October 30, 1992 |
Burlington, North Carolina, U.S.
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.
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.
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 has been performing musically as T-Rich.
|Film and Television|
|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|
|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
|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|
||This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. (April 2013)|
- "Everybody Loves Tequan", Listen Magazine
- "Everybody Hates Chris: CW Sitcom Cancelled, No Season Five", TV Series Finale.com, 21 May 2009
- "T-Rich (Actor From TV Show Everybody Hates Chris)", WorldStarHipHop.com, 17 December 2009
- Tequan Richmond at Fandango: All Movie Guide
- Tequan Richmond at Online Video Guide
- Lopez, Robert. "Everybody Loves Tequan", Greensboro News & Record, 24 October 2008
- Sneider, Jeff. Sundance: Tequan Richmond Shifts Gears in "Blue Caprice", "Variety", 19 January 2013
- Blue Caprice: Official Selection 2013 Sundance Film Festival, SimonSays Entertainment, Inc. 25 February 2013
- Tequan Richmond at the Internet Movie Database
- T-Rich Fan YouTube Channel at YouTube
- Tequan Richmond Official YouTube Channel at YouTube
- Tequan Richmond's Official Twitter Page at Twitter