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May 18, 2020

5 Facts about Tituss Burgess of 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

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American actor and singer Tituss Burgess is famous for his role as Titus Andromedon on the Netflix comedy series, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which has earned him four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Tituss Burgess was born on February 21, 1979, in Georgia. Apart from starring in "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," he is also known for his roles in "Set it Up," and "Dolemite Is My Name."

In 2018, Burgess was on a live Question and Answer session with Tina Fey, where he revealed five things about himself that many of his fans hardly knew about.

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BURGESS LEARNED FROM "GOOD VIBRATIONS"

Fey and Burgess spoke about the actor's first Broadway show, "Good Vibrations," which was short-lived. When Fey asked Burgess what he was doing on the show, he replied, saying

"Everything I learned about how to construct a show I learned from 'Good Vibrations,' based on what they did not do." 

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BURGESS IS A GREAT COOK — EVEN FOR THE VEGANS

Burgess could have stayed on at Disney, but it was boring for him. However, one thing that is fun for him is cooking. The actor described himself as a great cook, adding that he could make something nice for a vegan, even during a big dinner.

Burgess explained that he wasn't ranting, but was only speaking the truth.

BURGESS'S FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOWS

Burgess went on to recommend some of his favorite television shows to the crowd, including HBO's "Insecure," Showtime's "The Chi," Netflix's "7 Seconds," Starz's "Vida," and "Power." 

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FEY'S THOUGHTS ABOUT BURGESS

Fey described Burgess as someone who was a quick study in the art of filming single-camera comedy even when he didn’t have the audience he was used to from the theatre. Now, that's incredible!

Last year, Burgess appeared on Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live," where there seemed to be tensions between both of them. Cohen asked the actor about working with Eddie Murphy on "Dolemite Is My Name."

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The television show host wondered if Burgess got close to Murphy because of the latter's past homophobic jokes about gays. After Cohen asked the question, fans noticed some tensions between them.

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However, Burgess said that it wasn't problematic for him to work with Eddie Murphy and that any issues the "Dr. Dolittle" star may have had with gays in the past appeared to be non-existent because he loved him.

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In an appearance on "Wendy Williams Show," Burgess, though hesitant at first, clarified the comments he made on Andy Cohen's "WWHL," and his tagging of the Bravo star as "messy queen" in the comments section of his Instagram post. 

Burgess explained that he wasn't ranting, but was only speaking the truth, adding that he wouldn't tolerate the dismantling of anyone's legacy, especially not his own.

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The 41-year-old further said that Eddie Murphy was an icon in the comedy world, and had a wonderful movie coming out, so he wasn't going to participate in talking about any issues Cohen had with the comedian. 

BURGESS BELIEVES DISNEY IS THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH

Burgess also talked about how he earned his Actors Equity card while working at "Disney World" in the "Festival of the Lion King" show. About that experience, the actor described Disney as the happiest place on earth. 

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