Stanley Anderson

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Stanley Anderson
Stanley Anderson 2007.jpg
Stanley Anderson in 2007.
Born (1939-10-23) October 23, 1939 (age 78)
Billings, Montana, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1964–2005

Stanley Anderson (born October 23, 1939) is an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Anderson was born in Billings, Montana.[1] A Theatre Master's degree graduate of San Jose State University in the sixties, he began his professional acting career in 1967. Prior to 1990 and his work in film and television, Anderson had spent twenty-three years in over two-hundred productions as a professional actor working at Arena Stage, ACT, The Actors Company, and the California Shakespeare Festival, among others.

Well known to TV fans for his role as Drew Carey's father "George Carey" on The Drew Carey Show, Anderson began his study of acting after returning from two years of military service in Korea. After undergraduate and graduate work at San Jose State University, where he appeared in sixteen productions, he and his wife, actress Judith Long moved to Seattle, Washington, where they spent three years at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. After two years at Actors Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky, Anderson headed to Washington, DC to join the prestigious Arena Stage. His debut with Arena Stage was in the starring role of "Randall P. McMurphy" in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Anderson went on to spend seventeen years with Arena Stage, appearing in nearly a hundred of their productions. During the years he was active in Arena Stage, Anderson lived w/ his wife and their son in Springfield, Virginia. In the mid-2000s they moved to the Los Angeles area of California.

Anderson's films include Deceived, RoboCop 3 and The Pelican Brief. He played in both Michael Bay's movies The Rock and Armageddon the role of the US president. His TV guest appearances include The Practice, The X-Files, and he played "Judge Vandelay" in the Seinfeld episode "The Finale." Anderson continues to be heard as a major voiceover talent for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, PBS, and the History Channel documentaries as well as being a primary voice for Democratic issues and candidates.



  • When the Earth Quakes (1990) (TV) .... Narrator
  • Richard I: The Lion Heart (1994)
  • Ancient Mysteries (1996) TV Series .... Narrator (Origin of the Vampire) (unknown episodes)
    • ... aka Ancient Mysteries: New Investigations of the Unsolved (USA: video title)


  1. ^ "Billings Film School". Film Connection Film Institute. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 

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