Gary Anthony Sturgis


03 Nov 1966


New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


Gary Anthony Sturgis is a New Orleans born actor/writer/director best-known for his portrayal of the villain in two of Tyler Perry's biggest hit films, "Diary of A Mad Black Woman" (as Jamison Jackson) and "Daddy's Little Girls" (as Joseph Woods). He also co-starred opposite Terrence Howard in "Pride", as the charming yet sinister pimp/drug dealer Franklin Washington. Recently, he has stepped out the role of bad guy to co-star in the comedy "Chicago Pulaski Jones" with Kel Mitchell and Cedric the Entertainer.

Also a professional voice artist, Sturgis has voiced network promos for UPN, CBS, PBS and ABC, cartoons and video games (Static Shock, Batman, Scooby Doo and The Cyber Chase, Fairly Odd Parents, Spiderman) and is heard on countless commercials for radio and television. His raspy bass-baritone voice that the women find hard to resist has even been heard on national movie trailers and promotions for; "Bones", "Two Can Play That Game", "The Others", "The Brothers" and "The Wood" to name a select few. In addition, he is also the voice for the History Channel's "K-9 Cops". For another surprise, Gary also produces and writes rap music and has a successful recording under the moniker Illuminati called Fahrenheit, which is still available on iTunes.

As a writer/producer, Gary is producing some of his own feature-length screenplays (he has written more than ten), and has packaged his works into three and four picture deals and commenced to shopping them around town for financing and distribution. We have only scratched the surface of this multi-faceted creative soul.

Since Sturgis had been writing for years, the next natural progression was to direct. After directing "Lend A Hand", a 90-second short film for the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), Gary realized that directing was yet another feather he could stick in his talented cap. He also exercises his writing chops daily as a regular staff writer on the number-one urban comedy in the history of cable television, "House of Payne" and the latest Tyler Perry series, "Meet The Browns", on which he also plays a recurring character.

Gary will be directing two of his own films, a comedy, "The Inheritance" and an action drama, "Le Bon Temps Rouler", in the near future as the first two films from his production company, GEMFilmworks. The multi-hyphenated talent is already respected as an actor and plans to make an even bigger mark in the entertainment business while he perpetually broadens his horizons.

Actor ( 50 credits )

Hannibal the Great (2019) Hannibal Barca
Busted (2017) Nathan
Hav Faith (2017) Xavier Dunbar III
The Regiment (2016)
CainAbel (2016) Adam
Lucky Girl (2015) Darnell Riggins Sr.
Day of Redemption (2013) Daryl
Beware the Batman (2013)  Guard (1 episode, 2014)
The Devil Is My Witness (2012) Larcen
Battlefield America (2012) Eric Smith Sr.
Reel Black Love (2012)
The Soul Man (2012)  Parishioner (1 episode, 2012)
Delsin (2011) Himself
Dance Fu (2011) Daddy J
Joshua Tree (2011) Darryl
A Gang Land Love Story (2010) Paul Revere (as Gary Sturgis)
Hot in Cleveland (2010)  Cop / ... (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Blokhedz Mission G Animated Web Series (2009) Biskit (voice)
The Adventures of Umbweki (2009) Pretty Tony
Meet the Browns (2009)  Teddy / ... (1 episode, 2009)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)  Bronze Tiger (1 episode, 2009)
K-9 Cops (2008)  Narrator (16 episodes, 2008-2009)
Pride (2007) Franklin (as Gary Sturgis)
Daddy's Little Girls (2007) Joseph (as Gary Sturgis)
Take the Cake (2007)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
House of Payne (2006)  Mr. Orlando (1 episode, 2009)
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) Jamison (as Gary Sturgis)
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)  Gow (1 episode, 2006)
The Crib (2005) Rapping Mike
Teen Titans (2003)  Gordanian / ... (1 episode, 2005)
The Fairly OddParents (2001)  Lead Eliminator / ... (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Girlfriends (2000)  Contractor (1 episode, 2008)
The District (2000)  Henry G. Charters / ... (2 episodes, 2001)
Static Shock (2000)  Ebon / ... (10 episodes, 2000-2004)
Batman Beyond (1999)  Captain Rubens / ... (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Volcano (1997) Homeless Man in Park (uncredited)
Port Charles (1997)  Caz (11 episodes, 2003)
Extreme Ghostbusters (1997)  Roland (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
Chicago Sons (1997)  Waiter (1 episode, 1997)
Malcolm & Eddie (1996)  Richard (1 episode, 1997)
High Incident (1996) (1 episode, 1997)
Tornado Run (1995) Pilot
Virtuosity (1995) Officer at Video Store
High Society (1995)  Paramedic (1 episode, 1996)
NYPD Blue (1993)  Larry Blueford (1 episode, 1996)
Blaze (1989) Marquez' Son
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988)  Bar Patron / ... (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
The Big Easy (1986) Car vandal #1
Dirty (0) Detective Bishop
Major Players: Ray Ray vs the Monster (0) Vince (unconfirmed)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Swag G Style (2016) executive producer
Joshua Tree (2011) associate producer

Writer ( 3 credits )

The Devil Is My Witness (2012) (written by)
Meet the Browns (2009) (1 episode, 2009)
House of Payne (2006) (2 episodes, 2008-2009)

Director ( 4 credits )

2016 (2016)
Swag G Style (2016)
The Devil Is My Witness (2012)
Lend a Hand (2008)