Actor, Writer, Educator, and Genealogist Rodney Tyrone Snell was born 10 May 1966 in Long Branch, New Jersey to John Proctor Qualles, Jr. and Darline Snell. His father died of an apparent suicide when he was five. Raised by his maternal grandparents, he learned the identity of his birth father in 2016. He attended Long Branch Public Schools, graduating high school in 1984. He worked in retail sales until 1991 when he was awarded a settlement for wrongful termination. He began taking courses and earned an Associate in Arts degree from Brookdale Community College in 1994. He continued undergraduate education and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emerson College in 1997.
"Where Were We" Terrence, July 2021
"Anacostia - The Series" Extra, November 2021
"A Tailored Life" Our Black Fathers: Brave, Bold & Beautiful, Five Sisters Publishing - July 2008
"The Unschooled Scholar" Our Black Mothers: Brave, Bold & Beautiful, Five Sisters Publishing - September 2015
Gangsters In Concrete: (A student publication at Emerson College) Paperback – January 1, 1997