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Thomas Jefferson Byrd Net Worth - How Rich was the Actor?

Heisenberg Published On Mon Oct 05 2020   Modified On Mon Oct 05 2020
Thomas Jefferson Byrd Net Worth - How Rich was the Actor?

Learn how much net worth the late actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd made during his lifetime.

Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd was brutally shot and killed in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday morning, according to Atlanta police spokesman Anthony Grant. The officers rushed to southwest Atlanta in response to an injured person call at 01:45 AM, but when they reached there, he was found to be already dead, with multiple gunshot wounds in the back.

The cause of death of the 70-year-old actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd is still under investigation, and the details of the circumstances surrounding the incident have not been known yet. Thomas is most notably known for his roles in Spike Lee movies such as 'Clockers Chi-Raq,' 'Bamboozled,' 'He Got Game' and 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.' Lee shared an Instagram post announcing Byrd's death and remembered his works. 'May we all wish condolences and blessings to his family,' he wrote. 'Rest in peace, Brother Byrd.' 

Below we take a look at Thomas Jefferson Byrd's net worth and learn how much money he made over the years.

How Much Net Worth Did Thomas Jefferson Byrd Hold?

Before his demise, Thomas Jefferson Byrd had an approximate net worth of $600,000. He made most of his money in his life from his career as an actor. For his performance in the 2003 Broadway revival of 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,' he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. His other significant works include roles in movies like 'He Got Game,' 'Get on the Bus,' and 'Clockers.'

Thomas Jefferson Byrd had an approximate net worth of $600,000.

Thomas Jefferson Byrd had an approximate net worth of $600,000.
Source: The New York Times

Thomas Jefferson Byrd was born on June 25, 1950, in Griffin, south of Atlanta. He had a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Morris Brown College in Atlanta and a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from the California Institute of the Arts.

Thomas Jefferson Byrd began his career in acting by starring in numerous regional stage productions including the San Diego Repertory Theatre's award-winning performance of 'Spunk.' Similarly he starred in 'Home' by Samm-Art Evans, 'Two Trains Running,' 'The Piano Lesson' and 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' at the Alliance Theater. Additionally, his other works include 'Flyin' West,' 'Hamlet,' and 'Miss Evers' Boys' at the Indiana Repertory.

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Thomas Jefferson Byrd made his debut in Broadway in 2003, in the revival of Ma Rainey's 'Black Bottom.' For his performance, he received a Tony Award nomination for the best-featured actor. Similarly, he appeared in several Spike Lee movies like 'Clockers,' 'Get on the Bus,' 'Bamboozled,' 'Red Hook Summer,' and 'Chi-Raq.'

Several Prominent Figures Offered Their Condolences to Thomas Jefferson Byrd's Death

Several prominent personalities in the entertainment industry have mourned the death of Thomas Jefferson Byrd. 'Loved working with you Byrd,' Oscar Award-winning actress Viola Davis wrote on her Twitter account. 'What a fine actor you were. So sorry your life ended this way. Praying for your family.'

Several prominent people mourned the death of Thomas Jefferson Byrd.

Several prominent people mourned the death of Thomas Jefferson Byrd.
Source: BBC

Elisabeth Omilami described Byrd as a 'brilliant dancer, actor, and friend.' 'He was a special person whose personality filled up the whole room when he entered you knew he was there,' she told WXIA-TV in Atlanta. 'He fought his way through this very racist and difficult Hollywood system and was able to maintain a career through it all.'

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