HBCU Made: We Salute Mr. Tim Reid
Mr. Tim Reid is an Emmy nominated actor, comedian, and writer well known for his role as the father, Ray Campbell in “Sister, Sister”, but he has accomplished so much more. Tim Reid was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia and obtained his degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Norfolk State University in 1968. After graduation he moved to Chicago to become the first black marketing representative for DuPont Corporation. In 1976, Reid moved to LA and earned roles on numerous TV shows, such as the “Richard Pryor Show” and “Simon & Simon.”
In 1987, he earned many award nominations for “Frank’s Place,” ultimately winning him an NAACP Image Award as well as the Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy. Apart from acting, Reid founded Tim Reid Productions, Inc. in 1989 to produce the critically acclaimed movie “About Sarah.” Along with all of his career achievements and awards, Tim Reid made sure to give back to his alma mater with a scholarship for the dramatic arts, paying for student’s tuition, helping with fundraising activities, and much more. For all of his generous contributions, Reid has been inducted into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame and received a Doctor of Humane Letters from Norfolk State University.
We salute Mr. Tim Reid for being HBCU Made!