J.T Tom West is a legendary Nollywood actor who died mysteriously in a car accident on 28th September 2006 in Lagos Nigeria on his way back home from a movie location. His dead was mysterious and tragic. He was born as Joe Tamuno-Bibidamaa in 1954 but was popularly known as J.T Tom West. He was 52 years old before his death. He was popularly known as the Nollywood Bad Boy because of the rugged and criminal roles he played in movies.
He was born in Port Harcourt, River State, in the southern part of Nigeria in 1954 and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. After his primary, secondary and tertiary education he joined the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) in 1992. He rose to fame after acting in the blockbuster movie “State of Emergency” a movie produced and directed by Teco Benson.
He has acted in numerous hit movies in Nollywood. Most of his hit movies include State of Emergency, Force Alarm, The Captor, Gangster Paradise, Above the Law, etc. The Captor was the last movie he acted on before his death. Sadly J.T Tom West died mysteriously in a car accident on 28th September 2006 on his way back home from a movie location.
He has acted in more than 20 Nollywood movies before his death which include Force Alarm, The Captor, State of Emergency, The President Must Not Die, Above the Law, etc. He usually acts in action movies alongside with Nollywood celebrity Sam Dede, Saint Obi, Hanks Anuku, Jim Iyke and Gentle Jack.
J.T Tom West is one of the most gifted and most talented actor Nollywood has ever produced. He is among those that brought Nollywood to limelight with his action thriller.
Before his death, he has won numerous African movie awards such as Best Actor in Nigeria at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and Most Prominent Actor in Nigeria at the African Movie Viewers Choice Awards.
Before his death, J.T Tom has an estimated net worth of $350,000 making him one of the richest and most influential actor in Nigeria until his death.
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