Andre Royo Biography
Andre Royo is an American actor, producer, and writer. He is best known for his role as Reginald “Bubbles” Cousins on the HBO crime drama series “The Wire” and his performance on Fringe, Party Down, “How to Make It in America” and also at the 2013 film “The Spectacular Now”.He appears as Lucious Lyon’s “Terrence Howard” defense attorney Thirsty Rawlings on the FOX hit drama series Empire.
Royo created his acting debut in a very character within the 1998 film L.A. Without a Map. In 1999, he created one-episode guest appearances on the tv series Law & Order and Third Watch. Additionally, in the Law & Order episode ‘Prince of Darkness’, Mr. Royo can be seen sitting in the audience of the courtroom, directly behind the defendant.
In 2000, he had a little role in John Singleton’s remake of the 1971 blaxploitation film Shaft. He also appeared in the 2002 movie G, which was based on The Great Gatsby. Royo is generally famed for his star role on the HBO crime-drama series The Wire because of the junkie and confidential informant Reginald “Bubbles” Cousins, a regular character since the show’s first season.
Royo’s portrayal of this character was thus convincing that, during on-location filming, he was once approached by a Baltimore resident and given a small package of heroin, with the man voice communication to the in-character Royo: “Man, you need a fix more than I do.” Royo has called this incident his “street Oscar.”
In 2008, he made a brief appearance in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as a soldier in a unit that was sent back in time. That same year, he was introduced as the character Stephen Canfield during the third season of the television series Heroes. In 2008, Royo conjointly compete the role of a drug confirmed homeless murderer within the Criminal Minds season four episode “Catching Out”.
In Oct 2009, Royo was featured at a Harvard University panel discussion along with fellow actors from The Wire Sonja Sohn and Michael K. Williams. The panel mentioned the worth of The Wire as a media supply at-risk youth will relate to and learn positive life lessons from. In 2010, Royo guest marked on the Starz original series Party Down.
Later that year, he was a guest star in the third season premiere as well as the seventh and eighteenth episodes of the Fox television series Fringe, playing a cab driver in the parallel universe. In 2012, Royo appeared in the NBC police drama Prime Suspect as Santana Cordero, an accused murderer killing witnesses before he was tried. He seems within the 2012 film Red Tails as Antwan “Coffee” Coleman.
Royo then starred as a bully’s alcoholic father in a Key & Peele sketch. In 2013, Royo portrayed geometry teacher Mr.Aster within the 2013 romantic-comedy-drama film The Spectacular currently. Royo was a guest, playing Otis in the episode “Trading Faces” on Paul Scheer’s action-comedy series NTSF:SD:SUV:: on Cartoon Network’s late-night block Adult Swim. He then was a guest voice within Bob’s Burgers episode “Nude Beach” enjoying himself, and then voiced an exterminator named Marcus in a 2014 episode titled “Tina and the Real Ghost”.
He appeared within the 2015 drama film Lila & Eve, as a character named Skaketti, alongside Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis. In 2015, Royo seems in Marvel’s Agent Carter series portrayal Spider Raymond, WHO ran the night club “La Martinique”, however, he became additional infamous for being Associate in Nursing misbr merchandiser.
He also appears in Showtime’s Happyish as Barry, a mutual friend of the main characters, Thom and Lee Payne. In Amazon Prime’s Hand of God, Royo portrays San Vincente’s Mayor Robert “Bobo” Boston. On Fox’s Empire, he plays Thirsty Rawlings, a shifty defense attorney.
Andre Royo Age
Andre Royo is an American actor, producer, and writer. He was born on 18th July 1968, in the Bronx, New York City, NY. He is 51 years old as of 2019.
Andre Royo Family
Royo was born in the Bronx, New York, of African American and Cuban heritage. Royo has often been told by casting directors that he is “not black enough” or “not Latino enough” for certain parts. He attended Mount Saint Michael Academy in The Bronx from 1982 until 1986. He has not revealed details of his father, mother, brother, and sisters. The information is under review and will b updated soon.
Andre Royo Wife | Kids
He is married to Jane Choi and together they have one daughter named Stella. The couple married on 21 November 1997. His wife co-owns a restaurant in Los Angeles called Canelé. During his struggling phase, Royo was often told he was “not black enough” or “not Latino enough” by casting directors. He once said, he was shooed away from the craft service table on the set of HBO’s The Wire because Royo looked like homeless while playing the character Bubbles.
Andre Royo Net Worth
Royo is an American actor. He has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2019. Without A Map”. He appeared in “Law & Order”, “Third Watch”, “Wonderland”, and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” before landing his best-known part as Bubbles on HBO’s hit drama series “The Wire” from 2002 until 2008.
Andre Royo Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches(1.70 m)tall and he weighs 70kg( 154 lbs). He has black hair, dark brown eye color, and his’s sex Orientation is Straight.
Andre Royo The Wire
The actor is widely known for his starring role on the HBO crime-drama series “The Wire” as the drug addict and confidential informant Reginald “Bubbles” Cousins, a regular character since the show’s first season. His’s portrayal of this character was so convincing that, during on-location filming, he was once approached by a Baltimore resident and given a small package of heroin, with the man saying to him: “Man, you need a fix more than I do.” he has called this incident his “street Oscar.”
In October 2009, he has appeared at a Harvard University panel discussion along with fellow actors from The Wire Sonja Sohn and Michael K. Williams. The panel discussed the value of The Wire as a media source at-risk youth can relate to and learn positive life lessons from. In 2010, his guest-starred on the Starz original series Party Down. Later that year, he was a guest star in the third season premiere as well as the seventh and eighteenth episodes of the Fox television series Fringe, playing a cab driver in the parallel universe.
Andre Royo Awards
In 2016 he won a Special Jury Award at the “SXSW” Film Festival for his role in Hunter-Gatherer
Andre Royo Empire
He is featured as Lucious Lyon’s “Terrence Howard” defense attorney Thirsty Rawlings on the FOX hit drama series “Empire”.
Empire is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong for Fox. It is a joint production by Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television and syndicated by 20th Television.
Although it is filmed in Chicago, the show is set in New York. The series centers on the fictional hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of it.
Andre Royo Svu
He played the role of Felix Santos in the series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Andre Royo Beautiful Boy
Andre Royo talks about “Beautiful Boy”
While offering profound insight about addiction, the star from “The Wire” becomes a most enjoyable interview at the Chicago International Film Fest.
Andre Royo spent a minute with Reel Chicago on the red carpet for Beautiful Boy during the Chicago International Film Festival last week.
The actor who gained millions of fans during seven seasons on The Wire plays the role of Spencer in the much-buzzed-about film by Belgian director Felix Van Gueringen, which launched the 2018 program at AMC River East on October 10.
According to IMDb, Beautiful Boy “chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.”
Starring Steve Carrell, Timothée Chalamet, and Maura Tierney, Beautiful Boy have inspired more than one critic to describe its profound impact and instant Oscar worthiness. The film is based on the published memoirs of David and Nic Sheff, the real-life father and son who lived through the story
In the film, Royo plays Spencer, the drug treatment sponsor to Nic, the teenage son dealing with addiction played by Chalamet.
Although the actor shrugged off our praise for Beautiful Boy’s success and insisted that the credit belongs to the main cast, he still made an excellent representative for the film.
While offering profound insight about the gravity of the theme, Royo maintained an upbeat level of charisma that made for one of the most enjoyable interviews of the festival. He referred to his personal life and professional experience throughout the conversation and took special joy in describing the inspiration that he gets from two people in particular: his mother and his daughter.
Andre Royo Fringe
His appearances on Fringe, Party Down, “How to Make It in America” played a major role in making him famous. The 50 years old appeared as the seventh and eighteenth episodes of the Fox television series “Fringe”, playing a cab driver in the parallel universe.
Andre Royo Movies and Tv Shows
Title Role Year
Empire (TV Show) – Thurston “Thirsty” Rawlings – 2017
Hand of God (TV Show) – Robert “Bobo” Boston – ;
Drunk History (TV Show) – 2015
Drunk History USA (TV Show) – – ;
Happyish (TV Show) – Barry – ; –
Elementary (TV Show) – Thaddeus – 2013
The Spectacular Now (Movie) – ; –
Red Tails (Movie) – Antwan “Coffee” Coleman – – 2012
Bigfoot (TV Show) – Al Hunter – – ;
How to Make It in America (TV Show) – Kevin – 2011
Fringe (TV Show) – Henry Arliss Higgins – 2010 – 2011
Super (Movie) – Hamilton – 2010
NUMB3RS (TV Show) – Tim Pynchon – 2009
Criminal Minds (TV Show) – Armando Salinas – 2008
The Wire (TV Show) – Bubbles – ;
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV Show) – Sumner – ;
CSI: Miami (TV Show) – Julio Pena – 2005
Cuts (TV Show) – George – ;
G (Movie) – Tracy ‘Tre’ Newman – 2002
Shaft (Movie) – Tattoo – ;
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Like Michael K. Williams, Andre Royo remains closely associated with his Wire role as Reginald “Bubbles” Cousins and got equally short shrift in the Marvel universe. Royo appeared in the Agent Carter series premiere as club owner Spider Raymond, who first found himself knocked unconscious with a kiss from Peggy, and was subsequently killed for losing one of Howard Stark’s wayward bombs.