T.C. Stallings is a former professional athlete now finding success in film and television. After stunning football campaigns in both high school and college, T.C. went on to play professionally in the Arena, Europe, and Canadian leagues.
Following his success in athletics, T.C.’s desires shifted to a career in film and television. In 2004, T.C. landed a spot on Animal Planet’s King of the Jungle, a reality show in which he emerged as the show’s champion. He then began a 4 year stint working with Russell Athletic as a fitness model.
In 2008-after being inspired by the movie “Fireproof”, T.C. felt the calling to reach out to the successful film-making duo of Alex and Stephen Kendrick with the goal of working with them in mind. After a failed attempt at contacting them directly, he sent an email to the star of Fireproof, Erin Bethea, whom in response to the heartfelt email, turned it over to the Kendrick brothers.
Weeks later, T.C. was contacted for an opportunity, but it was so late in the casting process that he had to do the audition via Skype. After a successful Skype audition from the living room of his Louisville, KY home, T.C. landed the role of “T.J.” and made his film debut in the 2011 hit movie, “Courageous”.
Following this feat, T.C. felt a calling to pursue acting full time. After 90 days of prayer, he gave up a successful personal training business in Louisville and bolted for Hollywood. After a stressful relocation to Southern California, brief homelessness (he discusses the ordeal in his book, “The Pursuit”), T.C. finally was able to launch his career and sign with agents for acting, modeling, and commercial acting. After a slow start, T.C. would eventually land two commercials, followed by three more film roles. But T.C.’s career reached new heights with his break-out performance as “Tony Jordan” in the 2015 hit film, “War Room”, which soared to #1 in the box office in its second week.
He would then land a nomination for Best Actor at the ICFF for his lead role in “God’s Compass”, followed by a Best Actor win at the CFF for his supporting lead role in “Unbridled”. T.C. also found continual success in booking TV commercials with companies such as Golden Corral, NFL, SoFi, Under Amour, and Sleep Number, with two of these being featured during the Rio Olympics and the 2016 Superbowl.
T.C. also would become a busy keynote speaker in and out of the country. On December 1, 2015, T.C. added “author” to his resume by releasing his new book, “The Pursuit: 14 Ways in 14 Days to Passionately Seek God’s Purpose For Your Life” followed by a second in 2017 entitled, “Playing On God’s Team”. T.C. is married to his college sweetheart, Levette Stallings. They have two children and live in Southern California. – From T. C.’s IMDb page
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In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology and, in 1991, a BS in Education. In 1993, he received his ordination into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).