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Thomas Mikal Ford
Born June 15, 1962 (1962-06-15) (age 47)
Yonkers, New York,
 United States
Other name(s) Tommy Ford
Years active 1985—
Spouse(s) Gina Marie Sasso (1997— )

Thomas Mikal Ford (born June 15, 1962), known and credited also as Tommy Ford, is an American actor who is best remembered for his character Tommy Strawn in the sitcom Martin. He was born in Yonkers, New York.

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In Martin, Ford played Tommy Strawn who was, at times, the straight man for Martin Lawrence's jokes, but he very often inserted scene-stealing "bald-headed logic" and witty comments in odd situations. Also, his character was often the butt of many jokes regarding his mysterious employment status. Ford received an NAACP Image Awards nomination in 1996 in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.[1]

After the demise of Martin, Ford found success in the revamped-for-1998 FOX detective drama New York Undercover. He played the role of Lieutenant Malcolm Barker.

Ford played a key role in the UPN sitcom The Parkers as Nikki's ex-husband (and Kim's father) in a string of episodes. He played Ben Cummings in The Power of Passion as one of the characters whose wife cheats on him with the pastor. His lampoons of stereotypical African-American preachers appear throughout his work, beginning with Martin.

He is also known as The Pope of Comedy, due to exposure as a judge on TV One's comedy competition show Who's Got Jokes? starring Bill Bellamy.

In film, Ford appears in the Kid 'n Play movie Class Act as Mink, a hustler. In Harlem Nights he plays the brother of Arsenio Hall's character.

Major roles in television

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Thomas Mikal Ford
Born June 15, 1962 (1962-06-15) (age 48)
Yonkers, New York,
 United States
Other names Tommy Ford
Years active 1985—present
Spouse Gina Marie Sasso (1997—present)

Thomas Mikal Ford (born June 15, 1962), known and credited also as Tommy Ford, is an American actor who is best known for his character Tommy Strawn in the sitcom Martin. He was born in Yonkers, New York.

Contents

Career

In Martin, Ford played Tommy Strawn who was, at times, the straight man for Martin Lawrence's jokes, but he very often inserted scene-stealing "bald-headed logic" and witty comments in odd situations. Also, his character was often the butt of many jokes regarding his mysterious employment status. Ford received an NAACP Image Awards nomination in 1996 in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.[1]

After the demise of Martin, Ford found success in the revamped-for-1998 FOX detective drama New York Undercover. He played the role of Lieutenant Malcolm Barker.

Ford played a key role in the UPN sitcom The Parkers as Nikki's ex-husband (and Kim's father) in a string of episodes. He played Ben Cummings in The Power of Passion as one of the characters whose wife cheats on him with the pastor.[citation needed] His lampoons of stereotypical African-American preachers appear throughout his work, beginning with Martin.

He is also known as The Pope of Comedy, due to exposure as a judge on TV One's comedy competition show Who's Got Jokes? starring Bill Bellamy.

In film, Ford appears in the Kid 'n Play movie Class Act as Mink, a hustler. In Harlem Nights he plays the brother of Arsenio Hall's character.

Major roles in television

References

External links








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