DJ Qualls Biography
Birthday: June 10, 1978 (Gemini)
Born In: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Donald Joseph Qualls, better known as DJ Qualls, is an American actor, producer, and fashion model. Shooting to fame for his work in ‘Road Trip’, he has since appeared in over 20 feature films including ‘The New Guy’, ‘Hustle & Flow’, and ‘The Core’. He has also appeared in more than 22 television series including ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Supernatural’, ‘Scrubs’, ‘‘Lost’, ‘Law & Order’, and others. A survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma, which he was diagnosed with at the age of 14, Qualls is a fighter. After two years of treatment, his cancer went into remission. But the treatment at such an early age left severe impact on his body and thwarted his development. Once he started acting, financial security seemed to be his ultimate goal as he had seen poverty throughout his childhood. “I’ve lived so frugally for so long, I have to have that financial security or the world feels out of control for me,” he said in an interview. He also looks back at his own childhood and wants to do something about the issue of bullying. “Cruelty breaks my heart,” he says. DJ’s ideal role is to be a father, in reel as well as in real life. “But,” he admits, “Directors don’t cast me in those roles.” Someday he would love to be a father himself, when he would be able to devote less time to his career and more to his child.