Entering the industry at age five, André would go on to be cast in over 100 commercials, numerous television dramas, comedies, MOTWs and feature films – all before the age of 18.
He has had the fortune to work with some of film & television’s greatest names and personalities: the legendary George C. Scott, Fred Astaire, Madeline Kahn, Piper Laurie and William Shatner, to name a few. Working alongside these icons and mentors allowed André to learn valuable acting and industry skills, which led to continued success on prime time favorites such as The Hogan Family, T.J. Hooker, Night Court, The A-Team, The New Twilight Zone, Night Court,Mr. Belvedere,and others that remain in syndication around the world.
Early on, André spent time on many top-rated daytime shows, such as The Young & the Restless, Days of Our Lives, and General Hospital. He also appeared in numerous television shows and “Movies of the Week” with co-stars like Jane Seymour and Fred Astaire.
In 1987, he starred as Sean Crenshaw in the cult-classic film The Monster Squad, written by Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Iron Man 3) and Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps). Over 25 years later, that film is still enjoyed worldwide at retro screenings, conventions and personal appearances.
André was then cast as George C. Scott’s son in Mr. President, one of the first, original series on the new FOX network. He then joined the cast of the hit sitcom The Hogan Family (starring Jason Bateman and Sandy Duncan).
André was a fixture in the teen celebrity set when at the age of 18, he decided to take a hiatus from Hollywood and pursue a lifelong dream of playing college basketball. He played for legendary coach J. Enid Drake at Louisburg College before being recruited to play at UNC-Asheville, where he graduated in 1995 with a degree in Mass Communications/Journalism. He put his degree to work and became a sportswriter for numerous newspapers through 1999.
André continues to act, write and produce. His company, CinemaSouth, LLC, helps actors and entertainment professionals with production, acting workshops, one-on-one mentoring, business and media training, and consulting.