Another actor who could possibly play the role of Uncle Roland in the JassOdyssey series is Tim Reid, Mr. ‘Venus Flytrap’ himself. There are a number of reasons why he is a good candidate for the position. First he lives in the Petersburg region of Virginia along with his actress wife Daphne Maxwell Reid. Petersburg is one of the stops that Miles and Roland make during their journey. It is the home of Virginia State University (VSU), one of the HBCUs where Miles interviewed (but as you know, the interview didn’t go well at all). Daphne Maxwell Reid has been featured in a number of popular videos highlighting VSU.
Another reason why Tim Reid might make a good candidate is because he owns his own production company (www.timreidproductions.com/production.htm), and previously operated the New Millennium Studio, also located in Petersburg. And finally early on during his career, he starred in a TV sitcom that took place in one of the cities that Miles and Roland also visited. Can you guess the name of the sitcom? Can you guess the city featured in the sitcom? In the same city he played a judge in the HBO Treme TV series. Make sure that you read (Reid) Book two to find out.
As always-Take the Test, Take the Journey!