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Tequan Richmond

Tequan Richmond
Born Tequan Richmond
(1992-10-30) October 30, 1992 (age 25)
Burlington, North Carolina, U.S.
Years active 2002–present
Musical career

Tequan Richmond (Tuh-kwon; born October 30, 1992), also known in his music career as T-Rich, is an American actor and rapper. Tequan is best known for his character, 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. Since 2012, he has portrayed TJ Ashford on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.[1]

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


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 The Game as young Game.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 ER Boy in hospital Episode: "Chaos Theory"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tramelle Willis-Tombs Episode: "Lucky Strike"
2003 The Law and Mr. Lee Andre Lee Television film
2003 Mad TV Tyson Episode: "December 20, 2003"
2004 Cold Case R.J. Holden Episode: "The Plan"
2005 The Shield Lionel Episode: "Bang"
2005 Strong Medicine Shay Williams Episode: "Clinical Risk"
2005–2009 Everybody Hates Chris Drew Rock Main role
2006 All of Us Mike Episode: "Don't It Make My Brownies Blue"
2008 Numbers Bishop Episode: "Checkmate"
2009 Weeds Teenager Episode: "Wonderful Wonderful"
2010 Detroit 1-8-7 Appleman Episode: "Home Invasion/Drive-By"
2011 Private Practice Tyler Episode: "A Step Too Far"
2011 Love That Girl! Gilbert Episode: "We Are Family, Part 2"
2011 Memphis Beat Jesse Episode: "Body of Evidence"
2012 Mr. Box Office Anthony Episode: "Pilot"
Episode: "Somebody's Watching Me"
2012–present General Hospital TJ Ashford Recurring role
2016 Ringside TC Television film
2018–present All Night Christian Main role


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Ray Ray Charles Jr.
2006 The Celestine Prophecy Basketball Player
2013 Blue Caprice Lee
2013 House Party: Tonight's the Night Chris
2017 Nowhere, Michigan David
2018 Savage Youth Gabe Lead role
2018 House Party 6 Chris In production
2018 Vengeance Andre Dixon

Music videos

Year Song Artist(s) Role
2005 "Hate It or Love It" The Game, 50 Cent Young The Game

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result Work
2014 Black Reel Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture Won Blue Caprice
Pan African Film Festival Rising Star
2015 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series Nominated General Hospital


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


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