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Andre Royo (born July 18, 1968) is an American actor. He is best known for his
role as "Bubbles" in The Wire, and has had guest starring appearances in Fringe, Andre Royo
Party Down, and How To Make It In America.
2 Personal life
3 See also
5 External links
He had a small role in John Singleton's 2000 remake of the film Shaft.  He had
a brief appearance in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as a soldier in a
unit that was sent back in time. He has also had roles in Heroes and Kenan and
Born July 18, 1968 (age 44)
He is mostly known for his starring role on the HBO program The Wire as drug Bronx, New York
addict and confidential informant "Bubbles" (a regular character since the show's
first season). Royo's portrayal of this character was so convincing that during on-
Years active 1998–present
location filming he was once approached by Baltimore resident and given a
package of heroin, with the man declaring that the in-character Royo looked like
he needed a fix. Royo has called this his "street Oscar."
Royo also appeared in the 2002 movie G, which was based on The Great Gatsby.
He was introduced as the character Stephen Canfield during the third season of the television series Heroes. He also played
the role of a drug addicted homeless serial killer in the Criminal Minds Season 4 episode "Catching Out".
Royo was also featured at a Harvard University panel discussion in October 2009 along with fellow actors from The Wire,
Sonja Sohn and Michael K. Williams. The panel discussed the value of The Wire as a media source at-risk youth can relate
to and learn positive life lessons from.
In 2010, Royo guest starred on the Starz original series Party Down. Later that year he was a guest star in the third season
premiere as well as the seventh episode and eighteenth episode of the Fox television series Fringe, playing a cab driver in
the parallel universe.
Royo appears in the 2012 film Red Tails.
Royo appeared in the NBC Police Drama Prime Suspect as an accused murderer killing witnesses before he was tried
Royo was born in the Bronx, New York of African American and Cuban heritage. Royo has often been told by casting
directors that he is "not black enough" or "not Latino enough" for certain parts. 
Royo attended Mount Saint Michael Academy in The Bronx from 1982 - 1986 at the same time as Sean Combs.
Royo is married and has a daughter, Stella.
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References related to: Andre Royo
1. ^ a b Salomon, Andrew (2008-02-21). "Getting a fix" . Back Stage. Retrieved 2008-03-28. [dead link]
2. ^ Margaret Talbot (2007). "Stealing Life" . The New Yorker. Archived from the original on 16 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-
3. ^ HBO: The Wire: Cast and Crew: Character Bio: Bubbles
4. ^ Ausiello, Michael (2010-09-21). "Exclusive: 'Fringe' extends Andre Royo's stay" . Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
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