10 Interesting Facts About Tommy Gooding, Cuba Gooding Jr’s Brother

The Gooding family is quite a phenomenal name in the entertainment industry. This is because the family is predominantly filled with entertainers who have made their marks. From Cuba Gooding Sr. to Cuba Gooding Jr., the family has continued to generate a lot of attention because of their art. Another member of the family who isn’t talked about enough is Tommy Gooding, who perhaps we think prefers to live a peaceful and private life. While he is an entertainer, he isn’t seen that regularly in award shows or entertainment shows. If he made it to these shows, he’d prefer to stay away from the paparazzi. 

Quick Facts About Tommy Gooding

  • Name: Thomas Gooding
  • Birthday: June 3, 1980
  • Birthplace: Bronx, New York City
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Weight: 76kg
  • Eye Color: Black Eyes
  • Hair Color: Black Hair.
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Father: Cuba Gooding Sr
  • Mother: Shirley Gooding
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini

In this article, we will be examining the little known facts about Tommy Gooding. Everything that concerns him and is shielded from light would be brought to the fore. Getting his pictures all over the internet is quite difficult, a testament that the young man would love to remain private. 

Who is Tommy Gooding?

Tommy Gooding was born as Thomas Gooding on June 3, 1980, in New York City, United States of America. It is not clear what year he was born. But according to media outlets he is in his forties. Tommy is one of the four children between Cuba Gooding Sr. and Shirley Gooding. The other children include Cuba Gooding Jr., Omar Gooding and April Gooding. There isn’t much about the education of Tommy Gooding only that he studied Music Performance at Five Towns College, where he honed his skills in music.

Tommy grew up in Bronx, New York, where he and his siblings grew up together. While his siblings chose the path of acting, he followed his music passion by becoming a bassist. As a bassist , he has been invited to play for a few bands. 

We will explore facts about Tommy Gooding as we try to know who he really is. 

#1. Tommy Gooding Has Three Siblings

So, Tommy decided to follow his musical career, but his other siblings are big stars in Hollywood. He has two brothers; Cuba Gooding Jr., an award-winning actor renowned for his works in Boyz n The Hood, Men of Honor, Jerry Maguire, and many more movies which have scooped up awards. Cuba Gooding Jr. was born on January 2, 1968. His second brother, Omar Gooding was born October 9, 1976. Omar is also a famous actor with appearances in Smart Guy, Hangin’ with Mr Cooper. Aside from acting, the women’s guy also does rap. He has a stage name that is popular with Rap enthusiasts, Big O. Tommy Gooding also has a sister, April Gooding who is also an actress. She has appeared in Inappropriate Comedy series and also Night Into Day. She is an accomplished actress with years of experience under her belt. 

#2. Tommy Gooding’s Father, Cuba Gooding Sr. Was a Legend.

Tommy’s father Cuba Gooding Sr. was an American singer. He was the most successful lead singer of the soul group The Main Ingredient. Cuba is widely referenced as the vocalist who had the band’s songs score five top 10 No.2 for three consecutive weeks. He was inducted into The Walk of Fame for his musical ingenuity. It is safe to say Cuba Gooding Sr. was one of the greatest R&B singers of his generation.

#3. He was The Musical Director of His Father’s Band

With a keen eye and passion for music, Cuba Gooding Sr. was quick to identify that trait in his sin and drafted him into the band, allowing him to direct the music. 

#4. Is Tommy Gooding Married?

Tommy is currently married to the love of his life, Seydurah Avecmoi. Before their marriage, the couple dated for years before getting engaged in 2018. They would wait a year later to tie the knot on November 11, 2019. They have been married ever since then and are happy about their marriage. 

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#5. Tommy Gooding is a Freelancer

These days many musicians do not want to be tied up at a particular point, hence they offer their services to bands that need them. Take, for instance, Tommy Gooding has worked with several bands including GQ, JJ Sansavarino, Circular Time among many others. He is a music professional and so he also composes music. 

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#6. Tommy Gooding Acts Also! 

Just when you think one of the Goodings has decided to be different! So, while music is his primary profession, Tommy Gooding has towed the path of his siblings in acting. Tommy Gooding has a comedy show running, named Sketch TV Time, Okay? He also has featured in shows like Whatever It Takes: When Blood Runs Cold.

#7. Tommy Gooding is Active on Social Media

Like his siblings, Tommy is quite active on social media platforms. Some celebrities prefer to stay off these platforms but not Tommy Gooding as he is very active on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Tiktok where he occasionally drops comments and views. 

#8. Tommy Doesn’t Have a Child Yet

Tommy and his wife haven’t had a child yet. The reason is best known to them. While it appears that Tommy Gooding loves having children around him as is evident in Instagram posts where his nephews and nieces appear with him, it just seems Gooding isn’t ready to have one of his own.

#9. What is Tommy Gooding’s Net Worth?

From his profession as a musician, Timmy has racked up money. Authoritative sources put his net worth to be $300,000. While we cannot say for sure if this is the correct net worth, we believe it is close to it. His other brothers aren’t doing bad in their careers too. 

#10. Tommy Gooding Doesn’t fail to Show Off His Wife

When you have a beautiful woman by your side, you just cannot help but show off how beautiful she is. For Tommy, having Seydurah as his wife gives him good feelings and he expresses it by showing the world how much he adores her on his social media platforms. 


Tommy Gooding has it going with his life. He may not be as popular as his siblings but he has definitely followed his passion which we believe makes him fulfilled. He is happily married to a beautiful woman, who supports his dream. What else does a man want?

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