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Tahj Mowry: Talented Child Star Turned Multi-Hyphenate Entertainer

Full Name Tahj Dayton Mowry
Birthdate May 17, 1986
Birth Place Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Age 37 Years Old
Height 5′ 7′′ (1.7 m)
Net Worth $1.5 million
Social Media Facebook

Growing up in San Francisco, Tahj Mowry discovered his passion for performing early on. He booked his first acting gig at age 4 in a Ricola cough drop commercial after his aunt, who was in the industry, helped him land an audition. This kicked off Tahj‘s prolific child star career spanning television, film, and music. As the younger brother of twins Tia and Tamera Mowry, Tahj had a built-in support system as he navigated show business. But it was his breakout lead role on Smart Guy that propelled him into the stratosphere.

Mastering the Child Star Role

Before his star-making turn on Smart Guy, Tahj gained experience co-starring on sitcoms like Full House and Sister, Sister in the mid-90s. Playing Teddy, Michelle Tanner‘s friend on Full House, Tahj got to work with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen starting when he was just 8 years old. This early exposure helped hone his comedic chops.

Then came the opportunity of a lifetime – headlining his own show called Smart Guy. Tahj played 10-year-old genius T.J. Henderson, who gets promoted from fourth grade to tenth grade, attending high school with his older siblings. As one of the few young Black actors leading a Disney Channel series, Tahj‘s work on Smart Guy was groundbreaking. The show became a beloved family sitcom during its three season run.

Becoming a Triple Threat

After Smart Guy ended in 1999, Tahj kept up a busy schedule guest starring on shows like The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Kim Possible, and Baby Daddy. He also expanded into film projects like Are We There Yet?, Seventeen Again, and Bunks. Behind the scenes, Tahj was nurturing another passion – music. He signed a recording contract with MCA Records and released his debut album in 2004. With songs like "Flirt" and "Something To Do," Tahj displayed his versatility as an entertainer.

Expanding his repertoire even further, Tahj began honing his producing skills. He started a production company called Stone Creativity and co-created the Nickelodeon series Game Shakers, which ran from 2015-2019. With this sharp business acumen, Tahj has successfully transitioned from child star to a multi-talented producer and musician.

Giving Back to the Industry

Despite his early fame and success, Tahj has stayed remarkably grounded. He makes time to give back by working with charities like Ronald McDonald House and serving as a big brother mentor. Tahj also makes an effort to support up-and-coming Black creators through initiatives like Disney‘s Onyx Collective.

“It’s important for minorities to have platforms where they can tell their stories authentically,” Tahj explained in an interview.

After growing up with guidance from loved ones in the entertainment world, Tahj is now paying it forward. It‘s this big heart and down-to-earth nature that makes fans admire him even more.

The Next Act

Now in his late 30s, Tahj‘s passion for performing remains stronger than ever. Upcoming projects include producing sports drama series February‘s Daughter and starring in indie thriller Hello Tomorrow!. No matter what new ventures come his way, Tahj approaches each opportunity with gratitude and joy.

“I’m having the time of my life,” he told a reporter recently. “I’m doing what I love – how could it get any better?”

As a longtime fan, it‘s been incredible watching Tahj grow from an adorable child star into a multifaceted trailblazer. He has accomplished so much professionally while never losing his magnetic spirit. Here‘s to many more iconic roles, catchy songs, and creative triumphs to come!