The Mothers Ball® Celebrity Guest

Tobias Truvillion

Guest Bio

Tobias Truvillion is an ex-Ford model-turned-award-winning actor, film producer, philanthropist, and inner-city youth mentor, advocate, and arts instructor. The Queens, New York native, who Indiewire hails as a “transformative actor,” is known for a bevy of captivating TV, film, theatrical roles, including ‘Flesh and Bone,’ ‘White Collar,’ ‘Brooklyn’s Finest,’ ‘One Life to Live,’ ‘Hitch,’ ‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘Black Angels Over Tuskegee,’ ‘Person of Interest,’ and many others acclaimed productions. He’s also played the leading male in several music videos (Grammy Award winning songstress Fantasia Burrino’s “Free Yourself” and “I’m doing Me”), starred in numerous international and US TV and print ad campaigns such as Heineken’s “The Double Nod” TV commercial, South Africa’s national Gulder Beer TV commercial, and Michael Jordan’s ‘Jumpman’ and ‘Six Rings’ campaigns. Consistently pushing artistic boundaries, his latest recurring role as music producer Derek Major (“D-Major”) on season 2B of the Fox breakout hit musical drama TV series, ‘Empire,’ is indicative of Tobias’s ongoing diversity and evolution.


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