Meshach Taylor Net Worth

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Meshach Taylor was born on the 11th April 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, and was an actor best known for his roles in the television series “Designing Women” (1986 – 1993) and “Dave’s World” (1993 – 1997). Taylor had been active in the entertainment industry from 1977 until he passed away 2014.

How much was the net worth of Meshach Taylor? It had been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth was as much as $500,000, converted to the present day. Films and television were the major sources of Taylor’s modest fortune.

Meshach Taylor Net Worth $500,000

To begin with, Taylor’s parents were both professors. Meshach Taylor matriculated from Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis 1964, and then studied dramatic arts at Wilmington College (Ohio) and Florida A&M, but didn’t formally graduated from Florida A&M University until 1993.

Concerning his professional career, Meshach Taylor received a Joseph Jefferson Award in 1977 for his performance in the play “Sizwe Banzi is Dead”, and was nominated for the same award for his performance in “Native Son” (1979). His first engagement before the camera was the film “Damien Omen II” (1978), and he subsequently played in Michael Crichton’s thriller “Coma” (1978). In the third season of television series “The Incredible Hulk” (1979), Taylor had his first television appearance. In 1981, he was in the horror film by Joe Dante “The Beast”, followed in 1983 by appearing as Tony in 26 episodes of the sitcom “Buffalo Bill”. In the science fiction adventure “Explorers” (1985) he received a secondary role, with the two then 15-year-olds Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix in main roles. In the sitcom “Golden Girls” Meshach Taylor was seen as a police officer. Subsequently, he had a guest appearance in the series “Alf”. In the television series “Hill Street Blues” he played two roles in 1982 and 1986, then in the film drama “Inside Out” he was in the main cast in the role of Freddy and with Elliott Gould in front of the camera.

Then Taylor starred in 145 episodes in the TV series “Man Must Not Be” (1986 – 1993), and subsequently appeared in the series “Always Trouble with Dave” (1993 – 1997). His net worth was rising steadily through consistent employment.

In 1998, Taylor had his Broadway debut as Lumiere in “The Beauty and the Beast” in which he played alongside Toni Braxton, then landed the roles in the films “Jacks or Better” (2000) and “Friends & Family” (2001), and in the television series “Ned: How to Survive Studies” (2004), “All of Us” (2004), “Hannah Montana” (2007) and others. His last appearances were made in the feature films “Wigger” (2010) and “Hyenas” (2011), as well as the television series “Jessie” (2012).

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Taylor was married to Bianca Ferguson from1983; they had three children together, plus another child he had from a previous relationship. Meshach Taylor died in June 2014 at the age of 67 in Altadena, California, after suffering from colorectal cancer.

Full NameMeshach Taylor
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthApril 11, 1947, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
DiedJune 28, 2014 (aged 67), Altadena, California, United States
Place Of BirthBoston
EducationCrispus Attucks High School, Wilmington College (Ohio) and Florida A&M University
SpouseBianca Ferguson (m. 1983–2014, his death), Sandra Taylor (m. 1969–1980)
ChildrenEsme Taylor, Tamar Taylor, Tariq Taylor, Yasmine Taylor
ParentsJoseph T. Taylor, Hertha Mae Ward
SiblingsJudith Taylor, Hussain Taylor
NicknamesMeshack Taylor , Mesach Taylor , Moshach Taylor
AwardsJeff Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play (1979), Viewers for Quality Television Awards - Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy Series(1988-1990), Jury Prize - Best Ensemble Acting (2000),
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Awards (1989),
Movies“Sizwe Banzi is Dead”(1977), “Native Son” (1979), “Coma” (1978), “The Beast” (1981)
TV Shows“Designing Women” (1986-1993), “Dave’s World” (1993-1997), “The Incredible Hulk” (1979), “Buffalo Bill” (1983), “Explorers” (1985), “Hill Street Blues” (1982-1986), “Man Must Not Be” (1986 – 1993), “Always Trouble with Dave” (1993 – 1997)
1Close friends with Joe Mantegna. The pair were friends for over 40 years.
2Following his death, he was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.
3Survived by his wife, Bianca Ferguson; daughters Tamar, Esme and Yasmine; son Tariq; and four grandchildren.
4He was the only actor to appear in both Mannequin (1987) and Mannequin: On the Move (1991).
5Attended and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1964.
6He was nominated for a 1979 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Native Son", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
7He was awarded the 1977 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for his performance in "Sizwe Banzi is Dead", at the Goodman Stage II Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
8Received his Bachelor's degree in Theatre from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida (1993).


Criminal Minds2012-2014TV SeriesHarrison Scott
Silencio2013/IShortMr. Black
He Knows My Heart2012ShortBishop Alexander Jameson Sr.
Jessie2012TV SeriesGrimm Haloran
Photo Finish2011/IIShortEthan Fletcher
Hyenas2011Crazy Briggs
Wigger2010Charles Pruitt
Club Fiji2008VideoRatu Billy
Hannah Montana2008TV SeriesDahliano
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide2004-2007TV SeriesMr. Wright
The Unit2006TV SeriesHoward Whitwell
All of Us2005TV SeriesRoger - Neesee's Father
Friends and Family2001Bruno
The Drew Carey Show2001TV SeriesOswald's Double
Static Shock2000TV SeriesDoctor Harris
Jacks or Better2000Ron
Cousin Skeeter2000TV Series
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Visitors from Outer Space1999Video shortPink Planet (voice)
The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue1998VideoCecil (voice, as Moshach Taylor)
The Angry Beavers1998TV SeriesBus Driver / Cyclops
The Right Connections1997TV MovieLionel Clark
Dave's World1993-1997TV SeriesShel Baylor
Caroline in the City1996TV SeriesCaroline's Agent James
Nothing Lasts Forever1995TV Movie
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters1995TV SeriesBarber Monster
Women of the House1995TV SeriesAnthony Bouvier
Virtual Seduction1995TV MovieAnderson
ABC Weekend Specials1995TV SeriesRat
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995TV SeriesThe Woodcutter
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesOzzie Banks
Double, Double Toil and Trouble1993TV MovieMr. N
Designing Women1986-1993TV SeriesAnthony Bouvier
In the Heat of the Night1992TV SeriesTyler Corbin
Class Act1992Duncan's Dad
Mannequin: On the Move1991Hollywood Montrose Doorman
How to Murder a Millionaire1990TV MovieDanny
Ultra Warrior1990Elijah
Kid Safe: The Video1988Video shortMarty
Punky Brewster1987TV SeriesDelivery Man
House of Games1987Mr. Dean
The Allnighter1987Hotel Detective Philip
The Last Innocent Man1987TV MovieCrosby
What's Happening Now!1985-1987TV SeriesBuddy
Inside Out1986Freddy
Hill Street Blues1982-1986TV SeriesCon Man / Sloan
ALF1986TV SeriesAddison
One More Saturday Night1986Bill Neal
Melba1986TV Series
The Golden Girls1985TV SeriesThe Cop
Warning Sign1985Video Technician #2
Explorers1985Gordon Miller
Buffalo Bill1983-1984TV SeriesTony
The Haircut1982ShortSam (Shoe Shine Man)
Cagney & Lacey1982TV SeriesStereo Salesman
Barney Miller1982TV SeriesMelvin Jackson
The Beast Within1982Deputy Herbert
Fly Away Home1981TV Movie as Meshack Taylor
M*A*S*H1981TV SeriesOrderly
The Howling1981Shantz (as Mesach Taylor)
Lou Grant1979-1981TV SeriesKinsasha / Marcus Prescott / Calvin
The White Shadow1980TV SeriesChipper
The Incredible Hulk1979TV SeriesM.P.
Stony Island1978Aldeman's Yes-Man
Barnaby Jones1978TV SeriesParking Lot Attendant
Damien: Omen II1978Dr. Kane


The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue1998Video performer: "Magic Mystery Show"
Mannequin: On the Move1991performer: "Casa De Coati"


Criminal Minds: Season 8 - New Directions2013Video shortHimself
Criminal Minds: Season 8 - The Profiler's Handbook: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder2013Video shortHimself
Shooting Gallery2013TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The Actor's Journey2011Video documentaryHimself
The Actor's Journey for Kids2011Video documentaryHimself
Living Live!2007TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Pet Star2004-2005TV Series documentaryJudge
The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Designing Women Reunion2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rendez-View2002TV SeriesHimself
To Tell the Truth2001-2002TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Entertainment Tonight Presents: The Real Designing Women2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade1996TV Special
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988-1993TV SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1993TV SpecialHimself
Circus of the Stars and Sideshow1992TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1992TV SeriesHimself
Laughing Back: Comedy Takes a Stand1992TV MovieHimself
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries or a Special
Motown 30: What's Goin' On!1990TV SpecialHimself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in Comedy Series & Co-Presenter: Best Lead Actress / Actor in Drama Series
The New Hollywood Squares1989TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Couch Potatoes1989TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
American Film Institute Comedy Special1987TV SpecialVirgil (segment "The Rec Room")

Archive Footage

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentary

Won Awards

2000Jury PrizeRiverRun International Film FestivalBest Ensemble ActingJacks or Better (2000)
1990Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesDesigning Women (1986)
1989Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesDesigning Women (1986)
1988Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesDesigning Women (1986)

Nominated Awards

1991Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesDesigning Women (1986)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesDesigning Women (1986)

Known for movies

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