Comic Book Villains
| Donald Joseph Qualls|
June 10, 1978 (age 39) (1978-06-10) Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Actor, film producer, model
Connie Qualls, Debbie Qualls
The New Guy, Road Trip, Legit, Hustle & Flow, The Core
Kellita Smith, Anastasia Baranova, Tom Everett Scott, Luke Kleintank, Michael Welch
DJ Qualls Wikipedia
Donald Joseph "DJ" Qualls (born June 10, 1978) is an American actor, producer, and fashion model. He is best known for his work in films including Road Trip, The New Guy, Hustle & Flow, and The Core and for several appearances on television series such as Breaking Bad, Supernatural, Scrubs, Lost, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and The Big Bang Theory. He most recently co-starred in the FX comedy series Legit, and is currently co-starring in the Syfy horror series Z Nation, which premiered on September 12, 2014. In addition he is in the cast of the Amazon Studios show The Man in the High Castle.
Qualls was born in Nashville, Tennessee, one of five children of Debbie and Donnie Qualls. He was raised in Manchester, Tennessee and attended school nearby. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at age 14; after two years of treatment, his cancer was said to be in remission. According to Qualls the chemotherapy he received at an early age sped up his metabolism and impacted his system at a time of growth, "It stopped my development," which explains his slender frame. After graduating from Coffee County Central High School, where he was an active member in the Red Raider Band, Qualls attended King's College, London, where he studied English language and English literature. He returned to Tennessee and enrolled in Belmont University in Nashville, where he also began acting in a local theater company.
Qualls was an extra in the 1994 HBO film Against the Wall. He landed the small role of Jason in the miniseries Mama Flora's Family (1998) while participating in community theater. After auditioning for a one-liner in Road Trip (2000), he was asked to come from the Atlanta office to meet producer Ivan Reitman in California. He debuted in Road Trip as shy virgin Kyle Edwards. After this, he worked as a model for Prada and photographers such as David LaChapelle and Steve Klein. In Cherry Falls (2000), he played Wally, another virgin. In 2001, he played Neil Lawrence in Chasing Holden.Qualls also appeared as a Y2K prophet opposite of Rami Malek in the sci-fi mystery thriller Buster's Mal Heart (2017).
In 2002, Qualls played Archie in the film Comic Book Villains, Andrew in the film Big Trouble, Junior in the film Lone Star State of Mind, Dizzy Gillespie Harrison in the film The New Guy, and Rat in the sci-fi film The Core. He starred in the comedy Delta Farce. In 2005, he appeared as Shelby in the film Hustle & Flow. His television work includes eccentric hunter Garth Fitzgerald IV on Supernatural and appearances on Monk, Scrubs, Criminal Minds, Lost, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI, Numb3rs, My Name Is Earl, Breaking Bad, The Big Bang Theory, and Memphis Beat.
Qualls appeared in a cameo in Britney Spears' music video "Boys" (2001) and was also in the "I'm Just a Kid" music video by Simple Plan (2002). He stars in the Paramount Pictures web series Circle of Eight. He most recently co-starred as Billy Nugent, a 33-year-old man with muscular dystrophy, on the television series Legit.