TJ Hassan spent most of his younger years moving from city to city overseas, until finally settling in the US in 1993. He is the middle child of 7 children of a Microbiologist father and a stay at home mother. TJ worked in corporate management and played music locally with several bands, until he caught the acting bug in 2007 after enrolling in an improvisational class, as means to overcome a fear of public speaking - which he faced due to a recent job promotion. Several staged productions followed including the 3rd Space Theatre production of Chicago Cab (1997) and joining the Atlanta improv comedy troupe "Whole World Theatre". In 2008, Tony Award winning director, Jerry Zaks, cast TJ in the biopic Who Do You Love (2008) as American blues musician, Lonnie Johnson, opposite Alessandro Nivola and Chi McBride. In 2009, TJ decided to leave Corporate America to peruse acting full-time. Shortly after, he landed a recurring role on the Lifetime original series Army Wives (2007) (TV Series) and several bit parts including Lottery Ticket (2010/I) and For Colored Girls (2010). In 2010, he was cast as one of the lead characters in the Comedy Central produced series M'larky (2010) (TV Series) opposite Dan Fogler, Gilbert Gottfried and Jeffrey Ross. He was later offered roles on the ABC Family film My Future Boyfriend (2011) (TV) as Fred Smatters, a Secret Service agent and The Change-Up (2011) opposite Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds.