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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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1.

Twiz    

Get a decent haircut and you might get more roles . . Just a thought

651 days ago
2.

Jay W.     

Isn't life a b.tch?

651 days ago
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ABB    

Negga please! stop wasting yo' money on 26" rimz, stop wasting yo' money on bullcrap!

651 days ago
4.

Laura    

When he saw his residuals diminishing, did he consider getting a real job...and/or selling at least one of his homes? That's the way real people deal with setbacks. $1.73 million in debt..obviously, was living way above his means.

651 days ago
5.

stu    

Gay porn has an opening for u Gary.

651 days ago
6.

SteepSlider    

I just happened to see his last CSI episode. He was clearly on drugs.. looked like crack or something similar. 'You do the crack, you won't be back'.

651 days ago
7.

SheisHot    

You know what they say about a fool and his money...

651 days ago
8.

BaadBoy    

Other Lessons Learned:

- Don't buy 2 houses when you only need 1
- If ya know your checks are gonna dry-up then start liquidating
- Don't go overboard spending money that you ain't got. Got big money then pay cash.

651 days ago
9.

DeeMaree    

The lesson learned should be just say NO.

651 days ago
10.

X    

This guy is the biggest ahole! Karma a b|tch!

651 days ago
11.

Elizabeth Alan    

Sad to learn. I hope things turn around for him soon.

651 days ago
12.

Jody    

no mention of the drugs and alcohol that caused him to get kicked off the show.

651 days ago
13.

eivissa    

lesson STILL not learned but should have during hot show and NOW-
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DON'T DO COCAINE!
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DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!
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DON'T DO COCAINE AND GET CAUGHT idiot!

651 days ago
14.

PictureUp    

sad that his ego has cost him so much! once you get known as a pompous a-hole around town fewer people want to work with you.i for one wish him well but he's gotta a lot of digging to get out of the hole he created for himself!

651 days ago
15.

eivissa    

Oh yeah
And
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Seriously, dont do Herion!
and
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Dont break your girlfriends nose you F*CKER LOSER!
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Philly loser

651 days ago
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