TK Kirkland Wiki
A comedian, actor, host, and social media star, Trevor Kirman Kirkland known simply under his stage name TK Kirkland, was born under the zodiac sign of Taurus on 3 April 1961, in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is African-American.
To do movie lovers, he is still perhaps known best for his roles in motion pictures such as “Strays”, “Tara“, and “The Champagne Gang“, while today he’s well-known for his podcast “TK Kirkland Show“, which airs every week and can be heard on Apple and SoundCloud. As the description of his show says, he ‘gives callers his insight on love, life and everything in-between. TK might hurt your feelings but sometimes you need to let your pain turn into champagne.’
Early life and education
Although he was born in Jersey City, TK Kirkland was raised in Compton, California, by his parents Ann and James, about whom little is known. Many of his fans believed that he is an only child because he hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, however, in one of his interviews, he spoke about his younger brother who unfortunately died from an aneurysm, and for VLADTV, he also shared with his fans how his brother’s death affected him.
Speaking of his educational background, he attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1979, enrolled at the University of Arizona, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree, in 1982, and then continued his education attending California State-Northridge University and earned his Master’s degree in speech communications.
During his college days, TK began performing in comedic skits and plays, and then in 1995, he made his acting debut portraying House Rules in the crime drama “New Jersey Drive”, followed by his role as Rodney in the 1997 movie “Strays”, also starring Vin Diesel and Joey Dedio, which was also written and directed by Vin Diesel; the movie was nominated for the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize – Dramatic.
Two years later, he starred as himself in the musical comedy drama “Rising to the Top”, while in the following year, TK Kirkland was cast to play Lieutenant Gaspard in “Baller Blockin’“, followed by his role as Forty in the 2001 movie “Tara”.
His next notable role came five years later, when he portrayed Liquor Store Clerk in “The Champagne Gang“, followed by his role in the 2007 movie “Comedy After Dark“, and then in 2012, he was cast to play Joey in “Birds of a Feather”, while his most recent role was in the movie “Good Brutha Bad Brutha” in 2013.
Career as a stand-up comedian
TK Kirkland began his career as a stand-up comedian back in the late ’80s, touring with the American hip hop group Nigazz Wit Attitudes (NWA) from Compton, and since then he’s been known as the ‘Gangsta of Comedy’, and has shared the stage with famous rappers such as the late XXXTentacion, also Eminem, Lil Wayne and Jay Z, among others.
His first stand-up routine which became popular was his 2008 show “Are There Any Questions?”, co-written with Bobby Mardis, while TK gained international recognition with his second show.
Although a comedian, he’s not as ordinary as most of his colleagues, but an underground comedic legend who brought the laughs with the one-night-only special “Who Raised You“, which became some kind of brand.
The official intro about this show on Prime Video says: ‘He uses real-life situations as his canvas and paints vivid pictures with the hilarious storytelling and jokes’, and most critics are saying that his humor is underrated and raw, but besides the fact that it makes you laugh, it also makes you think.
Today, besides performing this show all around the US, TK hosts his self-titled podcast series, while he also has a podcast entitled “Who Raised You?”, and thanks to the popularity of this comedy, he’s also established a successful clothing company which sells various merchandise related to his ‘famous question’.
TK Kirkland has an Instagram account which is being followed by over 165,000 people, on which he has posted over 20,000 times, mostly related to his work.
His TikTok account has gained nearly 10,000 followers, while all of his videos combined have amassed over 25,000 likes.
TK launched his eponymous YouTube channel on 17 September 2018, and it’s today subscribed to by over 1,500 people, and all of his videos combined have gained over 135,000 views.
His official Facebook page has been followed by nearly 12,500 fans.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors both concerning TK Kirkland’s love life and his sexual orientation, however, he hasn’t spoken about any woman (or man) whom he has been with before he met his future wife. He prefers to keep his private life away from the media’s attention, and he rarely posts photos featuring his family.
However, he is married to Tamara, about whom little is known. She has no social media accounts, at least not under her name, and there is little known about their relationship, such as when and where the two met, and how their love story began.
The date of their wedding is also a secret kept from the public, also the birth dates of their children, named Aris, Isis and Trinity Kirkland. People assume that TK Kirkland and his wife must have been together for a long time.
Aside from the children he has with Tamara, TK Kirkland has a son with his ex-girlfriend whose name hasn’t been revealed – the boy’s name is Jordan Kirkland, and he was born before TK Kirkland’s marriage.
As of June 2022, TK is married to Tamara, and living in their residence in Compton.
Age, height, and net worth
TK Kirkland’s age is 61, he has black hair and brown eyes, and his trademark is his beard; he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs) and is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall.
Since he has done it all, from acting, stand-up, producing, hosting, and starting his own business, TK Kirkland has earned a decent amount of money thanks to his multi-talented persona. According to sources, as of June 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.