Anthony Anderson has had more of a successful career than many would have expected of him. The African-American isn’t just a successful actor but also a game show host, writer, and comedian. He is known for his work as the lead character in the television series Black-ish, where he also serves as an executive producer. Before landing his critically acclaimed role in the series, he previously starred in All About the Andersons, a sitcom which aired from 2003 to 2004. Since then, Anthony Anderson’s net worth has been on a steady increase to date.
Although he is known for his comedic acts, Anthony has also taken on some dramatic roles in several television shows, including The Shield, K-Ville and Law & Order. Besides TV shows, he has also appeared in several feature films, including Romeo Must Die, Me, Myself & Irene, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, Transformers, Scream 4, Kangaroo Jack, and The Departed, etc.
Expanding his résumé, he is also a frequent judge on Iron Chef America, which airs on the Food Network. Besides being a guest panelist for different game shows, he is also currently the host of, To Tell the Truth, a game show on ABC Network.
Early Career Influences
The story of how Anthony Anderson achieved his net worth can never be complete without an adequate reference to how it all started. For instance, one of the most telling early influences that stimulated his early career interest was his mother, Doris, who was an actress, although it was on a part-time basis as she also worked as a telephone operator.
Anthony got his start in the entertainment industry through stand-up comedy. However, he has mentioned that his first attempt at it was a disaster. Even though he didn’t do so well during his first time on the stage, he persevered and was encouraged by Guy Torry (a fellow actor and comedian) to continue to try stand-up acts, as well as working on his performance. Anthony would later star with Guy Torry in the film Life.
The actor was a member of the Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet’s Class of 1988. Also, he is an alumnus of the historically black university, Howard University.
How He Has Gathered His Net Worth From His Movies And TV Shows
Most members of the American TV audience are likely going to be familiar with the character ‘Andre Johnson’ (better known as ‘Dre’) in the ABC sitcom Black-ish. In case you don’t know Dre’s real name, he is the one we are talking about here: Anthony Anderson. He pockets $400,000 per episode of the show which is now in its sixth season. This includes a base salary of $100,000, plus other perks. He is also a narrator on the show, as well as one of its executive producers. With the show having completed its 5th season with a full run of 118 episodes, Anderson has earned at least $47,200,000 on it so far.
Talking about his past work on TV, Anderson had his TV debut with a starring role starting from early 1996. He portrayed the role of ‘Teddy Brodis’ in the second season of the NBC teen-themed sitcom Hang Time. Then, he eventually showed up in 39 episodes in the show that ran for about two years. Although the exact figures of Anthony Anderson’s earnings for the role are not available, it certainly contributed a great deal to his overall net worth of $30 million.
Since his professional career kicked off in 1996, Anderson has been in many successful movies and television shows. Some of the movies he’s been in include Big Momma’s House, Barbershop, Hoodwinked, Ferdinand, Grudge Match, The Back-Up Plan, The Big Year, NYPD Blue, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, Samantha Who, Shameless, Raising Hope and Grown-ish. With a résumé that is this impressive, Anthony Anderson’s net worth is certainly well deserved.
Here Are Other Sources of Anthony Anderson’s Net Worth
As already mentioned above, Anthony Anderson currently sits on an estimated net worth of $30 million. Of course, the major part of this amount was accrued from his movie work, but he has also had other sources. For instance, apart from just acting, he has once been involved in directing a short film that was used as a part of a larger project which NBC co-sponsored with the top insurance firm Liberty Mutual Group.
Additionally, have we told you that Anthony Anderson has once won $250,000 on Sony Pictures Television-owned game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Oh yes, he did in 2011.