Vladimir Caamaño To Star in CBS’ Drama Series “Tommy”

Vladimir “Vlad” Caamaño is joining the force…

The Dominican American comedian and actor has been added to cast of CBS’ upcoming drama Tommy as a series regular.

Vladimir “Vlad” Caamaño

Tommy, from the Bull team of co-creator Paul Attanasio and producer Amblin Television, stars Edie Falco as Abigail “Tommy” Thomas, a former high-ranking NYPD officer who becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles. She uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate the social, political and national-security issues that converge with enforcing the law.

Caamaño plays an ebullient Dominican transplant from Tommy’s home city of New York, who becomes part of her security detail but also her off-the-shelf investigator as she solves crimes in pursuit of the truth.

The series-regular cast also includes Michael ChernusAdelaide ClemensRussell G. JonesThomas SadoskiOlivia Lucy Phillipand Joseph Lyle Taylor.

Caamaño previously wrote, produced and headlined his own semi-autobiographical comedy pilot for NBC, A Bronx Life.

His other credits include television appearances on Superstore, Marvel’s Runaways and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Caamaño to Star in Semi-Autobiographical Comedy Pilot “Vlad” for NBC

It appears that NBC is Vlad about Vladimir Caamaño

NBC has given a put pilot commitment to the multi-camera comedy Vlad, starring the young Dominican American stand-up comedian.

Vladimir Caamaño

From the Undateable duo of creator/executive producer Adam Sztykiel and executive producer Bill Lawrence, the project comes from Warner Bros. Television and Lawrence’s studio-based Doozer.

Written by Sztykiel and Caamaño, Vlad is a hailed as a family comedy inspired by Caamaño’s real-life family dynamic living with his Dominican father and older brother in the Bronx. Caamaño’s family and upbringing are often mentioned in his stand-up routines.

Caamaño will co-executive produce the series.

The project is a possible companion for NBC’s multi-camera family comedy The Carmichael Show, co-created by and starring another young comedian, Jerrod Carmichael.

Caamaño already had been on NBC’s radar as a 2013 finalist in the NBC Standup for Diversity showcase.