Tommy Bio

TOMMY TAYLOR JR

Funny, smart, and chronically womanless…Tommy Taylor Jr. is a uniquely talented comedian with an equally diverse artistic repertoire.  As an actor, comedian, filmmaker, and writer, Tommy is steadily paving his way towards success on stage, in front of the camera, and behind it.

Raised in the South East section of DC, Tommy is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with multiple degrees in Computer Engineering, Public Policy, and Drama; he went on to receive an MBA from Howard University, during which he leveraged his diverse abilities and simultaneously began his career as an actor, comedian, and filmmaker.
In 2006, Tommy began his professional acting & standup comedy career. He gained roles in movies such as “Die Hard 4”; placed in several local and national standup comedy competitions; appeared in national commercials; became the face of the “Washington Post” ad-campaign; garnered roles in three HBO series (“The Wire”, “How To Make It In America“, and “VEEP“), and even appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”.

Being a clean comedian, Taylor does not curse or get raunchy with his material.  However, he still captivates audiences from all walks of life.  From the rawest urban comedy clubs, to the most politically savvy mainstream rooms, Tommy uses a combination intelligence and gut-busting comedy that leaves the crowd in stitches.

Tommy’s acting experiences served as a catalyst for his own productions.    Combining his love for technology and entertainment he formed Taylor Creative, LLC., a production company where he has produced critically acclaimed and award winning videos, commercials, films, and produced his original sketch comedy series “TheTommy Taylor Show” (TTS).

Tommy Taylor Jr - Mayor's Art Awards

The TTS brings Tommy’s brand of “GOOD. CLEAN. COMEDY.” to television and the Internet. Tommy’s success has also impacted organizations such as DCTV (The Public Access Corporation of DC). The TTS won the most recent “Hometown Media Award” for the “Best Entertainment Program” in the nation, giving DCTV it’s first ever award in this category; won a “Monty Award” for Best Entertainment Program on MCT-TV; and is also a two time winner of DCTV’s  “Viewers Choice Award”!

“The Tommy Taylor Show” has aried NATIONALLY on H20 Hip-Hop OnDemand (reaching 25 million homes), on ABC’s Local Point TV, DCTV, and The Real Hip-Hop Network ( reaching 2,000,000 homes in DC, MD, & VA via cable television, and averages 100,000 views a month on the Internet).  The show has also been feature in FORTUNE Small Business Magazine, Sept. 2007 Issue.

Tommy has also injected his brand of humor and visual storytelling style in the production of major commercials, music videos, and film.    This past year, several organizations have sought Taylor’s unique skill set to further their own missions.    The State of New Mexico’s Office of African American Affairs (OAAA) sought Taylor to write and produce a ‘Voting Campaign’ commercial for the 2012 Presidential Election.  Taylor utilized his creativity and artistic vision to lead the writing and production of the award winning “Anytime. Anywhere.” commercial series for Comcast/DCTV.  Taylor also led production of two national PSA’s seeking support for the C.A.P. Act.    The Community Access Preservation Act is congressional legislation that will continue funding for public, educational, and government television stations around the country if passed.    The C.A.P. Act PSA written and produced by Tommy Taylor Jr. has received national accolades from both citizens and public officials, and is spurring this vital piece of legislation towards passage.

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In the past two years, Taylor was selected twice as “Outstanding Emerging Artist Finalist” for the Mayor’s Art Awards, which are “the most prestigious awards conferred to artist by the District of Columbia”‘Filmmaker of the Month’ honors from the DC Film Office; Awarded the first ever ‘Producer of the Year’ from DCTV;  ‘Best Actor’ award from CTV, and even had his comedy featured internationally as the “Tommy Taylor Takeover” on CanadaWatch.TV!
With a heart for others, Tommy recently participated in a mission trip to Belize, where he helped organize a community concert and led youth arts workshops.    Taylor relishes the opportunity to aid others, & especially enjoys helping other young artist grow in their craft through his artistic endeavors.    Taylor strives to keep God first and to be a positive role model in the lives of young people, personally and artistically. As such he works with the Best Friends Foundation to use entertainment to help “At Risk” youth make positive choices in life. Taylor has also provided internships and apprenticeships for local college students, which has already returned success.