© 2015 by Dale E. Turner
Dale ("DeeTee") is the Executive Producer, writer, and titular character of the award winning short film, MY NAME IS LAMAR. His other film credits include HBO's ALL THE WAY, ELECTRIC SLIDE, THE MARSHMALLOW MYSTERY TOUR, INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES, THIS CHRISTMAS, LOANER, TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC, WEDDING DAY, DHARINI, GOHBI AND GOD and BLOODY WEDNESDAY.
Dale stars alongside Patton Oswalt in the Sci-Fi series episode SHATTER BELT - THE SPECIMEN. Dale's other TV guest roles include MOM, CAROL’S SECOND ACT, TURNT, DETROITERS, BONES, MODERN FAMILY, KINGDOM,
HOUSE M.D., MR. SUNSHINE, LAST WEEK TONIGHT with JOHN OLIVER, BROTHERS & SISTERS, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, ER, CLOSE TO HOME, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, THE SHIELD, COLD CASE, THE INSIDE, GILMORE GIRLS, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, CROSSING JORDAN, WILL & GRACE, THE DISTRICT, BECKER and ONCE AND AGAIN.
Dale was honored to be on the 2010 PRIMETIME EMMY™ ballot for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy AND Drama series. (Modern Family and House M.D.)
As a voiceover actor, Dale portrayed Sampson Fair in the Antaeus Theatre Company's radio play production of ZIP CODE PLAYS - PACOIMA . Dale's narration for the audiobook, “ WHAT THE HELL DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?":Trump’s War On Civil Rights by Juan Williams and THE HALL - A CELEBRATION OF BASEBALL'S GREATS for the National Baseball Hall Of Fame and Museum was released in the Fall of 2014. He also voiced several characters in the videogame GRAND THEFT AUTO V.
Dale began his professional theatre career at Starlight Musical Theatre in THE DESERT SONG. Since then he's performed in JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, WHITE LINEN and TOYS IN THE ATTIC at the Old Globe Theatre, INSPECTING CAROL at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Cincinnati Playhouse, ONCE ON THS ISLAND at Virginia Stage Company, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and DEATH OF A MINER at San Diego Rep, THE SECRET GARDEN and BIG RIVER at Sacramento Music Circus, WOYZECK at Sledgehammer Theatre, CEREMONIES IN DARK OLD MEN and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at The Human I Theatre, MY ONE AND ONLY and SHOWBOAT at Starlight Musical Theatre, BENCHES at the Broadwater Theatre in Hollywood and RULE MY WORLD at Long Beach Playhouse 99.
Dale has over 100 National Commercials to his credit including one spot with the U.S. Army that earned him Advertising Age Magazine's Best Commercial Actor award in 2004.
As a vocalist, Dale was lead singer and percussionist for the R&B band, Upside De Head. He has sang in recording sessions as well as in concerts with Chris Brown, Poison, Barry Manilow, Helen Reddy, gospel artists Tramaine Hawkins, John P. Kee, Kurt Carr and was a member of the gospel group, The Rickey Grundy Chorale.
Dale's screenplay, MR. COTTON, was a semi-finalist in the 2022 Table Read My Screenplay contest and his romantic thriller, CHALKLINE, a quarter finalist in both the Final Draft and ScreenCraft screenwriting competitions in 2020.