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Adrian Kali Turner is an African-American actor who portrayed Duane Jones in Season 1 of AMC's The Walking Dead.

Biography

Adrian is an actor, singer, dancer, writer, entrepreneur and community activist. Adrian is from Atlanta, Georgia and lives in the Los Angeles area where he is pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree. From portraying the emotionally compelling Duane in The Walking Dead to the hilariously funny and scene stealing Shawn in Bad Teacher, Adrian is a young actor with the skill, range and experience of a heavy-hitter. His acting repertoire includes roles in major film and network projects such as, The Walking Dead, Bad Teacher, My Name is Khan, Arrested Development, Camp Fred, iCarly, Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23, Standing Up, and Saving Westbrook High.

At 9 years old, Adrian earned top recognition for Monologue and Commercial competitions at the Actor's Modeling and Talent Competition and qualified as a finalist for the Best Overall Child Actor award. Soon after moving to Los Angeles, at 10 years old, Adrian received an invitation to join the Screen Actor's Guild. In addition to acting, Adrian is an avid singer, starting out as a soloist for the children's choir at church. While in the children's choir, Adrian developed and honed his rapping and writing skills. He performed on Donna Summer's final album, sang with Jason Mraz and performed with Will.i.am during President Obama's Inaugural Ball celebrations. Adrian was a member of the short-lived boy band, Boyz Crew. He wrote an original piece, which her performed on the Peace in our Hearts CD Project, which is the brainchild of Ms. Hanalea, He also performed alongside international activist, Fred Nassiri for the I Want Peace--the World's First Portal to Peace Organization Project.

Adrian is the Owner and CEO of the independent record label, Golden Zed. Under the label, Adrian performs his collection of original music as house/dance music personality - DJ Bludwork. Adrian is active in the community through his charity, "Toys for Teens." Adrian formed this non-profit entity to benefit foster youth in the Atlanta, GA. Also, each year, Adrian emcees the International Earth Day Celebration held in Culver City, CA. He is a regular volunteer for the Star Eco Center in Culer City, CA, ( a rescue center and shelter for abandoned animals) and served as youth ambassador for the US Forestry Campaign aimed at encouraging youth and parents to re-connect with Nature.

Other Works

  • Bad Teacher
  • My Name Is Khan
  • Acholiland
  • Standing Up
  • Cowboys & Aliens
  • Fred 3: Camp Fred
  • Herpes Boy
  • Teachers
  • Arrested Development
  • I Can Do Bad All by Myself

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Cast (TV Series)
Main Cast Alanna Masterson (7) • Andrew Lincoln (1-7) • Chad Coleman (5) • Chandler Riggs (1-7) • Christian Serratos (7) • Danai Gurira (3-7) • David Morrissey (3-4) • Emily Kinney (5) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (7) • Jeffrey DeMunn (1-2) • Jon Bernthal (1-2) • Josh McDermitt (7) • Lauren Cohan (3-7) • Laurie Holden (1-3) • Lennie James (6-7) • Melissa McBride (4-7) • Michael Cudlitz (5-7) • Michael Rooker (3) • Norman Reedus (2-7) • Sarah Wayne Callies (1-3) • Scott Wilson (4) • Sonequa Martin-Green (6-7) • Steven Yeun (1-7)
Also Starring Alanna Masterson (4-7) • Aldis Hodge (4) • Alexa Nikolas (3) • Alexandra Breckenridge (5-6) • Alicia Witt (6) • Andrew J. West (4-5) • Andrew Rothenberg (1) • Ann Mahoney (6-7) • Audrey Marie Anderson (4) • Austin Abrams (5-6) • Austin Amelio (6-7) • Austin Nichols (5-7) • Benedict Samuel (5-6) • Brandon Fobbs (4) • Brighton Sharbino (4) • Chad Coleman (3-4) • Chris Coy (5) • Christian Serratos (4-7) • Christine Evangelista (6-7) • Christine Woods (5) • Christopher Berry (6) • Corey Hawkins (6-7) • Cullen Moss (5) • Dallas Roberts (3) • Daniel Bonjour (5) • Deborah May (7) • Denise Crosby (4-5) • Donzaleigh Abernathy (3) • Emily Kinney (2-4) • Emma Bell (1) • Enver Gjokaj (4) • Erik Jensen (5) • Ethan Embry (6) • IronE Singleton (2-3) • Jason Douglas (5-7) • Jeananne Goossen (6) • Jeff Kober (4) • Jill Jane Clements (6) • John Carroll Lynch (6) • Jose Pablo Cantillo (3-4) • Josh McDermitt (4-7) • Juan Gabriel Pareja (1) • Julio Cesar Cedillo (3) • Justin Miles (6) • Karl Makinen (7) • Katelyn Nacon (6-7) • Keisha Castle-Hughes (5) • Kenric Green (6-7) • Kerry Condon (4) • Khary Payton (7) • Kirk Acevedo (4) • Kyla Kenedy (4) • Kyle Gallner (4) • Lauren Cohan (2) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (4-5) • Lennie James (1, 5) • Lew Temple (3) • Logan Miller (7) • Madison Lintz (2) • Major Dodson (6) • Maximiliano Hernandez (5) • Melissa McBride (2-3) • Melissa Ponzio (3-4) • Merritt Wever (6) • Meyrick Murphy (4) • Michael Cudlitz (4) • Michael Raymond James (2) • Michael Rooker (1-2) • Michael Zegen (2) • Noah Emmerich (1) • Noel Gugliemi (1) • Norman Reedus (1) • Pollyanna McIntosh (7) • Pruitt Taylor Vince (2) • Rich Ceraulo (6) • Robin Lord Taylor (4-5) • Ross Marquand (5-7) • Rus Blackwell (6) • Scott Wilson (2-3) • Seth Gilliam (5-7) • Sonequa Martin-Green (3-5) • Steve Coulter (5) • Steven Ogg (6-7) • Stuart Greer (6) • Sunkrish Bala (4) • Sydney Park (7) • Tate Ellington (4-5) • Thomas Francis Murphy (7) • Tom Payne (6-7) • Tovah Feldshuh (5-6) • Tyler James Williams (5) • Vincent Martella (4) • Xander Berkeley (6-7)
Co-Stars Aaron Munoz (2) • Adam Boyer (5) • Adam Minarovich (1-2) • Adrian Kali Turner (1) • Aerli Austen (7) • Al Vicente (3) • Alec Rayme (6) • Alex Van (3) • Amber Chaney (2) • Amy Cain (2) • Amy Dionne (4) • Andy Glen (3) • Andrea Moore (5) • Anissa Matlock (5) • Anja Akstin (7) • Ann Mahoney (5-6) • Anthony Guajardo (1) • Anthony Lopez (7) • April Billingsley (5) • Arthur Bridgers (3) • Autumn Dial (7) • Benjamin Papac (5) • Beth Keener (6) • Bethany Anne Lind (6) • Brandon Carroll (4) • Brett Gentile (6-7) • Brian F. Durkin (7) • Brian Hillard (2) • Brian Stapf (7) • Briana Venskus (7) • Brina Palencia (4) • Brody Rose (6) • Cameron Deane Stewart (4) • Carlos Aviles (6) • Carlos Navarro (7) • Cherie Dvorak (3) • Chloe Aktas (7) • Chris Burns (5) • Chris Gann (6) • Christopher Matthew Cook (5) • Claire Bronson (5) • Cooper Andrews (7) • Corey Brill (5) • Dahlia Legault (5-7) • Dango Nguyen (3) • Daniel Newman (6-7) • Daniel Thomas May (3-4) • Danny Vinson (4) • Darin Cooper (6) • Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis (3) • Davi Jay (4) • David Marshall Silverman (5-7) • Deja Dee (2) • Dwayne Boyd (3) • E. Roger Mitchell (3) • Elena Sanchez (6) • Elijah Marcano (5) • Elizabeth Ludlow (7) • Elyse Nicole DuFour (7) • Eric Mendenhall (4) • Erin Hunter (4) • G-Rod (6) • Gary Weeks (3) • Gina Morelli (1) • Gina Stewart (7) • Griffin Freeman (7) • H. Patrik Coyne (6) • Ian Casselberry (6) • Ilan Srulovicz (6-7) • Irene Ziegler (4) • IronE Singleton (1) • Jacqueline Fleming (7) • James Allen McCune (2) • James Chen (6-7) • James Gonzaba (1) • Jan Harrelson (4) • Jane McNeill (2) • Jasmine Kaur (6) • Jason Alexander Davis (5-6) • Jason Burkey (7) • Jay Huguley (6) • Jayson Warner Smith (7) • JD Evermore (4) • Jeremy Palko (6-7) • Jeryl Prescott Sales (1) • Jesse C. Boyd (5-6) • Jim R. Coleman (1) • Jimmy Gonzales (6) • Jonathan Kleitman (6) • Jordan Woods-Robinson (5-7) • Joshua Hoover (7) • Joshua Mikel (7) • Juliana Harkavy (4) • Justice Leak (5) • Justin Kucsulain (6) • Justin Miles (6) • Katelyn Nacon (5-6) • Karen Ceesay (6-7) • Karenlie Riddering (3) • Keedar Whittle (2) • Keisha Tillis (1) • Keith Brooks (4) • Kelley Davis (2) • Kennedy Brice (4) • Kenric Green (6) • Kerry Cahill (7) • Kevin Patrick Murphy (6-7) • Kimberly Leemans (6) • Kyle Clements (5) • Labrandon Shead (6) • Lance Tafelski (6) • Lane Carlock (7) • Lawrence Kao (3) • LB Brown (6) • Linds Edwards (1) • Lindsay Abernathy (3) • Lindsley Register (7) • Liz E. Morgan (6) • Luke Donaldson (4) • Macsen Lintz (7) • Maddie Lomax (1) • Madison Lintz (1) • Maia Moss-Fife (5) • Major Dodson (5) • Mandi Christine Kerr (5-7) • Marc Gowan (5) • Marcus Hester (4) • Markice Moore (3) • Martinez (7) • Matt Lowe (6) • Melissa McBride (1) • Michael Harding (4) • Michael Scialabba (7) • Michael Traynor (5-6) • Mike Mayhall (3) • Mike Seal (7) • Mimi Kirkland (7) • Myke Holmes (6) • Nadine Marissa (7) • Neil Brown Jr. (1) • Nelson Bonilla (5) • Nick Gomez (3) • Nicole Barré (7) • Noah Benjamin (7) • Owen Harn (5) • Parker Wierling (3) • Peter Kulas (3) • Peter Zimmerman (6-7) • Phillip DeVona (2) • R. Keith Harris (6-7) • Ricky Russert (7) • Ricky Wayne (5) • Rico Ball (5) • Robert Walker-Branchaud (6-7) • Russ Comegys (3) • Russell Towery (3) • Sabrina Gennarino (7) • Sherry Richards (4) • Stephan Jones (7) • Steve Coulter (5) • Steven Sean Garland (6) • Susie Spear Purcell (5-6) • Tanner Holland (3) • Ted Huckabee (5-7) • Teri Wyble (5) • Theodus Crane (3) • Tiffany Morgan (5-6) • Tim Parati (7) • Tom Turbiville (4) • Travis Love (3-4) • Travis Young (5) • Troy Faruk (3) • Tyler Chase (3) • Tyshon Freeman (7) • Vanessa Cloke (6-7) • Victor McCay (4) • Vincent Ward (3) • Viviana Chavez-Vega (1)
Special Guests Andrew Rothenberg (3) • Brighton Sharbino (5) • Chris Coy (5) • David Morrissey (5) • Emma Bell (3) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (6) • Jeryl Prescott Sales (3) • Jon Bernthal (3) • Kyla Kenedy (5) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (5) • Lennie James (3) • Michael Cudlitz (7)

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