Who is comedian Tone Bell? Wiki Bio
Michael Anthony Bell II – known by his professional name Tone Bell – was born in Decatur, Georgia USA, on 10 August 1983 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he holds American nationality. He is a stand-up comedian and an actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of RJ The Bartender in the comedy series “Whitney” from 2012 to 2013, the series starring Whitney Cummings (who also created the show), Chris D’Ella and Rhea Seehorn, about a couple and their friends spending their lives in Chicago. The series won Whitney a Women’s Image Network Award for Best Actress in Comedy Series in 2012.
Childhood and education
Tone was raised an only child in Decatur by his father who was a taxi driver, and his mother who was a nurse at a local hospital. He became interested in acting after watching movies and TV series with his parents, while it was in elementary school that he began telling jokes and making his friends laugh, which is how he became interested in doing stand-up comedy.
Tone attended a public high school in Decatur, where he was physically active as he played football and basketball, while also doing stand-up comedy at a local bar. Upon matriculation in 2001, he started teaching first grade, and then moved to San Francisco, California where he worked as Swivel Media’s brand manager.
He moved back to Atlanta, Georgia and began promoting a beer company, which sent him to Dallas, Texas where he began acting.
Roles in movies
Tone made his debut film appearance in 2012, when he starred in the short animated adventure film “Solstice” directed by Ed Skudder and Lynn Wang, about a woman and her friends who are trying to retrieve a mysterious orb in a world of fantasy. The following year saw Tone portray Philip in the science fiction drama mystery movie “Implanted”, written and directed by Thomas Verrette, and which starred Justice Leak, Robert Pralgo and Beth Keener. It follows a man who has been implanted with fake memories, and who is now searching to find out who he really is.
He went on to portray Davis in the comedy film “To My Future Assistant”, which starred Catherine O’Hara and Jillian Bell and is about several colleagues working at a New York law firm, who band together to fight their evil boss. After a three-year break, Tone appeared in the comedy film “My Time Your Time”, which gained little attention, and was then cast to play the lead character Michael Abby in the short drama movie “Woman Child”, written and directed by Emily Bloom, which also starred Toby Huss, and Nora Kirkpatrick as a woman who is fired after she becomes pregnant.
Tone appeared in three movies in 2018 – the romantic comedy “Dog Days” in which he portrayed the supporting character Jimmy, the comedy “The Weekend” in the lead role of Bradford Collins, and the comedy “It’s a Party”, playing the supporting character Cool Breeze. Two of his most recent roles in movies have been in the fantasy comedy “Little” in which he played Preston in 2019, and the drama “Sylvie’s Love” as Dickie Brewster in 2020, while he has recently been cast to play John Levy in the upcoming biographical drama film “The United States vs. Billie Holliday”.
Roles in TV series
Tone made his debut TV series appearance in 2012, as Parker in two episodes of the comedy drama series “Single Ladies”, which starred Travis Winfrey and LisaRaye McCoy, about three friends living in Atlanta, Georgia who will do whatever it takes to find love and prosperity. The following year saw him invited to play the supporting character Tom in the comedy series “Creepy Caress”, which counted 12 episodes before it was cancelled due to having a low number of viewers.
Also in 2013, Tone was cast to play a recurring character in the comedy sketch series “Key & Peele”, before portraying one of the lead characters Tedward Mulray in the legal sitcom series “Bad Judge”, which also starred Kate Walsh and John Ducey in the story of a woman who often plays with the law, mostly because she is working as a judge in the Criminal Court system.
In 2015, Tone played Russell in 10 episodes of the sitcom “Truth Be Told” – also known as “People Are Talking” – and then appeared as Scott Evans in two episodes of the superhero series “The Flash”, about a man whose special power is being superfast. The year 2017 saw him portray Luke in the sitcom “9JKL”, before he was invited to star as Carter in the web comedy series “Disjointed” from late 2017 to mid-2018.
In 2019, Tone played the lead character Nick in the sitcom “Fam”, which also starred Nina Dobrev and Odessa A’zion, and is about a woman who moves in with her half-sister and her fiancé after she gets into a fight with her father – the series won Nina a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy.
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Tone’s latest involvement in a TV series has been in the adult animated series “BoJack Horseman”, voicing a character in a single episode in 2020.
Love life and relationships. Is he gay or married to wife?
Tone has kept details of his love life hidden from the media, which is why some of his fans believe that the popular actor is gay. There are rumors circulating the internet that Tone was in a relationship with a man in 2015, while several of his fans have also stated to have seen Tone with the man, however, the rumors haven’t been confirmed, and during his interview with The Atlanta Journal in 2019, Tone stated that he was seeing a girl, but kept the details to himself.
There is also a rumor that Tone was secretly dating Nina Dobrev, alongside whom he starred in the series “Fam”. The two played a couple in the series and were so good at it that people concluded that there had to be something going on between them. The series was cancelled after a season, and Nina and Tone went on to star as a couple in the movie “Dog Days”.
Hobbies and other interests
Tone is physically very active – he was 17 years old when he started going to the gym, thus his muscular build. He has four to five training sessions at the gym each week, while he is also following a somewhat strict diet, meaning he isn’t eating fast food or sugar, and is avoiding alcohol.
He likes to travel, and has been to many US states to shoot for his movies and TV series, while he has vacationed in Europe on several occasions, staying in countries such as Greece and Croatia. He is a lover of animals and has two pet dogs, while his favorite animals are cheetahs and lions.
Tone enjoys watching movies late at night, and some of his favorite actors and actresses are Al Pacino, Heath Ledger and Meryl Streep, while some of his favorite movies are the trilogy “The Godfather”, “The Dark Knight”, and “The Patriot”.
Appearance and net worth
Tone is 36 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 140lbs (64kgs). As of May 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $2 million.