Julius William Tennon, better known as Julius Tennon, is an American actor and producer. He is better known for his work in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Dazed and Confused and Small Soldiers. He along with his second wife, Viola Davis is the co-founder of JuVee Production, founded in 2009. The husband and wife are together since 2003 and has adopted a baby girl, Genesis.
Early Life and Career
Julius Tennon was born on 24th December 1953 to African American parents in the U.S.A. He studied at the University of Tulsa where he was a full football scholar and majored in theater becoming the first African-American to do so.
He began his career as an actor from the miniseries, Lovesome Dove appearing from 1988 to 1989. Later, he got roles in the TV series Adam: His Songs Continues, The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains and Trapped in between 1980’s to 1990’s.
He made movie debut from Riverbend, in 1989. He shared the screen with Steve James. Then he landed a role in Hard Promises in 1992.
In 1993, he made an appearance in the miniseries, John’s Jakes’ Heaven and Hell: North and South, Part III. The same year, he worked on the Dirk Benedict’s crime movie, Shadow Force.
His role in Richard Linklater’s directed American comedy film, Dazed and Confused gained him popularity among the viewers and critics. The film starred Jason London, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich and Cole Hauser.
He also worked in Daniel Barenz’s directed movie, Won’t Back Down, which starred Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter and so on. Later, he worked in successful drama series including Criminal Minds, Rizzoli & Isles.
Apart from acting, he has co-founded JeVee Productions, a production company founded by Tennon and his wife Davis in 2009, where they operate with the goal to help actors of color tell stories people might not have heard.
Moreover, his recently acted in Charles Stone III directed crime drama movie, Lila & Eve, starring Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Shea Whigham, Lisa Maffia, Chris Chalk, Andre Roy and Yolanda Ross. Then appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice alongside famous actors like Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot and so on.
Julius is in a married relationship with Viola Davis, an American actress, and producer, since July 2003. The couple exchanged vows in a private ceremony with the involvement of the only family and close relative plus close friends. Viola first Julius for the first time on the set of CBS’s the City of Angeles and eventually started dating each other.
The husband-wife have already renewed their vows thrice; the last one was a year ago in 2016 on Valentine’s Day. Julius was in a white suit and Viola was dressed in a white gown by Carmen Marco. They shared the moments on social sites.
They adopted a child in October 2011 and named her, Genesis. She even attended their third re-marriage of 2016. Also, he has two sons from his previous relationship.
Also, he has a son and a daughter from his previous relationship but their name is still unrevealed and has not revealed yet in social media.
Julius has played more than 50 movies and TV series in his life time. He is a co-founder of JuVee production and has successfully delivered different movies. Though his net worth is not published yet, he shares his wife, Viola’s net worth of $3 million.