Happy Anderson

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Happy Anderson
Born (1976-11-19) November 19, 1976 (age 46)
Years active1999–present
SpouseMeg Anderson (m. 2011)

Happy Anderson (born November 19, 1976) is an American actor who has worked in film, television, on and off Broadway. He is best known for his roles as Mr. James "Jimmy" Fester[1] on Cinemax's The Knick and Jerry Brudos on the Netflix series Mindhunter, from executive producer/director David Fincher. Anderson appears in the Netflix films Bird Box as River Man and Bright as Montehugh, a human who works for the FBI's magic division.


Anderson was born in High Falls, New York. He graduated from Rondout Valley High School in 1995. He received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Ithaca College in 1999, graduating alongside Larry Teng, Kevin Deiboldt, Ben Wilson and Brantley Aufill. He graduated with a master's of fine arts from Indiana University Bloomington in 2002. In 2003, he moved to New York City.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Brutal Massacre: A Comedy Ivan
Redacted Battalion Commander/Prosecutor
2009 Duplicity Physec
2010 Going the Distance Terry
2011 Postures Preacher Short
2013 Blue Caprice AKA The Washington Snipers Car Salesman
2014 Cold in July Ted
2015 Addiction: A 60's Love Story Lanny Gann
2016 Hit Men Charlie Wolczek
The Comedian Heckler
2017 Bright Hildebrandt Ulysses Montehugh
2018 Bird Box River Man
2018 The Standoff at Sparrow Creek Morris
2020 Bad Boys for Life Jenkins
2020 The New Mutants Reverend Craig
TBA The Bikeriders TBA Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Law & Order Jim Matthrews Guest role; 1 episode
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Frank Guest role; 1 episode
2010 Army Wives Bear Guest role; 1 episode
2011 Eden Prison Guard #1 Guest role; 1 episode
Bar Karma William Wallace Guest role; 1 episode
Onion SportsDome Jim Weiss Guest role; 1 episode
White Collar Rusty Guest role; 1 episode
Blue Bloods Bartender Guest role; 1 episode
Boardwalk Empire Waiter Guest role; 1 episode
2013 The Carrie Diaries Bear Man Guest role; 1 episode
Smash Doorman Guest role; 1 episode
Win Stevy D Television film
2014 Unforgettable Gavin Guest role; 1 episode
2014–15 The Knick Mr. James "Jimmy" Fester Recurring role; 10 episodes
2015 Forever Lachlann Guest role; 1 episode
Banshee Bones Tuesday Guest role; 1 episode
Deadbeat Santa Dylan Guest role; 1 episode
2016 Elementary Nick Farris Guest role; 1 episode
Turn: Washington's Spies Henry Dawkins Guest role; 1 episode
BrainDead Butch Guest role; 1 episode
Quarry Detective Verne Ratliff Recurring role; 6 episodes
Gotham Deever Tweed / Tweedle Dee Guest role; 3 episodes
Henry the 9th Henry Television film
2017 The Deuce Phil Traub Guest role; 1 episode
Claws Lamont Guest role; 3 episodes
Mindhunter Jerry Brudos Guest role; 2 episodes
2017–18 The Blacklist Bobby Navarro 2 episodes
2019 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tim Stanton Guest role; 1 episode
2019 Reprisal Bolo 2 episodes
2020 Snowpiercer Klimpt Recurring role
TBA Full Circle Upcoming miniseries

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2012 Max Payne 3 The Local Population
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population
2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 The Local Pedestrian Population
2020 Saint Kotar: The Yellow Mask Davor Gorski



  1. ^ Macfarlane, Steve (October 30, 2015). "The Knick Recap: Season 2, Episode 3, "The Best with the Best to Get the Best"". Slant. Brooklyn, New York: Slant Magazine LLC. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  2. ^ Zinoman, Jason (April 22, 2008). "Nat Turner Shares Stage With Ghost". The New York Times. New York City. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Smith, Jason (July 4, 2012). "The Old Globe stages Richard III". San Diego Reader. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  4. ^ Howes, Sophia (November 5, 2014). "'As You Like It' at the Shakespeare Theatre Company". DCMetroTheaterArts. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  5. ^ White, Andrew (November 6, 2014). "BWW Reviews: Attenborough's AS YOU LIKE IT a Brilliant but Strangely Melancholy Comedy". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  6. ^ Trainin Blank, Barbara (November 4, 2014). "Theatre Review: 'As You Like It' at Shakespeare Theatre Company". Maryland Theatre Guide. Retrieved June 18, 2016.

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