Rico E. Anderson

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Rico E. Anderson
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Years active1989–present

Rico Elliott Anderson is an American film and television actor who has appeared in over 90 TV shows, films, and commercials.[1]

Early life[edit]

Anderson was born in Seaside, California and is the oldest of eleven children on his mother's side (6 biological and 5 adopted), and the 3rd of 4 children oh his father's side. He was born in Seaside/Monterey, CA and was raised on the south side of Chicago, as well as in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Following his graduation, Anderson moved to Los Angeles to pursue a full-time acting career. He acted in the award-winning documentary Mighty Times: The Children's March in 2005. In 2010 he performed in the play The Ballad of Emmett Till at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles.[2][3][4] He also performed in the play Dessalines (The Heart) Blood and Liberation.[5]

In 2015 Anderson played the role of Boras in the film Star Trek: Renegades.[6] He received a "best actor" award in 2016 at the Pasadena International Film Festival for his role in the film Dreams My Master.[7] In 2017 he hosted the Third Annual Short Film Awards ceremony in New York.[8]

Select filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Get Gone Ranger Rico Action On Film International Film Festival - Best Supporting Actor
2017 Spinning Man Reporter #1
The Marcus Garvey Story Raphael Morgan
5th Passenger Captain Arnold Reguine
The Assassin's Apprentice Blanco
Jaded Charles
Runaway Renzler
2016 They're Ready: The Ballad of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings Thomas Jefferson
Dreams My Master Ernie Pasadena International Film Festival - Best Actor[9][7]
2015 Fearless Coach Carl
La Migra Agent Mike Maloney
2013 Things Never Said Louis
2012 Music High Coach Carl
2011 Beach Bar: The Movie Darius 'Ice Pyk' Vernon
2009 Hole in One Darius 'Ice Pyk' Vernon
The Harimaya Bridge Grant Holder
2007 Derek and Delila Glen
2006 Break-Down at El Mirage Armand
2005 The Urban Demographic Bob Johnson
2002 String Theory Marcus


Year Title Role Notes
2023 FBI: International Daniel LeDee Season 2, Episode 9
2021 B Positive Officer Nelson Season 2, Episode 8
2019 Truth Be Told Herbie 20 Episodes
The Rookie Amari Season 2, Episode 6
2018 S.W.A.T. Young Daniel Sr. 3 Episodes
2017 The Orville Moclan Doctor Season 1, Episode 3
Goliath Hank Season 2, Episode 1
The 38th Annual Young Artist Awards Himself
Rosewood Agent Fitzpatrick Season 1, Episode 10, Bacterium & the Brothers Panitch
The Mick Officer Season 1, Episode 12, The Wolf
2016 The Fosters Swat #2 Season 4, Episode 1, Potential Energy
Grey's Anatomy Donnie Season 12, Episode 24, Family Affair
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Reggie Season 2, Episode 4, It's A Miracle...
Facebook Live with Ford & Vida Himself
2015 Code Black Cop Season 1, Episode 4, Sometimes It's A Zebra
Star Trek: Renegades Boras Pilot
Friend or Foe Himself
2012 Two and a Half Men M. P. Searle Season 10, Episode 7, Avoid the Chinese Mustard
Sullivan & Son Mike Season 1, Episode 2, The Bribe
2 Broke Girls MTA Guy Season 1, Episode 22, And the Big Buttercream Breakthrough
2011 Love That Girl! Officer Bradley Fatal Attraction
Modern Family Policeman Season 3, Episode 6, Go Bullfrogs!
Days of Our Lives Public Defender O'Neill 4 Episodes
Law & Order: LA Alec Bratton Season 1, Episode 16, Big Rock Mesa
2010 Mike & Molly Man Season 1, Episode 3, First Kiss
Weeds Bartender Season 6, Episode 3, Bartender
The Bold and the Beautiful Prison Guard 5 Episodes
Justified FBI Agent Murphy Season 1, Episode 4, Long in the Tooth
2009 Dollhouse Agent 2 Episodes
Entourage Reporter Season 6, Episode 2, Amongst Friends
Eleventh Hour Dave Season 1, Episode 16, Subway
2008 Chocolate News Bernard Season 1, Episode 1
Root Of All Evil Admissions Officer Season 2, Episode 9, Strip Clubs vs Sororities
Mind of Mencia Black Guy 2 Episodes
2006 NCIS Rick Samson Season 4, Episode 10, Smoked
The Shield Eritano Season 5, Episode 7, Man Inside


  1. ^ "Rico E. Anderson TV Commercials - iSpot.tv". iSpot.tv. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Theatre review: 'The Ballad of Emmett Till' at the Fountain Theatre". Los Angeles Times, February 25, 2010
  3. ^ "A CurtainUp Los Angeles Review: The Ballad of Emmett Till". Curtain Up, By Laura Hitchcock, 2010
  4. ^ "SING A SONG OF SAVAGERY". Stage and Cinema, by Harvey Perr, February 28, 2010
  5. ^ "Dessalines (The Heart) Blood and Liberation". Talkin' Broadway, by Sharon Perlmutter.
  6. ^ "Movie Review: 'Star Trek: Renegades' ". Krypton Radio, Aug 3, 2015 by Gene Turnbow
  7. ^ a b Mark Tapio Kines. "3rd Annual Pasadena International Film Festival Goes Out with a Bang". Colorado Boulevard. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "Third Annual Short Film Awards Announces Winners". Film Matters, January 20, 2017
  9. ^ "PIFF 2016 Nominees and Award Winners". Retrieved August 20, 2019.

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