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Tim Reid Biography

Birth Place:
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Actor, producer, writer

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


  • 1988Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1988Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated