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Tahj Mowry

Tahj MowryBiography, American actor

American actor
Tahj Mowry
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Intro American actor
Is Actor Television actor Singer Film actor Voice actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 17 May 1986, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Age: 34 years
Star sign TaurusTaurus
Mother: Darlene Mowry
Father: Timothy Mowry
Siblings: Tia MowryTamera Mowry
Pepperdine University
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Tahj Dayton Mowry (/tɑːʒ ˈmɔːri/; born May 17, 1986) is an American actor and singer. He is the younger brother of identical twins Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry and is known for his role on the show Smart Guy as the main character TJ on The WB, though the show gained later recognition on Disney Channel. Mowry was later cast as the voice of ten-year-old super genius Wade Load on Kim Possible as a nod to this role. He is also known for his role on Full House playing Michelle's best friend Teddy. Mowry also played Tucker Dobbs on Freeform's comedy show Baby Daddy.

Early life

Tahj Dayton Mowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on May 17, 1986. His mother, Darlene Renée Flowers, managed her children's careers. His father, Timothy John Mowry, was in the U.S. Army and later became a custody officer/jailer with the City of Glendale Police Department when the family moved to California.

His father has English and Irish ancestry, and his mother is of Afro-Bahamian descent. His parents met in high school in Miami, Florida. Both joined the U.S. Army, and both eventually reached the rank of Sergeant. His older twin sisters are Tia and Tamera Mowry and he also has a brother named Tavior. He played varsity football at Westlake High School in Thousand Oaks, California, and one season of football at Savannah State University and the University of Wyoming. He attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where his sisters Tia and Tamera both graduated.


Mowry starred and is perhaps best known as T.J. Henderson, a child prodigy, on the sitcom Smart Guy. He played Teddy on the sitcom Full House. He also appeared in Disney Channel movies such as Hounded and The Poof Point. He had a guest role on the Disney Channel Original Series, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and in a Star Trek: Voyager episode entitled "Innocence". Mowry appeared in the movie Are We Done Yet? as Danny Pulu and in Seventeen Again as Willie Donovan. Mowry also had an appearance in one episode in the fourth season of Desperate Housewives. He also made a guest appearance on an episode of The Game as Melanie Barnett's brother (he's also the real brother of Melanie's portrayer Tia Mowry). Mowry performed the voice of Wade in the Disney Channel animated series Kim Possible.

Mowry sang "Shine Your Light On Me" for School's Out! Christmas, Circle of Life for the Disney Channel Circle of Stars recording of The Lion King which was included on the Platinum Edition DVD and was featured on a single called "Kick It Out" with Boom Boom Satellites and Flo Rida. He also appeared in an episode of Friends when Phoebe sings for kindergarten kids.

He also starred as Tucker Dobbs in the ABC Family sitcom Baby Daddy. The half-hour sitcom premiered on June 20, 2012. Mowry released his debut single called "Flirt" produced by Excel Beats in April 2015. He released a six-song EP entitled, Future Funk, on August 4, 2015. The EP included "Bossy", "Dancing Alone" and "End of the Road" as stand out tracks.

Personal life

On July 12, 2020, in an Instagram post, Mowry professed his love for actress and ex-girlfriend Naya Rivera, who also appeared alongside him in Smart Guy. The tribute was posted while search operations were underway for Rivera, who went missing while swimming on July 8 at Lake Piru in Southern California. Mowry wrote: "You were my first experience with everything; love, intimacy, heartbreak. No woman has ever measured up what you gave me or how you made me feel". He also said he never stopped loving her and "wished for the day where God would bring us back together to be what we dreamt we could have been".


Year Result Award Category Nominated Work
1992 Nominated Young Artist Awards Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor Under 10 Full House
1998 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series: Leading Young Performer Smart Guy
Nominated YoungStar Awards Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy TV Series
1999 Nominated Image Awards Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress
2000 Nominated Image Awards Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress
2001 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy): Supporting Young Actor Seventeen Again
2013 Nominated Teen Choice Awards Scene Stealer: Male Baby Daddy
2014 Nominated Teen Choice Awards Scene Stealer: Male
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