Antwon Tanner

Antwon Tanner
Born (1975-04-14) April 14, 1975
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994-present

Antwon Tanner (born April 14, 1975) is an American actor. He is best known for his recurring role as Michael on the UPN sitcom Moesha (1996–97), and its spinoff The Parkers (2001) and as Antwon "Skills" Taylor on the drama series, One Tree Hill.


Tanner is mostly known by his role as Antwon "Skills" Taylor on the CW show One Tree Hill. Tanner had a starring role in the 2005 film Coach Carter, where he starred alongside Samuel L. Jackson and has appeared in TV series such as NYPD Blue, 413 Hope St., Sister, Sister, Moesha, The Parkers, and CSI.[1] Tanner also had a role in the film The Wood. In 2007, he starred alongside Brian Hooks, Denyce Lawton, and Cherie Johnson in the horror film 7eventy 5ive.[2]


Tanner was arrested on April 16, 2009, and was accused by federal authorities of "knowingly and intentionally" transferring Social Security cards "with intent to defraud".[3] On August 20, 2009 he pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn to selling more than a dozen Social Security numbers for $10,000. He was handed a prison sentence of 3 months for the offense and had to report to prison by April 30, 2010.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Sunset Park Drano
1996-1997 Moesha Michael/Baggy Pants 5 episodes
1997 187 Augie
1998 Sister, Sister Addison 2 episodes
1999 The Wood Boo
2000-2001 Boston Public Kevin Jackson 6 episodes
2001 The Parkers Michael 2 episodes
2003-2012 One Tree Hill Antwon 'Skills' Taylor 108 episodes (Seasons 1-9)
2004 Never Die Alone Blue
2005 Brothers in Arms Zane
Coach Carter Worm
2007 7eventy 5ive Kareem
2009 I Do... I Did! Tone
Pimp 24/7 Johnny TV Movie
2011 Chase Jackie Walsh 1 episode
Payback Jay-J
2012 Dysfunctional Friends Nick
From This Day Forward Lucas TV Movie
Percentage Flaco
2013 One Blood Bobby
Crush Dan
The Dempsey Sisters Thad Dempsey
2014 Shifting Gears Marcus Mack TV Movie
Q Gee
Who Can I Run To Aaron
Cru Eric 'E.T.' Triggs
7 Faces of Jack the Ripper Nick Post-production
Fade Away Ron Post-production
Two Faced Benny Post-production
Checkmate Bones Currently filming
Rizzoli & Isles Shabazz Jones
2015 Rosewood Sylvester Episode: "Sudden Death & Shades Deep"
2016 The Carmichael Show Shawn Episode: "Ex Con"


  1. Newspapers, McClatchy (17 April 2009). "One Tree Hill actor charged with selling social security numbers". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  2. Exclusive: New Trailer Debut and Pics from Dead Tone
  3. "One Tree Hill Star Arrested". Archived from the original on 12 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  4. "'One Tree Hill' star sentenced to prison". 14 January 2010. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-14.

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