Thomas Mikal Ford (1964–2016)

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Thomas Mikal Ford was born on September 5, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Martin (1992), Harlem Nights (1989) and Across the Tracks (1990). He recently completed four seasons on TV One's hit show, Who's Got jokes hosted by Bill Bellamy, as the hilarious Pope of Comedy. In the past few years Tommy has ... See full bio »

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Martin Tommy Strawn
A Bronx Tale Phil the Peddler
Conflict of Interest Jordan Winters
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  Pantheress (filming)
Detective Seale
 2016/II Wounded (Short) (completed)
Father Lawton
 2018 He Watches Over Me
 2018 Fade Away
 2017 The Ballerina
Étienne Magloire
 2017 Beauty and the Baller (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (2017)
- Episode #1.6 (2017)
- Episode #1.4 (2017)
- Episode #1.3 (2017)
 2017 Conflict of Interest
Jordan Winters
 2016 Beat Street Resurrection (Video)
Chief Carey Sommers (as Tommy Ford)
 2016/I The Last Time
Chief Winston (as Tommy Ford)
 2016 Blues for Life
Detective Jones (as Tommy Ford)
 2016 Addiction by Subtraction (Video)
Mr. James
 2016 Love Different
Mr. Chamberlain
 2016 Zoe Ever After (TV Series)
James Johnson
- 2 Weddings and an Ass Whooping (2016) ... James Johnson
 2015 Every Family Has Problems
Jerome (as Tommy Ford)
 2015 Blaq Gold (TV Movie)
Judge Andrew Billups (as Tommy Ford)
 2014 Big Losers
Jamaican Hard Worker
 2014 In God's Hands (TV Movie)
Pastor Frank (as Tommy Ford)
 2014 Her Eyez (Short)
 2014 Breeze
Mr. Thomas
 2014 Computer Love
 2014 Could This Be Love
Carvin (as Tommy Ford)
 2014 Unspoken Words
 2014 Where's the Love? (TV Movie)
Husband #1
 2014 For Love or Money
 2014 4Play
 2013 At Mamu's Feet
Raymond Gaines
 2013 Douglass U
Mr. Johnson
 2013 In the Meantime (TV Movie)
 2013/II Dreams
Detective Jackson
 2013 Who Did I Marry?
Terrance (as Tommy Ford)
 2012 Highway
Detective Smith (as Tommy Ford)
 2012 A Boost of Love (Short)
Security Guard (as Tommy Ford)
 2012 The Chronicles of Nathan Gregory (Short)
Mr. Sereph
 2012 No More Games
Hunter (as Tommy Ford)
 2012 To Love and to Cherish (TV Movie)
Steve (as Tommy Ford)
 2012 The Fate of Love
 2012 The Good Ole Days
Renaldo (as Tommy Ford)
 2012 Switchin' the Script
Mr. Bostick (as Tommy Ford)
 2012 Sugar Mommas (TV Movie) (as Tommy Ford)
 2011 Let's Stay Together (TV Series)
- Together, Forever-Ever? (2011) ... Minister
 2011 Templeton Pride (TV Series)
Carter Franklin
- Open for Business (2011) ... Carter Franklin (as Tommy Ford)
 2009-2010 Lens on Talent (TV Series)
Train Station Man
- Comedy and Producing a Film (2010) ... Train Station Man
- Episode #1.11 (2009) ... Train Station Man
 2010 Baby Mama's Club
James (as Tommy Ford)
 2009 Love Ain't Suppose to Hurt 2: The Wedding (Video)
Eugene (as Tommy Ford)
 2006-2008 Who's Got Jokes? (TV Series)
Pope of Comedy
- Jokes Champion (2008) ... Pope of Comedy
- Booted Out of the House (2008) ... Pope of Comedy
- Rodney's Guitar Gently Weeps (2007) ... Pope of Comedy
- Warm It Up in LA (2006) ... Pope of Comedy
- Introducing... Who's Got Jokes? (2006) ... Pope of Comedy
 2008/I Stitches (Short)
Train Station Man
 2008 The Club (Short)
Rev. Holmes
 2007 House (TV Series)
- Family (2007) ... Scott
 2007 City Teacher (as Tommy Ford)
 2005 Hitched (TV Movie)
Gideon (as Tommy Ford)
 2005 On the Low (Short)
Ron Davis
 2004 He Say... She Say... But What Does GOD Say? (Video)
Deacon Witherspoon (as Tommy A. Ford)
 2002 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Mr. Webb
- I Had a Dream (2002) ... Mr. Webb (voice)
 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Mr. Crow
- Redheaded Stepchild (2001) ... Mr. Crow (as Tommy Ford)
 1999-2001 The Parkers (TV Series)
Mel Parker / Rallo
- Et Tu Andell? (2001) ... Mel Parker
- Kim Who? (2001) ... Mel Parker
- Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (2000) ... Mel Parker / Rallo
- Scary Kim (2000) ... Mel Parker
- Moving on Out (2000) ... Mel Parker (as Tommy Ford)
 2000 His Woman, His Wife (Video)
 2000 The Pretender (TV Series)
Pastor Jones
- Ghosts from the Past (2000) ... Pastor Jones
 1999 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
- Homie, Lover, Friend (1999) ... Marcus
 1998-1999 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Lt. Malcolm Barker
- Catharsis (1999) ... Lt. Malcolm Barker (as Tommy Ford)
- The Troubles (1998) ... Lt. Malcolm Barker (as Tommy Ford)
- Going Native (1998) ... Lt. Malcolm Barker (as Tommy Ford)
- Sign o' the Times (1998) ... Lt. Malcolm Barker (as Tommy Ford)
- The Unusual Suspects (1998) ... Lt. Malcolm Barker (as Tommy Ford)
 1997 Against the Law
Det. Siegel
 1992-1997 Martin (TV Series)
Tommy Strawn
- California, Here We Come: Part 2 (1997) ... Tommy Strawn
- California, Here We Come: Part 1 (1997) ... Tommy Strawn
- One Flew Over the Hoochie's Nest (1997) ... Tommy Strawn
- Goin' for Mine (1997) ... Tommy Strawn
- Stake-Out (1997) ... Tommy Strawn
 1995 The Kangaroo
 1993 Mr. Jones
Arnie / Violent Patient
 1993 A Bronx Tale
Phil the Peddler (as Tommy A. Ford)
 1993 Living Single (TV Series)
Michael Edwards
- Whose Date Is It Anyway? (1993) ... Michael Edwards
 1992 Night and the City
Herman (as Tommy A. Ford)
 1992 Class Act
 1992 Brain Donors
 1991 The Butcher's Wife
 1991 MacGyver (TV Series)
- Walking Dead (1991) ... Concasseur
 1991 Veronica Clare (TV Series)
- Slow Violence (1991)
 1991 Baby Talk (TV Series)
Newborn Baby
- Womb with a View (1991) ... Newborn Baby (voice, as Tommy Ford)
 1991 The Flash (TV Series)
Elliott Cotrell
- Beat the Clock (1991) ... Elliott Cotrell
 1990 Uncle Buck (TV Series)
Rafer Freeman
- Bluebell Buck (1990) ... Rafer Freeman (as Tommy Ford)
- A Day at the Races (1990) ... Rafer Freeman
- Yes, But Will It Fly? (1990) ... Rafer Freeman (as Tommy Ford)
 1990 Law & Order (TV Series)
Harry Pincher
- The Reaper's Helper (1990) ... Harry Pincher (as Tommy A. Ford)
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Ernie Pearl
- Separate Lives (1990) ... Ernie Pearl (as Thomas Ford)
 1990 Singer & Sons (TV Series)
Reggie Patterson
- Our's Not to Reason Why Shmy (1990) ... Reggie Patterson
- Once Bitten (1990) ... Reggie Patterson
- The Boxer Rebellion (1990) ... Reggie Patterson
- Two Sons for Singer (1990) ... Reggie Patterson
 1990 Across the Tracks
Coach Walsh
 1990 Q & A
Lubin (as Tommy A. Ford)
 1990 Nasty Boys (TV Series)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Nasty (1990) ... Payday (as Tommy Ford)
- Nasty Boys (Pilot) (1990) ... Payday
 1989 Booker (TV Series)
Mickey Maxwell
- Wheels and Deals - Part 1 (1989) ... Mickey Maxwell (as Tommy Ford)
 1989 Harlem Nights
Tommy Smalls (as Tommy Ford)
 1989 Nasty Boys (TV Movie)
 1989 A Different World (TV Series)
Lamar Collins
- The Thing About Women (1989) ... Lamar Collins
 1987 Kate & Allie (TV Series)
- Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1987) ... Cop (as Tommy Ford)
 1985 Deathly Realities (Short)
Hubert (as Tommy Ford)
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for McDonald's (1989)

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Alternate Names:

General of Comedy | Thomas Ford | Tommy A. Ford | Tommy Mikal Ford | Tommy Ford | The Pope of Comedy


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Received an NAACP Image Awards nomination in 1996 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series on Martin. See more »


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