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Fast Facts

  • Was a marketing rep for the DuPont Corporation after college.
  • Began his entertainment career as half of the first interracial stand-up comedy duo, Tim and Tom, with Tom Dreesen in the late 1960s. They later recounted their experiences in the book Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White, published in 2008.
  • Costarred with his wife, Daphne Maxwell Reid, on numerous television series, including Frank's Place, Snoops and the syndicated talk show The Tim and Daphne Show.
  • In 1990, started an endowment program, now called the Virginia Scholarship and Youth Development Foundation, which offers financial help to deserving high-school students. 
  • Cofounded New Millennium Studios located in Petersburg, VA.
  • Received the Oscar Micheaux Award for lifetime achievement from the Producers Guild of America in 1999.


  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Tim Reid II — Son
  • Tori Reid — Daughter
  • William Lee Reid — Father
  • Rita Reid — Ex-wife
  • Daphne Maxwell Reid — Wife
  • Augustine Wilkins Reid — Mother
  • Christopher Tubbs — Stepson


  • Norfolk State College, Norfolk, VA (BS in Business/Marketing, 1968)


  • Birth Place: Norfolk, VA
  • Birthday: December 19, 1944, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Writer
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