Tequan Richmond (Thomas “TJ” Ashford Jr. on General Hospital)

Current Character: Thomas “TJ” Ashford Jr.

Birthday: 1992-10-30

Birthplace: Born in Burlington, North Carolina


Tequan Richmond was born in Burlington, North Carolina in 1992 and moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue a modeling career. He was featured in ads in a number of magazines, including Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, and Reader’s Digest.

Broadcast commercials followed, with national spots for Tide, Sears, Spalding, Pepsi, Verizon Wireless, Nintendo, and McDonald's. He was a host for Toon Disney Channel, and has been on guest spots for a number of Primtime shows, including "ER," "Cold Case," "CSI," "Numb3rs," and "The Shield."

He appeared on the big screen as Ray Charles, Jr. in the Ray Charles biopic "Ray" and "House Party 5: Tonight's the Night."

Career Highlights

General Hospital - TJ Ashford (August 16, 2012 - present)
Blue Caprice - Lee (2013)
Memphis Beat - Jesse (2011)
Private Practice - Tyler (2011)
Everybody Hates Chris - Drew (2005 - 2009)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Nominee, Outstanding Younger Actor (2015)
Black Reel Awards Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture ("Blue Caprice," 2014)
Black Reel Awards Nominee, Outstanding Male Breakthrough Performance ("Blue Caprice," 2014)
Image Awards Nominee, Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Series ("General Hospital," 2014)


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