Rico E. Anderson is an incredibly talented and inspiring award winning actor. He is the oldest of 11 children on his mothers side and the 3rd of 4 children on his fathers side. Rico was born in Seaside/Monterey, CA and raised on the south side of Chicago, as well as the San Francisco Bay Area. It was in Chicago where Rico’s love for the arts began.
Rico’s selected film and television credits include The Orville and Rosewood on FOX and Young & Hungry on Freeform.
Other selected works include, The Mick, Grey’s Anatomy, The Fosters, NCIS, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, K.C. Undercover, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls, Days of our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful, Murder in the First, Sullivan & Son, Justified and The Shield.
Rico’s breakthrough role was in the 2005 Academy Award Winning short, “Mighty Times: The Children’s March” portraying civil rights activist, Shelley “The Playboy” Stewart. This period piece was Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel’s The Avengers, Star Wars Trilogy) and Sam Elliott (The Hulk, The Big Lebowski) respectfully.
Another breakthrough role was in Sci Fi where Rico was tapped to star in the TV pilot, Star Trek: Renegades, directed by Tim Russ (Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager) and starring Walter Koenig (Star Trek, Babalon 5), Sean Young (Blade Runner) and Edward Furlong (John Connor in The Terminator). Rico was directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) in the pilot for Dollhouse w/ Eliza Dushku and played (The Color Purple) Danny Glover’s son in in “The Harimaya Bridge” with Peter Coyote.
On stage, Rico has performed in such noteworthy performances including the multiple award winning production of The West Coast Premiere of The Ballad of Emmett Till (Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles), Fences (NexStage Theatre, Ketchum Idaho), the revival of Ray Bradbury’s Kaleidoscope (Sci-Fest LA, Acme Theatre), The title role in Oedipus (African American Shakespeare Company, San Francisco) , For The Love of Freedom-Trilogy (The Robey Theatre Company, Los Angeles), Graffiti Blues (National Black Theatre Festival, North Carolina), the multiple award winning production of The Meeting as Malcolm X, Off-Off Broadway in Bed of Truth, Equus, and A Soldiers Play .
As a member of the L.A. based Sketch Comedy Troupe, The Outpatients, Rico performed at The World Famous Comedy Store Main Room. Selected Commercial works includes: Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Direct TV, UPS Store, Lending Tree, Bud Light, Honda, Sony, Jeep. Voice Over Commercial work includes: McDonalds, Bud Light, Honda, Sony, Jeep, The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and National Rent a Car.
As a Voice Over artist, Rico has recorded Loop Group / ADR work for Batman: Arkham Knight, Rebel and Being Mary Jane (BET), Geostorm, Power (Starz) and VH-1’s Hit the Floor.
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