Tequan Richmond

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Tequan Richmond
Born(1992-10-30) October 30, 1992 (age 22)
Burlington, North Carolina, U.S.
OccupationActor, Rapper
Years active2002–present
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Tequan Richmond
Born(1992-10-30) October 30, 1992 (age 22)
Burlington, North Carolina, U.S.
OccupationActor, Rapper
Years active2002–present

Tequan Richmond (Tuh-kwon; born October 30, 1992), also known by his stage name, T-Rich, is an American actor and musician. Tequan is best known for his role as Drew Rock on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. Richmond played Ray Charles, Jr. (son of singer/musician Ray Charles) in the motion picture Ray. He currently plays T. J. Ashford on the long-running ABC soap opera General Hospital since November 2012 and was pre-nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Young Actor in 2013 for the soap opera.[1]



Richmond moved to Los Angeles, California in 2001, not intending to become an actor. He appeared in magazine ads such as Sports Illustrated, Reader's Digest, Newsweek, and National Geographic, as well as a national Nestlé print ad.


Richmond made his 2013 Sundance Film Festival debut with a performance as Beltway sniper Lee Boyd Malvo in "Blue Caprice." The film sold to Sundance Select/IFC Films and opened New Directors/New Films Festival at MoMA in 2013. The film has a fall 2013 theater release.

Richmond also was one of six l hosts for kids' TV shows on Toon Disney and has had guest-starring roles on CBS's Cold Case, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Private Practice, Detroit 1-8-7, Memphis Beat, Love That Girl and Numb3rs as well as Lifetime's Strong Medicine and FX's The Shield. He has co-starred on NBC's ER, Showtime's Weeds, and Fox's MadTV.

Richmond appears in the hip hop music video "Hate It Or Love It" by 50 Cent and Game as young Game.


Richmond has been performing musically as T-Rich.[2]


Film and Television
2003CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationTramelle Willis-TombsEpisode: "Lucky Strike"
2003The Law and Mr. LeeAndre LeeTelevision movie
2004Cold CaseR.J. HoldenEpisode: "The Plan"
2004RayRay Charles Jr.
2005The ShieldLionelEpisode: "Bang"
2005Strong MedicineShay WilliamsEpisode: "Clinical Risk"
2006The Celestine ProphecyBasketball Principal PlayerTelevision movie
2008Numb3rsBishopEpisode: "Checkmate"
2005–2009Everybody Hates ChrisDrew Rock88 episodes
2009WeedsTeenagerEpisode: "Wonderful Wonderful"
2010Detroit 1-8-7ApplemanEpisode: "Home Invasion/Drive-By"
2011Private PracticeTylerEpisode: "A Step Too Far"
2011Love That Girl!GilbertEpisode: "We Are Family, Part 2"
2011Memphis BeatJesseEpisode: "Body of Evidence"
2012Mr. Box OfficeAnthony2 episodes
2012–presentGeneral HospitalT. J. AshfordMain Cast Member
2013Blue CapriceLeeLead role
2013House Party: Tonight's the NightChrisDirect-to-video film

Awards and Nominations[edit]

2013Black Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, Motion PictureWonBlue Caprice
2014Pan African Film FestivalRising StarWonBlue Caprice
2014NAACP Image AwardOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesNominatedGeneral Hospital


  1. ^ Simms, Richard M. (2012-07-30). "GH's New TJ!". ABC Soaps In Depth. ABC.Soapsindepth.com. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ T-Rich bio at last.fm


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