Julius Tennon leads a career in the entertainment industry as a film producer and actor with a double threat. He has performed on television, in film, and in the theater. Tennon produces films through his production company JuVee Productions, of which he is a co-founder.
As an actor, Julius Tennon has starred in a number of films including Riverbend, Hard Promises, Lone Justice 2, Small Soldiers, Friday Night Lights, The Architect, and many others. He has made several television appearances, including the highly successful film How to Get Away with Murder, starring his wife Viola. Read on to learn more about Tennon’s background, career successes, and more.
Julius Tennon Biography (Wiki, Age)
Julius Tennon was born on December 24, 1953, in Travis County, Texas, United States of America. As an adolescent, he was enthusiastic about the theater and performed in several plays during his high school years. In addition to his love for the arts, Tennon was also active as an athlete in school. As a linebacker, he played soccer for his school team. Tennon excelled in soccer to such an extent that he was awarded a scholarship that enabled him to be admitted to the University of Tulsa.
In Tulsa, Tennon would go down in history as the first colored man to graduate from the drama faculty. Julius Tennon had begun his acting career in the mid-80s. Among the films in which he has had roles is the 1987 film The Man Who Broke 1000, in which he played the role of Nub alongside other well-known actors such as Val Kilmer, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Durning, James Keach, Clancy Brown, Sonia Braga, and Elisha Cook Jr.
The Man Who Broke 1000 chains was based on the prisoner of the Georgia Chain gang and his attempts to escape from prison. In 1990 he played the role of Tony Marx in Riverbend. His knowledge of soccer benefited him in the 1992 film Hard Promises, in which he portrayed a soccer coach.
The year 1995 brought him the role of Sealy Petit in Lone Justice 2 and he ended his 90s with the role of Toy World Supervisor in the film Small Soldiers (1998). In 2004, Julius Tennon again relied on his experience as an athlete to portray Coach James in Friday Night Lights. Tennon’s other films include Architect (2006), Fame (2009), to name but a few.
His television show acting roles include the role of Doctor James Holly in the City of Angels (2000). He portrayed Detective Louden in The Practice (right of the victims) in 2003. Other television shows in which Tennon has played roles include The Fantasia Barrino Story: Life is Not a Fairy Tale, and a 2013 episode of Criminal Minds (Restoration).
About His Relationship With Viola Davis
Julius Tennon is married to the popular actress Viola Davis and they have a daughter together. Viola Davis is even more popular than her husband Tennon. She is a highly respected and revered actress who has excelled in a variety of roles.
One of her most famous roles is the film Fences, in which he played alongside another Hollywood great, Denzel Washington. In recent years she is best known for her role as Professor Annalise Keating in the gripping television series “How to Get Away with Murder”. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for the series, including the 2017 Golden Globe Award for best actress in a television series.
Together with his wife Vila, Tennon appeared in the 2017 documentary “Black Love”. The other co-founder of Tennon’s production company is his wife Viola Davis.
Before he met Viola Davis, Julius Tennon was already married twice. First, he was married to Sheryl Lynn Arnold, with whom he had two children, a boy, and a girl. In 1980 he and Arnold divorced after six years of marriage. His second marriage was with Christine Dejohnna White in 1992, but this also ended in divorce in 1998.
Julius Tennon has achieved more than average success in his career as an entertainer. No doubt he is increasing his salary for his acting roles with the income from his JuVee production company. Projects handled by his company include the shows Two Sides and The Last Defense as well as the films Lila & Eve and Custody.
The two-meter eight-inch tall entertainer has been able to accumulate a net value estimated at over $10 million, while his wife Viola is said to be worth no less than $12 million.