African-American actor Tobias Truvillion was born on October 1, 1975 in Flushing, Queens in New York City. He received his diploma from Bayside High School, also attending Parsons JHS. He first pursued a career in modeling, making his way to becoming a well-known runway and print model. Despite his success there, he has actively studied acting. He was trained in the Obeidayah Dance Studio, under Susan Baxter Meisner, in the Sidra Smith Workshop and the Dr. Barbara Montgomery Advanced Training Workshop Vic Perillio Center for the Trained Prof. Performer Phynjuar Private Coach.
In 2001, Tobias Truvillion won the Audelco Award for the Best Male in a Musical. This was due to his performance in the off-Broadway musical, Sango, by Tunde Samuel. This prestigious honor earned him numerous roles on films and television shows. In 2002, he got a part in the action film Paid in Full, followed by the musical comedy Death of a Dynasty the next year. He continued his career with roles in Playmakers and Third Watch, before appearing alongside Will Smith in the blockbuster hit, Hitch in 2005. Truvillion was next seen on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In April 2006, he joined the cast of the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, as the character Vincent Jones. The actor’s efforts led him to book a part in the dramatic comedy Delirious, following it up with Jerry LaMothe’s Blackout. He later appeared in two episodes of the series Passions as Vincent Clarkson.
Tobias Truvillion is also known as the model and leading spokesperson for the Enyce Clothing Line. He even unveiled the "Jordan 23" Spring Line at the Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Tournament in the Bahamas. Many might recognize the actor from the “Got Milk” commercial ad campaigns as well. In addition, he was seen on ads for Foot Locker’s Reebok campaign and Heineken’s “Double Nod” campaign. Another appearance of Truvillion’s has been in the music video of American Idol’s Fantasia, for the song “Free Yourself.”
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