Tobias Truvillion

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, whom 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 other 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.

Compelled to pursue his penchant for acting, in 1999, Tobias enrolled in the iconic National Black Theater of Harlem. Shortly after, his first acting role as Shango (the Yoruba religion’s God of fire and lighting) in late playwright Tunde Samuel’s theatrical masterpiece ‘Oya,’ earned the novice actor a prestigious AUDELCO Award for “Best Male in a Musical” (2001). In 2006, Tobias joined the cast of ABC’s hit soap “One Life to Live.”

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor The Missing Face 2000-01 Season