First of all, DJ Qualls isn’t a DJ. It happens to be the first two initials of his name. We’ll get to that in a moment. Qualls is an American actor, producer, and model who is popular for his appearance in blockbuster films such as Road Trip, The New Guy, Hustle & Flow, and of course, The Core. Who would forget that? More than that, he’s made appearances on several TV series such as Lost, The Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Supernatural, and Scrubs. Don’t let his petite looks deceive you, he has an over twenty-year record in the showbiz industry and isn’t showing any signs of stopping. We’re excited to bring you details about him today, including the lesser-known facts and the many TV shows and movies he’s appeared in.
Dj Qualls’ Biography
DJ Qualls was born and named Donald Joseph Qualls in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 10, 1978; to Donnie and Debbie Qualls. As one of five children, Qualls spent the most part of his early life in Manchester, Tennessee where he attended elementary school and later went to Coffee County Central High School; where he was a member of the Red Raider Band. However, his childhood wasn’t an easy jolly ride. When he clocked fourteen, Quall began showing symptoms of what medical diagnosis later revealed to be Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
After undergoing treatment for two consecutive years, doctors declared his cancer to be in remission. In hindsight, Qualls recalls the “grueling” chemotherapy to have affected his system, stunting his growth and development. Can you see where the petite, slender physique came from?
Following his graduation from high school, Qualls proceeded to King’s College, London, where he majored in English language and English literature. We’re still not sure why he later returned to Tennessee and got enrolled in Belmont University in Nashville. Around that time, he began acting in a local theatre company.
Movies and TV Shows
Career-wise, Qualls got his start back in 1994 when he appeared as an extra in the HBO film Against the Wall. Four years later in 1998, Qualls appeared as the character, Jason, in the miniseries Mama Flora’s Family. Around that time, he auditioned for a one-liner for the musical movie Road Trip but later appeared in the main role of Kyle Edwards; a shy virgin who later got laid. Following the success of the movie, DJ Qualls went on to work as a model for Prada and assisted ace photographers such as David LaChapelle and Steven Klein.
Seems like his virgin-status was a selling point for Qualls; as in the same year, he took on the role of Wally, another virgin, in the movie Cherry Falls (2000). The following year, Qualls played the role, Neil Lawrence, in the movie Chasing Holden (2001). He then appeared as a Y2K prophet in the sci-fi mystery thriller film Buster’s Mal Heart (2017). But before that, he’d appeared in several other movies including; The Core, Little Athens, Delta Farce, Familiar Strangers, Road Trip: Beer Pong, Last Day of Summer (which he produced), Running Mates, Small Apartments, Pawn Shop Chronicles, and November Rule.
Qualls also appeared as Archie and Junior in the 2002 films Comic Book Villains, and Lone Star State of Mind, respectively. On the TV scene, DJ Qualls has appeared in major hits such as The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, Monk, Scrubs, Criminal Minds, Lost, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, CSI, Numb3rs, Breaking Bad, Memphis Beat, and My Name Is Earl.
TV and films aren’t the only stuff Qualls has tried his fingers on. Back in 2000, he appeared in the music video, Pinch Me, by Barenaked Ladies. Also, he made a cameo appearance in Britney Spears’ music video Boys (2001). The following year, he appeared in the music video for I’m Just a Kid by Simple Plan. So far, DJ Qualls hasn’t received any major award yet but was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for the 12th Screen Actors Guild Awards; this was for his role in Hustle & Flow.
Dj Qualls’ Net Worth
Several sources have reported that DJ Qualls’ net worth stands at $5 million. Much of that came from his career as an actor, model, and producer. However, we’re not sure how much he earns annually.
Who Is His Girlfriend?
As of this writing, DJ Qualls is not married. Although sources believe he once had a romantic fling with Nikki Reed, it all ended in 2007. Qualls considers himself a nerd and has confessed being interested only in a lady who shares his interest for comic books and science fiction. He also added that marriage would only pop up on his radar when he’s accomplished his major career goals. Well, we hope that happens fast.
Other Interesting Facts Dj Qualls
1. Height and Body Measurement
Now in his early forties, DJ Qualls still maintains that graceful slim build. He stands 6 inches (1.83 m) tall and weighs 140 lbs(64 kg). The actor has dark brown hair and blue eyes.
2. He’s one of the skinniest actors
DJ Qualls was once on the list of top 5 skinny actors in the world. He surely didn’t want to remain there; as he later gained enough weight to fall off that list.
3. Social Media Following
DJ Qualls operate Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts where he has over 3k, 209k, and 3k followers respectively.