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 Extreme Measures (1996), The Wiz (1983) and Ain't Misbehavin' (1982). See full bio »

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Known For

Extreme Measures Teddy Dolson
(1996)
The Wiz The Wiz
(1983)
(1982)
Law & Order Dr. Elvin Simmonds / Mr. Miller
(1996-2006)

Filmography

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 2015 Chloe and Theo
Mr. Sweet (as Andre De Shields)
 2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Keys
- Wednesday's Child (2014) ... Keys (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)
Paul
- Cowboy (2010) ... Paul (as Andre de Shields)
 2009 The Good Heart
Sooty (as André de Shields)
 2008 Life on Mars (TV Series)
Bartender
 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)
Pat
- Change of a Dress (2002) ... Pat (as Andre De Shields)
 1983-2000 Great Performances (TV Series)
Tweedledum
- Play On! (2000)
- Alice in Wonderland (1983) ... Tweedledum
 1997 Cosby (TV Series)
Larry
- Older and Out (1997) ... Larry
 1996 Extreme Measures
Teddy Dolson
 1987 Prison
Sandor
 1985 I Dream of Jeannie... Fifteen Years Later (TV Movie)
Haji (as Andre De Shields)
 1983 The American Snitch
Russ
 1983 The Wiz (Video)
The Wiz
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Marshall Lincoln Kramer, III #2 (1995-1996)
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Other Works:

He directed George C. Wolfe's revue, "The Colored Museum", at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, Illinois with Sylvia Carter, Velma Austin, Rick Worthy and Jacqueline Williams in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Andre De Shields | Andre de Shields | André de Shields
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Trivia:

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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