Dourdan landed his "big break" as an actor in the early '90s, seemingly without even trying.
While dating fashion model Roshumba Williams around 1991 and vacationing with her in France, Dourdan was spotted by powerhouse Debbie Allen, then the producer and director of A Different World; impressed by his looks and manner, she invited him to audition for the series.
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You really dig that about working with people like that because they raise the bar for where you are.
“If I was going to do that, I’d have stayed on the show.
With his corduroy jacket and his friendly “How are ya?
”, he hardly projects the air of one of the world’s biggest TV stars.
He voiced the character of Detective Crispus Allen in 2008's Batman: Gotham Knight, and took on a supporting role as a chef in Jumping the Broom (2011).
As he walks into the cafe of London’s Natural History Museum, William Petersen doesn’t turn a single head.
I'm not much into fads and fashions and trying to follow things." Born December 11, 1966, in Philadelphia, PA, as the son of Robert and Sandy Durdin (his actual surname), the adolescent Dourdan attended "Freedom Theater," an inner-city program for aspiring actors, during adolescence.