDE, in which Gary co-stars opposite Terrence Howard. When filming wrapped on that project, he was immediately cast by Perry in his directorial debut, TYLER PERRY'S DADDY'S LITTLE GIRLS, opposite Idris Elba and Gabrielle Union, as local drug dealer, Joe Woods. Gary, also a screenwriter, has also completed several feature-length scripts ranging from comedy to drama, and is currently shopping his properties for major distribution.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Gary Sturgis Facts

Birth Name Gary Anthony Sturgis
BirthdayNovember 3, 1966 (57)
BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Gary Sturgis compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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