10 items from 2016
Actor Thomas Mikal "Tommy" Ford has died at the age of 52. Per USA Today, Ford passed away following a burst aneurysm. He is perhaps best known for playing Tommy Strawn on Martin Lawrence's Fox sitcom, Martin.When Martin ended. Ford went on to portray Lt. Malcolm Barker on the New York Undercover TV show on Fox -- a police drama -- in 1998 and '99. He recurred on Upn's Moesha spin-off, The Parkers, from 2000 to 2001. Other TV series work includes TVOne's Who's Got Jokes (2006-2008). His last TV appearance was on Brandy Norwood's Bet sitcom, Zoe Ever After, in 2016.Read More… »
Fans said goodbye to Tommy Ford on Wednesday when the actor died at the young age of 52.
Born Thomas Mykal Ford, the actor was hospitalized earlier in the week and died on Wednesday, the actor’s agent confirmed to People. In a statement obtained by People, his family stated: “It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford. On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. »
- Alexia Fernandez
Ford passed away Wednesday in an Atlanta hospital after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen, TMZ is reporting. Ford was rushed to the hospital on Sunday and placed on life support; he was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death.
Ford is best known for playing levelheaded straight man Tommy Strawn on Martin, appearing in every episode across five seasons. (He was credited as “Thomas Mikal Ford” at the time.) The »
Tommy Ford, known for his role as Tommy Strawn on the ’90s sitcom Martin, has died. He was 52.
Born Thomas Mykal Ford on Sept. 15, 1964 in Los Angeles, the actor, who was hospitalized Sunday, died Wednesday, his agent confirmed to People.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford,” Ford’s family said in a statement obtained by People. “On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. »
Actor Tommy Ford, a regular on the Fox comedy “Martin” and Upn sitcom “The Parkers,” was taken off life support an Atlanta hospital Wednesday afternoon, TMZ reports. Ford was on life support after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen. He was 52.
Ford’s rep released a statement on behalf of his family confirming his passing, which read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford.”
It is with great sorrow we share the announcement from Tommy's family. pic.twitter.com/NzLNxH1drT
— J Pervis Talent (@JPervisTalent) October 12, 2016
An Instagram post on his official account said the actor was surrounded by family and friends.
Martin Lawrence tweeted, “We were friends way b4 the Martin show & showed tru friendship on-screen. You brought a lot of love 2 the world & you’ll be greatly missed.”
We were friends way b4 the Martin show & showed tru friendship »
- Variety Staff
Tommy Ford -- who famously played Tommy on the '90s sitcom "Martin" -- is on life support at an Atlanta hospital after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen ... his wife tells TMZ. Ford has been hospitalized since Sunday and his health has declined ever since. He is currently on life support and is not expected to make it through the day. Ford's wife, Gina, says the family is still praying for him. Earlier, Ford's pal, »
- TMZ Staff
As I walk into a bright, sunny conference room and sit down across a table from Issa Rae, I'm suddenly overcome by the urge to start chatting with her about the weird thing my boyfriend did that morning and ask if my outfit looks ridiculous. Since we've never met before and I'm not a total crazy person, I resist, but it confirms what any fan of the comedian's web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, already knows to be true - she is, without a doubt, the friend you've always wished you had. Her new series for HBO, Insecure, has been a long time coming, and follows Issa (an exaggerated version of the actress) and Molly (Yvonne Orji), two women figuring out La life one uncomfortable moment at a time. The show celebrates black female friendship in a way that few other shows on TV right now have even attempted, »
- Quinn Keaney
Development vet Danielle Claman Gelber, who was integral in developing NBC’s “Chicago” franchise, is transitioning from Wolf Entertainment to the network where she has inked an independent production deal, Variety has learned.
With the new production pact, Gelber will develop scripted series for NBC.
Gelber joined Dick Wolf’s company in 2011 and was head of development. Sources say there is no replacement for her position at this time.
“Danielle was an important member of the team as we developed ‘Chicago Fire,'” Wolf commented. “Lightning struck and we were off to the races with a hugely successful brand. With her passion for quality scripted projects, this is a logical and smart evolution to her successful career. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Dick Wolf strolled down memory lane Saturday night at PaleyFest at the Dolby Theatre, surrounded by stars of his current Chicago trilogy shows “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire,” as well as “Law and Order: Svu.” Clad in his usual uniform of all-black and bright orange socks, the actors paid tribute to Wolf as they talked about being part of his television empire.
The Chicago table is getting “a fourth leg” as Wolf described it, with “Chicago Justice.” Wolf announced that Carl Weathers will be part of the “Chicago Justice” cast, playing Illinois State’s attorney Mark Jefferies, and co-star opposite Philip Winchester, Nazneen Contractor and Joelle Carter.
About the assembled panel of talent that included Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Ice-t, Jason Beghe, Taylor Kinney, Jesse Spencer, Sophia Bush and Torrey DeVitto, Wolf said, “the thing all these actors have in common is that they’re all »
- Diane Gordon
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey has joined the upcoming Syfy movie “Sharknado 4,” TheWrap has learned exclusively. Bailey will play Tech Addison opposite fellow new addition Tommy Davidson. Davidson will play Elon Musk type “Aston Reynolds,” a playboy tech billionaire whose revolutionary energy system can stabilize the atmosphere and prevent the formation of tornadoes. Bailey will appear opposite Davidson as one of Astro-x’s top rocket scientists and astrophysicists. Before she joined Bravo’s “Rhoa,” Bailey guest starred on several series including “The Cosby Show” and “New York Undercover” and in movies such as “Without You I’m »
- Joe Otterson and Matt Donnelly
10 items from 2016
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