TERRELL TILFORD currently holds recurring roles on ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth” playing Constance Marie’s dark and mysterious love interest, Eric, while moonlighting as the authoritative & charming Dr. Barton Shelby on CBS’ “The Young & the Restless”.
Most recently, he wrapped production opposite Paula Jai Parker (“Hustle & Flow”) on the feature film “The Summoning”, directed by Charles A. Murray (“Sons of Anarchy”), “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on ABC (April 2015), while returning to CBS in a new, provocative episode of “CSI”. This all follows Terrell’s successful engagement in the title character of Casey Stangl’s staging of The Curse of Oedipus at Antaeus Company.
It had been almost two years since Terrell took on the role of Deli in the West Coast premiere of Kwame Kwei-Armah’s stage play Elmina’s Kitchen. Prior to that, he was seen on stage in the award-winning ensemble StickFly at The Matrix (LA) and in NYC as Laertes in the NPTC’s Hamlet. Terrell received critical acclaim in the West Coast premiere of the Tony Award winning Take Me Out at the Geffen Playhouse.
TV Series regular: “Single Ladies”, “The Protector”, “One Life to Live” & “Guiding Light”. Recurring: “24”, “Young & the Restless”, “Soul Food”, “Lincoln Heights”, “Star Trek: Enterprise”, “Shark”, “MDs” & “All of Us”. Guest star: “NCIS”, “Army Wives”, “Bones”, “CSI:NY”, “The District”, “Girlfriends”, “My Wife & Kids”, & “CSI”, “Half & Half”, “Cosby” and “Coach”.
Upcoming Films: The Get Away (opp. Loretta Devine), H4 (opp. Harry Lennix & Angus Macfadyen) and Broken Roads (opp. Sally Kirkland).
Regional Theatres: Guthrie, McCarter, Crossroads, Antaeus Company, Actors’ Gang, LA Theatre Works, Black Dahlia and a slew of NYC houses.
An MFA graduate of Rutgers University and UC Berkeley, he was nominated for an NAACP Image Award as outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series and has received the LA Drama Critics, NAACP Theatre Award, Garland, LA Stage Alliance & Ovation awards.
Terrell has been married to his triple-threat-of-a-wife, Victoria Platt, for 15+ years and they divide their time between Los Angeles, New York, & New Orleans. When not curating for his second art gallery, Band of Vices, he’s chasing his three-year old daughter around museums…