TUCKER SMALLWOOD (Michael) the eldest son of an educator and diplomat, was a NBC television director before being drafted into the US Army in 1967. He was commissioned as an Infantry Officer and served as an OCS Tactical Officer at Fort Benning, before undergoing Vietnamese language training and jump school. He later commanded a Mobile Advisory Team during the Vietnam War. After recovering from his combat wounds, Smallwood moved to New York to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse. He is the author and the Audio Book narrator of Return to Eden, an anthology of 33 essays describing his experiences as an Army advisor in Vietnam, his life as an actor thereafter and his return to Vietnam in 2004. A life-long musician, Smallwood performed all vocals on the delta blues album “Incarnation: “The Robert Johnson Project”. Over the years, Tucker has appeared in numerous television shows including classics like NBC’s Seinfeld, NBC’s Friends, FOX’s Malcolm in the Middle, CBS’s Murphy Brown, as well as Comedy Central’s Workaholics, ABC’s Modern Family, and NBC’s reboot of Will & Grace. He’s also appeared in films such as Pixels, Evan Almighty, among many others.