André De Shields

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André De Shields was born on January 12, 1946 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is an actor, known for tick, tick... BOOM! (2021), Extreme Measures (1996) and The Wiz (1983). See full bio »

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Known For

tick, tick... BOOM! 'Sunday' Legend #2
Extreme Measures Teddy Dolson
The Wiz The Wiz


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 2023 Spellbound (filming)
Oracle of the Moon (voice)
 2022 Uncoupled (TV Series)
- Chapter 6 (2022) ... Jack
- Chapter 5 (2022) ... Jack
- Chapter 2 (2022) ... Jack
 2022 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
- Guilt (2022) ... Mitchell
 2021 tick, tick... BOOM!
'Sunday' Legend #2
 2021 The Sixth Reel
Gavin Plimsoll
 2014-2021 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
- Post-Graduate Psychopath (2021) ... Keys
- Wednesday's Child (2014) ... Keys (as Andre De Shields)
 2021 New Amsterdam (TV Series)
Dale Rustin
- The Legend of Howie Cournemeyer (2021) ... Dale Rustin
 2021 Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical (Video)
Anton Ego
 2020 Katy Keene (TV Series)
- Chapter Thirteen: Come Together (2020) ... Chubby
- Chapter Six: Mama Said (2020) ... Chubby
- Chapter Two: You Can't Hurry Love (2020) ... Chubby
 2020 Almost Family (TV Series)
- Generational AF (2020) ... Wyndham
 2019 John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch (TV Movie)
The Tutor
 2015 Chloe and Theo
Mr. Sweet (as Andre De Shields)
 2014 The Backseat
Mr. Davies
 2011/I The Inheritance
Uncle Grady
 2011 Bruce's Garden (Short)
Jack Reynolds
 2010 Rescue Me (TV Series)
- Cowboy (2010) ... Paul (as Andre de Shields)
 2009 The Good Heart
Sooty (as André de Shields)
 2008 Life on Mars (TV Series)
 2008 Lipstick Jungle (TV Series)
Drag Queen
- Chapter Two: Nothing Sacred (2008) ... Drag Queen
 1996-2006 Law & Order (TV Series)
Mr. Miller / Dr. Elvin Simmonds
- Cost of Capital (2006) ... Mr. Miller
- Custody (1996) ... Dr. Elvin Simmonds
 2002 Sex and the City (TV Series)
- Change of a Dress (2002) ... Pat (as Andre De Shields)
 1983-2000 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Play On! (2000)
- Alice in Wonderland (1983) ... Tweedledum
 1999-2000 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Reverend Dansby
- Episode #1.11229 (2000) ... Reverend Dansby
- Episode #1.10820 (1999) ... Reverend Dansby
 1997 Cosby (TV Series)
- Older and Out (1997) ... Larry
 1996 Extreme Measures
Teddy Dolson
 1987 Prison
 1985 I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later (TV Movie)
Haji (as Andre De Shields)
 1983 The American Snitch
 1983 The Wiz (Video)
The Wiz
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Marshall Lincoln Kramer, III #2 (1995-1996)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Impressionism (2009). Drama. Written by Michael Jacobs. Original Music by Bob James. Directed by Jack O'Brien. Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre: 24 Mar 2009- 10 May 2009 (56 performances + 23 previews that began on 28 Feb 2009). Cast: Joan Allen (as "Katharine Keenan"), Jeremy Irons (as "Thomas Buckle"), André De Shields (as "... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Andre De Shields | Andre de Shields | André de Shields

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De Shields has been the Harold Clurman Visiting Professor at the City University of New York-Hunter College and an adjunct professor at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU. He has also been a distinguished visiting professor at Southern Methodist University, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. See more »

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