Tim Reid Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Height, Wife, Son, Net Worth, Movies and Tv Shows

Tim Reid (Timothy Lee Reid) is an American actor and film director best known for his roles in prime time American television programs, such as Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati

Tim Reid Biography

Tim Reid (Timothy Lee Reid) is an American actor and film director best known for his roles in prime time American television programs, such as Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–82), Marcel “Downtown” Brown on Simon & Simon (1983–87), Ray Campbell on Sister, Sister (1994–99) and William Barnett on That ’70s Show (2004–06).

He is the founder and president of Legacy Media Institute, a non-profit organization “dedicated to bringing together leading professionals in the film and television industry, outstanding actors, and young men and women who wish to pursue a career in the entertainment media”.

Tim Reid Age | How Old Is Tim Reid?

He was born on 19 December 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. He is 78 years old as of 2022.

Tim Reid Height

Reid stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.

Tim Reid Family

Tim Reid was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and raised in the Crestwood area of Chesapeake, Virginia, formerly Norfolk County, Virginia, by his parents Augustine (née Wilkins) and William Lee Reid.

Tim Reid Wife

Tim Reid has been married twice. He married to actress Daphne Maxwell Reid on December 4, 1982.

Tim Reid
Tim Reid

He was previously married to Rita Ann Sykes from 1966 till their divorce on May 9, 1980. The two have two children together: Timothy II (born 1968) and Tori Reid (born 1971).

Tim Reid II | Tim Reid Son

Reid has a son, Tim Reid II, born in 1968 is an actor known for his work on Out-of-Sync (1995).

Tim Reid Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Tim Reid Salary

Reid earns an estimated salary of about $10000 to $50000 annually.

Tim Reid Education

Reid earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at Norfolk State College in 1968. He also became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. After graduation, Reid was hired by Dupont Corporation, where he worked for three years. His entertainment career also began in 1968.

Tim Reid Career

Reid started out on the short-lived The Richard Pryor Show. He starred as DJ “Venus Flytrap” on the hit CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, in what is perhaps his best known TV role. Reid also starred as Lieutenant Marcel Proust “Downtown” Brown (episodes 43-127), on the CBS detective series Simon & Simon.

In 1988, he won an award from Viewers for Quality Television Awards as “Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series” in Frank’s Place. In 1988, the same role earned him an Image Award for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series”.He appeared in the initial movie version of Stephen King’s epic horror novel It. Reid played the role of Mike Hanlon, librarian at the Derry, Maine Public Library and one of the seven main protagonists.

Though Reid admitted having a great time working on the project, he later expressed his disappointment with the fact that his character was absent from the climatic showdown against the titular villain (played by Tim Curry).

Reid made an appearance as Sgt. Ray Bennett of the Seacouver Police Department in three first-season episodes of Highlander: The Series. He also had a starring role in the series Sister Sister as Ray Campbell, for the entire six-season run.

On April 13, 2009, he appeared opposite former co-star Tamera Mowry on the short-lived ABC Family series Roommates as Mr Daniels. Reid had a recurring role on That ’70s Show as William Barnett.

Tim Reid Directing

Reid has directed several television programs as well the film Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored based on a novel by Clifton L. Taulbert. He also directed and adapted a children’s TV show called Bobobobs which aired in the late 1980s.

Reid is the creator of Stop the Madness, an after-school special video in the fight against drugs recorded on December 11, 1985.

Tim Reid and Tom Dreesen

Reid and insurance salesman Tom Dreesen met at a Junior Chamber of Commerce meeting near Chicago. They were both “put together to promote an anti-drug program in the local schools” and, prompted by a comment from a child, decided to form a comedy team. The team, later billed as “Tim and Tom”, was the first interracial comedy duo.

Years later, they wrote a book about those years called Tim & Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White (2008, ISBN 978-0-226-70900-0), co-written with sports writer Ron Rapoport).

Tim Reid Movies and Tv Shows

Year

Film

Role

Notes

1974

That’s My Mama

Rev. Armbruster

Episode:”Clifton’s Persuasion “

1976

Mother, Jugs & Speed

Unity Dispatcher

uncredited

1976

Rhoda

Kitchen Helper

Episode: “Guess Who I Saw Today”

1977

The Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Show

unknown

1977

Fernwood 2 Night

Matthew Johnson

Episode: “#1.43”

1977

The Richard Pryor Show

Blind Man

Episode: “#1.2”

1977

Lou Grant

TV Cameraman

Episode: “Hostages”

1977

What’s Happening!!

Dr. Claymore

Episode: “It’s All in Your Head”

1977

Maude

Policeman

Episode: “Maude’s Christmas Surprise”

1978

ABC Weekend Specials

Tillson

Episode: “Little Lulu”

1978-1982

WKRP in Cincinnati

Venus Flytrap / Gordon Sims

83 episodes

1979

You Can’t Take It with You

Donald

TV movie

1982

Benson

Russell DuBois

Episode: “Thy Brother’s Keeper”

1983

Teachers Only

Michael Horne

5 episodes

1983-1987

Simon & Simon

Det. Marcel ‘Downtown’ Brown

79 episodes

1985

Code Name: Foxfire

unknown

Episode: “Robin’s Egg Blues”

1987

Matlock

Danny Miller

Episode: “The Court-Martial: Part 1 and 2”

1987-1988

Frank’s Place

Frank Parish

22 episodes
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy (shared with Hugh Wilson)
Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series
Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated-Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series

1989

Dead Bang

Chief Dixon

1989

Snoops

Chance Dennis

4 episodes

1990

ABC TGIF

Ray

1990

The Fourth War

Lt. Col. Clark

1990

Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer

Jack Barnett

TV movie

1990

Stephen King’s It

Mike Hanlon

Miniseries

1991

Zorro

Dr. Lorenzo Lozano

Ep.”Wicked, Wicked Zorro”

1992

You Must Remember This

Joe

TV

1992

The New WKRP in Cincinnati

Gordon Sims / Venus Flytrap

Ep.”Venus, We Hardly Knew Ya”

1992

Mastergate

Chip Chatworth

TV movie

1992-1993

Highlander: The Series

Sgt. Bennett

3 episodes

1993

Say a Little Prayer

Thug

1994-1999

Sister, Sister

Ray Campbell

120 episodes

1994

Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Frederick Douglass

1995

Simon & Simon: In Trouble Again

Downtown Brown

1995

Out-of-Sync

Det. Wilson

1996

Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored

Director

Debut as a film director

1997

Touched by an Angel

Buddy Baker

Ep.”Last Call”

1998

Linc’s

Priest

unknown episodes

1999

Just Deserts

Scott Waring

TV

2000

Alley Cats Strike

Mayor McLemore

Disney Channel Original Movie

2002

Mu Sa Do

Doorman 2

2003

You Wish!

Larry

Disney Channel Original Movie

2003

For Real

Mac

2004–2006

That ’70s Show

William Barnett

9 episodes

2005

On the One

Prophet

2005

The Reading Room

Douglas

TV

2006

That’s So Raven

Sheriff Jefferson

Episode: “Driving Miss Lazy”

2007

Trade

Hank Jefferson

2009

Roommates

Mr. Stanley Daniels

Episode: “The Break-In”

2010

Treme

Judge John A. Gatling

2016

93 Days

2016

Limitless

Astrophysicist Sturgeon Reid

Episode: “Close Encounters”

2016

The Rooftop Christmas Tree

Dale Landis

2017

Greenleaf

Bishop Lionel Jeffries

3 episodes

2019

Heartstrings

Kendal Hooks

Episode: “If I Had Wings”

 

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