Tommy Ford

Tommy Ford

Highest Rated: 87% Q & A (1990)

Lowest Rated: 87% Q & A (1990)

Birthday: Jun 15, 1962

Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, USA

Tommy Ford was an American actor who was best known for his long-running role as Tommy Strawn on the Fox sitcom "Martin" (1992-97). Born Thomas Mikal Ford in Los Angeles and raised in Long Beach, Ford spent most of his childhood years dreaming of becoming a preacher. That all changed, however, once Ford entered high school. He took a drama class in his freshman year and immediately fell in love with acting. From that moment on he knew he wanted to become an actor. After high school Ford enrolled at the University of Southern California's prestigious acting program, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1985. By the late 1980s he started landing bit parts on TV shows and in movies like "Harlem Nights" (1989) and "Across the Tracks," as well as a small recurring role on the short-lived NBC sitcom "Singer and Sons" (1990). Then in 1992 Ford landed his breakout role playing the straight man to Martin Lawrence's character on the raunchy comedian's Fox sitcom "Martin." Ford played the role of Martin Strawn for five seasons and 132 episodes of the show, thus becoming a constant presence in the lives of the millions of fans who watched the series each week. "Martin" ended its network run in 1997, and despite the show continuing to live on in syndication, Ford's career never quite equaled its mid-90s heyday. After moving to Florida in 2001 he continued acting in a number of small film and TV roles well into the 2010s. However, Ford soon found his true passion by traveling the country and giving inspirational speeches to young children. Ford's life was cut short on October 12, 2016 after he succumbed to an aneurysm in his abdomen. He was 52.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet He Watches Over Me James (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conflict of Interest Jordan Winters (Character),
Director,
Executive Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ballerina Étienne Magloire (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Switching Lanes Director - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Different Mr. Chamberlain (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Time Chief Winston (Character),
Producer
- 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fade Away Fingers (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blues for Life Detective Jones (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beat Street Chief Carey Sommers (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Addiction by Subtraction Mr. James (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Creepin' With the Deacon Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet In God's Hands Pastor Frank (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 4Play Nathaniel (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Could This Be Love Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where's the Love? Husband No. 1 (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Meantime Clay (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet At Mamu's Feet Raymond Gaines (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Did I Marry? Terrance (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Detective Smith (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Switchin' the Script Mr. Bostick (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet No More Games Hunter (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 70% Dreams Detective Jackson (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Mama's Club James (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Ain't Suppose to Hurt 2: The Wedding Eugene (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet City Teacher Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Against the Law Det. Siegel (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 41% Across the Tracks Coach Walsh (Character) - 1991
87% 60% Q & A Lubin (court stenographer) (Character) $10.5M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Woman His Wife Unknown (Character) - 0

TV

Credit
90% 96% House Scott (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Proud Family Mr. Webb (Guest Voice) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Parkers Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martin Tommy Strong (Character) 1992-1997
No Score Yet 91% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1987

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