Thomas Mikal Ford aka Tommy Ford was an American actor and comedian. He died at the age of 52, on October 12, 2016, at a hospital in the Atlanta region.
Ford passed away from an abdominal aneurysm that had ruptured.
He is most recognizable performance was as Thomas “Tommy” Strawn in the FOX comedy Martin, which ran from 1992 to 1997.
From 1999 to 2001, he played Mel Parker on the UPN sitcom The Parkers in a recurring role. He was also well-known for playing Lt. Malcolm Barker on New York Undercover, which had its last season air on FOX.
|Name||Thomas Mikal Ford(Tommy)|
|Born||September 5, 1964|
|Death||October 12, 2016|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Education||University of Southern California|
|Known for||Thomas “Tommy” Strawn – Martin|
|Spouse(s)||Gina Sasso (m. 1997; div. 2014)|
|Children||Three(Two sons and a daughter)|
Martin: What Happened To Tommy Ford’s Wife Gina Sasso?
Tommy Ford was married to his wife, Gina Sasso from 1997 to 2014. She is an American entrepreneur who owns a marketing company.
Sasso rose to prominence after her marriage to an actor of 90s hit, Martin.
The couple had two children together and were married for about eleven years before they eventually got divorced. The reason behind their breakup is not disclosed to the public.
Gina and the late entrepreneur were married in 1997 at the Rio Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas. Prior to their marriage going sour and being annulled in 2014, they were a happy family.
Tommy and Viviane De Sosa Beattie began dating after their divorce and remained so till his passing in Atlanta. On October 12, 2016, he died of a ruptured abdominal aneurysm.
Sasso has been working for various sports and entertainment organizations as a marketing boss consultant. In 2018, she established her own business, “Prime Sports Marketing.”
Wayne M. Richards, Esq. serves as the agent for the company where Gina Sasso Ford is the only officer.
Tommy Ford’s Two Children With Gina Sasso
Tommy Ford has a total of three children. A daughter, Maddison, and a son, Thomas, are his two kids from his ex-wife, Gina Sasso.
He has a child with his girlfriend, Venessa Simmons, Tommy Ford Jr. There was news that he once received a restraining order from his baby and baby mama.
However, he denied the news and said he filed the restraining order against Simmons, who refused to leave his Atlanta residence.
Simmons submitted a response AND a counter TPO in Fulton County court on August 15 in response to his order(Sandrarose).
Simmons described the horrific physical and mental abuse she and their 12-year-old kid reportedly experienced while living in Ford’s home in her answer to Ford’s request for a TPO.
Tommy Ford’s Net Worth
Tommy Ford is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $2 million. His most well-known performance was as Thomas “Tommy” Straw from 1992 to 1997 on the television program Martin.
Ford played Malcolm Barker in the television series New York Undercover from 1998 to 1999. He played Mel Parker, a recurrent character, on The Parkers from 1999 to 2001.
Ford played Marcus on The Jamie Foxx Show in 1999. He played the Pope of Comedy on the television show Who’s Got Jokes from 2006 to 2008. He was portrayed in the Revered in the TV show Let’s Stay Together in 2011.
Besides Highway, 4Play, and For Love or Money, Ford has appeared in a number of other films. At Mamu’s Feet, Breeze, Beat Street Resurrection, Pantherless, and Conflict of Interest are among the movies he produced.
For Martin, Ford received a 1996 Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
In addition to acting, he is also a writer who has written, children’s books that encouraged nonviolent and drug-free living.