Tim Reid Biography (1944-)

Full name, Timothy L. Reid; born December 19, 1944, in Norfolk, VA; son of William Lee and Augustine (maiden name, Wilkins) Reid; married second wife, Daphne Maxwell (an actress), c. 1982; children: (first marriage) Tim, Jr. (an actor), Tori LeAnn (an actress); (second marriage) Christopher Tubbs (stepson).Addresses: Office: New Millennium Studios, 1 New Millennium Dr., Petersburg, VA 23805.; Agent: Christopher Barrett, Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, director, writer, executive
Birth Details
December 19, 1944
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • (With the War Babies) Easy Does It ... Starring Frankie Avalon (also known as Easy Does It), CBS, 1976
  • The Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Show, CBS, 1977
  • The Richard Pryor Show, NBC, 1977
  • Gordon Sims (Venus Flytrap), WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1978-1982
  • Detective Marcel P. "Downtown" Brown, Simon & Simon, CBS, 1982-1987
  • Michael Horne, Teachers Only, NBC, 1983
  • Host, CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987
  • Frank Parrish, Frank's Place, CBS, 1987-1988
  • Chance Dennis, The Snoops, CBS, 1989-1990
  • The Tim and Daphne Show, syndicated, 1991
  • Ray Campbell, Sister, Sister, ABC, 1994-1996, The WB, 1996-1999
  • Host, Save Our Streets (also known as SOS in America), 1995
  • Priest, Linc's, Showtime, 1998-2000
  • Movies
  • Jack Barnett, Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer, 1990
  • Michael "Mike" Hanlon, Stephen King's "It" (also known as It), 1991
  • The Family Business, 1991
  • Frederick Douglass, Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad, 1994
  • Downtown Brown, Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again, 1995
  • Mayor McLemore, Alley Cats Strike, The Disney Channel, 2000
  • Specials
  • CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars V, ABC, 1978
  • Counselor Tilson, "Little Lulu," ABC Weekend Special, ABC, 1978
  • Donald, You Can't Take It with You, CBS, 1979
  • CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars X, ABC, 1981
  • CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars XI, ABC, 1981
  • Gordon Sims (Venus Flytrap), Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever(also known as Motown 25), 1983
  • Philadelphia host, The CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1984
  • CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars XVII, ABC, 1984
  • Host, The CBS Cotton Bowl Parade, CBS, 1987
  • Host from Disneyland, The CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1987
  • The 4th Annual CBS Easter Parade, CBS, 1988
  • The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1988
  • CBS Premiere Preview Spectacular, CBS, 1989
  • Us Magazine--Live at the Emmys!, Fox, 1989
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, TBS, 1990
  • Rich and Famous: 1990 World's Best, syndicated, 1990
  • A Laugh, a Tear, syndicated, 1990
  • The American Red Cross Emergency Test, ABC, 1990
  • All New Circus of the Stars & Side Show, CBS, 1991
  • (In archive footage) Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America, 1993
  • Will You Marry Me?, ABC, 1994
  • An African American Salute to the Academy Awards, syndicated, 1998
  • Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier, Lifetime, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Loni Anderson, Lifetime, 1999
  • Loni Anderson: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television, TV Land, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Minister, "Clifton's Persuasion," That's My Mama, ABC, 1974
  • Kitchen helper, "Guess Who I Saw Today?," Rhoda, CBS, 1976
  • Matthew Johnson, "Sex Therapy," Fernwood 2-Night, syndicated, 1977
  • Policeman, "Maude's Christmas Surprise," Maude, CBS, 1977
  • Dr. Claymore, "It's All in Your Head," What's Happening?, ABC, 1977
  • Russell, "Thy Brother's Keeper," Benson, ABC, 1982
  • One Day at a Time, CBS, 1984
  • Code Name: Foxfire, 1985
  • Soul Train, 1986
  • Danny Miller, "The Court-Martial: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC,1987
  • Late Night with David Letterman, 1989
  • Gordon Sims (Venus Flytrap), "Venus, We Hardly Knew Ya," The New WKRPin Cincinnati, syndicated, 1992
  • Sergeant Bennett, "Revenge Is Sweet," Highlander, syndicated, 1992
  • Sergeant Bennett, "Eyewitness," Highlander, syndicated, 1992
  • Sergeant Bennett, "See No Evil," Highlander, syndicated, 1993
  • Buddy Baker, "Last Call," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997
  • Appeared in "Wicked, Wicked Zorro," an episode of The New Zorro; appeared as guest panelist on Battlestars, The Hollywood Squares, and The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour; also appeared in episodesof Lou Grant, CBS, and Solid Gold, syndicated.
  • Pilots
  • Jay, Bumpers, NBC, 1977
  • Solid Gold '79, syndicated, 1980
  • Scott Waring, Just Deserts, ABC, 1992
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1988
  • The 10th Annual American Black Achievement Awards, syndicated, 1989
  • The 10th Annual ACE Awards, multiple networks, 1989
  • The 22nd Annual NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1990
  • Host, The 4th Annual Trumpet Awards, TBS, 1996
  • Other
  • Joe, You Must Remember This, 1992
  • Chip Chatworth, Mastergate, 1992
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer, Frank's Place, CBS, 1987-1988
  • Cocreator and executive producer, The Snoops, CBS, 1989
  • Creator and producer, The Tim and Daphne Show, syndicated, 1991
  • Cocreator, co-executive producer, and director of multiple episodes, Linc's, Showtime, 1998-2000
  • Movies
  • Co-executive producer, Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad,Black Entertainment Television/The Family Channel, 1994
  • Producer, Spirit Lost, 1996
  • Executive producer, About Sarah, CBS, 1998
  • Co-executive producer, Blue Moon, CBS, 1999
  • Other
  • Producer, Men of Courage (special), syndicated, 1991
  • Cocreator and co-executive producer, The Contender (pilot), UPN, 2000
  • Film Appearances
  • Uptown Saturday Night, Warner Bros., 1974
  • Mother, Jugs, and Speed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • Chief Dixon, Dead Bang, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Lieutenant Colonel Timothy Clark, The Fourth War, Cannon, 1990
  • Himself, Color Adjustment, California Newsreel, 1991
  • Thug, Say a Little Prayer, 1993
  • Detective Wilson, Out-of-Sync, Live Entertainment, 1995
  • Second doorman, Mu Sa Do (also known as Las Vegas Warrior),Allied Entertainment Group, 2002
  • For Real, Obsidian Productions, 2002
  • Also appeared in The Union.
  • Film Work
  • Producer, Out-of-Sync, Live Entertainment, 1995
  • Producer, Spirit Lost, Live Entertainment, 1996
  • Producer and director, Once upon a Time ... When We Were Colored,Republic, 1996
  • Producer and director, Asunder, Buena Vista Home Video/New Millennium Releasing, 1998
  • Director, For Real, Obsidian Productions, 2002
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Creator and producer, Stop the Madness (anti-drug video), 1986
  • Director, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1987
  • Director, Ozma of Oz, 1987
  • Director, The Marvelous Land of Oz, 1987
  • Director, The Emerald City of Oz, 1987
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Series
  • The Richard Pryor Show, NBC, 1977
  • Linc's, multiple episodes, Showtime, 1998-2000
  • Television Episodes
  • WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, between 1978 and 1982
  • Frank's Place, CBS, between 1987 and 1988
  • The Snoops, CBS, between 1989 and 1990
  • Also wrote three episodes for the series Simon & Simon.
  • Television Pilots
  • Jimmy Mack, 1989
  • Screenplays
  • For Real, Obsidian Productions, 2002
  • Videos
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1987
  • Ozma of Oz, 1987
  • The Marvelous Land of Oz, 1987
  • The Emerald City of Oz, 1987
  • Other
  • As I Feel It (book of poems and photographs), 1982
  • Also coauthor (with Daphne Maxwell Reid) of In the Spirit of Food: Timand Daphne's Cookin' Book.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • American Film, October, 1990, pp. 20-25
    • Black Issues in Higher Education, January 11, 1996, p. 18
    • Hollywood Reporter, July 31, 1996, p. 6
    • Jet, July 1, 1996, p. 40
    • Markee, April, 2001
    • Mediaweek, October 28, 1996, p. 39
    • People Weekly, September 7, 1998, p. 103
    Electronic
    • Tim Reid Productions, http://www.timreidproductions.com, January 2, 2003

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