By Special to the Daily World
Actor, producer and director Reginald Dorsey is a veteran in the entertainment business and very knowledgeable in his craft. In addition to making films, Dorsey is a true humanitarian. He is involved in various programs, in hopes in creating a better future for children in the African-American community.
American Film and Television actor/filmmaker Dorsey was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. When he was 10 years old, his family then moved to San Jose, Calif., where he was an outstanding student and high school athlete, excelling in football and track. The quest for him to act proved to be more powerful than his athletic dreams. After attending an open call with his mother back in Dallas for extra work in the film “Book Of Numbers,” Filmmaker Raymond St.Jacques spotted the young 13-year-old and wrote a lead part in the film for him.
The rest is history, as they say, and at 16 years old he left home for Hollywood to pursue his calling as an actor and filmmaker. Now a veteran in the film and TV business his respect and passion for his craft is even greater after many years of sacrifice and dedication.
His credits are extensive: “Miracle of the Heart,” “A Boys Town Story,” “21 Jump Street,” “Booker,” “Return to Lonesome Dove,” the critically acclaimed “South Central,” “The Cherokee Kid” and The award- winning “Kings of the Evening” (Lynn Whitfield, Tyson Beckford, Glynn Turman) which he also produced.
A true “Texas Cowboy” his whole life, Dorsey’s other passions are raising horses, competing in rodeos, most notably The Bill Pickett Invitational and others where he has won championships in team roping and team penning.
Dorsey has also worked on various projects with Tommy Dortch, as well as with “Increase the Peace” project here in Atlanta. In 2009, Dorsey served as a judge for the college queen contest for HBCUs.
His work with children and touching peoples lives in a meaningful way continues to be a source of inspiration for him as an artist and as a man.