Donald Joseph Qualls is also known as DJ Qualls. He is an American actor, fashion model, and producer. He was born on June 10, 1978. Donald Joseph Qualls’s place of birth is Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States. He took his school education in nearby Tullahoma, TN. Then he graduated from Coffee County Central High School in 1995, where he was an active member of the Red Raider Band. Later, he went to King’s College London to study English literature. After returning to Tennessee, he enrolled at Belmont University in Nashville. Also, there he started acting in a local theatre company. His father’s name is Donnie Qualls, and his mother’s name is Debbie Qualls. He has four siblings. His nationality is American. Donald Joseph Qualls always wanted to become an actor.
At the age of fourteen, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He then got treatment for almost two years, and his cancer went into remission. He believed that the chemotherapy he received at such an early impacted his metabolism and thwarted his development. Though in 1994, he was an extra in the HBO film Against the Wall. Later, he played the small role of Jason in the historical fiction miniseries Mama Flora’s Family in 1998. In 2000, he starred in the American comedy film, “
,” written & directed by
. In the movie, he debuted as shy virgin Kyle Edwards. He portrayed Wally, another virgin, in “Cherry Falls,” a slasher film directed by Geoffrey Wright. He was also asked to meet Czechoslovak-born Canadian film & television producer, director, and screenwriter in California. After that, he engaged as a model for Prada and photographers, including David La Chapelle and Steve Klein.
In 2017, he appeared as a Y2K prophet in the sci-fi mystery thriller film “Buster’s Mal Heart.” In 2002, he played Archie in the black comedy film “Comic Book Villains,” Junior in the movie “Lone Star State of Mind,” Andrew in the movie “Big Trouble,” Dizzy Gillespie Harrison in the movie “The New Guy,” and Rat in the sci-fi film “The Core.” Donald Joseph Qualls has also appeared on many television series such as My Name Is Earl, Breaking Bad, Memphis Beat, Monk, Lost, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI,
The Big Bang
Theory, and many more. Also, he was featured in many music videos, including “
” (2002) and “I’m Just a Kid” by Simple Plan (2002). He also starred in “Circle of Eight,” a Paramount Pictures web series. Throughout his career, Donald Joseph Qualls has featured in more than twenty feature films and twenty-two television series. In 2016, he was nominated at the 12th Screen Actors Guild Awards for his outstanding performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Hustle & Flow.