Thomas Jefferson Byrd Biography

Thomas Jefferson Byrd

Quick Facts Of Thomas Jefferson Byrd

Celebrated Name Thomas Jefferson Byrd
Age 70 Years
Nick Name Thomas Jefferson Byrd
Birth Name Thomas Jefferson Byrd
Birth Date 1950-06-25
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Place Of Birth Griffin
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Race Black
Horoscope Cancer
College / University Morris Brown College
Religion Christian
Marital Status Assumed to be married
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth Around $2 Million
Source of Wealth Acting Career
Height 1.76 m
Weight 72 KG
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Body Build/Type Slim
Death Date 4th October 2020
Cause Of Death Fatally Shot

Thomas Jefferson Byrd was an American character actor who made his role in several films for director Spike Lee which includes "Clockers", "get on the Bus", "Bamboozled", "Chi-Raq", "Red Hook Summer", "Girl 6", and more. Additionally, he has also appeared in Antoine Fuqua's "Brooklyn's Finest", Jamie Foxx's Ray Charles biopic "Ray" and F. Gary Gray's "Set It Off". He was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the 2003 Broadway revival of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom". He featured in various territorial stage creations including the San Diego Repertory Theater's honor winning execution of Spunk. He is nicknamed 'T-Bird'. He earned a four-year certification in scientific studies qualification in instruction from Morris Brown College and later got a Master of Fine Arts degree in the move from California Institute of the Arts.

Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Actor in Spike Lee Films, Killed in Atlanta

Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd was fatally shot in Georgia Saturday morning, according to Atlanta police spokesman Anthony Grant. Officers responded to southwest Atlanta for an injured person call. When officers arrived, Byrd was found unresponsive, police said. Byrd, 70, was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds to the back, police said. His death and the circumstances around it are under investigation at present. "Tom Is My Guy," Lee said. "May We All Wish Condolences And Blessings To His Family. Rest In Peace Brother Byrd."

Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd shot and killed

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Thomas Jefferson Byrd's Cause of Death

An emergency call was made in Atlanta, Georgia, around 1:45 a.m. on 4th October 2020. Thomas Jefferson Byrd was found unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds in his back and pronounced dead by local paramedics. A spokesperson for Atlanta police said that homicide detectives were "working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident." "On Saturday, October third, 2020 at 1:45 am, officials were dispatched to 2257 Belvedere Ave on an individual harmed call. Upon appearance, units found a male lying inert in the area. Grady EMS reacted to the scene and articulated the male expired from different discharge wounds to the back. The casualty was later recognized as Thomas Byrd. Manslaughter criminologists reacted to the scene and are attempting to decide the conditions encompassing the occurrence. The examination proceeds right now." 

Lee honored Byrd in an Instagram post. He stated: "I'm So Sad To Announce The Tragic Murder Of Our Beloved Brother Thomas Jefferson Byrd Last Night In Atlanta, Georgia." "Tom Is My Guy, Here Below You See Him As The Frightening Character Errol Barnes In CLOCKERS. Sibling Byrd Also Did His Thang In My Joints-CHI-RAQ, SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS, RED HOOK SUMMER, BAMBOOZLED, HE GOT GAME, GET ON THE BUS, GIRL 6 And CLOCKERS. May We All Wish Condolences And Blessings To His Family. Find happiness in the hereafter Brother Byrd."

Famous For

  • Being an American character actor.
  • Playing in several films for director Spike Lee. 

What is the Place of Birth of Thomas Jefferson Byrd?

On 25th June 1950, Thomas Jefferson Byrd was born. His place of birth was in Griffin, Georgia, the USA. He held American nationality and his ethnicity was African-American. His race is Black. He lastly celebrated his 70th birthday. Talking about his education, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Morris Brown College and later received a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from California Institute of the Arts. He is Christian by religion and Cancer is his Zodiac sign. 

How was Thomas Jefferson Byrd's Career?

  • Moving towards his career, Thomas Jefferson Byrd began his career by starring in the stage productions which includes the San Diego Repertory Theatre's award-winning performance of "Spunk".
  • Additionally, he appeared in "Home" by Samm-Art Evans, "Two Trains Running", "The Piano Lesson" and "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at the Alliance Theater, "Flyin' West", "Hamlet" and "Miss Evers' Boys" at the Indiana Repertory, and in other productions of "Flyin' West" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and at the Long Wharf Theatre.
  • What's more, he received a Tony Award nomination for a best-featured actor for his Broadway debut, a performance in the 2003 revival of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom". 
  • Talking about his movies, he appeared in many movies by 'Spike Lee' which includes "Clockers", "Get on the Bus", "Bamboozled", "Red Hook Summer", and "Chi-Raq".
  • He also appeared as Stokely Darling in Lee's Netflix series "She's Gotta Have It".
  • His other film credits include "Set It Off, Ray, and Brooklyn's Finest".
  • He can be seen in the 2020 film, "Freedom's Path" as Abner and as Jimmy in the TV Shows "The Last O.G."

Thomas Jefferson Byrd, a famous actor

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What is the Net Worth of Thomas Jefferson Byrd?

Thomas Jefferson Byrd was a successful actor who had made a huge amount of money during his lifetime. His estimated net worth is around $2 Million as of 2020 as per sources. His major source of earning was from television actor, stage actor, actor. He was living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings prior to his death. 

Who is Thomas Jefferson Byrd's Wife?

Thomas Jefferson Byrd's marital status is unknown yet as there is no exact information about his wife, dating history, girlfriend, and relationship details. He was a very secretive person while coming to his personal life. He had not left any clue regarding his affairs. It can be assumed that he was a married man. Before his death, he was enjoying his life a lot without any disturbances. His sexual orientation was straight and he was not gay. 

How tall was Thomas Jefferson Byrd?

Thomas Jefferson Byrd was a very handsome man with a tall height of 1.76 m and his weight consist of 72 KG. His body build was slim. His hair color was salt and pepper. He maintained his body a lot. His other body details such as body measurements, shoe size, dress size, and more are still to get revealed yet. 

Did You Know?

  • Thomas Jefferson Byrd was an American character actor who worked several times with director Spike Lee.
  • His place of birth was in Griffin, Georgia, the USA.
  • He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Morris Brown College and later received a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from California Institute of the Arts.
  • He began his career by starring in the stage productions which includes the San Diego Repertory Theatre's award-winning performance of "Spunk".
  • He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the 2003 Broadway revival of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.