Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 18, 1968
SpouseJane Choi
FactCurrently performing in the LAByrinth Theater Company's "A View From 151 St." at the Public Theater in New York City. [October 2007]

Andre Royo is an American actor, best known for his role as Bubbles in the HBO series The Wire. He has also appeared in films such as Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Purge: Anarchy, and RoboCop.

Royo was born in the Bronx, New York, on July 18, 1971. His parents were both of Puerto Rican descent. He has two older sisters. Royo was raised in the Bronx and attended the High School of Performing Arts. After graduation, he worked as a bouncer and a bartender before getting his big break in show business.

Royo made his acting debut in the 1995 film New Jersey Drive. He went on to appear in films such as Cop Land, He Got Game, and Shaft. In 2002, he landed the role of Bubbles in the HBO series The Wire. He played the character for five seasons and earned critical acclaim for his performance.

In recent years, Royo has appeared in films such as Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Purge: Anarchy, and RoboCop. He has also had recurring roles on television shows such as Empire and Hand of God.

Royo has been married to actress Joy Bryant since 2008. They have two children together.

As of 2020, Andre Royo has a net worth of $4 million.

General Info

Full NameAndre Royo
Date Of BirthJuly 18, 1968
Height1.7 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Writer, Actor
EducationMount Saint Michael Academy


SpouseJane Choi
ChildrenStella Royo


MoviesThe Spectacular Now, The Collection, Lila & Eve, Hellbenders, Of Mind and Music, Shaft, Super, The Miracle of Spanish Harlem, Planet Brooklyn, Aftermath, Hunter Gatherer, Calloused Hands, 5up 2down, All the Invisible Children, Freelancers, G, 21 and a Wake-Up, Bigfoot, Perfume, August, Share, Jellys...
TV ShowsThe Wire

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1[on The Wire (2002)] We don't know if we'll be involved in a project that had that many people of color working with great characters and great story lines ever again. There was something powerful in that.
2[about his castmates on The Wire (2002)] There was absolutely no ego. Everyone came on the set and said this is about Baltimore. Baltimore is the star.


1Currently performing in the LAByrinth Theater Company's "A View From 151 St." at the Public Theater in New York City. [October 2007]
2Has one daughter, Stella.
3His father was of Cuban descent.




Billy Boy2017completedMr. Adams
Empire2015-2016TV SeriesThirsty Rawlings
Kingdom2014-2016TV SeriesHotel Owner
Hunter Gatherer2016Ashley
Drunk History2015TV SeriesKing Oliver
Hand of God2014-2015TV SeriesRobert 'Bobo' Boston
Happyish2015TV SeriesBarry
Share2015/IShortMr. White
Lila & Eve2015Skaketti
Agent Carter2015TV SeriesSpider Raymond
Bob's Burgers2013-2014TV SeriesMarcus / Andre Royo
Of Mind and Music2014Kenny
His New Hands2013ShortCoach Joe
Low Expectations2013ShortRoy
A Miracle in Spanish Harlem2013Tyrone
In Security2013TV SeriesLyle
NTSF:SD:SUV2013TV SeriesOtis
Elementary2013TV SeriesThaddeus
Calloused Hands2013Byrd
The Spectacular Now2013Mr. Aster
Shrader House2013TV MovieCouncilman Scott
Key and Peele2012TV SeriesBully's Dad
The Collection2012/IIWally
Freelancers2012Daniel Maldonado
Smith & Wesson2012TV MovieWesson
Bigfoot2012TV MovieAl Hunter
The Wire: The Musical2012ShortReginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
Prime Suspect2012TV SeriesSantana Cordero
Red Tails2012Antwan 'Coffee' Coleman
How to Make It in America2011TV SeriesKevin
Be Seen Be Heard2011Short
Memphis Beat2011TV SeriesRonnie
Svetlana2011TV Series
Fringe2010-2011TV SeriesHenry Arliss Higgins
MashUpPiece Theater: The Wire/Trailer Park Boys2010ShortReginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
The Whole Truth2010TV SeriesEric Santiago
Party Down2010TV SeriesScott
21 and a Wake-Up2009Dr. Jim West
The Mercy Man2009Tad
CSI: NY2009TV SeriesBig Willie Brown
Numb3rs2009TV SeriesTim Pynchon
Criminal Minds2008TV SeriesArmando Salinas
Heroes2008TV SeriesStephen Canfield
T Takes: Andre Royo2008Video shortThe Guest in Room 128
T Takes: Room 1282008Video shortThe Guest in Room 128
The Wire2002-2008TV SeriesReginald 'Bubbles' Cousins
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles2008TV SeriesSumner
August2008Dylan Gottschalk
All About Us2007Mike
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2002-2007TV SeriesLuther Pinkston / Riley
Uncle Pop2006ShortPop
5up 2down2006Benny
The Saint of Avenue B2006ShortJames
All the Invisible Children2005Sammy (segment "Jesus Children of America")
Jesus Children of America2005ShortSammy
CSI: Miami2005TV SeriesJulio Pena
Cuts2005TV SeriesGeorge
Kiss and Run2005ShortDave
Fat Cats2005Number Man
The Jury2004TV SeriesNaadia Azhar
Men Without Jobs2004Junie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2003TV SeriesFelix Santos
Big Bank Take Little Bank2001ShortFruity Pebblez
Perfume2001Posse Member
Wonderland2000TV SeriesPsychiatric patient
Third Watch1999TV SeriesDiop
Law & Order1999TV SeriesGil Freeman
L.A. Without a Map1998Music Store Clerk #2


His New Hands2013Short executive producer
Calloused Hands2013producer
Would You Rather2012executive producer
The Indestructible Jimmy Brown2011TV Movie executive producer
Uncle Pop2006Short producer


Andre Royo's Big Scene2004Short story


Motherhood2009/Ispecial thanks
My Dinner with Andre Royo2008Documentary short very special thanks


The Thermostat2014TV SeriesHimself
CollegeHumor Originals2012TV SeriesHimself
Santa Election 20122011ShortHimself
My Dinner with Andre Royo2008Documentary shortHimself
Heroes Unmasked2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wire: The Last Word2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Wire Odyssey2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Punk'd2007TV SeriesHimself
The Wire: It's All Connected2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Andre Royo's Big Scene2004ShortHimself
Freeway: What We Do2003Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

Heroes Unmasked2008TV Series documentaryStephen Canfield


Won Awards

2016Special Jury AwardSXSW Film FestivalBest Actor - Narrative FeatureHunter Gatherer (2016)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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