Tommy Davidson

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12/18/1965 , Washington, District of Columbia

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Tommy Davidson

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Tommy Davidson plays Oscar Proud, a nervous father suffering from the anxious pangs common to all fathers whose little girls are developing into teenagers. For this series, Davidson won a NAMIC Award for Best Comedic Performance and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

An actor, stand-up comedian, songwriter, and singer, Davidson's exceptional range has made him a rising force in entertainment. Perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of the hit television show "In Living Color," Davidson has parlayed that success into a flourishing motion picture career.

Currently Davidson can be seen cracking jokes and doing what he does best, making people laugh, in "The Fox NFL Show," which airs weekly on Saturday nights. Tommy co-hosts this new and unique show with football greats Michael Irvin and Tony Siragusa.

Davidson made an impressive film debut opposite Halle Berry in "Strictly Business."

His other film credits include Spike Lee's "Bamboozled," in which he received acclaim for his starring role as Womack/Sleep 'N Eats, a character which showcased his comedic and dramatic acting abilities. Davidson also starred in Morgan Creek Productions' "Juwanna Mann." He was seen in Columbia Pictures' provocative urban comedy feature "Booty Call" and starred opposite Jada Pinkett Smith in the New Line romantic comedy, "Woo."

Davidson started out performing stand-up in local talent showcases where he was spotted by concert promoters who booked him as the opening act for such major music stars as Patti LaBelle, Kenny G, and Luther Vandross. The next step was Hollywood. He performed at many small clubs, including the Comedy Act Theatre, where he met Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans, who would later prove instrumental in Davidson's career.

Davidson's first national television appearance was a starring role in Townsend's "Partners in Crime." Wayans who offered him the opportunity to audition for a primetime variety show called. "In Living Color," which became a cult favorite and a huge ratings success, then approached Davidson. Davidson's hilarious impressions of Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson, and others have become infamous.

"In Living Color" led to three Showtime specials: "On Strength of New York," "Illin' in Philly," and "Takin' it to DC," and a a reunion with fellow "In Living Color" alumni, Jim Carrey in "Ace Ventura II: When Nature Calls."