1. Anthony Anderson is an American actor, comedian, writer, and game show host.
2. He has starred in his own 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.
3. He is known for his leading roles in drama series K-Ville, The Shield and as NYPD Detective Kevin Bernard on Law & Order.
4. He has had major roles in feature films such as Me, Myself & Irene .
5. Since September 2014, he has served as an executive producer and starred as Andre Johnson on the ABC sitcom Black-ish.
6. As of June 2016, he has served as host of the ABC version of the game show To Tell the Truth.
7. In addition, he has served as guest panelist for various game shows.
8. 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.
9. He trained with actors such as Avery Brooks, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.
10. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for this role.
11. His past television work includes a lead role in the teen series Hang Time as Teddy Broadis.
12. He had many one-off and guest roles on major series such as NYPD Blue, Malcolm & Eddie, In the House, and Ally McBeal.
13. He was the central character in the series All About the Andersons, which lasted for one season on The WB.
14. Anderson joined the cast of the long-running NBC crime drama television series, Law & Order in 2008.
15. Anderson is one of the few judges to taste dishes from all the Iron Chefs on the show.
16. In the Ultimate Bar Food battle, he served as bartender/sous-chef for Iron Chef Bobby Flay opposite Masaharu Morimoto and fellow judge Simon Majumdar.
17. In 2013, Anderson signed on to host the celebrity-driven, family game show called Wall of Fameproduced by Endemol USA for NBC where one family attempted to answer pop culture trivia questions while also guessing whether members of the celebrity “Wall of Fame” delivered the correct answers to those same questions.
18. Eight one-hour episodes were taped at the time, however, the series was never aired later on.
19. Since his film debut in Liberty Heights, Anderson has been performing as an actor, often in comedic roles, for many years.
20. Anderson had a small role in the Academy Award-winning The Departed”.