Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1970-08-15 (50 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

52 Movies · 51 TV shows

Biography

Anthony Anderson (born August 15, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, and game show host. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows. He has starred in his own short-lived sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the ABC sitcom Black-ish and the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show during its fifth and final season. Anderson is known for his leading roles in drama series K-Ville, The Shield and as NYPD Detective Kevin Bernard on Law & Order. He had major roles in feature films such as Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Kangaroo Jack (2003), Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004), The Departed (2006), Transformers (2007), and Scream 4 (2011).Anderson is also a regular judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America. Since September 2014, he has served as an executive producer and starred as Andre Johnson on the ABC sitcom Black-ish. Since June 2016, he has served as host of the ABC version of the game show To Tell the Truth. In addition, he has served as guest panelist for various game shows.

Personal Life

He is married to wife Alvina. The couple have two children, Kyra and Nathan; Nathan starred as Tahj in the Netflix sitcom Richie Rich.Anderson has Type 2 Diabetes and has been active in diabetes awareness.Playing for the Alzheimer's Association, in 2011, Anderson won $250,000 on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.Anderson is an honorary member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; he was inducted on July 30, 2020.

Early Life

Anderson was born in Compton, California. His mother, Doris (née Hancox), was a telephone operator and actress, and his stepfather, Sterling Bowman, was a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, who moved to Los Angeles to work in the steel mill industry before opening a chain of three clothing stores; Anthony has a half brother named Derrick Bowman. His brother Sterling died in 2002. His nickname was “Tugga” because he couldn’t pronounce sugar. According to a DNA analysis, Anderson descends from the Bubi people of Bioko Island (Equatorial Guinea), and from the Tikar, Hausa, and Fulani people of Cameroon.Anderson has stated that his first attempt at stand-up comedy was a failure. Although this experience was a blow to his ego, he did meet his future friend and fellow comedic actor Guy Torry there, who consoled him after the show and encouraged him to keep getting up on stage. He and Guy would later act together in the Eddie Murphy film titled Life. Anderson is an alumnus of the Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet's Class of 1988 and plans on graduating with his son from Howard University in 2022.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Don't Let The Pigeon Do Storytime

Don't Let The Pigeon Do Storytime

2020
Mo Willems' series of Pigeon books inspired a collection of live readings and sketch comedy.
TV
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

2020
The game show returns for a celebrity-filled event hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

2019.

4 Movies · 3 TV shows
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Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall

2019
Tamron Hall is a former news host and journalist and she interviews people in thorough meaningful and entertaining conversations.
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons"

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons"

2019
Celebrities re-create an original episode each from "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons."
TV
mixed-ish

mixed-ish

6.94
2019
In her memoir, Rainbow Johnson talks about growing up in a mixed-race family that had to decide whether to stay true to themselves or not.
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times"

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times"

2019
Live performances of classic holiday-themed episodes from Norman Lear's hit shows "All in the Family" and "Good Times."
Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom

Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom

2019
VH1's annual Mother's Day celebration salutes moms everywhere. Anthony Anderson and La La Anthony hosted the event, which included performances by Ashanti, Monica, Luke James, H.E.R., Shai and SWV. T....
TV
The Masked Singer

The Masked Singer

6
2019
Each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask, in order to hide his or her identity during a singing competition. One singer will be eliminated each we...
Beats

Beats

2019
An agoraphobic hip-hop prodigy and a disgraced former music manager cross paths in Chicago’s South Side and help each other face demons of their pasts.

2018.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
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grown-ish

grown-ish

6.7
2018
Zoey Johnson heads to college and begins her hilarious journey to adulthood but quickly discovers that not everything goes her way after she leaves the nest.
Dear Mama: A Love Letter To Moms

Dear Mama: A Love Letter To Moms

2018
The celebrities send love letters to their mothers.
Small Town Crime

Small Town Crime

4
2018
A disgraced ex-cop is fighting a losing battle. After finding a woman dead at the side of the road, he hires a private eye to find her killers.

2017.

3 Movies · 4 TV shows
The Star

The Star

6
2017
A small but brave donkey and his animal friends are the heroes of the greatest story ever told, the first Christmas.
TV
Drop the Mic

Drop the Mic

2017
Celebrity rap battles mix comedy and music.
TV
Carpool Karaoke

Carpool Karaoke

2017
When celebrity duos ride along in a car together as they sing, fans who don't expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over are surprised. The segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden...
TV
The Gong Show

The Gong Show

2017
Unique performers demonstrate their artistry in front of Hollywood judges in this update of the kitschy '70s talent show, which features the worst performances being cut short by bangs on the gong.
Ferdinand

Ferdinand

6.28
2017
Ferdinand, a little bull, prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree and smelling the flowers, rather than jumping around, snorting, and butting heads with other bulls. Ferdinand was mistakenly chosen ...
TV
Animal Nation With Anthony Anderson

Animal Nation With Anthony Anderson

2017
A celebration of animals and the people who love them with viral videos, celebrity interviews, discussions of animal behavior, and comedian correspondents report from the field.
Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Relief

Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Relief

2017
Some of the nation's biggest stars will make appearances at the telethon. Many stations broadcasted the show, including ABC,Bravo, CBS, E!, Fox, MTV, MTV2, NBC, and Oxygen.

2016.

2 Movies · 4 TV shows
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Chelsea

Chelsea

2016
It's not her first talk show, but it is the first of its kind. She likes ideas, people and places in her unique style.
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Match Game

Match Game

2016
Two contestants are trying to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-blank on a modern version of the classic 70s game show.
Barbershop: The Next Cut

Barbershop: The Next Cut

5.5
2016
They merged to survive the economic downturn. Eddie and the crew have to contend with spirited female co-workers and clientele as the days of male bonding are over. There is a fight going on in Chicag...
TV
The $100,000 Pyramid

The $100,000 Pyramid

2016
The $100,000 Pyramid has teams of two contestants. The goal of the game is to help your partner guess an answer by listing items that would be included in it. "Po-Go Sticks", "Kangaroos", and "Basketb...
TV
To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth

2016
The classic game show is not the same as a modern one. Each round, a celebrity panel will be presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or ach...
Hot Bot

Hot Bot

2016
The hilarious journey of two sexually unpopular and teenage geeks who accidentally discover a life-like super-model sex bot is called Hot Bot.

2015.

4 TV shows
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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

1
2015
Stephen Colbert is leaving "The Colbert Report" to return to television. As the host of The Late Show franchise redux -- taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre at New York -- Colbert talks to actor...
TV
Lip Sync Battle

Lip Sync Battle

4.17
2015
Two people are performing. The co-hosting of the show had a commentary from a social media star. The battle begins after the microphone is off.
TV
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

2015
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
TV
Celebrity Family Feud

Celebrity Family Feud

8
2015
Celebrity Family Feud pits celebrities and their families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to questions posed to 100 people.

2014.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
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black-ish

black-ish

6.04
2014
A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
TV
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

6.26
2014
Jimmy was Jay Leno's replacement. The program was brought back to New York after 42 years in Los Angeles.
The Town that Dreaded Sundown

The Town that Dreaded Sundown

4
2014
The same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier is being terrorized by a masked maniac.

2013.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
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Hollywood Game Night

Hollywood Game Night

6
2013
Two contestants are transported from their everyday lives into a once-in-a-lifetime night of fun and celebration as they play party games with some of their favorite celebrities and compete for the ch...
Pororo: The Racing Adventure

Pororo: The Racing Adventure

10
2013
An airplane had to make an emergency landing in the home of a penguin. Turtles are being shipped to Northpia to deliver ice sleds or racing ice cars. Despite the fact that they believe the turtles are...
Grudge Match

Grudge Match

4.8
2013
Two old boxing rivals are going to fight.
The Power of Few

The Power of Few

2013
There is a day of danger. Five unusual characters are connected to an extraordinary smuggling operation.

2012.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Goats

Goats

2012
Having a self-absorbed New Age mother and an estranged father has meant 15-year-old Ellis Whitman has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: a goat-trekking, marijuana-growing sage called 'Go...
TV
Guys with Kids

Guys with Kids

1
2012
Three 30-something dads are trying to hold on to their youth as they face the responsibilities of having kids. Gary, Chris and Nick have each other to help navigate the highs and lows of being a fathe...
I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac

I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac

2012
I AIN'T SCARED OF YOU is a documentary tribute to Bernie Mac (1957-2008). From his stand-up in underground Chicago comedy clubs to the Big Screen in Hollywood, Bernie Mac's sharp tongue and heart of g...

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
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Shameless

Shameless

6.21
2011
Without Frank, six smart, independent kids wouldn't be fathered by him. Maybe it's better off. When he wasn't at the bar, Frank passed out. The kids have grown up despite him. They don't apologize for...
The Big Year

The Big Year

2011
Three fanatical bird-watchers spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds into the U.S., but they quickly discover tha...
Scream 4

Scream 4

5.79
2011
The author of a self-help book is coming back to her hometown of Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. She is related to several people, including Sheriff Dewey and his wife. The town is in dan...

2010.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
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Conan

Conan

8.14
2010
The talk show was hosted by O'Brien.
The Back-Up Plan

The Back-Up Plan

5.27
2010
She is looking for Mr. She decided to have a baby of her own. Stan seems to be just who she's been searching for all her life, on the day she's artificially inseminated. She needs to figure out how to...
TV
Treme

Treme

2
2010
The name of the show is derived from New Orleans. The residents of New Orleans, including musicians, chefs, and other New Orleanians, struggle to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique cul...

2009.

1 Movie
Steppin: The Movie

Steppin: The Movie

6
2009
Every college campus has rivalries. The king of the hill is the greatest Steppers. When a local radio station announces the beginning of the step competition season, the campus fraternities and sorori...

2008.

1 TV show

2007.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
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K-Ville

K-Ville

2007
Jonathan Lisco is the creator and executive producer of K-Ville, which focuses on policing New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The series was canceled on May 15, 2008.
TV
Samantha Who?

Samantha Who?

6.08
2007
She was a bad girl. After an 8-day coma, she can't remember anything. Her best friend is by her side with a cocktail. Sam doesn't like her old self. This could be the chance to do it all over again.
Transformers

Transformers

6.01
2007
Young teenager, Sam Witwicky, becomes involved in the ancient struggle between two extraterrestrial factions of transforming robots, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. The Decepticons will ...

2006.

5 Movies · 3 TV shows
The Departed

The Departed

7
2006
To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own, but they don't realize the syndicate has done the same thing. A career criminal rises through the police ranks after an un...
TV
Psych

Psych

6.27
2006
Shawn Spencer's police officer father helped him develop a keen eye for detail. Shawn was wrongly accused of a crime because of his tips to the police. Shawn has no choice but to use his abilities to ...
Scary Movie 4

Scary Movie 4

5.95
2006
Cindy was looking for the person who killed the little boy. Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to find a way to stop them.
TV
Campus Ladies

Campus Ladies

2006
On January 8, 2006 Oxygen aired a sitcom called Campus Ladies. The University of the Midwest is a fictional school. The ladies get involved in various situations while trying to fit in with their youn...
TV
'Til Death

'Til Death

6
2006
There is a comedy about friendship and marriage. It's funny and sometimes annoying when things happen between people. Eddie and Joy Stark have been married for 23 years.
Arthur and the Invisibles

Arthur and the Invisibles

5.85
2006
Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, i...
The Last Stand

The Last Stand

2006
The Last Stand is a drama about the life of four different people trying to make it in Los Angeles until life becomes too much to handle.
Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1

Katt Williams: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1

6
2006
Comedian Katt Williams (aka Money Mike) showcases his laugh out loud comedic talents in his first ever HBO stand-up comedy DVD taped in front of a live audience. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Williams...

2005.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
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The Reichen Show

The Reichen Show

2005
There is a list of celebrity interviews.
TV
Too Late with Adam Carolla

Too Late with Adam Carolla

2005
Too Late with Adam Carolla was a late night talk show hosted by Adam Carolla and produced by Jackhole Industries, a team made up of old collaborators. The show, which mixed celebrity interviews, every...
Hoodwinked!

Hoodwinked!

6.67
2005
Little Red Riding Hood is more than meets the eye. Before you can judge a book, you have to flip through the pages. The re-telling of this classic fable begins at the end of the tale. Red Riding Hood,...
King's Ransom

King's Ransom

6
2005
Wanting to foil his own gold-digging wife's plan, a man arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are other people interested in his wealth as well.
Hustle & Flow

Hustle & Flow

7
2005
A Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis tries to become a successful hip-hop emcee with the help of his friends.

2004.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
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On Air with Ryan Seacrest

On Air with Ryan Seacrest

2004
The show ran from January 12 to September 17 of 2004. Twentieth Television distributed it in the United States and Canada.
TV
Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars

5.81
2004
In the fictional town of Neptune, California, a student named Veronica Mars progresses from high school to college while working as a private investigator under the guidance of her detective father.
TV
Entourage

Entourage

6.09
2004
Los Angeles has a close circle of friends and an agent for film star Vince Chase.
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

5.05
2004
Nerdy accountant Harold and his friend Kumar get stoned and watch a commercial for White Castle, and they are absolutely bewitched. The two set out on a late-night odyssey that took them deep into New...
My Baby's Daddy

My Baby's Daddy

6
2004
When their girlfriends all become pregnant at the same time, a trio of young men are forced to grow up quickly.
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

8
2004
With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking new handler, the world's leaders are in danger of falling under the evil control of a villain.

2003.

4 Movies · 4 TV shows
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The New Tom Green Show

The New Tom Green Show

2003
The Tom Green Show is a Canadian television show that aired in 1994. The series was picked up by The Comedy Network in 1996. The second season aired on December 4, 1998. The show moved to the US in Ja...
Scary Movie 3

Scary Movie 3

5.41
2003
In Scary Movie 3, news anchorwoman Cindy Campbell has to investigate mysterious crop circles and kill video tapes in order to stop an alien invasion.
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC.
TV
Chappelle's Show

Chappelle's Show

6.6
2003
Dave Chappelle's point of view is unleashed through a combination of sketches and stand-up.
TV
All About the Andersons

All About the Andersons

2003
As soon as single dad Anthony moves back into his parents' home to provide a stable environment for his 8-year-old son, he immediately remembers why he left in the first place. His mother Flo is alway...
Malibu's Most Wanted

Malibu's Most Wanted

7
2003
A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rap...
Kangaroo Jack

Kangaroo Jack

6
2003
Two childhood friends get mixed up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go wrong when the money is lost to a wild animal.
Cradle 2 the Grave

Cradle 2 the Grave

5.5
2003
Gang leader Tony pulls off a major diamond robbery with his crew, but Ling, a criminal who knows who has the loot, kidnapping Tony's daughter and holding her for ransom. Tony lost the diamonds as well...

2002.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment

The Jamie Kennedy Experiment

2002
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment is a half-hour American hidden camera/practical joke reality television series that was broadcast on The WB. The host and star of the show is Jamie Kennedy, a comedian who...
TV
The Shield

The Shield

6.14
2002
The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to keep the streets safe and keep their self-interests...
Barbershop

Barbershop

6.18
2002
A day in a barbershop. Calvin views the shop as a burden and a waste of time. Calvin doesn't like the idea that he sold the shop to a loan shark.

2001.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
See Spot Run

See Spot Run

2001
A drug sniffing canine is a target for an assassin boss so the FBI calls Witness Protection to send him somewhere else. A single Mom puts her 6 year old boy James in the care of her irresponsible, mai...
TV
My Wife and Kids

My Wife and Kids

7.13
2001
ABC aired My Wife and Kids from 2001 to 2005. The show was produced by Touchstone Television and stars both Tisha Campbell-Martin and Damon Wayans as Michael Kyle, a loving husband and modern-day matr...
TV
The Bernie Mac Show

The Bernie Mac Show

7
2001
The show was on Fox for five years. A comic actor and his wife were raising three children.
Exit Wounds

Exit Wounds

2001
The maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unconventional techniques and soon finds himself assigned to the toughest district in ...
Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come

6
2001
When Raynelle Slocumb's husband passes away from a stroke, she calls the entire clan to remember him. The family tensions reach a boiling point as the disorganized Slocumbs squabble and fight their wa...
Two Can Play That Game

Two Can Play That Game

6
2001
Corporate overachiever and all-around fly chick Shanté Smith thinks she's got the goods to keep her slickster boyfriend from straying until he discovers a greener pasture. She wants her man back.

2000.

4 Movies
Urban Legends: Final Cut

Urban Legends: Final Cut

4.57
2000
The making of a horror movie takes on a frightening reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country. Someone at Alpine University is determined to win the best film award at an...
Big Momma's House

Big Momma's House

5.68
2000
When a street smart FBI agent is sent to Georgia to protect a beautiful single mother and her son from an escaped convict, he is forced to impersonate a Southern granny known as Big Momma in order to ...
Me, Myself & Irene

Me, Myself & Irene

6.75
2000
Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has personality disorders. One personality is friendly while the other is aggressive. Two people fell in love with the same woman.
Romeo Must Die

Romeo Must Die

4.75
2000
Two gangs are competing for control of docks. Hang Sing and Trish O'Day uncover a trail of deception that leads to the deaths of most of the warring groups.

1999.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.08
1999
Sexually-based heinous offenses are considered by the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
Liberty Heights

Liberty Heights

1999
In Baltimore from fall of 1954. to fall of 1955, there was anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons.
The Breaks

The Breaks

1999
Derrick, a racially-confused Irishman raised in the hood by a black family is having the worst day ever. Determined to prove to his fed-up mother and would-be girlfriend that he's not a screw-up, he s...
Life

Life

1999
Two men were sentenced to life in prison for a crime they did not commit, but they became friends.
Trippin'

Trippin'

1999
Greg is near the end of his senior year in high school, wanting to go to the prom, looking at Cinny from afar, and daydreaming about being a big success as a poet, a student, and a love interest. Greg...

1997.

2 TV shows
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Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal

6
1997
Ally McBeal is a lawyer at the Boston law firm Cage and Fish. Ally's life and loves are eccentric, funny, dramatic and full of imagination.
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...

1996.

1 Movie
Alien Avengers

Alien Avengers

1996
On vacation with their daughter, Charlie and Rhonda are happily married. They found a rundown boarding house and its haggard owner, Joseph, an ex-con whose mother has just died and left him the house....

1995.

3 TV shows
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MADtv

MADtv

1
1995
Mad magazine inspired the creation of MADtv, an American sketch comedy television series. The show was on Saturdays on Fox.
TV
In the House

In the House

1995
In the House is an American sitcom
TV
Hang Time

Hang Time

1995
Hang Time is an American teen sitcom about a fictional Indiana high school's boys' basketball team with one female player. It was on the NBC morning show. It was created by Troy Searer, Robert Tarlow,...

1993.

1 TV show
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...

1990.

1 TV show
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
A murder is followed by a police investigation and prosecution.
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