Content Spotlight: Tommy Davidson Returns as Oscar Proud in 'The Proud Family' Reboot

Proud family patriarch Oscar Proud in Disney Plus' 'The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder'
Tommy Davidson voices Oscar Proud, pictured, in Disney Plus' 'The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder' (Image credit: Disney)

Content Spotlight is a new podcast from Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable that looks at new and returning television series through the eyes of the show’s stars and creators. 

Multichannel News senior content producer, programming R. Thomas Umstead talks to comedian/actor Tommy Davidson, star of Disney Plus‘s animated series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, which debuts February 23. The series, a reboot of the 2000s Disney Channel series The Proud Family and executive produced by Bruce Smith and Ralph Farquhar, follows the exploits of an African-American teenage girl, along with her family and friends. Davidson voices the character of Oscar Proud, the family patriarch.

Davidson, best known for his role in Fox’s variety series In Living Color, talks about the return of The Proud Family and gives his thoughts on diversity within today’s television industry.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.