Tahj Mowry

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Tahj Mowry
Tahj Mowry 2014-04-25 19-53.jpg
Mowry in 2014
Born Tahj Dayton Mowry
(1986-05-17) May 17, 1986 (age 28)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Education Pepperdine University
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1990–present

Tahj Dayton Mowry (born May 17, 1986) is an American actor, dancer, and singer best known for his role as T.J. Henderson on The WB sitcom, Smart Guy, and as Wade on the animated comedy, Kim Possible on the Disney Channel. Tahj Mowry recently is on the new ABC Family comedy Baby Daddy as Tucker. He is the brother of identical twins Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry.

Early Life[edit]

Mowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His mother, Darlene Renee Mowry (née Flowers), managed her children's careers. His father, Timothy John Mowry, was in the U.S. Army, and later became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department, when the family moved to California.[1][2]

His father has English ancestry, and his mother is of Afro-Bahamian descent.[3] His parents met in high school, in Miami, Florida. Both joined the U.S. Army, and both would eventually reach the rank of Sergeant.[4] His older twin sisters are Tia and Tamera Mowry, and he also has a brother, Tavior.

He played varsity football at Westlake High School in California, and one season of football at Savannah State University and the University of Wyoming. He attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where his sisters Tia and Tamera both graduated.

Career[edit]

Mowry starred and is perhaps best known as T.J. Henderson, a child prodigy, on the sitcom Smart Guy. He played Teddy on the sitcom Full House. He also appeared in Disney Channel movies such as Hounded and The Poof Point. He had a guest role on the Disney Channel Original Series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and in a Star Trek: Voyager episode entitled "Innocence". Mowry appeared in the movie Are We Done Yet? as Danny Pulu and in Seventeen Again as Willie Donovan.[5] Mowry also had an appearance in one episode in the fourth season of Desperate Housewives. He also made a guest appearance on an episode of The Game as Melanie Barnett's brother (he's also the real brother of Melanie's portrayer Tia Mowry). Mowry performed the voice of Wade in the Disney Channel animated series Kim Possible.

Mowry sang "Shine Your Light On Me" for School's Out! Christmas, Circle of Life for the Disney Channel Circle of Stars recording of The Lion King which was included on the Platinum Edition DVD and was featured on a single called "Kick It Out" with Boom Boom Satellites and Flo Rida.

He is currently starring as Tucker Dobbs in the ABC Family sitcom Baby Daddy. The half-hour sitcom premiered on June 20, 2012.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Rappin' N' in' Himself
1994 Disney Sing Along Songs: Let's Go to the Circus Kid Clown
1999 We Wish You a Merry Christmas Ollie
2000 Seventeen Again Willie Donovan
2001 Hounded Jay Martin
2001 The Poof Point Eddie Ballard
2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Wade Load Voice
2005 Kim Possible: So the Drama Wade Load Voice
2007 Are We Done Yet? Danny Pulu
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Who's the Boss? Greg Episode: "Who's Minding the Kid?"
1991–1995 Full House Teddy 14 episodes
1992–1993 Out All Night Shavon 5 episodes
1993 Where I Live Jimmy Episode: "The Terminator"
1994–1997 Sister, Sister Cousin Tahj
Sammy
T.J. Henderson
3 episodes
1994-1995 Aladdin King Mamoud
Tanti
3 episodes
1995 Sonic the Hedgehog Young Sonic (voice) Two-part episode "Blast to the Past"
1995 Timon & Pumbaa Nefu (Voice) Episode: "Unlucky in Lesotho/Rafiki Fables: Rafiki's Apprentice"
1996 Star Trek: Voyager Corin Episode: "Innocence"
1996 Minor Adjustments Kenny Episode: "A Christmas Story"
1996 Friends Kid Episode: "The One After the Superbowl (Part one)"
1997–1999 Smart Guy T.J. Henderson Main Role
2002–2007 Kim Possible Wade Load (voice) 87 episodes
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Brandon Episode: "Scary Movie"
2006–2009 The Game Cameron Barnett 3 episodes
2007 Desperate Housewives Matt Episode: "Smiles of a Summer Night"
2012–present Baby Daddy Tucker Dobbs Main role

Awards[edit]

Awards
Year Result Award Category Nominated Work
1992 Nominated Young Artist Awards Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Under 10 Full House
1998 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series: Leading Young Performer Smart Guy
Nominated YoungStar Awards Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series
1999 Nominated Image Awards Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress
2000 Nominated Image Awards Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress
2001 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy): Supporting Young Actor Seventeen Again

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tahj Mowry Biography (1987-)". Advameg, Inc. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tia and Tamera Interview". Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  3. ^ During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show in 2010, it was stated that for years, the Mowrys believed that they had Italian ancestry on their father's side; however, after researching their family tree on Ancestry.com, they discovered that their father has English ancestry.
  4. ^ Double Devotion – Today's Christian. Web.archive.org (January 9, 2008). Retrieved on 2011-07-05.
  5. ^ Internet Movie database bio

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