Tommy the Clown


Birthday January 9, 1969

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Detroit, MI

Age 54 years old

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Dancer who is best known as the inventor of the dance style "clowning," which evolved into the better-known krumping. He created the style in 1992, which thereby created the "hip-hop clown." 

Before Fame

He spent five years in prison before getting a job as a typist clerk.


He was the focus of the 2005 documentary Rize, directed by David LaChapelle.

Family Life

His full name is Thomas Johnson. He was raised in South Central Los Angeles, California after being born in Detroit, Michigan.

Associated With

He has danced with Ray Ray of Mindless Behavior. Additionally, he and his followers haves performed at birthday parties for Madonna, Cedric the Entertainer, and more.