Thomas Mikal Ford Net Worth

Thomas Mikal Ford Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Thomas Mikal Ford net worth is
$2 Million

Thomas Mikal Ford Wiki Biography

Born on the 15th September 1962, Thomas Mikal Ford is an American actor, producer, director, and author perhaps best known for his role as Tommy in the television show “Martin”.

So how much is Ford’s net worth? As of early 2016 it is reported by sources to be $2 million, coming mostly from his years in the world of television, movies, and stage plays, and sales of his books.

Thomas Mikal Ford Net Worth $2 Million

Born in Yonkers, New York, Ford was a constant face on television, starring in shows like “Harlem Nights” in 1989 and “Across the Track” in 1990, but it was in 1992 that he got his big break. Ford was included in the television show “Martin”, in which he played Thomas Straw, best friend of the main character played by Martin Lawrence. His character served as the voice of reason and the subject of most jokes by Lawrence. His performance in the show earned him a nomination in the 1996 Image Awards, in the “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” category. His appearance in the show made him a household name in the United States and increased his net worth.

After five seasons “Martin” ended, but Ford’s career didn’t stop there. Moving from comedy, in 1998 he was included in the television drama “New York Undercover” playing Lieutenant Malcolm Barker. He also appeared in the shows “The Parkers” and “The Jamie Foxx Show”.

Aside from being a regular in the world of television, Ford also has his fare share of movie projects. He has starred in films like “First Impression”, “Hillbilly Highway”, “Unspoken Words”, “No More Games” and “Hard Lessons” to name a few.

Ford also honed his talents behind the screen by directing and producing various projects. Some of the films that he had worked on are “At Mamu’s Feet”, “Breeze”, “Pantherless” and “Conflict of Interest”. His movie ventures and projects made him more well-known and helped in raising his net worth.

Ford has also spent time on stage, joining several theatre productions in which he acted, produced and directed, including “Jonin”, South of Where We Live”, “Monsoon Christmas”, “Living Room”, and “Distant Fires”, and his performances were also recognized by various award giving bodies.

Today, Ford is still active in Hollywood where he recently joined TV One’s “Who’s Got Jokes?” Ford served as a judge, and was dubbed as “The Pope of Comedy” in the comedy competition; the show lasted for four seasons. He has also co-authored twelve award-winning children’s books.

In terms of his personal life, Ford married Gina Sasso in 1997, but they separated in 2014. Ford also was involved with Vanessa Simmons with whom he has a child. The two also separated. Along with his professional success, he also started the foundation “Be Still And Know, Inc.” Ford uses his books and speaks in different schools, churches, children’s hospitals, youth centres and other venues to encourage children and inspire them to be the best version of themselves and not be corrupted by the negative events around them.

Full NameTommy Ford
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJune 15, 1962
DiedOctober 12, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, October 12, 2016, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Place Of BirthYonkers, New York
Height6' 4" (1.93 m)
ProfessionActor, Producer, Director
EducationUniversity of Southern California
SpouseGina Sasso (1997-2014)
ChildrenThomas Ford, Madison Ford, Thomas Ford, Madison Ford
PartnerVanessa Simmons
AwardsGrand Jury Prize, CFDA Award for Menswear Designer of the Year, CFDA Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, GLAAD Media Vito Russo Award, Satellite Auteur Award, Bodil Award for Best American Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
NominationsNAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
MoviesHarlem Nights, Across the Tracks, Love Different, Against the Law, Mr. Jones, The Butcher's Wife, Brain Donors, Nasty Boys, City Teacher, Hillbilly Highway, Conflict of Interest, In the Meantime, First Impression, Truth in Motion, The Divorce, Nocturnal Animals, A Single Man
TV ShowsHarlem Nights (1989), Across the Track (1990), Martin, The Pope of Comedy
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Fade Away2016/IcompletedFingers
The Ballerina2016completedÉtienne Magloire
Wounded2016/IIShort completedFather Lawton
The Last Time2016/Ipost-productionChief Winston
He Watches Over Mepost-productionJames
PantheressfilmingDetective Seale
Conflict of Interest2017Jordan Winters
Beat Street Resurrection2016VideoChief Carey Sommers
Blues for Life2016Detective Jones
Addiction by Subtraction2016VideoMr. James
Love Different2016Mr. Chamberlain
Zoe Ever After2016TV SeriesJames Johnson
Every Family Has Problems2015Jerome
Blaq Gold2015TV MovieJudge Andrew Billups
Her Eyez2014ShortHarvey
Breeze2014Mr. Thomas
First Impression2014T
Could This Be Love2014Carvin (as Tommy Ford)
Unspoken Words2014Terrance
Where's the Love?2014TV MovieHusband #1
For Love or Money2014Russell
Big Losers2014Jamaican Hard Worker
In God's Hands2014TV MoviePastor Frank
At Mamu's Feet2013Raymond Gaines
Douglass U2013Mr. Johnson
In the Meantime2013TV MovieClay
Dreams2013/IIDetective Jackson
Basketball Wife2013TV Series
Who Did I Marry?2013Terrance
The Good Ole Days2012Renaldo (as Tommy Ford)
Highway2012Detective Smith (as Tommy Ford)
A Boost of Love2012ShortSecurity Guard (as Tommy Ford)
The Chronicles of Nathan Gregory2012ShortMr. Sereph
No More Games2012Hunter (as Tommy Ford)
To Love and to Cherish2012TV MovieSteve (as Tommy Ford)
The Fate of Love2012Jason
Switchin' the Script2012Mr. Bostick (as Tommy Ford)
Sugar Mommas2012TV Movie as Tommy Ford
Let's Stay Together2011TV SeriesMinister
Templeton Pride2011TV SeriesCarter Franklin
Baby Mama's Club2010James (as Tommy Ford)
Love Ain't Suppose to Hurt 2: The Wedding2009Video as Tommy Ford
Who's Got Jokes?2006-2008TV SeriesPope of Comedy
Stitches2008ShortTrain Station Man
The Club2008Short
House M.D.2007TV SeriesScott
City Teacher2007as Tommy Ford
On the Low2005ShortRon Davis
Hitched2005TV MovieGideon (as Tommy Ford)
The Proud Family2002-2004TV SeriesMr. Webb
Judging Amy2001TV SeriesMr. Crow
The Parkers1999-2001TV SeriesMel Parker / Rallo
His Woman, His Wife2000Video
The Pretender2000TV SeriesPastor Jones
The Jamie Foxx Show1999TV SeriesMarcus
New York Undercover1998-1999TV SeriesLt. Malcolm Barker
Against the Law1997Det. Siegel
The Kangaroo1995
Mr. Jones1993Arnie / Violent Patient
Living Single1993TV SeriesMichael Edwards
Night and the City1992Herman (as Tommy A. Ford)
Class Act1992Mink
Brain Donors1992Cop
The Butcher's Wife1991Transvestite
MacGyver1991TV SeriesConcasseur
Veronica Clare1991TV Series
Baby Talk1991TV SeriesNewborn Baby
The Flash1991TV SeriesElliott Cotrell
Uncle Buck1990TV SeriesRafer Freeman
Law & Order1990TV SeriesHarry Pincher
Equal Justice1990TV SeriesErnie Pearl
Singer & Sons1990TV SeriesReggie Patterson
Q & A1990Lubin (court stenographer) (as Tommy A. Ford)
Across the Tracks1990Coach Walsh
Nasty Boys1990TV SeriesPayday
Booker1989TV SeriesMickey Maxwell
Harlem Nights1989Tommy Smalls (as Tommy Ford)
Nasty Boys1989TV MoviePayday
A Different World1989TV SeriesLamar Collins
Kate & Allie1987TV SeriesCop
Deathly Realities1985ShortHubert (as Tommy Ford)


Breeze2014executive producer
At Mamu's Feet2013executive producer
The Chronicles of Nathan Gregory2012Short associate producer
Boulevard West2012TV Series executive producer
The Divorce2016Short producer completed
The Last Time2016/Iproducer post-production
Pantheressproducer filming
Conflict of Interest2017executive producer / producer
Beat Street Resurrection2016Video producer


Switching Lanescompleted
Conflict of Interest2017
Beat Street Resurrection2016Video co-director
Boulevard West2012TV Series


Conflict of Interest2017story


Interludes2012grateful acknowledgment


The 2nd Annual Miami Web Fest Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Winner: Best Comedic Actor (The Club)
African American History Parade2011TV MovieHimself (as Tommy Ford)
Truth in Motion: The US Ski Team's Road to Vancouver2010TV Movie documentary as Tommy Ford
Who's Got Jokes?2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Baisden After Dark2008TV SeriesHimself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series

Nominated Awards

1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesMartin (1992)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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