Tequan Richmond

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Tequan Richmond
Born (1992-10-30) October 30, 1992 (age 21)
Burlington, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Rapper
Years active 2002–present

Tequan Richmond (Tuh-kwon; born October 30, 1992), also known by his stage name, T-Rich, is an American actor and musician. Tequan is best known for his role as Drew Rock on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. Richmond played Ray Charles, Jr. (son of singer/musician Ray Charles) in the motion picture Ray. He currently plays T. J. Ashford on the long-running ABC soap opera General Hospital since November 2012 and was pre-nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Young Actor in 2013 for the soap opera.[1]

Career[edit]

Modeling[edit]

Richmond moved to Los Angeles, California in 2001, not intending to become an actor. He appeared in magazine ads such as Sports Illustrated, Reader's Digest, Newsweek, and National Geographic, as well as a national Nestlé print ad.

Acting[edit]

Richmond made his 2013 Sundance Film Festival debut with a performance as Beltway sniper Lee Boyd Malvo in "Blue Caprice." The film sold to Sundance Select/IFC Films and opened New Directors/New Films Festival at MoMA in 2013. The film has a fall 2013 theater release.

Richmond also was one of six l hosts for kids' TV shows on Toon Disney and has had guest-starring roles on CBS's Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Private Practice, Detroit 1-8-7, Memphis Beat, Love That Girl and Numb3rs as well as Lifetime's Strong Medicine and FX's The Shield. He has co-starred on NBC's ER, Showtime's Weeds, and Fox's MadTV.

Richmond appears in the hip hop music video "Hate It Or Love It" by 50 Cent and Game as young Game.

Music[edit]

Richmond has been performing musically as T-Rich.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tramelle Willis-Tombs Episode: "Lucky Strike"
2003 The Law and Mr. Lee Andre Lee Television movie
2004 Cold Case R.J. Holden Episode: "The Plan"
2004 Ray Ray Charles Jr.
2005 The Shield Lionel Episode: "Bang"
2005 Strong Medicine Shay Williams Episode: "Clinical Risk"
2006 The Celestine Prophecy Basketball Principal Player Television movie
2008 Numb3rs Bishop Episode: "Checkmate"
2005–2009 Everybody Hates Chris Drew Rock 88 episodes
2009 Weeds Teenager Episode: "Wonderful Wonderful"
2010 Detroit 1-8-7 Appleman Episode: "Home Invasion/Drive-By"
2011 Private Practice Tyler Episode: "A Step Too Far"
2011 Love That Girl! Gilbert Episode: "We Are Family, Part 2"
2011 Memphis Beat Jesse Episode: "Body of Evidence"
2012 Mr. Box Office Anthony 2 episodes
2012–present General Hospital T. J. Ashford Main Cast Member
2013 Blue Caprice Lee Lead role
2013 House Party: Tonight's the Night Chris Direct-to-video film

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Work
2013 Black Reel Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture Won Blue Caprice
2014 Pan African Film Festival Rising Star Won Blue Caprice
2014 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series Nominated General Hospital

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Simms, Richard M. (2012-07-30). "GH's New TJ!". ABC Soaps In Depth. ABC.Soapsindepth.com. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ T-Rich bio at last.fm

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