Actor, producer, DJ and America’s favorite sidekick on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Tony Okungbowa has turned like-ability into an art form. He was raised in London and Lagos by Nigerian parents in a house where the music reigned supreme. Tony received an undergraduate degree in Drama from England’s Middlesex University and after some theatre work in the UK, moved to New York City for graduate study at Lee Strasberg. It was in Manhattan where his career took off, landing roles on shows like The X-Files, NYPD Blue and many others.
Next he was off to Los Angeles where his work as an actor and DJ were kicked into high gear. Soon he was spinning at celebrity photo shoots for the top names in Hollywood. It was on one of these photo shoots where he met Ellen DeGeneres, and the rest is history! He’s now the man who makes Ellen dance every day and has been a fixture on the hit show for it’s incredible 9-season run.