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 starred in more than fifteen films: First Impression; Hillbilly Highway; Ivy League; Who Did I Marry; Unspoken Words; Douglass U; Dreams (the Movie); No More Games; Switching the Script; Hard Lessons; 4 Play; Mississippi Blues, Back Court And others, in addition to a New TV series called Basketball Wives. Recently, Tommy has been focusing on building a successful career behind the camera. He has directed and produced several webisodes; television dramas; and sitcom pilots: Blvd West; Ancestors; Troupe; Healing 100 Hearts; Comedy Camp; Flipping Bird & Brick by Brick. He directed and produced seven films: Conflict of Interest; Baby Mamas Club (May 28th Lionsgate Release); Beat Street Resurrected (Lionsgate release); The Club; at Momu’s Feet; Breezes; and most recently, Switching Lanes. Mr. Ford joined the cast of three wonderful television productions called On Uplifting Network Called: Sugar Mamas, to Love and to Cherish and in the Meantime. Whether playing Tommy on FOX’s hit Martin, displaying a versatile style on FOX’s drama New York Undercover or his recurring role as the fun-loving father on UPN’s The Parkers, Ford is constantly making changes in his career and finding success in any endeavor he chooses to take on. He followed a long time dream and launched a series of award winning children’s books that are designed to promote healthy, spiritual, and non-violent living while guiding young people towards becoming better people. He has been involved in numerous legitimate theater productions for which he has received tremendous critical acclaim for his producing, directing and acting efforts. Among those productions are Jonin, South of Where We Live, (Drama Logue Award, Image Award nominations), Monsoon Christmas (Drama Logue & Image Award), Living Room (Image Award nomination) and Distant Fires (Drama Logue & Image Award nomination) among a host of others. Tommy is excited to introduce two variety talk shows and a documentary that he is filming in Atlanta: Don’t Be Stupid is best described as a Bill Maher “meets” Chelsea Lately on Collar Greens! Spoken Word with Hank Stewart The Poet, highlights amazing poets and spoken word artists. He’s also filming a documentary entitled: Reverse the Lynch Curse an empowering piece about breaking curses of fear distrust and envy.