Donald Faison is an actor, comedian, and voice actor, best known for playing Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC comedy-drama Scrubs (2001–2010). He’s also co-starred in Kickass 2, and voiced everything from Robot Chicken to Tron. Now he’s starring in a the new ABC series Emergence (Tuesdays at 10pm/EST).
A true Blerd, he’s a huge Star Wars fan (he even created his own animated Star Wars parody) which led him to be cast as the voice of “Hype Fazon”, a character which was actually written for him in the Star Wars animated series Star Wars Resistance.
Known mostly for his comedy, and improv skills, but in ABC Emergence, he gets to stretch is acting chops a bit and I was surprised to hear that he’d been turning down scripts in order to do a show like this.
Emergence stars Allison Tillman as Jo, a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident. The girl has no memory of what has happened or who she is. Jo takes her in while she investigates and it’s soon revealed that not only is someone after the child, but the girl has powers.
Donald plays Jo’s ex-husband Alex, who co-parents their daughter Bree, he has more than a few feelings about all of this. During this interview, Donald reveals what attracted him to Emergence and why The Mandalorian is everything.
Emergence Premieres on ABC on Tuesday, September 24 at 10pm/EST