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Meshach Taylor

Highest Rated:   96% House of Games (1987)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Allnighter (1987)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
22% Mannequin
  • Hollywood
1987
29% From the Hip
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet One More Saturday Night
  • Bill Neal
1986
77% Explorers
  • Gordon Miller
1985
20% Warning Sign
  • Video Technician
1985
13% The Beast Within
  • Deputy
1982
68% The Howling
  • Shantz
1981
41% Damien---Omen II
  • Dr. Kane
1978

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Harrison Scott
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Unit
2006-2009
  • Howard Whitwell
  • 2006

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