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Dulé Hill, PSYCH, THE WEST WING co-star: Mr. Media Interview

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'Psych' TV Star
Dule Hill is
Mr. Media's Guest


Dulé Hill returns as Burton 'Gus' Guster for the third season of the USA Network original series PSYCH, which airs Friday nights at 10 p.m..

Best known for his work as Charlie Young on "The West Wing," Dulé Hill first came to prominence as The Kid opposite Savion Glover and Jeffrey Wright in Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (Public Theatre, Broadway's Ambassador Theatre), directed by George C. Wolfe. The history of the African-American people told through tap dance and music, "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk," proved one of the most exciting events of the 1996 season. His stage credits also include Black and Blue (Broadway's Minskoff Theatre), Shenandoah (Paper Mill Playhouse) and The Little Rascals (Goodspeed Opera House). Last January, Hill returned to the stage where he stared in Dutchman (Cherry Lane Theatre), Amiri Baraka's Obie award-winning play about a white woman who seduces a naïve bourgeois black man on a train with terrifying results.

Born in Orange, New Jersey and raised in nearby Sayreville, Hill began attending dance school when he was three and received his first break years later as the understudy to Savion Glover in The Tap Dance Kid on Broadway. He went on to perform the lead role in the musical's national tour alongside Harold Nicholas.

In 1999, Hill joined the cast of NBC's acclaimed series "The West Wing," as Charlie Young, Personal Aide to the President (Martin Sheen) and subsequently, Deputy Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff (Allison Janney). During his seven seasons on the acclaimed series, Hill garnered an Emmy Award nomination and four Image Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, as well as receiving two Screen Actors Guild Awards as part of the ensem'

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