Timmy Richardson, a third-grader who stars on fall Saturdays as a junior drum major for Shaw University’s Platinum Sound marching band, last month landed a starring role in the upcoming Tyler Perry production “If Loving You is Wrong,” set to debut this fall on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Also known as Sho’Time Timmy, Richardson enjoys entertaining the crowd at Shaw football games. He has done a number of stage plays, TV commercials, music videos, short films, as well as independent feature films. Aside from filming the series, Richardson is preparing for the release of one of his projects, a short film called “No Child” written by Will Williams and directed by Rob Underhill. In addition, Richardson recently competed in a 16-week “Amateur Night” competition at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham hosted by the Apollo Theater in New York. After winning his first competition, Richardson is preparing to compete in the finals this month for a chance to qualify for an all-expense paid trip to New York to audition on the live show “Showtime at the Apollo.”
Richardson attends Powell Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, NC.