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Tilford was a regular on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light from 1998 through 2001. He also had recurring roles on MDs in 2002 (along with Wade Williams) and the fifth and final season of Soul Food in 2004 (working with Vanessa Williams). Other television series he has appeared on include 24 (co-starring Jude Ciccolella and Penny Johnson), The District (starring Roger Aaron Brown), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (in an episode with Wallace Langham), My Wife and Kids (with James Avery), Girlfriends (starring Golden Brooks), and Shark (starring Jeri Ryan). He currently appears as Vice Principal Omar Caffey on the ABC Family series Lincoln Heights, with Michael Reilly Burke.
On film, he had a role in the acclaimed Serenity, based on the cult science fiction series Firefly. Ron Glass, Marley McClean, and Amy Wieczorek also had roles in this film. Tilford was also seen in the 2006 TV movie A.I. Assault with Michael Dorn, Clayton Landey, Bill Mumy, Robert Picardo, and George Takei.