Who is Larron Tate?
Larron is an American actor, writer, director, and producer, possibly best known to the world for his work on such projects as the films “Beta Test” (2016), “Deuces” (2016), and “Back to the Goode Life” (2019), among others. He’s also known as the brother of the award-winning actor Larenz Tate.
Larron Tate Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Larron Demetris Tate was born on 28 June 1969 under the Cancer zodiac sign, in Chicago, Illinois. The oldest son of Larry Tate and his wife Peggy, he has two younger brothers, Lahmard and Larenz Tate, who are also involved in show business.
After high school, Larron enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), from which he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in theater.
Larron launched his acting career while at UCLA, making his debut as JoJo in the TV comedy series “227”. His acting career was relatively short, as his last on-screen appearance came in 1994 as Day Day in the television movie “M.A.N.T.I.S.”, which starred Carl Lumbly, Bobby Hosea, and Gina Torres.
Some of his other acting credits include the role of John in the TV series “Our House” (1988), then as Leon Lewis Fuller in the TV series “21 Jump Street” in 1989, while in 1990, he appeared in the TV series “Quantum Leap” as Ox.
In 1991 he portrayed Young Man in the drama film “Without a Pass”. The following year, he appeared in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning family comedy-drama series “Dougie Howser, M.D.”, which starred Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, and Belinda Montgomery, and he also appeared in the TV series “Street Justice” in 1992.
Writer, Director, and Producer
After leaving on-screen work behind him, Larron joined 20th Century Fox Diversity Writing Program, where he initially wrote for the television series “Best Damn Sports Show”.
After proving his craftmanship, Larron started writing assignments with Warner Brothers Studio in television, and Universal Studios in film. His first and for now only writing work was the comedy film “The Hot Spot”, with the help of his brothers.
Since 2016, Larron has been working as a producer, and some of his credits include the films “Beta Test” (2016) and “Business Ethics” (2019), and the TV series “Bronzeville” (2017-2021).
As of early 2022, Larron Tate’s net worth has been estimated to be around $4.5 million, earned through his career as an actor, writer, and producer.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Single, Children?
Larron Tate is very secretive about his personal life, and for now, there is no reliable information about it. However, some sources claim that he’s single, and that he doesn’t have children.
He and his brothers launched the non-profit organization The Tate Bros., which strives to raise funds for children living with sickle cell anemia disease.
Larron’s Brother, Larenz Tate Biography
Larenz Tate is the youngest in the Tate family, born on 8 September 1975 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The family moved to California when he was four years old, and the three boys joined a drama program at the Inner City Cultural Center. However, the trio was indifferent to lessons, until their classmate Malcolm-Jamal Warner rose to stardom as he was selected to appear in the TV series “The Cosby Show”.
Larenz went to Palmdale High School, from which he matriculated in 1993, by which time he’d already made a few on-screen appearances, including minor roles in the TV series “The Twilight Zone” (1985), then “Hunter” (1987), and “The Wonder Years” (1989), among others.
His first major role was as O-Dog in the award-winning thriller crime-drama film “Menace II Society” (1993), co-starring Tyrin Turner and June Kyoto Lu. The following year, he starred in the romantic comedy-drama film “The Inkwell” and played Andre Mosely in the TV series “South Central”. Before the decade ended, Larenz starred in the action crime-drama film “Dead Presidents” (1995), then had the lead role in the romantic drama film “Love Jones” (1997), and co-starred with Kevin Costner and Will Patton in the award-winning action-adventure film “The Postman”. Moreover, he appeared with Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, and Lela Rochon in the drama film “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” (1998).
Larenz continued his career into the 2000s, starring in Clement Virgo’s drama film “Love Come Down” with Deborah Cox and Martin Cummins and featuring alongside Vin Diesel and Timothy Olyphant in the film “A Man Apart” (2003). The next year, Larenz appeared as Peter in the Academy Award-winning thriller crime-drama film “Crash”, written and directed by Paul Haggis and starring Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, and Thandiwe Newton. Also, in 2004, Larenz portrayed Quincy Jones in the Oscar awarded biopic about the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, entitled “Ray”, with Jamie Foxx in the lead role.
In 2007, he joined the main cast of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning comedy-drama series “Rescue Me”, appearing in 47 episodes of the popular series until 2011, bringing him international fame. After “Rescue Me” ended, Larenz was chosen for the role of Malcolm Kaan in the TV series “House of Lies”, and appeared in 10 episodes through 2015.
He continued his career in films produced by his brother Larron, “Beta Test” and “Deuces,” both in 2016, while in 2017, he was selected for the part of Councilman Tate in the TV series “Power”, appearing in 29 episodes until 2020.
Also, in 2017 he began portraying Jimmy Tillman in the TV short series “Bronzeville,” and in 2018, he was Zachery Cranston in the film “Business Ethics”.
To speak further of his accomplishments, Larenz reprised his role playing Councilman Tate, in the TV series “Power Book II: Ghost” (2020-2022), which is both a sequel and spin-off to “Power”.
He is now working on the comedy film “M.D. Is for Mr. Doula”, which is currently in pre-production and yet to receive a premiere date.
According to sources, Larenz Tate’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2.5 million, as of mid- 2022, earned through his successful career as an actor, during which he’s appeared in more than 50 film and TV titles.
In regards to his personal life, Larenz has been married to actress and dancer Tomasina Parrott since 2006. His wife has appeared in such projects as films “Rock Star” (2001), “Along Came Polly” (2004), and “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous” (2005), among others.
The couple dated for several years and even welcomed a son, Miles Xavier, before marriage. Since the wedding ceremony, Tomasina has given birth to two more children, Zander and Zion Tate.