Blake Anderson

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Blake Anderson
Born (1984-03-02) March 2, 1984 (age 30)
Sacramento County, California, U.S.
Occupation Comedian, actor, producer, screenwriter
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Rachael Finley
(2012–present)
Children 1

Blake Raymond Anderson (born March 2, 1984) is an American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter. He is one of the stars and co-creators of the Comedy Central series Workaholics.

Early life[edit]

Anderson was born in Sacramento County, California and attended Clayton Valley High School in Concord, California. He was ridiculed for his curly hair, so he shaved it off in 1998 because of peer pressure.[1] He later moved to Los Angeles to work with improvisational comedy troupes such as The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade.[2] While working as a pizza delivery driver, he attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, where he met future co-star Adam DeVine.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2006, Anderson formed the sketch comedy group Mail Order Comedy with Anders Holm, Adam DeVine, and Kyle Newacheck. He appeared on several episodes of the Fox show Traffic Light and has had small cameos in an episode of HBO's Entourage. He was also in National Lampoon's The Legend of Awesomest Maximus (2009) and an episode of the Fox show House. He has appeared on many YouTube shows such as Mail Order Comedy (for which he writes and produces all of the material) and Dungeon of the Nutsack. He has starred on the Comedy Central show Workaholics since 2011. He has had roles on Community, Arrested Development, and Loiter Squad. He also tours the country to perform his stand-up comedy.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Anderson is an avid fan of the hip-hop music scene in the East Bay area, noting Lil B as one of his favorite performers.[4]

On December 17, 2011, Anderson required surgery after fracturing his spine during a house party by jumping from his roof onto a beer pong table.[5][6]

On September 7, 2012, Anderson married Rachael Finley.[7] They have one daughter, Mars Ilah Anderson, born in 2014.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 420 Special: Attack of the Show! from Jamaica Limahl Spellswell Television film
2009 Ratko: The Dictator's Son Derek
2011 National Lampoon's 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus Greek Soldier #1
2013 Epic Dagda Voice
2014 Neighbors Beer Pong Guy #2 Cameo

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006–2008 Crossbows & Mustaches 10 episodes
Executive producer
2008 Special Delivery Himself Episode: "Strike a Pose"
2008 The Dude's House Anders 3 episodes
Co-creator, writer executive producer
2008 5th Year Anders 5 episodes
2011 Traffic Light Tad 2 episodes
2011 Entourage Donny Episode: "One Last Shot"
2011 House Ethan Episode: "Perils of Paranoia"
2011–present Workaholics Blake Henderson Co-creator, writer, executive producer
2012 Community Attendant Episode: "Contemporary Impressionists"
2013 Arrested Development B. Lake Episode: "Flight of the Phoenix"
2013–present Loiter Squad Himself
2014-present Parks and Recreation Mike Bean 3 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title Role
2013 Major Lazer "Scare Me" Cyrus[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bios". Mail Order Comedy. 2011-04-06. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Blake Anderson's Bio". Comedy Central. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Rollo & Grandy (September 2, 2011). "Rollo & Grady Interview :: Blake Anderson of Workaholics". RolloGrandy.com. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  4. ^ Evers, Derek (2011-05-11). "Workaholic Blake Anderson | Bothering". Impose Magazine. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  5. ^ AMANDA MIKELBERGSaturday, December 24, 2011 (2011-12-24). "WATCH: 'Workaholics’ star fractures spine after jumping from roof - New York Daily News". Articles.nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  6. ^ Durante, Thomas (2011-12-23). "'I got painkillers flowing... I'm all good': Workaholics star Blake Anderson breaks his back after plunging from roof onto beer pong table". London: Daily Mail. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 
  7. ^ PUBLIC RECORD. "image". 
  8. ^ Webber, Stephanie (2014-03-08). "Blake Anderson, Workaholics Star, Welcomes Baby Girl Mars Ilah With Wife Rachael Finley". Us Weekly. 
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EiBJPMIn8M

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