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Terrell Tilford (born July 22, 1969) is an American film, stage, and television actor best known for roles as Eric Bishop on Switched at Birth (2015-2017), David Grant on Guiding Light (1998–2001), as Greg Evans on One Life to Live (2009–2010), as Ramon Rush in the Lifetime drama series The Protector (2011), as Sean Clarke on the scripted series Single Ladies, and its recurring role as Malik on Soul Food for Showtime in 2004.

Terrell Tilford
Born (1969-07-22) July 22, 1969 (age 50)
Years active1993–present
Victoria Platt (m. 2001)



Born in Los Angeles, California, Tilford is a classically trained actor who received a MFA in Theater from Rutgers University and a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.[1]

Television and film careerEdit

He is best known for his recurring roles on Showtime's Soul Food, as a mutated Klingon in Star Trek: Enterprise and for his recurring roles as Detective David Grant in Guiding Light from 1998 to 2001, and Dr. Bob Carrington on Days of Our Lives in 2008. Tilford was also in the cast of One Life to Live in the contract role of Dr. Greg Evans from June 2009 to November 2010.[2][3]

Tilford's other television appearances include CSI: NY, Bones, Shark, Lincoln Heights (recurring), Girlfriends, All of Us (two-episode arc), Just Legal (recurring), Half & Half, My Wife & Kids,CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The District, MDs (recurring), 24, and Cosby.

His film credits include Jackson, The DL Chronicles in the episode "Robert"; Jacob's Trouble; Serenity; Intersection; A Year and A Day; and A.I. Assault for the Sci-Fi Channel.

Theater careerEdit

  • He played Pontius Pilate in the Black Dahlia Theatre production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot;
  • For his Geffen Playhouse debut as Darren Lemming in the West Coast premiere of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out, Tilford's performance was recognized by the Hollywood Reporter, the Daily Variety and the Los Angeles Times among several publications;
  • Yellowman (original workshop production) at the McCarter Theatre;
  • The Memorandum at The Guthrie (invited artist-in-residence experience);
  • The Exonerated (original cast and Theatre LA Ovation Award nomination for Best Ensemble Performance) at The Actors' Gang;
  • Malcolm X in El-Hajj Malik: Malcolm X at the National Black Arts Festival;
  • The Rivals at Rutgers;
  • Involuntary Homicide at The Actors' Gang;
  • The African Company Presents Richard III at Rutgers;
  • Prisoner of 2nd Avenue for the Fox Diversity Showcase;
  • Dutchman at the Zoo Café;
  • The Colored Museum at CalArts;
  • Miss Julie at HERE (NY);
  • Wait Until Dark at Rutgers;
  • The LA Theater Works production of Stick Fly, opposite Justine Bateman, Dule Hill and Carl Lumbly.


Recurring roles
Other TV series
  • 1993: Coach as a senior in episode "One for the Road"
  • 1999: Cosby as Mr. Lee in episode "The Vessy Method"
  • 2002: 24 as Paul Wilson in 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
  • 2003: The District as Raynel in the episode "Free Byrd"
  • 2004: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as George Craven in episode "Viva Las Vegas"
  • 2004: My Wife and Kids as Rama in episode "The Return of Bobby Shaw"
  • 2005: Enterprise as Marab in 2 episodes: "Divergence" and "Affliction"
  • 2005: Half & Half as Julian Houston in episode "The Big Pomp & Circumstance Episode"
  • 2005: All of Us as Peyton Calhoun in 2 episodes "Legal Affairs" Parts 1 and 2
  • 2006: Girlfriends as Michael Daniels in episode "I'll Be There for You... But Not Right Now"
  • 2006: Just Legal as A.D.A. Steven Yeager in the episode "The Heater"
  • 2007: Lincoln Heights as Vice Principal Omar Caffey in two episodes: "Manchild" and "Betrayal"
  • 2007: Shark as Randal Hairston in episode "Blind Trust"
  • 2007: CSI: NY as Dr. Quinn Brookman in episode "What Schemes May Come"
  • 2007: The DL Chronicles as Robert Hall in episode "Robert"
  • 2007: Bones as Dr. Kyle Aldridge in episode "Intern in the Incinerator"
  • 2009: 24 as Agent Reynolds in Day 7: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • 2009-2010: One Life to Live as Greg Evans (120 episodes)
  • 2011: NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service as Navy Captain Jack Painter in episode "Dead Reflection"
  • 2012: This American Housewife as Dan (1 episode)
  • 2014: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Adrian Graham in episode "Rubbery Homicide"
  • 2015: Switched at Birth as Eric (6 episodes)
  • 2015: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Hart
  • 2016: Madam Secretary as Detective
  • 2018: Lucifer as Robert Ertz in episode "Quintessential Deckerstar"


  • 2005: Intersection as Troy (short)
  • 2005: Serenity as news anchor
  • 2005: A Year and a Day as a resident
  • 2006: Jacob's Trouble as Omar Daniels (short)
  • 2006: A.I. Assault as Mike Kirby (TV film)
  • 2008: Jackson as Jeff
  • 2009: Dark House as Detective Williams
  • 2009: Maneater as Dr. Moore (TV mini-series)
  • 2011: The Doctor as Christopher Rodas (TV film)
  • 2012: Broken Roads as Brian Pierson (post-production)
  • 2012: Henry IV / H4 as Westmoreland (filming)
  • 2013: The Get Away as Sylvester
  • 2014: Blackbird as Pastor Crandall
  • 2015: The Summoning as TJ (TV film)
  • 2015: H4 as Westmoreland
  • 2015: Busted as Shawn

Awards / NominatedEdit

In 2010, Tilford was nominated for a 41st NAACP Image Award as "Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series" for his role as Dr. Greg Evans on ABC's One Life to Live.[4][5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

Tilford is married to actress Victoria Platt,[7] and father to daughter Marley, born on August 24, 2014.[8] He is also a noted Art collector and artist himself.[9]


  1. ^ Terrell Tilford - Biography
  2. ^[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Terrell Tilford Chats About One Life to Live
  4. ^ White-Nobles, Omar (January 6, 2010). "Nominees Announced for the 41st NAACP Image Awards". TVSource Magazine. Atlantic City, New Jersey: SoSource Media. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  5. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (January 8, 2010). "41st Annual NAACP Image Awards Nominations". Soapcentral. Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  6. ^ Umstead, R. Thomas (January 6, 2010). "Lifetime, TNT Top NAACP Image Awards Nominations For Cable". Multichannel News. New York, NY: New Bay Media. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  7. ^ Newcomb, Roger (May 5, 2014). "Terrell Tilford Joins 'The Young and the Restless' as Barton Shelby". We Love New York, NY. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  8. ^ Kambra Clifford (August 25, 2014). "Y&R's Terrell Tilford and GL's Victoria Platt Welcome Baby Girl; New Dad Shares His Initial Thoughts On Having a Daughter". SON. Soap Opera Network. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
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