American comedian and actor Tommy Davidson has a net worth of $2 million. Davison’s breakthrough came in the 1990s, with appearances in comedies like “In Living Color” and “Between Brothers.” He portrayed Dexter in the early 2000s’ “Malcolm and Eddie.” In the same decade, he also had guest-starring roles on shows like “The Proud Family.” Tommy’s most well-known films are “Booty Call” (1997), “Bamboozled” (1997), and “Black Dynamite” (1997).
Mr. Anthony Reed entered this world on November 10, 1963, in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. When Reed was 18 months old, his original parents dumped him off in a garbage bin and never came back for him. Thankfully, a kind woman came to his aid and eventually adopted him. Thomas Davidson is his adopted name, honoring his new family. Therefore, he was adopted by a white family and raised alongside his two elder white brothers. When he was five years old, he and his family relocated from Colorado to Wyoming and then to Oregon.
Tommy Davidson’s adoptive parents split up when he was five years old, and he saw it happen. His mother brought him up in the nation’s capital. Even as a small boy, Tommy Davidson and his family were constantly on the move, relocating all around the greater Washington, DC region. He called Silver Spring, Wheaton, and Takoma Park his Maryland home.
After finishing high school, Tommy Davidson enrolled in a single semester of communications classes at the University of the District of Columbia. He worked as an intern at the school’s radio station during this time. Tommy worked as a waiter at IHOP and as a dishwasher at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to make ends meet. Tommy Davidson cleaned offices and warehouses, among other jobs.
After a childhood buddy talked him into performing at a strip club in Washington, DC in 1986, Davidson’s stand-up career was off and running. Positive memories of the tour led him to keep performing in the District of Columbia, Baltimore, and Philadelphia for the foreseeable future. After some time, he began serving as an opening act for such luminaries as Patti LaBelle, Starpoint, and Kenny G. He had already won an amateur stand-up competition at the Apollo Theater before 1987. Tommy Davidson moved to North Hollywood because he was determined to build a career out of his acting.
After Tommy Davidson moved to California, he began doing stand-up at the Comedy Store. In addition to Robert Townsend and Martin Lawrence, he also met several notable figures during this time. He made an appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” after performing elsewhere.
Tommy Davidson was also quite successful in both cinema and television outside of his stand-up career. In 1989, he made his first significant TV appearance on “CBS Summer Playhouse.” Later, in the early 1990s, he guest-starred on 125 episodes of “In Living Color” in a wide range of roles. He made his cinematic debut in 1991’s “Strictly Business.” Davidson had a busy early 1990s, appearing in films including “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.”
Several early 1990s television shows, including “The Commish,” “Martin,” and “Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man,” featured Tommy in guest roles. By the late ’90s, Tommy Davidson had already established himself as a voice actor, having lent his voice to popular cartoons like “The Ren & Stimpy Show” and “Happily Ever After Fairy Tales for Every Child.” He also kept getting parts in movies like “Plump Fiction” and “Pros & Cons” at this time.
Tommy Davidson’s filmography spans at least a decade, with credits including “Bamboozled,” “Funky Monkey,” “Black Dynamite,” and “Frat Pack” (released in 2018). In addition to acting, he has done voice work for films such as “The Proud Family Movie.” Davidson also provided his voice for an animated version of the show. His most recent screen appearance was in the Sarah Cooper documentary, Everything’s Fine.