Meshach Taylor Biography
Birthday: April 11, 1947 (Aries)
Born In: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Meshach Taylor was an American actor best known for his Emmy-nominated television role as jailbird-turned-assistant Anthony Bouvier in the CBS sitcom 'Designing Women' and his notable film role as Hollywood Montrose in the two films 'Mannequin' and 'Mannequin 2: On the Move'. Starting out as a State House political correspondent at an Indianapolis radio station, he honed his acting skills at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and the Organic Theater Company. A prolific theatre actor, he received an 'Emmy Award' for portraying Jim in 'Huckleberry Finn', which was produced by Organic Theatre in collaboration with Goodman Theatre and was recorded for a WTTW-TV special. He made his Broadway debut as Lumiere in the 1988 production of 'Beauty and the Beast'. He was a regular cast of television series like 'Buffalo Bill', 'Dave's World' and 'Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide', and also had guest roles on several TV shows including 'Lou Grant', 'M*A*S*H', 'Hill Street Blues', 'What's Happening Now!', 'Burke's Law', 'Women of the House', 'The Drew Carey Show', 'Hannah Montana', 'Jessie' and 'Criminal Minds'. His last theatre role was that of Vietnam veteran JC Bridges in 'Year of the Rabbit' at Ensemble Studio Theater in September 2012.