19 January 1941
|Died||26 July 2002
|Spouse(s)||Sheila Willet (1964–1986) (divorced)
Tracey Childs (1990–1998) (divorced)
Anthony "Tony" Anholt (19 January 1941 – 26 July 2002) was a British actor best known for his role as Charles Frere in the successful BBC drama series Howards' Way (1985–1990). Other appearances include Gerry Anderson's Space: 1999 (1976–1977) playing the role of Security Chief Tony Verdeschi in the second season and The Protectors (1972–1973) as Paul Bouchet. He also made a guest appearance in the Only Fools and Horses episode To Hull and Back as Boycie's business partner Abdul.
Born in Singapore, his family moved to Australia before the end of World War II, then to South Africa for a brief time, and eventually settled in the United Kingdom where he was educated at Cranleigh School. His father had been taken prisoner by the Japanese, was forced to work on the Burma railway and died when his son was three. His mother remarried five years later.
He married and divorced twice. The first, in 1964, to Sheila Willet, with whom he had a son, actor Christien Anholt. Anholt met Sheila when he was teaching Latin in a Surrey prep school and she was teaching infants. They divorced in 1986. His second marriage was to actress Tracey Childs, his co-star in Howards' Way. She became his second wife in 1990 but they divorced eight years later.
Anholt was originally a continuity announcer for the BBC World Service. His last filmed acting work was for Canadian television productions; he appeared in small roles in several episodes of Lexx and also guest starred on his son Christien's series, Relic Hunter.