A CSI star bankruptcy, who would have thought it? When we switch on our televisions, we assume that everyone lives a life of luxury when they're not saving the world, solving the crime or getting the girl.
But they're real people too, and the news that CSI star Gary Dourdan, who played Warrick Brown on the show, has declared bankruptcy, will come as a surprise to many fans of the cop-thriller. According to TMZ, the actor filed papers on August 30th, and according to the documentation, has a little over $1.8 million in assets, but is in debt to his creditors to the princely sum of $1.73 million. You do the maths. He still has a bit of cash left over, right? Anyway, we're not experts, but as far as we understand it, a large chunk of that debt ($1,689,704 million) is owed to various banks, including Union Bank, which apparently holds the mortgage on his home that may be in default. And as for his assets: $200 cash, $3k in a bank account, $4k in furniture, $200 worth of books, $1,500 in clothes, $500 in watches ... oh and a 2006 Dodge Charger worth $7,000.
So there you have it folks, if Hollywood actors are getting in financial crisis, the recession must be real, but you should have figured that out by now. According to Gary, he's got major acting roles coming up that should level everything out.
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He may have been in one of the longest running drama series in recent US television history, but former CSI star Gary Dourdan evidently has been keeping a good record of his accounts of money made from the time, with TMZ reporting that the actor has recently been forced to file for bankruptcy.
The figures that are being touted about by TMZ are enough to make the eyes water, even in these days of debt. Dourdan apparently has over $1.8 million in assets which sounds pretty good, except he owes some $1.73 million to his creditors. Oh. So how does that break down? Well, most of it’s owed to various banks - $1.689704 million to be very precise. Some of that is owed to Union Bank who hold the mortgage on his home that may be in default. His assets meanwhile amount to $200 cash, $3000 in a bank account, $4000 in furniture, $200 worth of books, $1,500 in clothes, $500 in watches and a 2006 Dodge Charger worth $7,000. Hmmm, it’s not looking good.
However, the actor claims that he’s anticipating “major acting roles” in the future that should help to pay off this debt and though that is indeed what they all say, we’d be churlish if we weren’t crossing our fingers for him for future auditions.