Blake Anderson

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

Blake Raymond Anderson (born March 2, 1984) is an American comedian, writer, producer, and actor. 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 went to Clayton Valley High School. He was made fun of for his curly hair, so he decided to shave it off because of peer pressure in 1998.[1] Even though Anderson grew up in Northern California, he moved to Los Angeles to work with improvisational comedy troupes.[2] Originally from Concord, California, Anderson studied with The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade. While working as a pizza delivery driver, Anderson attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California, 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. Anderson has also appeared on many YouTube shows such as "Mailordercomedy" and "DungeonoftheNutsack". Anderson has starred on the Comedy Central show Workaholics since 2011. Anderson has also had roles on Community and Arrested Development and recently appeared on season 2 of Loiter Squad. He worked with improv groups such as The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, and the National Lampoon Lemmings. Anderson also acts in, writes, and produces all of the material for Mail Order Comedy. He also tours the country to perform his stand-up comedy acts. He recently was in featured in the 2013 Fox produced movie, Epic, as he voiced the character of Dagda.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Anderson is an avid supporter of the Hyphy hip-hop music scene in the East Bay, California, area, noting Lil B as one of his favorite performers. Anderson states he is "Based 4 Life" and that "Lil B is the true Based God."[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
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
Also executive producer
2008 Special Delivery Himself Episode: "Strike a Pose"
2008 420 Special: Attack of the Show! from Jamaica Limahl Spellswell TV movie
2008 The Dude's House Anders 3 episodes
Also co-creator, writer and 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 Also co-creator, writer and executive producer
2012 Community Attendant Episode: "Contemporary Impressionists"
2013-present Loiter Squad Himself Various Episodes
2013 Arrested Development B. Lake Episode: "Flight of the Phoenix"
2014 Parks and Recreation Mike Bean Episode: "Moving Up"

Music Videos[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Scare Me - Major Lazer 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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