Former 'CSI' Actor Gary Dourdan Files For Bankruptcy, Lives On $321 A Month

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Former “CSI” actor Gary Dourdan has had difficulty finding work since being killed off the CBS show in 2008, leading the troubled thespian to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Former “CSI” actor Gary Dourdan has had difficulty finding work since being killed off the CBS show in 2008, leading the thespian to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Dourdan’s bankruptcy filing from Aug. 30 disclosed that he has about $1.8 million in assets, and owes creditors $1.73 million, TMZ reported Monday.

Nearly all of that debt is owed to Union Bank, the holder of Dourdan’s mortgage, which may be in default, TMZ reported. Dourdan owes Union more than $1.68 million.

The former “CSI actor has $200 in cash, a bank account with $3,000, furniture valued at $4,000, clothes valued at $1,500, $500 in watches, and a 2006 Dodge Charger, with an estimated value of $7,000, TMZ reported.

Dourdan claims he is living on $321 a month because a large chunk of his income goes to bills, which tally $14,562 a month.

In his bankruptcy filing, Dourdan was optimistic he could pay off his debt because he “anticipates major acting roles,” according to TMZ.

Hollywood.com said Dourdan shouldn’t have such high hopes, noting he “has not landed a significant film or TV job” since he was killed off of “CSI” in 2008.

Dourdan’s financial situation isn’t his only trouble. The actor has also had legal problems as well.

Late last year, the former “CSI” actor was arrested for allegedly breaking the restraining order against his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Vail Cannizzaro.

The restraining order stemmed from Dourdan pleading guilty to breaking Cannizzaro’s nose in a fight.

He was also arrested in June 2011 on charges of drug possession after he smashed his SUV into two parked cars and police allegedly found the drug ecstasy on him.

That was preceded by an April 2008 arrest in Palm Springs, Calif., in which Dourdan was charged with possession of heroin, cocaine and ecstasy.

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