Basic Information About Thomas Mikal Ford
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Comedian, Film Producer|
|Date of birth||1962-06-15 (61 years old)|
|Place of birth||Yonkers|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Distinctively exaggerated and loud laugh|
|Spouse||Viviane Brazil - (3 June 2014 - 12 October 2016) (his death)|
7 April - Gina Marie Sasso ( 1997 - 2014) (divorced) (2 children)
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Thomas Mikal Ford win?
Thomas Mikal Ford roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Harlem Nights||Tommy Smalls (as Tommy Ford)|
|The Butcher's Wife||Transvestite|
|MacGyver||Concasseur 1 episode, 1991|
|Law & Order||Harry Pincher 1 episode, 1990|
|A Different World||Lamar Collins 1 episode, 1989|
|The Parkers||Mel Parker / ... 7 episodes, 1999-2001|
|The Flash||Elliott Cotrell 1 episode, 1991|
|The Proud Family||Mr. Webb 1 episode, 2002|
|Living Single||Michael Edwards 1 episode, 1993|
|The Pretender||Pastor Jones 1 episode, 2000|
|Martin||Tommy Strawn 132 episodes, 1992-1997|
Remembering the Legendary Actor: Thomas Mikal Ford’s Life and Career
Net Worth Details
Thomas Mikal Ford, also known as Tommy Ford, won hearts with his exceptional acting chops. He had an estimated net worth of $2 million at the time of his passing. Born in 1964 in Los Angeles, California, the legendary actor had a prosperous career in television and movies, earning him the fortune he deserved.
What is Thomas Mikal Ford known for?
Thomas Mikal Ford, best known as Tommy Ford, was a renowned American actor, comedian, and writer. He was famous for his recurring roles in several TV series, with Tommy Strawn from ‘Martin’ being his best role.
Early life and education
Ford was always fond of entertainment. He graduated from USC-Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Academy and served as a reserve officer for several years before pursuing acting full-time. With innate talent from early on, he began performing at a young age.
Honing his skills through various comedy shows in the US, he received his first acting role in NBC’s critically acclaimed show titled ‘Sister Sister.’ However, the real breakthrough came for him when he landed the role of Tommy Strawn in the hit comedic TV show ‘Martin’ in 1992. This provided him with the platform to showcase his talent in front of a broad audience worldwide.
After his remarkable performance in ‘Martin,’ other shows came calling for Tommy Ford. Most notably, he played Malcolm Barker in the show ‘New York Undercover.’ Then he had a recurring role in the much-popular series ‘The Parkers’ as Mel Parker from 1999-2001. Coupled with his television success, he landed significant roles in some prominent movies; most notably, his role alongside Tom Hanks in the movie ‘For Love or Money’.
In addition to his work as an actor in movies and television, Tommy was a producer and screenwriter. He produced several movies including ‘Pantherless’ and wrote various children’s books reflecting a drug-free lifestyle. He left his legacy as an all-round performer, critical to the development of African American comedies in the entertainment industry.
Remembering the Late Legendary Actor
In 2016, the tragic news of Thomas Mikal Ford’s aneurysm that ruptured in his abdomen left everyone downcast. He fought bravely for his life but passed away on October 13, 2016, at the age of 52, leaving behind his wife and children. Fans worldwide mourned his sudden demise and paid tribute to the man who made them laugh. Tommy Ford remains alive in our hearts forever.
Throughout his career, Thomas Mikal Ford had numerous nominations, wins, and phenomenal successes that earned him an impressive reputation in Hollywood. For instance, he was nominated for the prestigious Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance on the sitcom ‘Martin.’ His recurring role as Mel Parker on ‘The Parkers’ acted as the crown jewel of successes in his career.
But for millions worldwide, he will most be remembered for his masterful and witty performance as Tommy Strawn in the self-titled TV show ‘Martin’. Dodge ball became more interesting for those who grew up watching Tommy dodge love arrows from ladies while shooting viral comedy looks.
The Man Who Made Us Laugh Left Us Too Early
Thomas Mikal Ford’s early departure was a tragic loss to the entertainment industry. His remarkable career spanning over several decades, tireless drive, commitment, and exemplary work ethic remain a source of inspiration to young actors making their way in the industry. Fans worldwide will forever remember this gifted man who made our lives brighter with his infectious smile, wit, sense of humor, and exceptional acting talent. Tommy Ford has left us emotionally richer and his remarkable legacy continues to masterfully entertain all those who were fortunate enough to come across his exceptional work. May his legacy forever live on.
Interesting Facts about Thomas Mikal Ford
- Friends with Martin Lawrence.
- Wanted to be a preacher when he was young.
- Was born in Los Angeles and raised in Long Beach, California.
- When he took drama lessons and started acting in high school plays, he decided to go into acting instead.
- Co-hosted the Texas Gospel Music Awards with Gospel singer Yolanda Adams and actor Troy Curvey in 1993.
- Received an NAACP Image Awards nomination in 1996 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series on Martin.