Tone Bell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tone Bell
Tone Bell.jpeg
Born Michael Anthony Bell Jr.
(1982-08-10) August 10, 1982 (age 35)
Decatur, Georgia
Nationality American
Alma mater Savannah State University
Occupation Stand-up comedian, actor

Michael Anthony "Tone" Bell Jr. (born August 10, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian and actor.

Early life[edit]

Bell was born in Decatur, Georgia and grew up in Atlanta. He attended Savannah State University majoring in television and film and acted as their school mascot at football games as well. For an income after graduation, Tone taught first grade, before working on the production of HBO's Warm Springs and doing other various promo work.

Bell took a job in San Francisco as a brand manager with Swivel Media for a year, before moving back to Atlanta. There he started doing promotion work for a beer company that eventually transferred him to Dallas where he started doing open-mics at various comedy clubs.


Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Bell won the NBC Stand Up For Diversity Talent Search in 2012 and was awarded a development deal from the network. He was cast as RJ the bartender in the NBC sitcom Whitney and later as Tedward in NBC's Bad Judge.

Bell also appeared in other TV shows, including VH1's Single Ladies, E!'s Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings, Comedy Central's Key and Peele and Game Show Network's Mind of a Man and hosted the first season hidden camera show Jerks with Cameras on MTV.

Bell also has a web series on Russell Simmons' YouTube channel Def Digital called The Green Room.


External links[edit]