Tommy Davidson

BirthDay:

10 Nov 1963

BirthPlace:

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Bio:

Davidson started his career as a stand-up comedian in Washington DC, earning an ardent following with sheer hard work in various comedy clubs. As one of the cutting-edge, young stand-ups, he was spotted by major concert promoters, who booked him as the opening act for A-list touring acts, including Patti LaBelle, Kenny G and Luther Vandross. It wasn't long before he came to Hollywood and was performing stand-up at a number of clubs, including the Comedy Act Theatre, where he met Robert Townsend. This led to his first national television appearance, with a starring role in Partners in Crime (2005) and was the conduit to Keenen Ivory Wayans, who proved instrumental in Davidson's career by offering him an opportunity to audition and join the uniquely talented cast of the most adventurous prime-time variety show of its day, In Living Color (1990). He, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans made TV history with their originality.

Tommy's impressive film debut was opposite Halle Berry in Strictly Business (1991). He immediately segued into select high-profile films, starring opposite Jada Pinkett Smith in the romantic comedy, Woo (1998) (New Line), and in the provocative urban comedy, Booty Call (1997) (Columbia Pictures). His credits include numerous feature film roles, from Spike Lee's Bamboozled (2000), where he received acclaim and praise for his turn as "Womack/Sleep 'N Eats", to Juwanna Mann (2002) (Morgan Creek Productions') and the pivotal cameo in Jim Carrey's Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), which has become a cult favorite.

Davidson's hilarious impressions of Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson and other icons have become infamous. His visibility on In Living Color (1990) led to three Showtime specials: "On Strength of New York", "Illin' in Philly" and "Takin' it to DC". His elasticity as a performer who delivers on both the big and small screen led to other projects like the lead in the Disney's animated series, The Proud Family (2001), and as a host on FOX's "The NFL Show", alongside football greats Michael Irvin and Tony Siragusa. Davidson also portrays the lead in Will Smith's up-and-coming animated series, "Youngin's" (2000).

Tommy stars - along with 80 other star stand-ups - in I Am Comic (2010), opposite Tim Allen, Lewis Black, Sarah Silverman, Carlos Mencia, Jeff Foxworthy and Kathy Griffin. The film, which premiered on Showtime, is one of Netflix's surefire hits, enjoying a continual surge as a favorite with consumers. Davidson scored big with reviewers and audiences, alike, opposite Michael Jai White, in the critically-lauded spoof comedy, Black Dynamite (2009) (Sony Pictures), last year's big Sundance hit, which is currently being adapted as a cartoon for Adult Swim.

He is receiving critical raves for a cameo in Ahmed Ahmed's award-winning documentary, Just Like Us (2010), a feature film masterpiece which is a cross-cultural study of stand-up comedy bridging all ethnicities. Tommy travels internationally selling out every venue in which he headlines.
Filmography

Actor ( 92 credits )

Frat Pack (2016) Big Daddy
Enter the Fist and the Golden Fleece (2016) Homeless Comic
T-Robe: Based on a True Story (2015) Himself
IMDb on the Scene (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House (2013) Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Real (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
C'mon Man (2012) Himself
Who Killed Soul Glow? (2012)
Gotham Comedy Live (2012)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 2014)
Celebrity Wife Swap (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Oprah: Where Are They Now? (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Home & Family (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Dance Fu (2011) Addict
Black Dynamite (2011)  Cream Corn (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Way Black When: Primetime (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Click on This (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Comedy All-Stars (2011)  Himself - Host (5 episodes, 2011)
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Just Like Us (2010) Himself
I Am Comic (2010) Himself
Comedy.TV (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Black Dynamite (2009) Cream Corn
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
The Dr. Oz Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
For the Love of Ray J (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Mo'Nique Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Black to the Future (2009)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009) Himself
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Himself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
Supreme Court of Comedy (2008)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Celebrity Ghost Stories (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
GSN Live (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Heckler (2007) Himself
Chopped (2007)  Himself - Contestant (1 episode, 2014)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Comics Unleashed (2006)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Live at Gotham (2006)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 2008)
Everybody Hates Chris (2005)  Eddie (1 episode, 2007)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself - At 'You Again' Premiere (1 episode, 2010)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Inked (2005) (unknown episodes)
I Love the '90s: Part Deux (2005)  Himself (unknown episodes)
In the Cutz (2005) (1 episode, 2006)
Funky Monkey (2004) Harland
The Drop (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003)  Oscar Proud (1 episode, 2005)
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2003)  Himself - Guest Host (1 episode, 2004)
Juwanna Mann (2002) Puff Smokey Smoke
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Just for Laughs (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Proud Family (2001)  Oscar Proud (53 episodes, 2001-2005)
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)  Lou (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Weakest Link (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
The Test (2001)  Himself - Panelist (1 episode)
Bamboozled (2000) Womack / Sleep'n Eat
Poorman's Bikini Beach (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Pros & Cons (1999) Ron Carter
Woo (1998) Tim
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Himself (20 episodes, 2001-2003)
The Magic Hour (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Plump Fiction (1997) Julius
Booty Call (1997) Rushon
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Premium Blend (1997)  Himself - Host (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Between Brothers (1997)  Mitchell Ford / ... (17 episodes, 1997-1999)
Boston Common (1996)  Darrell (1 episode, 1997)
Malcolm & Eddie (1996)  Dexter / ... (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) The Tiny Warrior
MADtv (1995)  Woogie Jones-Johnson / ... (4 episodes, 1997-2003)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)  Cassim (1 episode, 1999)
All That (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994)  Marvin (1 episode, 1994)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
CB4 (1993) Weird Warren (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (5 episodes, 1994-2002)
Martin (1992)  Vernel Hill (2 episodes, 1993)
Strictly Business (1991) Bobby
The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991)  Sammy Mantis (1 episode, 1996)
The Commish (1991)  Reese (1 episode, 1993)
Roc (1991)  Donald (1 episode, 1992)
In Living Color (1990)  Various / ... (124 episodes, 1990-1994)
Kid 'n' Play (1990)  Jazzy / ... (voice)
CBS Summer Playhouse (1987)  Prince Tariq (1 episode, 1989)
Ebony/Jet Showcase (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)

Writer ( 3 credits )

NESN Comedy All-Stars (2008) (1 episode, 2009)
Premium Blend (1997) (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
In Living Color (1990) (2 episodes, 1993-1994)