Tequan Richmond Biography

Tequan Richmond
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Tequan Richmond
Quick Facts

Birthday: October 30, 1992

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors Rappers

Age: 27 Years, 27 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Also Known As: T-Rich

Born Country: United States

Born in: Burlington, North Carolina, United States

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Males

Family:

father: Anthony Richmond

mother: Temple Poteat

U.S. State: North Carolina

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Tequan Richmond is an American rapper and actor. He started his career as a child model, appearing in various magazines and also in commercials of well-known brands. He gradually moved to TV and rose to fame after portraying the character of ‘Drew Rock’ in the American period sitcom ‘Everybody Hates Chris.’ A year before the sitcom began airing, he was part of the cast of the multiple-award-winning movie ‘Ray.’ He played the role of Ray Charles Jr, son of Ray Charles, the legendary rhythm and blues musician. His portrayal of ‘T.J. Ashford’ in ‘General Hospital,’ the longest-running medical drama in the world, made him a household name. His role in the movie ‘Blue Caprice,’ too, earned him a lot of praises. In 2017, he turned producer with the film ‘Nowhere, Michigan.’
Childhood & Early Life
Richmond was born on October 30, 1992, in Burlington in the state of North Carolina, U.S.A.
In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he began his artistic career.
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Career
He appeared in advertisements in magazines such as ‘National Geographic,’ ‘Newsweek,’ ‘Reader’s Digest,’ and ‘Sports Illustrated.’ He was also part of a national-level print ad of ‘Nestle.’
He was also featured in the national commercials of brands such as ‘McDonald’s,’ ‘Pepsi,’ ‘Verizon Wireless,’ ‘Nintendo DS,’ ‘Brand Jordan,’ ‘Sears,’ and ‘Tide.’
As a child, he was one of the hosts of the kids’ TV shows on ‘Toon Disney,’ an international pay television channel.
He made his TV debut playing the minor role of a boy in an episode of the American medical drama ‘ER,’ titled ‘Chaos Theory,’ in 2002.
The following year, he appeared in three roles in three different series. He was seen as ‘Tramelle Willis-Tombs’ in an episode of the American crime drama ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,’ titled ‘Lucky Strike.’ He was also seen as ‘Andre Lee’ in the ‘CBS Pilot’ of ‘The Law and Mr. Lee’ and as ‘Tyson’ in a December 2003 episode of the sketch comedy series ‘Mad TV.’
The year 2004 saw him make his feature-film debut, with the role of ‘Ray Charles Jr.’ in the biopic ‘Ray.’ The same year, he appeared as ‘R.J. Holden’ in an episode of the American police-procedural drama ‘Cold Case,’ titled ‘The Plan.’
In 2005, he was seen as ‘Lionel’ in an episode of the crime drama ‘The Shield,’ titled ‘Bang’; as ‘Shay Williams’ in an episode of the medical drama ‘Strong Medicine,’ titled ‘Clinical Risk’; and as the regular character ‘Drew Rock’ in the period sitcom ‘Everybody Hates Chris.’ His character in ‘Drew Rock’ made him a household name.
He was also featured in the hip-hop music video ‘Hate it or Love it’s’ by ‘The Game’ and ‘50 Cent’, which was released in 2005.
In the 2006 movie ‘The Celestine Prophecy,’ he played a minor role of a basketball player.
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In 2007, he did not appear in any projects other than the concurrent season of ‘Everybody Hates Chris.’ The following year, he portrayed the role of ‘Bishop’ in an episode of the American crime drama series ‘Numbers,’ titled ‘Checkmate.’ The same year, he began working with the American record label ‘Universal Motown Records.’
He played a minor role (of a teenager) in an episode of the American dark comedy–drama series ‘Weeds,’ titled ‘Wonderful Wonderful,’ in 2009. The same year, ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ was wound up after running for four seasons (from 2005 to 2009).
After his association with ‘Universal Motown Records’ ended in 2009, he signed a 3-year contract with the ‘Universal Republic Records.’
In 2010, he appeared as ‘Appleman’ in an episode of the American police-procedural drama series ‘Detroit 1-8-7,’ titled ‘Home Invasion/Drive-By.’
The year 2011 saw him appear in three TV series: as ‘Tyler’ in an episode of the American medical drama series ‘Private Practice,’ titled ‘A Step Too Far’; as ‘Gilbert’ in an episode of the sitcom ‘Love That Girl!,’ titled ‘We are Family, Part 2’; and as ‘Jesse’ in an episode of the drama series ‘Memphis Beat,’ titled ‘Body of Evidence.’
He joined the cast of the ‘Guinness’-record holding American medical drama ‘General Hospital’ as ‘T.J. Ashford,’ a recurring character, in 2012. Earlier that year, he appeared as ‘Anthony’ in two episodes of the American sitcom ‘Mr. Box Office’: the pilot episode and another episode, titled ‘Somebody’s Watching Me.’
In 2013, he appeared in the critically acclaimed role based on real-life convicted murderer Lee Boyd Malvo (who was responsible for the 2002 “D.C. Sniper Attacks”) in the independent American drama film ‘Blue Caprice.’ That year, he also appeared in the American comedy ‘House Party: Tonight’s the Night,’ as ‘Chris Johnson.’
After his contract with ‘Universal Republic Records’ expired in 2012, he signed a new contract with ‘Republic Records.’
In 2014, he was nominated for multiple awards and won two of them (for ‘Blue Caprice’), namely, the ‘Black Reel Award’ for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture’ and the ‘Rising Star’ award at the ‘Pan African Film Festival.’
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His role in ‘General Hospital’ got him nominated for the ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series’ in 2015. He had no major projects that year. The following year, too, except for the TV movie ‘Ringside,’ which featured him as‘TC,’ he did not have any significant project. He was again nominated for the ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series’ in 2016.
He appeared as ‘David’ in the 2017 movie ‘Nowhere, Michigan,’ which was also his debut as a producer. That year, he was nominated for the ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ for the third time.
In 2018, he bagged regular roles in two productions: as ‘Christian Fulner’ in the American teen-comedy web series ‘All Night’ and as ‘Connor’ in the horror–fantasy thriller series ‘The Unsettling.’ The same year, he also appeared in two movies: as ‘Gabe’ in ‘Savage Youth’ and as ‘Andre Nixon’ in ‘Thriller.’ Both these films were of the crime-drama genre. That year, he was replaced by another actor in ‘General Hospital.’
In 2019, he became a series regular in another comedy TV series, ‘Boomerang,’ portraying the character ‘Bryson.’
The upcoming movie ‘House Party 6 Let’s Get Turn Up’ will see him reprise the role of ‘Chris Johnson.’
Family & Personal Life
His mother, Temple Poteat, is also an actor.
His interests include basketball, golf, and bowling. He also enjoys travel and music.
Trivia
He has appeared on several TV shows, including ‘Soap Central,’ ‘LA Live the Show,’ ‘AXS Live,’ and ‘Good Day L.A.’
His music is released under the pseudonym “T-Rich.”

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