Without a doubt the most loveable character on the Southern set sitcom, Anthony Bouvier played by Meshach Taylor was the girls trusted friend and delivery man.
Initially, the character wasn’t seriously involved, but as time went on, Antony became a part of the Designing Women family. His arc evolved over the seasons and even took a surprising turn when he became a partner of the company.
Gregg Henry As Jack Dent
When Gregg Henry joined the show as Jack Dent- Suzanne's ex-husband, the creators just knew that this would be a special addition to the already stellar cast. Oddly enough, his stay did not last long.
In the end, their characters were just not compatible, even with all the passion between them. Still, Gregg Henry made this character a memorable one. Fans will remember how he went from a pitcher in the MLB team to the Atlanta Braves.
Gregg Henry Today
While Gregg Henry may have not been particularly likable in Designing Women, he did get a bit of reputation for being a great media businessman as Mitchum Huntsberger on Gilmore Girls.
The actor has also had parts on shows Eyes and The Riches. Coincidentally, the actor is another former castmate who got a part on the show Scandal. Everyone is connected.
Apart from the memorable Anthony Bouvier, Taylor still went on to achieve success in the world of TV. When the '90s show Dave’s World came onto our screens, we saw Taylor as Shel Baker.
Ten years after that show, the actor appeared in the kids' show Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide as Mr. Wright. Sadly, that was one of his final roles before he passed away in the year 2014.
Dixie Carter As Julia Sugarbaker
While there were characters who contributed more to the show than others, none could really compare to the character of Julia Sugarbaker. She was an integral part of it all as she played the head of the Sugarbaker and Associates company - as the name suggests.
Her strong presence and charismatic personality kept her head and shoulders above the rest. As a mainstay of the show throughout, she made Sugarbaker and Associates what it was. This could only be achieved with the talented Dixie Carter.