Tobias Truvillion is an award-winning TV, film, and theatrical actor/producer from Queens, New York. He has garnered an NAACP Image Award nomination for an Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. Throughout his career, he has garnered over 55 acting and producing credits including 14 Guest Stars (7 recurring), 6 Lead feature films, and 1 3-year contract. He is recently known for his work on NBC’s Chicago PD in addition to the portrayal of the savvy Music Producer, Derek Major (D-Major) role in seasons 2 and 3 of FOX’s hit musical drama TV series, Empire. Tobias is excited about the progress of his new feature film that was pr
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BET has featured Tobias in several productions in recent years. In 2018, he portrayed the celebrity, man-crush, Law Professor in the Legal Drama series, In Contempt. In 2019, he completed his first Christmas movie as the Leading Man, Holiday Heist. He also worked opposite Music Songstress, Jill Scott as her producer and love interest hopeful in the 1st streaming platform hit series for BET Plus, First Wives Club. This production is expected to renew in 2020. Also in 2020, Tobias debuted his recurring run on Tyler Perry;s Studios episodic, Sistas.
These roles are indicative of Tobias’s diverse range of talent which has evolved over time. His range extends from the raving stage performances as Shango, in the theatrical musical Oya (his first acting role), which earned Tobias a prestigious AUDELCO Award for Best Male in a Musical, as well as the portrayal of Vincent Jones, who upheld an ongoing love relationship with Layla Williamson (Tika Sumpter) on ABC’s One Life to Live. This role also aided in landing him the nomination for the NAACP Award.
The ex-Ford model’s resume includes an array of high profile international and domestic print and TV commercial advertising campaigns, e.g., Heineken’s Double Nod (TV), Footlocker (TV with rapper Fabolous), Gulder Beer (Nigerian National TV), and Jordan’s legendary Six Rings (print).
Over the years, the press has hailed his performance as a force to be recognized. Indiwire featured tobias as a transformative actor” in their cover story of the indie film, The Tested, also starring Aunjanue Ellis and Armando Riesco. Given his talent and experience, it would be no surprise to see Tobias appear in a bevy of captivating TV, film, theatrical roles, including Flesh and Bone, White Collar, Brooklyn’s Finest, Hitch, Blue Bloods, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Persons of Interest, and several leading music video roles (e.g., Grammy Award winning songstress Fantasia Burrino’s Free Yourself and Im doing Me and Chante Moore’s – Real One), as well as many other acclaimed productions.
Tobias, who currently resides in Newark New Jersey loves to cook. He has been practicing a vegan lifestyle since 2017. He often volunteers at local community centers to offer advice on healthy eating habits. He also likes to take pictures with his professional camera. He is often called upon to produce videos and take photos at a photo session. Everyone he takes headshots for becomes a part of his Trupics collection. Dedicated to youth development and empowerment, he also aims to motivate others to draw attention to their personal needs as a primary source of focus towards mastery in their lives. He encourages others to acknowledge their needs or be true to their core necessities (Trutothecore), this includes mind, body, and spirit. A healthier lifestyle leads to healthier decisions. When Tobias is not on set working on a production, he’s behind the scenes somewhere working with others to help develop their personal and/or creative talent.