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Ato Essandoh

Ato Essandoh, who was born in Schenectady, New York, graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1990. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University. He is also a playwright, and authored Black Thang which is published in the anthology Plays and Playwrights 2003. He also studied acting at the Acting Studio in New York City. Essandoh is also the co-founder of The Defiant Ones writing and performance group.

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Cast Credits

Away (2020)
Starring as Kwesi Weisberg-Abban (10 episodes)
Tales from the Loop (2020)
Guest starring as Gaddis (5 episodes)
  • Episode 1x06: Parallel (Apr 3, 2020)
  • Episode 1x05: Control (Apr 3, 2020)
  • Episode 1x04: Echo Sphere (Apr 3, 2020)
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Evil (2019)
Guest starring as Nathan
The Code (2019)
Starring as Major Trey Ferry (12 episodes)
Altered Carbon (2018)
Starring as Vernon Elliot (8 episodes)
Guest starring as Vernon Elliot
Live with Kelly & Ryan (2017)
Guest starring as Ato Essandoh
Vinyl (2016)
Starring as Lester Grimes (9 episodes)
Chicago Med (2015)
Guest starring as Dr. Isidore Latham (33 episodes)
Madam Secretary (2014)
Guest starring as King Nungunde
  • Episode 1x01: Pilot (Sep 21, 2014)
Believe (2014)
Guest starring as FBI Agent Garner (5 episodes)
Elementary (2012)
Guest starring as Alfredo Llamosa (6 episodes)
Copper (2012)
Starring as Matthew Freeman (15 episodes)
Girls (2012)
Guest starring as D. August (3 episodes)
Person of Interest (2011)
Guest starring as Ray Pratt
  • Episode 4x18: Skip (Mar 24, 2015)
Blue Bloods (2010)
Guest starring as Reverend Darnell Potter (5 episodes)
White Collar (2009)
Guest starring as Frederick Bilal
The Good Wife (2009)
Guest starring as Elliott
Royal Pains (2009)
Guest starring as Antoine
Damages (2007)
Guest starring as Bomb Tech (3 episodes)
Line of Fire (2003)
Guest starring as Archibald 'Crazy Jazz' Lincoln
  • Episode 1x01: Pilot (Dec 2, 2003)
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