Full detailed profile on Thomas "TJ" Ashford Jr. Played by Tequan Richmond on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
Thomas "TJ" Ashford Jr.
Actor: Tequan Richmond
Who played Thomas "TJ" Ashford Jr. over the years
Tequan Richmond (August 16, 2012 - present)
Useful information on Thomas "TJ" Ashford Jr.
* His real father was accidentally killed by Shawn Butler when they were marines.
Past: Busboy at Kelly's Diner
TJ Ashford came to Port Charles as a troubled teenager looking for the man who accidentally killed his father. That man was Shawn Butler, a Marine buddy of TJ’s father. TJ was to live with Shawn as a way to avoid military school and Shawn reluctantly agreed out of a sense of obligation for what happened with TJ’s father.
TJ met Molly Lansing-Davis at the high school and she offered to tutor him. TJ was still rebellious though, and after he was busted stealing her mother Alexis Davis' car, Alexis was able to get the charges dropped. Shawn encouraged TJ’s friendship with the responsible Molly.
She realized TJ couldn’t read and taught him in exchange for help boosting her popularity. But when a party he threw at Molly’s house got out of control, Alexis forbid Molly and TJ from seeing each other. Instead, they began to secretly date.
Alexis realized their secret and ordered them to not see each other, but Shawn convinced her to back off.
When Jerry Jacks poisoned the water supply they considered having sex so they could experience it together but decided to wait.
When Rafe Kovich Jr. came to Port Charles, TJ became jealous of his friendship with Molly. When Molly helped Rafe escape from prison, he was shocked at Molly’s actions. He demanded she stop seeing Rafe and warned Rafe off his girlfriend. After their prom at the Metro Court was canceled because of a shooting, TJ went out on the town with Taylor DuBois. He thought he caught Molly and Rafe in a romantic moment, so he slept with Taylor in a limo.
Molly found out about it and broke up with TJ, but they were eventually able to work things out. When Rafe and Taylor worked together to make Molly and TJ jealous, TJ and Molly were able to stay strong.
When TJ accidentally saw Morgan Corinthos shoot Max Giambetti in a mob confrontation at Sonny Corinthos’ warehouse, Shawn and Sonny knew he had to leave town to avoid being a target from the Jerome family. Before he could leave Port Charles, Rafe told police commissioner Anna Devane that TJ was a witness in the shooting. Anna took TJ to the station to get his statement, but he and Shawn told Anna to contact their lawyer. She advised TJ not to leave town.
Molly Lansing-Davis (dated)
Taylor DuBois (one-night stand)
Thomas Ashford Sr. (father; deceased)
Shawn Butler (legal guardian)
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At the hospital, Silas wheels Nina around the halls, assuring him that she will take care of Rafe's funeral arrangements. He thanks her. Sam stares at them and then interrupts. Nina wheels away. Sam tells the doctor that Patrick was fired because of him. He had nothing to do with it. She thinks he told the reporter. That doesn't go over well. She blames Nina. He's concerned about all the time she has been spending with Drake. He's sorry for all of this but he needs to look after his wife right now. Sam cries that everything is unfair and things are not the same anymore. "We are not working," she says. He thinks they need to work harder. She's sure that Nina is out to get him back. They rehash and bicker. Sam is sure he still has feelings for his wife but he insists Nina is his past. She doesn't think he's ready to move on and ends things. They cry and she walks away. On a different floor, Carly walks in on Franco doing art therapy with another woman. After she leaves, Franco asks Carly to take a spin with a brush. She's impressed by how much he's enjoying his new job. After she leaves, Nina wheels in. They banter and discuss her coma. He convinces her to do a self-portrait. When she reaches into her purse for her photo, her enemies list falls out. He recognizes the names and she pretends she's just keeping track. Franco doesn't buy that but drops it. Down the hall, TJ drops in on Molly to pick her up. He explains that he was questioned by a DEA agent. Outside the room, Mickey runs into Alexis. He recognizes her as a friend of Julian's and makes some vague remarks. She heads in to get her daughter. Molly reminds her that she's going back to Sam's. Alexis begs her to come home. "That's not happening," says Molly. Alexis claims her relationship with Julian has changed. TJ encourages Molly to go home too. Molly admits she misses her mom and agrees. They hug. By the nurses' station, Shawn finds his boss and asks him what's going on. Carly joins them and Sonny beats himself up about the Morgan situation. Down the hall, Ava is trying to usher her brother out but he won't leave until she honors her end of their deal. She finally blurts out that Sonny killed AJ. After she explains, he calls for his chopper. They head for the roof. Mickey pops up and reminds them that Ava is a traitor and needs to die. He pulls out his gun. Julian tells him that Ava has the dirt they need to take down Sonny. They hop on the chopper and take off just as Sonny and Shawn arrive. Meanwhile, Carly returns to Franco and interrupts him giggling with Nina. After Nina wheels off, Carly gets jealous and makes out with Franco. At that moment, Nina tracks down Silas. He fills her in about the breakup as Sam gets busy telling Molly and Alexis.
At the hospital, Sonny warns Ava not to run. Ava sees Morgan and tells him she’s there for a baby checkup. Morgan doesn’t want to talk to Ava and Sonny and tries to walk away but Sonny follows. Morgan wants to know the truth about Sonny and Ava, but gets no answers. Meanwhile, Mickey finds TJ and introduces himself as Bob with the DEA. He has questions about Jordan. TJ won’t help put his mom back in jail but Mickey just has questions about her past. In an exam room, a nurse enters and Sonny leaves to give them privacy, but promises not to go far. Ava offers to pay the nurse $1,000 for a phone.
Back at the hospital, Alexis arrives to get Molly and runs into Sonny. He tells her Ava is getting a checkup and she knows whatever he’s doing is to protect his family. Plus, she’s in no position to be mad at anyone involved with a Jerome. Meanwhile, TJ answers Mickey’s questions about Jordan’s jail time. TJ worries his mom is about to be busted but Mickey says that remains to be seen. Later, Mickey gets a call from Jordan asking to meet up and finish what they started the other night. Then, Julian arrives and asks the same nurse who attended Ava if she’d like to make $1,000. The nurse distracts Sonny while Julian enters Ava’s room. Ava urges him to move quickly in case Sonny comes back.