Meshach Taylor Net Worth

December 27, 2023
2 mins read

Meshach Taylor was born on the 11th April 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, and was an actor best known for his roles in the television series “Designing Women” (1986 – 1993) and “Dave’s World” (1993 – 1997). Taylor had been active in the entertainment industry from 1977 until he passed away 2014.

How much was the net worth of Meshach Taylor? It had been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth was as much as $500,000, converted to the present day. Films and television were the major sources of Taylor’s modest fortune.


Meshach Taylor Net Worth $500,000


To begin with, Taylor’s parents were both professors. Meshach Taylor matriculated from Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis 1964, and then studied dramatic arts at Wilmington College (Ohio) and Florida A&M, but didn’t formally graduated from Florida A&M University until 1993.

Concerning his professional career, Meshach Taylor received a Joseph Jefferson Award in 1977 for his performance in the play “Sizwe Banzi is Dead”, and was nominated for the same award for his performance in “Native Son” (1979). His first engagement before the camera was the film “Damien Omen II” (1978), and he subsequently played in Michael Crichton’s thriller “Coma” (1978). In the third season of television series “The Incredible Hulk” (1979), Taylor had his first television appearance. In 1981, he was in the horror film by Joe Dante “The Beast”, followed in 1983 by appearing as Tony in 26 episodes of the sitcom “Buffalo Bill”. In the science fiction adventure “Explorers” (1985) he received a secondary role, with the two then 15-year-olds Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix in main roles. In the sitcom “Golden Girls” Meshach Taylor was seen as a police officer. Subsequently, he had a guest appearance in the series “Alf”. In the television series “Hill Street Blues” he played two roles in 1982 and 1986, then in the film drama “Inside Out” he was in the main cast in the role of Freddy and with Elliott Gould in front of the camera.

Then Taylor starred in 145 episodes in the TV series “Man Must Not Be” (1986 – 1993), and subsequently appeared in the series “Always Trouble with Dave” (1993 – 1997). His net worth was rising steadily through consistent employment.

In 1998, Taylor had his Broadway debut as Lumiere in “The Beauty and the Beast” in which he played alongside Toni Braxton, then landed the roles in the films “Jacks or Better” (2000) and “Friends & Family” (2001), and in the television series “Ned: How to Survive Studies” (2004), “All of Us” (2004), “Hannah Montana” (2007) and others. His last appearances were made in the feature films “Wigger” (2010) and “Hyenas” (2011), as well as the television series “Jessie” (2012).

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Taylor was married to Bianca Ferguson from1983; they had three children together, plus another child he had from a previous relationship. Meshach Taylor died in June 2014 at the age of 67 in Altadena, California, after suffering from colorectal cancer.

Daniel Wanburg

As the Managing Editor at Net Worth Post, I lead a talented team in delivering compelling content on the lives and achievements of influential figures. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I oversee the production of insightful biographies that resonate with our audience. My role involves not only managing the editorial process but also conducting research, crafting engaging narratives, and ensuring the accuracy and quality of our publications.

At NetWorthPost, we strive to provide our readers with in-depth profiles that offer valuable insights into the worlds of business, entertainment, and beyond. Through meticulous research and captivating storytelling, we bring to light the remarkable journeys and successes of individuals who inspire and captivate us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Don't Miss