Damon Gupton Net Worth

Damon Gupton has long been active in the entertainment industry. An accomplished actor, singer, and conductor he has featured on multiple television series such as NBC’s Deadline and Fox’s Empire as well as films and theater productions.

Kasey Inez (Black Lightning), Jahking Guillory (Dirty John), and Pedro Correa (The Middle) star in Summer of Violence, written and directed by Nicki Micheaux.

Early Life and Education

Damon Gupton was born January 4, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan and currently holds an American nationality. Raised among musicians and inspired by them to pursue music himself as he matured, Damon earned both his Bachelor of Arts from University of Michigan as well as his Master of Music degree at Julliard School for conducting.

As a highly esteemed conductor, he has conducted orchestras all across the United States. Additionally, his theatre credits include Clybourne Park (Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom directed by Phylicia Rashad at Mark Taper Forum’s Superior Donuts production, Christina Anderson’s Inked Baby as well as Othello among many more.

He first made his Cincinnati Pops conducting debut in 2014 with a collaborative performance featuring members from Broadway’s Jersey Boys original cast. Since then he has conducted with them multiple times.

Professional Career

Damon Gupton has enjoyed an eclectic career on both stage and screen. A Detroit native who graduated from The Juilliard School’s Drama Division, Damon has performed in productions such as Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park adaptation on Broadway (for which he won both Pulitzer Prize and Tony Awards) as well as Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom directed by Phylicia Rashad at Mark Taper Forum (both winning Ovation & Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle awards).

As a guest star on TV shows such as Goliath, The Player, Prime Suspect, and Black Lightning. Furthermore, he acted in several short films directed by Damien Chazelle such as Whiplash and LaLa Land (both Academy Award nominees).

Gupton currently stars alongside Gabrielle Dennis and Arrow alum Josh Segarra in Apple’s comedy series, The Big Door Prize.

Achievement and Honors

Damon Gupton is an accomplished actor who has appeared in shows such as Criminal Minds, Bates Motel and Black Lightning. Additionally, he’s classically trained conductor who holds a degree from The Juilliard School’s drama division; other television credits include Dirty John & Goliath recurring appearances plus guest spots on The Newsroom, Suits Empire Rake Law & Order as well as films like Whiplash & La La Land.

He has led multiple performances with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, such as New Year’s Eve concert featuring Capathia Jenkins and Tony DeSare and an unforgettable tribute concert honoring Motown music legend Smokey Robinson. Additionally, he serves as principal guest conductor. In the past he served as American Conducting Fellow of Houston Symphony and assistant conductor of Kansas City Symphony.

Personal Life

Gupton has had extensive experience as both an on-screen and stage conductor, conducting orchestras across the United States including Cincinnati Pops orchestra. Additionally, he has appeared in multiple movies directed by Damien Chazelle such as Whiplash and LaLa Land (both Academy Award winning movies) along with This is Forty, The Last Airbender (an Oscar nominated film), Helen at Risk, Unfaithful (an Unruly film), Unfaithful, and The Loretta Claiborne Story.

Gabrielle Dennis of Black Lightning fame, Arrow star Josh Segarra and Sammy Fourlas from Arrow, as well as Gabrielle Dennis from Arrow and Fourlas from Sammy Fourlas all join Chris O’Dowd to star in Apple’s The Big Door Prize drama based on M.O. Walsh’s best-selling novel Deerfield by an unknown machine which readies everyone’s potential in exchange for memories from Deerfield repressed for years – it premieres this fall; additionally Gupton will appear in Paramount’s forthcoming film Babylon.

Net Worth

Damon Gupton discovered his passion for music at an early age and eventually pursued it professionally. While at University of Michigan he directed an ensemble and graduated with a degree in music education. Additionally he studied at Julliard School and National Conducting Institute as a guest conductor for orchestras throughout North America and internationally.

He made his acting debut on Law & Order in 1999 and scored his first recurring role a year later on the series Deadline. Since then, he has appeared in multiple shows such as Goliath, Bates Motel, The Player and The Newsroom.

Gupton will co-star in the forthcoming Apple TV series The Big Door Prize alongside Gabrielle Dennis (Schitt’s Creek) and Josh Segarra (Arrow). It focuses on a small town and an intriguing machine which promises to unlock their full potential.

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