Comedian and actor Tommy Davidson: On finding a second life in recovery
Heart of the Matter
Tommy Davidson’s childhood was anything but textbook. Discovered on the streets as a toddler by his adoptive white mother, he faced alienation from those who looked down on his interracial upbringing, and strife from a society clinging to racial barriers. But a breakout role on the now-iconic ‘90s sitcom “In Living Color” soon thrust him into fame—and into the throes of addiction. Tune into the latest episode of Heart of the Matter as Tommy, now over two decades into recovery, speaks to Elizabeth Vargas about finding a sense of belonging in his unique upbringing, getting to “live two lives” with recovery and why he thinks substance use seems so prominent in the entertainment industry. Explore more on topics and themes discussed in this episode:Navigating the Addiction Treatment System Seeking Help: What to Look For, What to Avoid Suggesting Treatment to a Loved OneEditor’s Note: The views and opinions expressed on Heart of the Matter are those of the podcast participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Partnership to End Addiction. We are also mindful that some of the personal stories feature the word “addict” and other terms from this list. We respect and understand those who choose to use certain terms to express themselves. However, we strive to use language that’s health-oriented, accurately reflects science, promotes evidence-based treatment and demonstrates respect and compassion.
S5. Ep. 18: Tommy Davidson reads an excerpt from "Living in Color"
Areva Martin is an author, award-winning civil rights attorney, and talk show host who joins me today just in time for Juneteenth. My next guest. You all may know him as an original cast member on the sketch comedy TV show In Living Color, Oscar Proud on The Proud Family, and so much more. Give it up for Tommy Davidson!
We need powdered donuts to get through this late, sexy, Saturday night Anything Show! Jon Francois & Andrew Vandertunt discuss the Super Bowl moving to Saturday, a missing pizza rolls rant, Seth Rogen not caring about the Oscars, & Jon chats with a TRIFECTA of fabulous guests: actor-comedian Tommy Davidson of In Living Color fame, director Andrew Levitas of the new Johnny Depp film Miramata, & Sarah & Alisha of the Lovestruck Daily podcast! Support comes from Perkies (Perkies.com), Disctopia, & Hydronique Hydration (hydroniquehydration.com)
Actor and Comedian Tommy Davidson | A 2nd Visit and Pandemic Follow Up!
The Brett Allan Show
As we continue legends week on the Bret Allan Show, actor and comedian Tommy Davidson comes back for a second, and quick visit to catch up since their last visit. Tommy has a new baby in hand, tour talk since things have opened up, how our country has changed since last year, sharing special moments with fans, the polarizing term of celebrity and much more.Give us kind rating and review!https://ratethispodcast.com/brettallanshowEmail firstname.lastname@example.orgBe sure to follow us on social media for all the latest podcast updates!Twittertwitter.com/@brettallanshowIGinstagram.com/brettallanshowFacebookFacebook.com/brettallanshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices