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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Carly brings Sonny a drink at his place. She wonders why Rocco is staying over. TJ and Molly interrupt and then leave for the park. Carly asks again what's wrong with Dante and Lulu. He's evasive but she won't stop. Eventually he tells her that Lulu cheated on his son. She finds that hard to believe. Sonny explains that Dante kissed Valerie but she shot him down. He's sure this will blow over. He's more worried about Denise and Morgan. He's already given his son a warning. They go outside to watch the fireworks. He doesn't think anyone has it better than them. They kiss.
Kiki approaches Morgan in the park and tells him that Denise/Ava has told her all about what's going on between her and Franco. As they eat BLTs, she explains that they are a fake couple. She fills him in about Franco's assumption that Denise has the hots for him. Morgan says that's off base. She agrees. He mentions that Denise tipped him off about Michael giving up custody. Meanwhile, TJ and Molly discuss why he agreed to live with Sonny. He changes the subject and pulls out the earrings he got for her. She loves them. They kiss. Across the park, Maxie and Nathan set up their picnic. She rails to him about Valerie. She wants to go back to Dante's to keep an eye on Lulu's rival. He cuffs her to him and reminds her that it's the anniversary of when he fell for her. They have some wine and make-out.
Morgan is at the Corinthos compound, telling his father about his attraction to Denise. His father assures him he's better off with Kiki and the other woman is trouble. Once Morgan leaves, TJ shows up and Sonny tells his bodyguard that he's moving in. He sends his bags to Michael's old room.