Meshach Taylor

Highest Rated: 96% House of Games (1987)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Allnighter (1987)
Birthday: Apr 11, 1947
Birthplace: Not Available
Refined comedic actor Meshach Taylor was most well known for his role as Anthony Bouvier on the CBS series Designing Women (1986-1993) and as the flamboyant Hollywood Montrose in the fantasy comedy features Mannequin and Mannequin 2: On the Move. He started his career by touring in national theater companies and appearing on the TV series Buffalo Bill with Dabney Coleman. He has been in several made-for-TV movies, including the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen title Double, Double, Toil and Trouble. Some of his feature films included the sci-fi adventure Explorers, the Susanna Hoffs vehicle The Allnighter, and the Kid 'N Play movie Class Act. In 1993, he joined the cast of Dave's World as Harry Anderson's neighbor, Sheldon. After hosting his very own series on HGTV, The Urban Gardener with Meshach Taylor, he appeared on Broadway as Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. In addition to being a regular panelist on the game show To Tell the Truth, he also appeared in the feature film Friends and Family, a comedy about a literally gay mafia. He had a recurring role on the Nickelodeon sitcom Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, playing the school principal. Taylor had four children with his wife, veteran General Hospital actress Bianca Ferguson. He died in 2014, at age 67.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Hyenas Crazy Briggs 2010
No Score Yet Tranced Actor 2008
44% Friends and Family Bruno 2001
No Score Yet The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue Cecil 1998
No Score Yet Right Connections Lionel Clark 1997
No Score Yet Virtual Seduction Anderson 1996
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's 'Nothing Lasts Forever' Gus Venable 1995
No Score Yet Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Mr. N 1993
17% Class Act Duncan's Dad 1992
13% Mannequin 2: On the Move Hollywood Montrose / Doorman 1991
No Score Yet How to Murder a Millionaire Danny 1990
No Score Yet Ultra Warrior Elijah 1990
96% House of Games Mr. Dean 1987
No Score Yet Inside Out Actor 1987
0% The Allnighter Philip, House Detective 1987
19% Mannequin Hollywood 1987
22% From the Hip Actor 1987
No Score Yet One More Saturday Night Bill Neal 1986
77% Explorers Gordon Miller 1985
11% Warning Sign Video Technician 1985
11% The Beast Within Deputy 1982
68% The Howling Shantz 1981
41% Damien---Omen II Dr. Kane 1978


No Score Yet Designing Women
Anthony Bouvier
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
Harrison Scott
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hannah Montana
  • 2008
84% The Unit
Howard Whitwell
  • 2006
No Score Yet Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
Mr. Wright
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
Oswald's Double
  • 2001
No Score Yet Static Shock
  • 2000
No Score Yet Buffalo Bill
  • 1984
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
  • 1981