Damon Gupton

Damon Gupton

Highest Rated: 94% Whiplash (2014)

Lowest Rated: 94% Whiplash (2014)

Birthday: Jan 04, 1973

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Damon Gupton had a hard time choosing between his two loves of acting and classical music-so he pursued them both. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Gupton became enamored of John Williams during his youth, watching the conductor lead the Boston Pops on television with rapt attention. When it came time for college, Gupton double majored in music education and trombone at the University of Michigan. But when he began considering his options for graduate school, Gupton ultimately went in a different direction, enrolling in the Juilliard School's prestigious acting program. Gupton would land a starring role on the series "Deadline" (NBC, 2000-01) soon after, and acted in acclaimed Broadway productions like Tracey Scott's "The Story," before he became drawn to music again. He won a fellowship conducting the Houston Symphony in 2004 and later studied at Leonard Slatkin's National Conducting Institute in Washington, D.C. Gupton's innate talent for conducting would henceforth become a major figure in the classical world, leading to him conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, the Toledo Symphony, the Orquesta Filarmonica de UNAM, and the New York University Orchestra. Gupton never gave up on acting, however. He appeared in a Pulitzer Prize-winning production of "Clybourne Park" in 2011. He later starred on the series "Prime Suspect" (NBC, 2011-12) before joining the cast of the hit series "The Divide" (AMC, 2014-) In 2015, Damon took on the role of Detective Cal Brown on short-lived drama "The Player" (NBC, 2015).

Highest rated movies




94% 94% Whiplash Mr. Kramer (Character) $13.2M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loretta Claiborne Story Sam Claiborne (Character) - 2000


No Score Yet 57% FBI Frank Dixon (Guest Star) 2021
68% 68% The Comey Rule Jeh Johnson (Character) 2020
92% 51% Black Lightning Bill Henderson (Character) 2018-2020
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Stephen Walker (Character) 2016-2017
38% No Score Yet The Player Detective Cal Brown (Character) 2015
84% 49% Empire Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
92% 97% The Divide Adam Page (Character) 2014
90% 86% Suits James Quelling (Guest Star) 2014
68% No Score Yet Rake Marcus Barzmann (Guest Star) 2014
59% 90% The Newsroom Sutton Hall (Guest Star) 2012
100% 71% Prime Suspect Det. Evrard Velerio (Character) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
22% 80% Conviction Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
20% No Score Yet Hack Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
58% No Score Yet Deadline Charles Foster (Character) 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1999


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