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GC 139 Actor / Writer Rico E. Anderson

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Jeremy talks to Rico Anderson about acting, award presentation and a host of other topics.

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Rico Anderson, an award winning actor and the oldest of 11 children on his mothe'rs side and the 3rd of 4 children oh his father's side, was born in Seaside/Monterey, CA and raised on the south side of Chicago as well as the San Francisco Bay Area. It was in Chicago where his love for the arts began. As a little boy, Rico and his 3rd grade class went to a touring performance of The Wiz, starring Stephanie Mills. Even at that early age, Rico sat there mesmerized and amazed at the performances. Memories from that performance stuck in the back of his mind and would not surface until a few years later when he and his family moved to Berkeley, California. The bug bit again and Rico started performing in several Independent films and theatre productions around the Bay Area. Rico also majored in Theatre Arts at San Francisco State University. Eventually Rico moved to Los Angeles and has been blessed to have many film, television, voice over and theatre credits to his name.

Rico's selected film and television credits include guest staring as Marco in Young & Hungry on Freeform and Donnie in Grey's Anatomy. Other selected guest star and recurring works include, The Fosters, NCIS, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, K.C. Undercover, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls, Days of our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful, Murder in the First, Weeds, Sullivan & Son, Justified and The Shield. Rico's breakthrough role was in the 2005 Academy Award Winning short, "Mighty Times: The Children's March" where he portrayed civil rights activist, Shelley "The Playboy" Stewart. This period piece was Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel's The Avengers, Star Wars Trilogy) and Sam Elliott (The Hulk, The Big Lebowski) respectfully.

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