Quick Facts of Meshach Taylor

  • Full NameMeshach Taylor
  • Net Worth$500K
  • Date of Birth11 April, 1947
  • NicknameMeshach
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceBoston, MA, The USA
  • Ethnicity Afro-American
  • ProfessionActor
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1977-2014
  • Eye colour Dark Brown
  • Hair colour Black
  • BuildAverage
  • SpouseBianca Taylor (1983-his death), Sandra Taylor (1969-1980)
  • Height6 feet 1 inches (1.85m)
  • EducationFlorida A&M University
  • Children4 (Tamar, Esme, Yasmine, Tariq)
  • Horoscope Aries

Meshach Taylor was a talented American actor. He was nominated for Emmy Award for his role as Anthony Bouvier on the CBS sitcom, Designing Women. Likewise, Taylor rose to fame after he portrayed the role of Montrose in Mannequin alongside Kristy Swanson and Terry Kiser.

Before his death, he was married twice in his life. Likewise, he shares a child with his first wife and three children with his second wife. So, who are his wives?

Who Was Meshach Taylor? Bio, Wiki & Early Life

The late actor, Meshach Taylor was born on 11th April 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts, the USA. Moreover, he was born to Hertha Mae (Mother) and Joseph T. Taylor (Father), the dean of students at Dillard University in New Orleans. Likewise, he belongs to Afro-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Similarly, he was born under the birth sign, Aries. In addition, he grew up along with his sister, Judith, and brother, Hussian.

Meshach Taylor
Meshach Taylor

Furthermore, Taylor studied and graduated from Crispus Attucks High School in 1964 and joined Wilmington College and later Florida A&M University. In May 1993, he graduated from A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts.

Meshach Taylor’s Career

Meshach worked as a State House reporter in Indianapolis for AM radio station WIFE with his on-air name, Bruce Thomas. Similarly, he worked as the host of a community-affairs program on television station WLWI (now WTHR). Taylor’s first professional acting experience was in a national tour of Hair where he received an Emmy Award for his role as Jim in the WTTW production, Huckleberry Finn.

Meshach’s Broadway debut was in 1998, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, where he starred alongside Toni Braxton. However, his popular television role was as Anthony Bouvier on ‘Designing Women’. Furthermore, Taylor portrayed in Hollywood Montrose in the two ‘Mannequin’ films.

Who Are Meshach Taylor’s Wives? (Married & Children)

Meshach dated his first wife, Sandra for a year before marrying her in 1969. Likewise, they even shared a child, Tariq Taylor with each other. However, the two separated in 1980 after 11 years of their marriage.

Taylor with his children
Taylor with his children

Meshach re-married after 3 years of the divorce with his first wife. Taylor married Bianca Taylor in 1983. However, there is no information about when and where they met. The couple had children, Tamar, Esme, and Yasmine from their marital relationship.

Meshach with his second wife, Bianca
Meshach with his second wife, Bianca

The husband and wife were together until Taylor’s death in 2014.

Meshach Taylor’s Death

Taylor died on June 28, 2014, at his home in Altadena, California at the age of 67. The cause of his death was colorectal cancer. However, he is survived by his wife and his four children. Likewise, his mother Hertha Ward Taylor celebrated her 100th birthday 11 days before Meshach’s death.

Moreover, his relatives, friends, and families celebrated the memorial service of his life at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on July 6, 2014.

How Much Is Meshach Taylor’s Net Worth?

Before his death, Meshach Taylor’s net worth was around $500K. He collected this hefty sum of money through his career as an actor. Throughout his career, he worked on more than 20 movies and over 10 TV series. Not to mention, he amassed the majority of his income through these projects. His final appearance was in Criminal Minds as Harrison Scott in 2014.

Meshach house
Meshach house
Virtual Globetrotting

Moreover, Taylor owned a house in Altadena, California, the USA which consists of a lavish swimming pool. Unfortunately, there is no information about its current market value.


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