Raleigh boy lands role on Tyler Perry show

Posted September 8, 2014

Raleigh's Timmy Richardson is appearing on Tyler Perry's new OWN series "If Loving You Is Wrong." (Image from Facebook)

— A local third-grader has landed a role on Tyler Perry's new drama "If Loving You Is Wrong."

Timmy Richardson, 8, will appear on the series, which premieres Tuesday on the OWN Network. 

The drama follows a group of husbands and wives living in the same neighborhood and dealing with issues including raising children, dealing with exes, worrying about money and trying to keep romance alive in their relationships, according to Of course, secrets, lies and deception are simmering just below the surface.

Richardson will play a character named Justice. 

Richardson, also known as "Sho Time Timmy," has performed as a Junior Drum Major during Shaw University's football game halftime shows. He has appeared in stage productions, TV commercials, music videos, short films and independent feature films. 

Upcoming projects for Richardson include, the short film "No Child." 

A student at Powell GT Magnet elementary school, Richardson is a second year violinist in the school's orchestra and a member of the track team. 

Preview: 'Sho Time Timmy'


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  • newssaavy72 Sep 9, 2014

    You go and representing my Alma Mater Shaw U! You know!

  • Erica Allison-Mayberry Sep 8, 2014
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  • housemanagercary Sep 8, 2014

    Cute little boy :)

  • Terry Watts Sep 8, 2014
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    Pretty awesome!!!

  • BP Sep 8, 2014

    I wish you all the best. Congrats.

  • Linda Kerns Kellogg Sep 8, 2014
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    good for him! cute kid. Why are naysayers even posting on this site? If you're not interested in a local human-interest story that's POSITIVE, don't read it! There's plenty of gloom and doom elsewhere on WRAL's website.

  • Rachael Garner Sep 8, 2014
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    His head shot is so cute!!

  • puzzled Sep 8, 2014

    Congratulations Timmy! I am glad that you have parents who cared. Makes the difference in life.

  • EricaSliver Sep 8, 2014

    Good for him! Best of luck!!!

  • MB4579 Sep 8, 2014

    That's awesome. Congrats to you, Timmy.