Thomas Jefferson Byrd (1950–2020)

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Born in Georgia, Byrd earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Morris Brown College and later received a master of fine arts degree in dance from California Institute of the Arts. He has starred in numerous regional stage productions including the San Diego Repertory Theater's award-winning performance of "Spunk". He has also starred ... See full bio »


(age 70) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Set It Off Luther
He Got Game Sweetness
Bulworth Uncle Rafeeq
Clockers Errol Barnes


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 2022 Freedom's Path
 2020 The Last O.G. (TV Series)
- Family Feud (2020) ... Jimmy
 2017-2019 She's Gotta Have It (TV Series)
Stokely Darling
- #IAmYourMirror (2019) ... Stokely Darling
- #SuperFunkyCaliFragiSexy (2019) ... Stokely Darling
- #NationTime (2019) ... Stokely Darling
- #LuvStings (2019) ... Stokely Darling
- #ConeyIslandIsTheEndOfTheLine (2019) ... Stokely Darling
 2015 Chi-Raq
Apollo (as Thomas J. Byrd)
 2014 DayBlack (Short)
 2014 Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
Bishop Zee
 2012 Red Hook Summer
Deacon Zee
 2010 Bronx Paradise
 2009 Brooklyn's Finest
Uncle Jeb
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Numb Finger Pete
 2004/I Ray
 2004 X, Y
 2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Curtis Romney
- Mad Hops (2004) ... Curtis Romney
 2002 The Kudzu Christmas (Video)
Reverend Burton (as Thomas Byrd)
 2002 Never Get Outta the Boat
William Ellis
 2001 Boycott (TV Movie)
Raymond Parks
 2001 MacArthur Park
 2000 Bamboozled
 2000 Trois
Thomas (as Thom Byrd)
 1999 Passing Glory (TV Movie)
 1998 Mama Flora's Family (TV Mini Series)
Flora's Pa
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Flora's Pa (as Thomas Byrd)
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Flora's Pa (as Thomas Byrd)
 1998 Bulworth
Uncle Rafeeq
 1998 He Got Game
 1997 Touch Me
Country Doctor (as Tom Byrd)
 1997 Living Single (TV Series)
Mr. Leon
- Moonlight Savings Time (1997) ... Mr. Leon
 1996 Set It Off
Luther (as Thom Byrd)
 1996 Get on the Bus
Evan Thomas Sr.
 1996 Girl 6
Caller #18 (as Tom Byrd III)
 1995 Clockers
Errol Barnes (as Tom Byrd)
 1993 I'll Fly Away: Then and Now (TV Movie)
Panhandler (as Thomas Byrd III)
 1992 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Louis Arthur
- Random's Child (1992) ... Louis Arthur (as Thomas Byrd)
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(October 3 to 28, 2006) He played Solly Two Kings in August Wilson's play, "Gem of the Ocean," in a Brown-Forman Series production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Harvy Blanks (Eli); Carl Cofield (Citizen Barlow); Pat Bowie (Aunt Ester Tyler); Tyla Abercrumbie (Black Mary); Larry John Meyers (... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Thomas Byrd III | Tom Byrd III | Thomas J. Byrd | Thomas Byrd | Thom Byrd | Tom Byrd


Victoria  (divorced)  (4 children)

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Has one son, Thomas, Jr., three daughters, Kaylah, Aria, and Shannon, and four grandchildren. See more »


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