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DJ Qualls Net Worth

DJ Qualls Net Worth is
$5 Million

DJ Qualls Biography

Donald Joseph Qualls is a Nashville, Tennessee-born American actor, a film producer as well as a model. “DJ Qualls” was born on June 10, 1972, and is best known for his performances in movies like “Road Trip”, “Hustle & Flow” and many more. A prominent face in the entertainment industry of America, DJ Qualls has been active in the field since 1995.

A popular name on television as well as in movies, how rich is DJ Qualls at this time? As of 2015, Qualls counts his wealth at an amount estimated by sources of over $5 million, the major source of income being his acting career, but additionally earning significantly from being a producer, while his modelling career has also helped him add to his net worth.

DJ Qualls Net Worth $5 Million

Qualls was raised in Manchester, Tennessee, at the age of 14 being diagnosed with “Hodgkin’s Lymphoma”. After two years of intensive treatment, he was able to survive it as the cancer was in remission. Later, Qualls went on to London and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from the University of London. Inclined towards acting, he went back to USA and started acting in local theatres, but at the time, his luck showed him the way towards modelling as he was discovered by photographer David LaChappelle.

Being a model, Qualls worked for many reputable brands including Prada. He found exposure and popularity being a top notch model, but again he discovered another track, back to acting where he found his real passion. Qualls stepped into the movie industry when he appeared in the movie “Road Trip” in 2000. Even though the movie was not critically acclaimed, it was a huge commercial success as it grossed around $120 million, with the budget being only $19 million. Before this movie, Qualls had appeared in some television shows, but this movie opened the door to his acting career. Since then, he has appeared in a number of films such as “Cherry Falls”, “Big Trouble”, “Road Trip: Beer Pong”, “Last Day of Summer” and many more. To date, he has been involved in a total of nineteen Hollywood movies.

Along with movies, Qualls has shown his skillful acting in several television shows, with roles in the main casts of shows like “Memphis Beat”, “Legit” and others, Apart from that, he has also made appearances in other popular television shows such as “Monk”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “The Big Bang Theory”, “Criminal Minds” and many more. Most recently he has been prominent on television with his role of “Citizen Z” in the series “Z Nation”.

DJ is also the model in Simple Plan’s music video for the song “I’m Just a Kid”. All of these movies and television shows have been very crucial towards amassing an impressive amount of net worth for DJ Qualls.

A skilled and passionate actor, Qualls personal life is generally private, with his only know girlfriend having been Nikki Read. He is mostly noted for his atypical and boyish look, and for now he is an eligible bachelor of Hollywood.

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Quick Facts

Full NameDJ Qualls
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJune 10, 1978
Place Of BirthNashville, Tennessee, United States
Height6 ft (1.85 m)
Weight64 KG
ProfessionActor, Model, Comedian, Film Producer
EducationBelmont University, University of London
NationalityUnited States of America
ParentsConnie Qualls, Debbie Qualls
NicknamesDonald Joseph Qualls , Deej , DJ , Donald Joseph "DJ" Qualls , D.J. Qualls
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/theonlydjqualls
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_J_Qualls
Music GroupsWild Colonials, Big Bam Boo
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
MoviesThe New Guy, Road Trip, Hustle & Flow, Delta Farce, All About Steve, The Core, Lone Star State of Mind, Big Trouble, I'm Reed Fish, Chasing Holden, Road Trip: Beer Pong, Comic Book Villains, Circle of Eight, Last Day of Summer, Small Apartments, Familiar Strangers, Little Athens, November Rule, Pawnshop Chronicles, Buster's Mal Heart, Amigo, Dark as Day, Thelomeris, Running Mates, The Company Man
TV ShowsLegit, Memphis Beat, The Man in the High Castle


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1A high school picture of Qualls can be found in the band room at Coffee County Central High, where he attended and was a member of the band.
2Attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
3Is a former model for such designers as Calvin Klein and Prada.
4Worked for a law office in Nashville.
5Is a cancer survivor
6Booked his first lead, Kyle, in Road Trip (2000), after auditioning for a one line part at an Atlanta casting office. The director invited him to meet Ivan Reitman in his Beverly Hills office, where he was cast.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Extremely thin frame


Quotes

#Quote
1If there is any sense of order to the universe, acting is what I am meant to do. I'm not manufactured. I know acting isn't real, that it's temporary. If there is any theme to the roles I play, it is emotional vulnerability and availability.
2That's what so great about making movies. It's that you get to do stuff you never would be able to do in real life. You get to go to a recording studio, you get to go to Navy ships and fly all over the world for press. And it's just a great job.
3A film has a beginning, middle, and an end. There is a certain amount of time that you have to embody these people. You know the entire story arch. But on TV, you have to let your guard down. You don't know how long the show is going to last. There is this excitement that comes with developing a character long-term.
4I always wanted to be an actor. It's something I always secretly wanted. You know, I had the experience of being picked on as a child ,and I would tell people, 'You're gonna be sorry when I'm famous!' And then I learned after they kicked the stuffing out me that you don't say that out loud.
5I grew up in a rural area. I grew up in deep southern middle Tennessee, probably about thirty miles from the Alabama border. There's nothing there, really. And the TV was my link to the outside world. It's what kept me from going into factory employment. It's what made me want to go to college. It was really inspiring.
6I grew up in a town with no movie theater. TV was my only link to the outside world. Film wasn't such a big deal to me. It was TV. So much so, that when I meet TV stars now... Not my co-workers, but real TV stars, I get nervous. I freak out around them.
7I have been to Graceland a hundred times. Every kid in middle Tennessee has this night where it hits midnight, and they are like, 'Let's go to Graceland!' It's a rite of passage. I did it.
8Celebrity is a gift. I'm very lucky.
9I've lived so frugally for so long. I have to have that financial security or the world feels out of control for me.
10My face is distinct. It's hard to confuse me with anyone else.
11The idea of sitting in a booth, and having someone pay me to sign autographs, seems so gross to me.
12You know, so many people say TV makes you stupid. But it had the complete opposite effect on me. It kept me from having a really bad Southern accent.


Pictures

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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureHustle & Flow (2005)Anthony Anderson

Ludacris

Isaac Hayes

Taraji P. Henson

Terrence Howard

Taryn Manning

Elise Neal

Paula Jai Parker


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fifty Minutes2016/IShort post-productionMr. Potter
The Man in the High Castle2015-2016TV SeriesEd McCarthy
Z Nation2014-2016TV SeriesCitizen Z / Simon
Buster's Mal Heart2016Brown
Time Traveling Bong2016TV Mini-SeriesFuture Man
Perception2013-2015TV SeriesAgent Rudy Fleckner
November Rule2015Kareem
Family Guy2015TV SeriesCentipede
American Dad!2014TV SeriesMartin / Fast Talking Kid
Legit2013-2014TV SeriesBilly Nugent
Supernatural2011-2014TV SeriesGarth Fitzgerald IV
Hawaii Five-02013TV SeriesMarshall Demps
Pawn Shop Chronicles2013JJ
Small Apartments2012Artie
Memphis Beat2010-2011TV SeriesDavey Sutton
Running Mates2011Graham 'One-Ball' Jones
Amigo2010Zeke
Circle of Eight2009Randall
Last Day of Summer2009Joe
All About Steve2009Howard
Road Trip: Beer Pong2009VideoKyle Edwards
Breaking Bad2009TV SeriesGetz
The Company Man2008ShortGuy
Familiar Strangers2008Kenny Worthington
The Big Bang Theory2008TV SeriesToby Loobenfeld
Good Behavior2008TV MovieDonnie Stryker
My Name Is Earl2007TV SeriesRay-Ray
Numb3rs2007TV SeriesAnthony Braxton
Delta Farce2007Everett
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2006TV SeriesHenry Briney
I'm Reed Fish2006Andrew
Monk2006TV SeriesRufus - Computer Geek
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2005TV SeriesRobbie Boatman
Lost2005TV SeriesJohnny
Criminal Minds2005TV SeriesRichard Slessman
Little Athens2005Corey
Hustle & Flow2005Shelby (as D.J. Qualls)
The Core2003Rat
Chasing Holden2003Neil Lawrence
Comic Book Villains2002VideoArchie
The New Guy2002Dizzy
Lone Star State of Mind2002Junior
Big Trouble2002Andrew
Scrubs2002TV SeriesJosh
Cherry Falls2000Wally (as D.J. Qualls)
Road Trip2000Kyle
Eels: Mr. E's Beautiful Blues2000Video shortKyle Edwards
Mama Flora's Family1998TV Mini-SeriesJason

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Day of Summer2009executive producer
Comic Book Villains2002Video co-producer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Road Trip2000performer: "I Wanna Rock"

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All the Way to... LA?2007Video short special thanks
Hacienda Confidential2007Video short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Medium2016TV SeriesHimself
The Hypothetical Star Wars Holiday Special2015Video shortHimself
Celebrity Name Game2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2014 Young Hollywood Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Conan2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - 'Jersey Shore' Auditioner
Eye on Entertainment2011TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Habit2011TV SeriesHimself
Glenn Martin DDS2010TV SeriesHimself
All About 'All About Steve'2009Video shortHimself
Hollywood Dish with Mena Micheletti2009Video shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
All the Way to... LA?2007Video shortHimself
Hacienda Confidential2007Video shortHimself
The Men of Delta Farce Salute the Troops2007ShortHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Punk'd2005TV SeriesHimself
Young Hollywood Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Britney Spears: Greatest Hits - My Prerogative2004VideoHimself (segment "Boys")
To the Core and Back2003Video documentary shortHimself / Rat (as D.J. Qualls)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vanilla Ice Archive2012Documentary
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