Tommy Davidson at Times Square
Type: Entertainment & Performances
An actor, stand-up comedian, musician, and singer, Tommy Davidson’ s exceptional range has made him a stellar force in entertainment. Perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of the hit television show In Living Color, Davidson has parlayed that success into a flourishing motion picture career.
He made an impressive film debut opposite Halle Berry in Strictly Business and next starred opposite Jada Pinkett Smith in the romantic comedy, Woo (New Line). Tommy starred in Spike Lee’ s Bamboozled, where he received acclaim and praise for his turn as ‘Womack/Sleep ‘~N Eats,’ a character which showcased his comedic and dramatic acting abilities.
Tommy starred in Morgan Creek Productions’ Juwanna Mann (2002) and was simultaneously seen cracking jokes and doing what he does best, making people laugh, in THE FOX NFL SHOW, which aired weekly on Saturday nights. Tommy co-hosted this new and unique show with football greats Michael Irvin and Tony Siragusa. He next starred in the provocative urban comedy, Booty Call (Columbia Pictures).
Davidson started his career as a standup comedian in the late 1980s throughout the Washington Metropolitan region, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, performing in various comedy clubs. Performing stand-up in local talent showcases was where he was spotted by concert promoters, who booked him as the opening act for such major music stars such as Patti LaBelle, Kenny G, and Luther Vandross. The next step was Hollywood. He performed at many small clubs, including the Comedy Act Theatre, where among others, he met Robert Townsend and Keenan Ivory Wayans, who would later prove instrumental in Davidson’ s career. Davidson’ s first national television appearance was a starring role in Townsend’ s Partners in Crime.