Andre Royo

Best known for playing drug addict-turned-police informant Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins on HBO's "The Wire" (2002-08), Bronx native Andre Royo struggled for several years as a penniless stage actor in New York prior to ... Read more »
Born: 07/18/1968 in The Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Empire 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kingdom 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drunk History 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Happyish 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lila and Eve 2015 (Movie)

Detective Scaketti (Actor)

Marvel's Agent Carter 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Aftermath 2014 (Movie)

Rob (Actor)

Bob's Burgers 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Virgin Again 2014 (Movie)

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A Miracle in Spanish Harlem 2013 (Movie)

Tyrone (Actor)

Elementary 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hellbenders 2013 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

NTSF:SD:SUV 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Spectacular Now 2013 (Movie)

Mr. Aster (Actor)

Bigfoot 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Calloused Hands 2012 (Movie)

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Prime Suspect 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

Antwan "Coffee" Coleman (Actor)

The Collection 2012 (Movie)

Wally (Actor)

How to Make it in America 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super 2011 (Movie)

Hamilton (Actor)

Party Down 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Whole Truth 2010 (Tv Show)

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CSI: New York 2009 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2009 (Tv Show)

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August 2008 (Movie)

Dylan Gottschalk (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heroes 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Wire 2001 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Wire Odyssey 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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CSI: Miami 2005 (Tv Show)

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Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

G 2005 (Movie)

Tracy Newman (Actor)

G 2005 (Movie)

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Strong Medicine 2005 (Tv Show)

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Jellysmoke 2004 (Movie)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 (Tv Show)

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Men Without Jobs 2003 (Movie)

Junie (Actor)

Shaft 2000 (Movie)

Tattoo (Actor)

Law & Order 1999 (Tv Show)

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Third Watch 1999 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Without a Map 1998 (Movie)

Music Store Clerk No 2 (Actor)

Shotgun 1997 (Movie)

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Bigfoot (TV Show)

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Biography

Best known for playing drug addict-turned-police informant Reginald "Bubbles" Cousins on HBO's "The Wire" (2002-08), Bronx native Andre Royo struggled for several years as a penniless stage actor in New York prior to landing his breakout role. He took a series of odd jobs to support himself, working as construction worker, bathroom attendant and doorman, before a chance encounter with John Singleton earned him a small part in the director's 2000 action film, "Shaft." Other roles soon followed, including an appearance in 2002's "G," a hip-hop inspired remake of "The Great Gatsby," before acclaimed television writer David Simon offered Royo the part of Bubbles on his brand new series set in the gritty streets of Baltimore. Royo added layer and dimension to the down-and-out heroin addict known as Bubbles, and in just five seasons, managed to create one of the most talked-about television characters of the 2000s.

Milestones

2013

Appeared in the award-winning indie dramedy, "The Spectacular Now"

2002

First series regular role on "The Wire"

2002

First major film role in "G"

Bonus Trivia

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His character on "The Wire" was based off an actual drug addict working as an informant for the Baltimore Police Department.

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Became a professional actor while working as a doorman at a popular New York City nightclub.

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