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'CSI' Star Gary Dourdan

Files For Bankruptcy

These Bills Are Killing Me!

11/12/2012 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

On this episode of "TMZ: Bankruptcy Scene Investigators" ... former "CSI" star Gary Dourdan throws in the towel and files for Chapter 11.

The troubled actor filed papers on August 30th -- and according to the docs, has a little over $1.8 mil in assets ... but is in the hole to his creditors to the tune of $1.73 mil.

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.

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.

Here's the kicker ... Gary says his disposable income is only $321 a month ... claiming his bills ($14,562 a month) eat up just about all of the $14,883 he pulls in on average.

The good news ... the actor says he "anticipates major acting roles" in the future ... which can help pay off his debt.

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Another moron in a long list of morons. Why can't these idiots learn from others? How many times do you need to see it happen to others before you learn?

711 days ago


This story is not unlike many stories that we have seen and heard about. I watched a video online and it gave the explanation on how the rich get richer and the poor stay more. Basically its about the way you spend your money. We can all have what we want if we believe that we can. With the success that he has experienced, I'm sure at some point this was true for him. Wish him better days.

Here is the link .....

711 days ago


I wish he'd straighten his act out and return to CSI. It went downhill after he left.

711 days ago


Good...never liked him....ha, ha, ha, ha.....ha, ha, ha.........HA...HA.......Haaaaaaaaaaaa

711 days ago


Well, at least he still has all his teeth!

711 days ago


What's new? Another Hollywood idiot gone broke because of lack of common sense!

711 days ago


How about getting a real job instead of continuing to spend while your waiting for parts?

711 days ago


this guy could of had a good life but instead did drugs and blew his life because of it. He did it to himself so I don't feel to sorry for the ass when he had lots of chances and blew every one of them. How many times did he get arrested for drugs and how many accidents did he have with the many cars he had.

711 days ago

Who the Hell is Khloe    

I don't feel sorry at all. Where is all that CSI money?

711 days ago


America's war on drugs is 'winning'... just ask Charlie and now this sad soon to be dead dude.

711 days ago


Gary Dourdan is a stupid stoner dumbass. He stupidly talked his way into getting fired from CSI, eliminating his millions/year in salary. Then, he locked himself in his house, smoking dope & not leaving for years. Then, he spent much of his remaining bucks on more dope, hot cars & stupid slutty women. No wonder he's bankrupt; stupid dumbass hasn't worked in years & probably won't...

711 days ago


I think he would be a natural to play the lead role in "The Charlie Sheen Story" if it ever hits the big screen.

711 days ago


Wow your a lying piece of trash maybe if you quit doing cocaine you would have money get out of my site you piece of garbage you don't know what poor is I am beyond poor

711 days ago


"A large chunk of that debt -- [ $1,689,704 million ]..."

So, that's one million six hundred eighty nine thousand seven hundred and four MILLION?
Does any online journalist ever proofread their articles? I mean how is anyone supposed to take these online articles seriously if the journalist cannot write properly? I am not trying to offend anyone, but this kind of haphazard writing, which is all over the internet, really bugs me. Spelling. grammar and in this case making sense are the journalist's job is it not?

711 days ago


Ummm. The bill owed to the local drug lord wasn't itemized.

711 days ago
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