Donald Adeosun Faison

as Murray

The ultra hip, charming yet teasing character Murray, played by Donald Adeosun Faison, finds himself the unwitting pawn in schemes concocted by his ex-girlfriend Dionne and her best friend Cher, in UPN's half-hour comedy series, "Clueless." Faison reprises his popular role from the blockbuster motion picture of the same name.

Born in New York City, Faison began his acting career at a young age while a student at the Children's School for the Development of the Intuitive and God Conscious Art (a school developed by the National Black Theatre where his parents worked). He later attended the Professional Children's School. At the age of six, he helped to write and also perform in a play entitled "When the Lion Roars." As a young boy, he made home movies such as a rendition of "Star Wars," in which he played Lando Calarisian.

After finding an agent, Faison soon appeared in his first national commercial for Oatmeal Raisin Crisp, and went on to such television appearances as a recurring role of Duane in "Sesame Street," the Marlo Thomas special "Free to Be a Family;" and a PBS performance with Bobby McFerrin. Recently, he co-hosted a cable television special with Melissa Joan Hart, "Take A Moment" and guest starred in two episodes of "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch."

Faison has amassed an impressive list of film credits, with appearances in the films "Can't Hardly Wait"; "G's Trippin"; "Juice"; and "Sugar Hill," and as Tiny Dime in Spike Lee's critically acclaimed "New Jersey Drive." He has also appeared in "Waiting to Exhale" as Loretta Devine's precocious son and in "Prep" with Edward Asner and Martin Sheen.

On stage, Faison appeared in "Red Sneaks," for which he won AUDELCO's Rising Star Award, and also starred in a musical adaptation of "The Prince and the Pauper."

Music has also played a part in Faison's career. He co-wrote the song "What You Gonna Do About Hate," with fellow actor Malik Yoba, and is a member of CityKids Repertory Company, an organization devoted to raising teenager's consciousness about social issues. CityKids performs across the country.

When not filming the series in Los Angeles, Faison lives with his family in Manhattan.


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