In the black-ish episode “Sugar Daddy,” Dre (Anthony Anderson) and his doctor wife Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) get all dressed up to go to the Stevens & Lido holiday party. During the party “things come to a head” and Bow is concerned about Dre’s health. Turns out, he has Type 2 Diabetes. While he’s resolved to cure himself (thanks to a conversation with his father), Bow takes him to see a doctor anyway. The mustached medicine man is portrayed by Paul F. Tompkins.
Tompkins is a stand-up comedian. He was half of a duo with the late Rick Roman before he met Jay Johnston and Adam McKay, with whom he created the live sketch show called The Skates. Tompkins has appeared on several TV shows including HBO’s Mr. Show with Bob and David, Tenacious D (Paul), The Sarah Silverman Program, and Comedy Bang! Bang! (Andrew Lloyd Webber), among others. Fun facts: Tompkins provides the voices of several animated characters including Shorty in Tangled and Mr. Peanutbutter on BoJack Horseman. He also played Prescott in the film There Will Be Blood with Daniel Day-Lewis. black-ish airs Tuesdays at 9pm on ABC, right after Fresh Off the Boat.