DJ Qualls continues to build a notable career in a myriad of film and television roles.
Qualls was most recently cast in the new FX comedy series Legit that debuts January 2013. He plays ‘Billy,’ the wheelchair-bound friend of comedian Jim Jefferies. He can also be seen as recurring character ‘Garth Fitzgerald’ on the hit CW series, Supernatural. In TNT’s police drama Memphis Beat, executive produced by George Clooney, Qualls appeared as ‘Sutton’ alongside Alfre Woodward and Jason Lee. In 2012, he was seen in the film Small Apartments that also featured Matt Lucas, Billy Crystal, James Caan and Rebel Wilson. He played ‘Zeke’ in the 2010 independent film, Amigo, a fictional account of the clash between the Philippine Army of Independence and American soldiers at the turn of the 20th century, written and directed by John Sayles.
Other movie credits include the role of ‘Shelby’ opposite Terrence Howard in the critically-acclaimed Hustle and Flow. Audiences will remember Qualls’ ‘Shelby’ as the young white guy with serious musical talent who helps in creating Djay's (Howard) new music career. He was also seen in the films Little Athens, I'm Reed Fish, Lone Star State of Mind, All About Steve, as well as Paramount Pictures’ The Core. Prior to The Core, Qualls notably starred in Revolution Studio's The New Guy, a script written specifically for him. Directed by There's Something About Mary co-writer Ed Decter, the story centers around a nerdy high school senior (Qualls) who gets himself expelled so that he can attend the town's rival high school and reinvent himself as "cool."
Qualls is perhaps best known for his role as ‘Kyle’ in the DreamWorks smash hit, Road Trip. He received much praise for his portrayal as the studious member of the road trip gang. He has since added many other film credits to his name, including: Delta Farce, Big Trouble,Cherry Falls and Mama Flora's Family. His other television credits include: Criminal Minds, Lost, Monk, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Scrubs, My Name is Earl, Big Bang Theory and Breaking Bad.
Qualls grew up in a small town in middle Tennessee. After studying at the University of London, he returned to Tennessee and began a series of odd jobs before performing in local theatre and later being discovered by photographers David Chappelle and Steven Kline. This led to a lucrative career modeling for Prada, as well as many other advertising/editorial campaigns.
Qualls splits his time between Los Angeles and Tennessee. He is proud to be a cancer survivor and an advocate for cancer awareness and research.