Damon Gupton Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Aug, 2020
Facts of Damon Gupton
Date of Birth: 1973 , January-4
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Damon Gupton
Birth Name Damon Jamal Gupton
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Detroit, Michigan
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actor
Net Worth $1 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Famous for Deadline, Criminal Minds, Black Lightening
Married No
Children No
Education University of Michigan and Julliard School
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies The Last Airbender (2010), This 40 (2012), and La La Land (2016)
TV Show Black Lightning (2018- 2020), Criminal Minds (2016- 2017)
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Damon Gupton, an American actor earned fan attention through his role in Deadline (2000- 2001) but got mainstream fame with roles in Prime Suspect (2011- 2012), Criminal Minds (2016- 2017), and Black Lightning (2018- 2020). Turned professional since 1999, Gupton already records 30 acting credits including appearances in the box-office hit films: The Last Airbender (2010), This 40 (2012), and La La Land (2016).

Aside from acting, he is also an Award-winning orchestral conductor, having led Sphinx Chamber Orchestra to 2 national tours.  Damon worked as Principal guest conductor in orchestras Cincinnati Pops, Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra & many more.

Damon Gupton's Early Career, Age and Education

Born on January 4, 1973, in Detroit, Michigan, the USA, actor Damon Jamal Gupton is an American by nationality. As of August 2020, Damon is 47 years old and has a height of 5 ft. 9 inches. 

While attending the University of Michigan, Gupton often directed a musical ensemble & later earned a degree in Music Education. Moreover, he also went to Juilliard School and graduated in drama. Under the mentorship of  David Zinman and Murry Sidlin, Damon growing prominence in music earned him  American Conducting Fellowship at the Houston Symphony in 2004.

Moreover, by 2006, Damon Gupton worked as an assistant conductor of the Kansas City Symphony.

Career As Orchestral Conductor

Having worked as Principal Guest Conductor of Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Gupton also served as a guest conductor in National Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, to name a few. For 2 national tours of the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra, and finals of the Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition, he served as an orchestral conductor.

Damon's accomplishment earned him notable accolades, Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize and the Aspen Conducting Prize. 

Acting Breakthrough & Success

Damon Gupton made his on-screen debut in 1999, in an episode of Law & Order, & then gained major breakthrough with  Deadline (2000- 2001, 13 episodes). In 2002, Gupton earned his film debut in box-office success Unfaithful starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane.

Throughout the late 2000s, he worked small roles in Hack (2002), The Unusuals (2009), and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2010). From 2011 to 2012, the American actor portrayed Evrard Velerio in police procedural drama Prime Suspect  (13 episodes).

CAPTION: Damon Gupton as Supervisory special agent Stephen Walker in 'Criminal Minds' SOURCE: Digital Spy

Thereafter, he appeared in guest roles in TV series The Divide (2014), The Player (2015), and Bates Motel (2016- 2017), which followed his role as SSA Stephen Walker in Criminal Minds (2016- 2017)But after 15 episodes, he left Criminal Mind; there he starred alongside Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini, and Shemar Moore.

In 2018, Damon became a regular cast, Inspector Henderson, in the superhero drama series Black Lightning, starring Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, and Nafessa Williams. His character died in Season 3 finale, exiting him from the series in 2020.

Movies and Box-Office Collection

As of August 2020, Damon Gupton records 8 film appearances including a short-film Helen at Risk. Most recently, the actor worked in the 2016 romantic-comedy film La La Land. The movie starred Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and John Legend; made a box-office collection of $446.1 million.

Check out the list of films & box-office collection.

  • Unfaithful (2002)- $119 million
  • The Last Airbender (2010)- $319.7 million
  • This Is 40 (2012)- $88.1 million
  • La La Land (2016)- $446.1 million

What Is Damon Doing Currently?

At the moment, Damon Gupton is working on his upcoming miniseries The Comey Rule (2020), scheduled to release on September 27.  

Relationship Status: Is Damon Gupton Married?

The Black Lightning actor is low-key when it comes to his relationship status. Meanwhile, no reports on his married life or wife are out. Also, he does not record any past affairs. Although Damon is active on Instagram and Twitter, he keeps it professional rather than exposing his personal life.

Back in January 2017, Gupton made a Tweet that read " Yes, My Girlfriend and I like Nice, Monte-Carlo, Lyon, Paris." The actor has never mentioned about his girlfriend until now.

What Is Damon Gupton's Net Worth In 2020?

According to various online sources, Damon Gupton has a net worth of $1 million as of August 2020.  Thanks to his acting career journey of 2 decades that earned him a hefty sum. Along with his on-screen prominence in Deadline, Criminal Minds, and Black Lightning, he collected a considerable amount of money as Orchestra conductor.

The PayScale reports that on average, an orchestra conductor earns a salary of $49,132 per year, while an actor pockets $57,220 per year in compensation.

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