Wells, Tico

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Education: Studied film at the American Film Institute; studied theatre at New York University; also attended Bowie State College.


Actor and producer. Courtesy Is Contagious Productions, Inc., president; appeared in television commercial for GM, 1989; First Generation College Bound, board member.

Awards, Honors:

Best Actor Award nomination, for The Old Settler.


Film Appearances:

Henry, Heart of Midnight, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1989.

Station attendant, The Dream Team, Universal, 1989.

Clayton, Misplaced, Original Cinema, 1989.

Willy Green, The Return of Superfly, Triton Pictures, 1990.

Anthony "Choirboy" Stone, The Five Heartbeats, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1991.

Dexter, Mississippi Masala, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1991.

Garth, Universal Soldier, TriStar, 1992.

Davis, Trespass (also known as Looters), Universal, 1992.

Lance Tolliver, Confessions of a Dog (short film), 1993.

Fat Money, Drop Squad, Gramercy, 1994.

Man No. 10, Conversations, 1994.

Bailey, The Relic (also known as Das Relikt), Paramount, 1997.

Young Corbeck, Legend of the Mummy (also known as Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy and Bram Stoker's The Mummy), New City Releasing, 1997.

Dealer, Final Payback, Amsell Entertainment, 1999.

Walter, All about You, Urbanworks LLC, 2001.

Kirkland J. Ellis III, Big Ain't Bad, Big Ain't Bad Productions, LLC, 2002.

Tyrone, Our Father (short film), 2004.

Film Work:

Coproducer, The Black Ninja, Artists Network, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice of Marvin, Waynehead (animated), The WB, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jefferson Thomas, The Ernest Green Story, The Disney Channel, 1993.

Charles Neal, Tyson, HBO, 1995.

James Watson, One Special Moment, Black Entertainment Television, 2001.

Desk sergeant, Monster Makers, Hallmark Channel, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Desmond Witherspoon III, Summer, CBS, 1984.

Ronald Thomas, Going to Extremes, ABC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (documentary; also known as Dear America), 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jerry, "Denise Gets an Opinion," The Cosby Show, NBC, 1987.

Dr. Jerry Taylor, "The Birth: Parts 1 & 2," The Cosby Show, NBC, 1988.

Larry, "No, My Darling Daughter," 227, NBC, 1989.

James Townsend, "One on One," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1990.

Bobby Seale, "The Call," China Beach, ABC, 1990.

Reggie, "Express Yourself," Martin, Fox, 1995.

First uniform policeman, "Deceit," Law & Order, NBC, 1996.

PO Elwood Douglas, "Above and Beyond," JAG, CBS, 1997.

Room service guy, "Vacation," The Drew Carey Show, 1997.

D.J., "The Eskimo," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1998.

Karris, "11:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.," 24, Fox, 2002.

Dr. Jennings, "Drive," ER, NBC, 2004.

Also appeared as Sydney, Sweet Justice, NBC; in Promised Land, CBS.

Stage Appearances:

Outlaw, The War Party, Theatre Four, New York City, 1986.

Elroi, West Memphis Mojo, Theatre Four, 1988.

Also appeared in Fences; Two Trains Running; The Colored Museum; Spunk; The Old Settler, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, and Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT; Gunplay, Actor's Gang Theatre, Hollywood, CA.



Actor and director, The Sister, I'm Sorry Project, 1998.



Wrote Messages from the Heart, the Soul and Beyond.