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Gary Dourdan

Getting Killed Off 'CSI'

Left My Finances DOA

1/12/2013 5:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former "CSI" star Gary Dourdan has a really great excuse for filing for bankruptcy -- his residual checks from the show just ain't what they used to be ... this according to legal docs.

Gary filed new docs this week in his ongoing Chapter 11 case. It's all part of the bankruptcy process, where he explains how he got into this dire financial situation -- i.e. being in the hole to creditors a cool $1.73 million.

Here are a few highlights: 

-- Gary says he went broke all thanks to "diminished payment of residuals" from "CSI." 

-- The "CSI" checks drying up also caused him to default on his two mortgages.

-- His current goal is to rebuild his his career (and his bank account) with "pending involvement as an actor in two movie productions." That's it.

Lesson Learned: Don't get killed off of a top rated TV show.

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16.

Toilethead    

Don't those idiots ever put any money away? Do they really think it's going to last forever?

559 days ago
17.

Tony C    

Don't act like a prick and you may keep more acting jobs. Look at Lindsey.

559 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Ummm... In TV language, being "killed off" means "getting fired." He was fired because he was an annoying drugged out pain in the ass. And, see, here's the way it works: when you get fired.....they stop giving you money. He might figure it out eventually....

559 days ago
19.

anony    

Didn't they kill him off because he was an insufferable ass and they didn't want to work with him anymore?
Like Paz de la Huerta on "Boardwalk Empire"?

559 days ago
20.

5150    

Don't get killed off because you are a habitual drug user. Clean your act up you will live longer.

559 days ago
21.

Texas-Writer    

If he had stayed out of trouble he would still be on CSI.

559 days ago
22.

Steven318    

Drugs Drugs Drugs a lot of these famous people get on drugs and mess up everything good they have going

559 days ago
23.

jimi    

i smell another " barbershop " commin

559 days ago
24.

EasilyHard    

How do you blow 50 k a week?

559 days ago
25.

Yup    

Dourdan is a moron. He smokes dope daily, and showed up to the set stoned a bunch of times; it's one of the reasons they wrote him out of the series. He has no one to blame but himself...

559 days ago
26.

ike4nsync    

Kicking the drug habit would have kept you on the show.

559 days ago
27.

Bill Leslie    

Rick James, er Dave Chappelle said it best - "They should have never gave you n1g3rz money!" - Its a shame virtually no one in Hollywood can manage money or realize that most actors at best get one or two hits and then no work for the rest of their lives.

559 days ago
28.

feinburgrl    

The lesson learn from this is to have spend all you're ****ing money on crap!

559 days ago
29.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

He could of made something out of his life he was on a tv show he had that it factor and he messed that up getting high.

559 days ago
30.

Kathryn    

Note to self, Dourdan: Don't pizz your career away by becoming a druggie when on a HIT SHOW. You were the demise of your own career. How long do you think the Honchos at CSI would put up w/your druggin ways?!? THAT'S why you were "killed" off. But, hey, just like an addict, you don't admit your problems, and blamed your demise everyone but yourself!

559 days ago
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