Who is TK Kirkland?
Terence ‘T. K.’ Kirkland was born in New Jersey, USA, on 3 April 1961 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, film writer, director and comedian, who’s appeared in only nine movies, while he’s probably still known best for his portrayal of Rodney, one of the main characters in the 1997 crime drama “Strays”. It was written and directed by Vin Diesel, who also starred in it alongside T. K. and Joey Dedio; the movie follows the life of the drug dealer and bouncer Rick from New York City, who’s looking for a long-term relationship; it was nominated for a Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic.
Early life and education
T.K. was raised in Compton, California, by his parents about whom little is known, as he respects their privacy; it’s believed that his father worked at a local post office, and that his mother was a cleaning lady. Because T. K. hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most of his fans believe him to be an only child.
T.K. became interested in comedy while attending a local high school, and enjoyed making his peers laugh; he was a member of the school’s drama club, playing both supporting and lead roles in numerous school plays. T. K. was also highly sporting during his teenage years, and played football, soccer and tennis.
T.K. matriculated in 1979, and because he hasn’t spoken of his further education, most people believe that he hasn’t attended college.
Career as a comedian
T.K. worked various jobs after high school, and performed comedy in clubs around Los Angeles, California, and New York City. He gained recognition in 1987, when he began touring with the American hip hop group Niggaz Wit Attitudes (N. W. A.), and he then became an opening act for many popular rappers, including Lil Wayne, Eminem and Jay Z.
T.K.’s friendship with many rappers encouraged him to launch his own career in the music industry, and in 2017 he released his debut album “Who Raised You”.
Career as an actor
T.K. made his debut film appearance in the popular 1995 crime drama “New Jersey Drive”, written and directed by Nick Gomez, and which starred Shar-Ron Corley, Gabriel Casseus and Saul Stein. It follows the young black teenagers Midget and Jason who are living in Newark, New Jersey, and whose main hobby is stealing cars; the movie was nominated for three awards.
In 1999, T. K. appeared in the musical comedy drama “Rising to the Top”, and the following year saw him star as Lieutenant Gaspard in the crime action “Baller Blockin’”. It was written and directed by Steven Esteb, also starred B. G. and Birdman, and follows the lives of wealthy criminals and corrupt police officers.
A couple of T. K.’s following roles were in the 2001 action horror drama “Tara”, the 2006 action adventure “The Champagne Gang”, and the 2007 comedy “Comedy After Dark”. The year 2012 saw him play Joey in the drama “Birds of a Feather”, written and directed by Curtis Franklin, and which starred Big Bank Black, James Coleman and Joe Dotson; the movie follows two cousins who are trying to succeed in the music industry, and have learned that it’s not that different from the streets.
T.K.’s most recent role has been his portrayal of Silk Tie Joe in the 2013 action drama “Good Brutha Bad Brutha”.
T.K. wrote a 2003 episode of the comedy series “Laffapalooza”, and the 2008 episode “ComicView: One Mic Stand” of the comedy “BET’s Comicview”, and both wrote and produced the 2008 comedy video “Are There Any Questions”.
T.K. directed the 2019 “T.K. Kirkland: Who Raised You? Comedy Special”.
T.K. has been featured in a number of TV specials and documentaries, including the 1993 “Soul Train Comedy Awards” (presenter), the 2011 “Phunny Business: A Black Comedy”, and the 2020 “Def Comedy Jam Healing Through Laughter”.
T.K. has made a guest appearance in a number of talk-shows, including a 2020 episode of “Private Talk Podcast with Alexis Texas”.
T.K. launched his self-titled YouTube channel on 27 October 2019, and it’s today subscribed to by close to 20,000 people, while it numbers more than 500,000 views of all his 13 videos combined. Most of these feature T. K. performing stand-up comedy, and we’re going to mention three of the most popular amongst these, which have helped him attract many subscribers.
T.K.’s #1 video “Mike Tyson almost TK’O Kirkland me. But I did the smart thing and CHANGED THE SUBJECT. HotBoxin. 💯” has been watched more than 200,000 times since 20 October 2020, and features T. K. interviewing the American former professional boxer Mike Tyson.
His second most popular video – “I told y’all I was in the Window Shopper video with 50 Cent.
And I still got that $12 chain. 💯” – has been watched close to 200,000 times since 6 December 2020, and is a scene from 50 Cent’s music video “Window Shopper”, which features T. K.
T.K.’s #3 video – “That time me, Ezell, and a slim Vlad was puttin the Hot Boys on the hot car in Baller Blockin.🚨🚓💯” – has been watched close to 100,000 times since 12 November 2020, and is a scene from the movie “Baller Blockin’”.
Love life and wife
T.K. prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, which is why only little about it is known. T. K. has been married to his other half, Tamara for around three decades now, but the date of their wedding remains undisclosed; he hasn’t shared any details concerning her, including her maiden name, age and profession.
Tamara has given birth to their son Aris and daughters Trinty and Isis, but they both keep their children away from the media’s attention, wanting them to be able to lead normal lives.
Neither T. K. nor Tamara have spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, so as of March 2022, T. K.’s married to Tamara, and they have three children together.
Hobbies and other interests
T.K. is highly active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his close to 200,000 followers. He’s uploaded more than 20,000 pictures onto the network, most of which are to promote his comedy shows.
Amongst T. K.’s favorite hobbies is travelling, and his career has taken him all around the world. He’s performed in various US states, and European and Asian countries, as well as in Australia and a couple of Canadian cities, while his dream travel destination is London, England.
T.K. is physically quite active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, thus his muscular body.
T.K. enjoys watching movies late at night, and his favorite actors and actresses are Will Smith, Bruce Willis and Angelina Jolie, while a couple of his favorite films include “Bad Boys”, “Men in Black” and “Pulp Fiction”.
Age, height and net worth
T.K.’s age is 60. He’s bald and has brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.8m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).
As of March 2022, his net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million.