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Reid, Tim (1944–)

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REID, TIM (1944–). Actor, writer, producer, director. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Reid received his B.S. degree in business/marketing in 1968 from Norfolk State University. After working in the marketing department at DuPont, Reid began to write comedy and decided to venture into show business. After tours with such comedians as Tom Dreesen and Della Reese, he landed in Hollywood and began to work in television. He portrayed radio deejay Venus Flytrap on the popular CBS series WKRP in Cincinnati , 1978–1982, and received two NAACP Image Award nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy. He also appeared on Simon & Simon and The Richard Pryor Show . Along with his wife, Daphne Maxwell Reid, they produced and costarred in the television series Frank’s Place, Snoops , and The Tim and Daphne Show . His critically acclaimed feature film, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored , 1995, received numerous awards, and his Family Channel/BET movie Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad , was nominated for a Cable Ace Award and a Producer’s Guild Award. Going where no present-day producers have gone before, Reid and wife Daphne built their own film production studio in Petersburg, Virginia. New Millennium Studios has given birth to television shows, feature films, and commercials, including Asunder , 1999, and the Showtime series Link’s . He is also on the hit Warner Brothers TV series Sister, Sister .

Filmography: Dead Bang , 1989; Stephen King’s It , 1990; The Fourth War , 1990; You Must Remember This , 1992; Race to Freedom The Story of the Underground Railroad , 1994.

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