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 Kelly’s, Maxie has her morning coffee and heads out with Georgie. She runs into Spinelli, who asks how she’s doing given her relationship with Nathan just ended. The two argue, and Maxie is furious with Spinelli for treating her like a prize to be won. She never expected that from him. He begs for forgiveness and says he was trying to prove he was as much of a man as Nathan and deserved her. He asks if he’s blown it with her, but she says they should discuss this later as she has to get Georgie home. Back inside, Molly stops in to see TJ and is waiting for her dad to show up to find out how his dating life is going. She fills TJ in on setting her dad up with online dating.
Ric meets up with Molly and TJ at Kelly’s. He tells them that he did meet a nice woman through online dating, who turned out to be married. Ric has flashbacks to taking photos of Hayden with a guy named Pete, who pretended to be a pre-plastic surgery Jake. Molly makes Ric promise not to give up on dating. She heads to school, while TJ gets back to work. Suddenly the man that Ric paid to pretend to be Jake in the photos sits down and asks to be bought lunch.
Jordan arrives at Kelly's to see her son. She tells TJ that she's just working for Duke right now. Shawn joins them. TJ is glad that they are on the same side now. When the teen steps aside, Shawn assures Jordan that he trusts her, but Duke might be suspicious. She guesses he said something to their boss. TJ returns before he can respond. TJ and Shawn leave. Duke strolls in as Carlos lurks outside. Duke asks her to kill Julian.