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Thomas Jefferson Byrd

Actor

Born - 25 June 1950, Griffin, Georgia, USA
Died - 3 October 2020

Tall, lean Afro-American actor, often bearded and moustachioed, and a favourite of director Spike Lee, who used his talents in several of his films. After receiving degrees in science, fine arts and dance, he began an acting career in his late twenties. Film appearances, which did not begin until his early forties, and saw him sometimes billed as Tom Byrd, include those in I'll Fly Away (1993), Clockers (1995), Get on the Bus (1996), Girl 6 (1996), He Got Game (1998), Bulworth (1998), Bamboozled (2000), MacArthur Park (2001), Never Get Outta the Boat (2002), Ray (2004), Lackawanna Blues (2005), Inside Man (2006), Brooklyn's Finest (2009), Bronx Paradise (2009), Red Hook Summer (2010), Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2013), Chi-Raq (2015) and Freedom's Path (2021), his last. Shot and killed in Atlanta by presently unknown assailants.