Rico E. Anderson
Rico E. Anderson
Rico Elliott Anderson is an American film and television actor who has appeared in over 90 TV shows, films, and commercials.
Rico E. Anderson was born in Seaside, California and is an award-winning actor and 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. It was in Chicago where his love for the arts began. As a little boy, Rico and his 3rd grade class went to a touring performance of The Wiz, starring Stephanie Mills. Even at that early age, Rico sat there mesmerized and amazed at the performances. Memories from that performance stuck in the back of his mind and would not surface until a few years later when he and his family moved to Berkeley, California. The bug bit again and Rico started performing in several Independent films and theatre productions around the Bay Area. Rico also majored in Theatre Arts at San Francisco State University. Eventually Rico moved to Los Angeles and has been blessed to have many film, television, voice over and theatre credits to his name.
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. He also performed in the play Dessalines (The Heart) Blood and Liberation.
In 2015 Anderson played the role of Boras in the film Star Trek: Renegades. He received a "best actor" award in 2016 at the Pasadena International Film Festival for his role in the film Dreams My Master. In 2017 he hosted the Third Annual Short Film Awards ceremony in New York.
|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|
|2016||They're Ready: The Ballad of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings||Thomas Jefferson|
|Dreams My Master||Ernie||Pasadena International Film Festival - Best Actor|
|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|
|2019||Truth Be Told||Herbie||4 Episodes|
|The Rookie||Amari||Season 2, Episode 6|
|2018||S.W.A.T.||Young Daniel||Season 1, Episode 22, Hoax|
|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|
|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|
- "Rico E. Anderson TV Commercials - iSpot.tv". iSpot.tv. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
- "Theatre review: 'The Ballad of Emmett Till' at the Fountain Theatre". Los Angeles Times, February 25, 2010
- "A CurtainUp Los Angeles Review: The Ballad of Emmett Till". Curtain Up, By Laura Hitchcock, 2010
- "SING A SONG OF SAVAGERY". Stage and Cinema, by Harvey Perr, February 28, 2010
- "Dessalines (The Heart) Blood and Liberation". Talkin' Broadway, by Sharon Perlmutter.
- "Movie Review: 'Star Trek: Renegades' ". Krypton Radio, Aug 3, 2015 by Gene Turnbow
- Mark Tapio Kines. "3rd Annual Pasadena International Film Festival Goes Out with a Bang". Colorado Boulevard. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
- "Third Annual Short Film Awards Announces Winners". Film Matters, January 20, 2017
- "PIFF 2016 Nominees and Award Winners". Retrieved August 20, 2019.