Thomas Jefferson Byrd

Birth Day June 25th, 1950
Birth Place Griffin
Age 73 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Cancer

About Thomas Jefferson Byrd 

Thomas Jefferson Byrd was an American character actor. Byrd has starred in numerous theater productions and made his Broadway debut with the 2003 revival of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. He is also known for starring in several films by director Spike Lee. Some of the major films Byrd has appeared in are Get on the Bus, Clockers, Girl 6, Bamboozled, Chi-Raq, and Red Hook Summer. For his work in the 2003 Broadway revival of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, he was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. 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. 

Byrd was shot and killed on 3 October 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. He died at the age of 70.

Thomas Jefferson was born on 25 June 1950. His birth place was in Griffin, Georgia in the United States. He held an American nationality. He belonged to African-American ethnicity. His race is Black. His religion was Christianity and his horoscope was Cancer. 

Regarding his educational background, he attended Morris Brown College. He graduated from Morris Brown with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He then attended the California Institute of the Arts where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree. 

Thomas Jefferson Byrd stood at a height of 1.76 m tall. He had a body weight of 72 kg. He had a slim body build. His eye color was dark brown and his hair color was salt and pepper. His sexual orientation is straight.

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Thomas Jefferson Byrd Career

  • In his early career, Thomas Jefferson Byrd appeared in several regional stage productions. 
  • He starred in the San Diego Repertory Theatre's award-winning play, Spunk. 
  • His other stage appearances are 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. 
  • He also appeared in other productions of Flyin' West at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and at the Long Wharf Theatre.
  • Byrd made his Broadway debut with the 2003 revival of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom in 2003. For his work, he was nominated for Tony Award for best featured actor. 
  • Besides the theater works, Byrd is also known for his work in several Spike Lee movies. 
  • He has appeared in Spike Lee movies Clockers, Get on the Bus, Bamboozled, Red Hook Summer, and Chi-Raq.
  • His other films are 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.
  • He has also appeared as Stokely Darling in Lee's Netflix series She's Gotta Have It.

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Who is Thomas Jefferson Byrd wife?

Thomas Jefferson Byrd maintained a private life. No information about his wife and children is available. He must have been married at some point in his life. More details about personal life will be updated soon. 

Thomas Jefferson Byrd Cause of Death

Thomas Jefferson was shot and killed on 3 October 2020 in Atlanta Georgia. Local paramedics had arrived at the scene after an emergency call around 1.45 a.m. He was found unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds in his back. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Atlanta police stated that they have already started investigations into the murder of Thomas Jefferson Byrd

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Director Spike Lee paid tribute to Thomas Jefferson Byrd via Instagram. He wrote, 

"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. Brother 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. Rest In Peace Brother Byrd.🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜"

What is Thomas Jefferson Byrd Net Worth?

Thomas Jefferson Byrd earned his fortune working in the entertainment industry. He mostly appeared in theater productions as well as Spike Lee films in his career. The acting was his major source of income and he was one of the successful actors in the industry. His net worth was estimated at around $2 million. 

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