Tommy Davidson Joins Gino D to talk about The Proud Family Revival on Disney+ and More!


Tommy Davidson is reprising his role as patriarch Oscar Proud in Disney+’s Proud Family revival ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder ‘ and it launched on Wednesday, Feb. 23rd.
Tommy joined Gino D this afternoon to tell us all about it, plus he has kicked off a 2022 Comedy Tour with Mike Epps and just released his new debut smooth jazz single, “Sweet Reunion featuring Dave Koz.
Listen to the interview below, learn more about his career, and listen to his NEW song…


ABOUT The Proud Family:

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouderin which Tommy Davidson returns as the patriarch, ‘Oscar Proud,’ in the fan favorite, iconic series with the 2022 reboot exclusive to Disney+.

Here’s a quick preview:
Davidson is joined on the Proud reboot with his co-stars reprising their roles: Kyla Pratt as Penny Proud, Paula Jai Parker as Trudy Proud, JoMarie Payton as Suga Mama, Cedric the Entertainer as Uncle Bobby, Karen Malina White as Dijonay Jones, Soleil Moon Frye as Zoey Howzer, Alisa Reyes as LaCienega Boulevardez, Carlos Mencia as Felix Boulevardez, Maria Canals-Barrera as Sunset Boulevardez and Alvaro Gutierrez as Papi in the animated family sitcom from acclaimed creator/executive producer Bruce W. Smith and executive producer Ralph Farquhar, who led the original series.
Guest-starring 2022 voice cast includes: Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Chance the Rapper, Normani, Leslie Odom Jr., Tiffany Haddish, Lena Waithe, Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union, Debbie Allen, James Pickens Jr., Courtney B. Vance, Jane Lynch, Marsai Martin, Jaden Smith, Glynn Turman, Lamorne Morris, Brenda Song, Tina Knowles, Eva Longoria, Holly Robinson Peete, Al Roker and more.

All previous seasons of “The Proud Family” are now also available on Disney+.

ABOUT Tommy Davidson:

Davidson started his career as a stand-up comedian in Washington DC, earning an ardent following with sheer hard work in various comedy clubs. As one of the cutting-edge, young stand-ups, he was spotted by major concert promoters, who booked him as the opening act for A-list touring acts, including Patti LaBelleKenny G and Luther Vandross. It wasn’t long before he came to Hollywood and was performing stand-up at a number of clubs, including the Comedy Act Theatre, where he met Robert Townsend. This led to his first national television appearance, with a starring role in Partners in Crime (2005) and was the conduit to Keenen Ivory Wayans, who proved instrumental in Davidson’s career by offering him an opportunity to audition and join the uniquely talented cast of the most adventurous prime-time variety show of its day, In Living Color (1990). He, Jamie FoxxJim Carrey and Damon Wayans made TV history with their originality.

Tommy’s impressive film debut was opposite Halle Berry in Strictly Business (1991). He immediately segued into select high-profile films, starring opposite Jada Pinkett Smith in the romantic comedy, Woo (1998) (New Line), and in the provocative urban comedy, Booty Call (1997) (Columbia Pictures). His credits include numerous feature film roles, from Spike Lee‘s Bamboozled (2000), where he received acclaim and praise for his turn as “Womack/Sleep ‘N Eats”, to Juwanna Mann (2002) (Morgan Creek Productions’) and the pivotal cameo in Jim Carrey‘s Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), which has become a cult favorite.

Davidson’s hilarious impressions of Sammy Davis Jr.Michael Jackson and other icons have become infamous. His visibility on In Living Color (1990) led to three Showtime specials: “On Strength of New York”, “Illin’ in Philly” and “Takin’ it to DC”. His elasticity as a performer who delivers on both the big and small screen led to other projects like the lead in the Disney’s animated series, The Proud Family (2001), and as a host on FOX’s “The NFL Show”, alongside football greats Michael Irvin and Tony Siragusa. Davidson also portrays the lead in Will Smith‘s up-and-coming animated series, “Youngin’s” (2000).

Tommy stars – along with 80 other star stand-ups – in I Am Comic (2010), opposite Tim AllenLewis BlackSarah SilvermanCarlos MenciaJeff Foxworthy and Kathy Griffin. The film, which premiered on Showtime, is one of Netflix’s surefire hits, enjoying a continual surge as a favorite with consumers. Davidson scored big with reviewers and audiences, alike, opposite Michael Jai White, in the critically-lauded spoof comedy, Black Dynamite(2009) (Sony Pictures), last year’s big Sundance hit, which is currently being adapted as a cartoon for Adult Swim.

He is receiving critical raves for a cameo in Ahmed Ahmed‘s award-winning documentary, Just Like Us (2010), a feature film masterpiece which is a cross-cultural study of stand-up comedy bridging all ethnicities. Tommy travels internationally selling out every venue in which he headlines.

For more on Tommy, go to his website: