Ask AP: DJ Qualls

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 30, 2010

DJ Qualls is a funny guy. What can you tell me about him?
Melissa Smith, East Bernstadt, Ky.

Born Donald Joseph Qualls, the former model, 32, grew up in Manchester, Tenn., and studied at the University of London. He has built up a variety of roles in films including Hustle & Flow, Road Trip, All About Steve, Delta Farce, Cherry Falls and Comic Book Villains. On TV he has appeared on My Name Is Earl, Lost, Monk and Scrubs. A cancer survivor and advocate for cancer awareness and research, he currently co-stars as policeman Davey Sutton on TNT’s Memphis Beat. He says of the character: “I certainly identify with him. We’re both Southern boys. But I really love how eager he is. It reminds me of, like, when I first started my acting career—I would have done anything.