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Blake Raymond Anderson (born March 2, 1984) is an American actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter and fashion designer. He was one of the stars and co-creators of the Comedy Central series Workaholics.

Blake Anderson
Born Blake Raymond Anderson
(1984-03-02) March 2, 1984 (age 33)
Sacramento County, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter
Years active 2006–present
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Spouse(s) Rachael "Steak" Finley (m. 2012–17)
Children 1

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Early lifeEdit

Anderson was born in Sacramento County, California and attended Clayton Valley High School in Concord, California. He was ridiculed for his curly hair, so he shaved it off in 1998 due to peer pressure.[1] He later moved to Los Angeles to work with improvisational comedy troupes such as The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade.[2] While working as a pizza delivery driver, he attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, where he met future co-star Adam DeVine.[3]

CareerEdit

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. He has appeared on many YouTube shows such as Mail Order Comedy (for which he writes and produces all of the material) and Dungeon of the Nutsack. He starred on the Comedy Central show Workaholics between 2011 and 2017. He has had roles on Community, Arrested Development, and Loiter Squad. He also tours the country to perform his stand-up comedy.[2] In June 2016 it was announced that Anderson, Devine, Holm and Newacheck are working on a film with Seth Rogen as producer.[4]

He has also created the fashion line Bored Teenager.

Personal lifeEdit

Anderson is an avid fan of the hip-hop music scene in the East Bay area, noting Lil B as one of his favorite performers.[5]

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.[6][7]

On September 7, 2012, Anderson married Rachael Finley.[8] They have one daughter, Mars Ilah Anderson, born in 2014.[9] The couple divorced in 2017.[10]

On September 21,2013, Anderson stated that he had AIDS and became vegan,Anderson later retracted his claim to TMZ stating "It was just a bad joke and I apologize to the AIDS community along with P.E.T.A"

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 420 Special: Attack of the Show! from Jamaica Limahl Spellswell Television film
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
2015 Dope Will
2015 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Ron the Janitor Cameo
2018 Game Over, Man! Joel

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006–2008 Crossbows & Mustaches 10 episodes
Executive producer
2008 Special Delivery Himself Episode: "Strike a Pose"
2008 The Dude's House Anders 3 episodes
Co-creator, writer 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"
2011–2017 Workaholics Blake Henderson Co-creator, writer, executive producer
2012 Community Attendant Episode: "Contemporary Impressionists"
2013 Arrested Development B. Lake Episode: "Flight of the Phoenix"
2013–2014 Loiter Squad Himself
2014–2015 Parks and Recreation Mike Bean 3 episodes
2014 The Eric André Show Himself 1 episode
2015 Hell's Kitchen Himself Episode: "17 Chefs Compete"
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Screggie's Real Father Episode: "Karen Gillan Wears a Black and White Striped Pullover and Coral Skirt"
2015, 2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Hogarth (voice) 2 episodes
2015 The Simpsons Dickie (voice) Episode: "Halloween of Horror"
2015 Drunk History Alexey Leonov Episode: "Space"
2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Clint (voice) TV short
2016 Voltron: Legendary Defender Matt Holt (voice) Episode: The Rise of Voltron, Return of the Gladiator and Tears of the Balmera"
2016 The Big Bang Theory Trevor Episode: "The Line Substitution Solution"
2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Don vs. Raph Michelangelo (voice) Short
2017 Uncle Grandpa Ciabatta (voice) Episode: "Full Grown Pizza"
2017 The Jellies RG (voice)

Music videosEdit

Year Artist Title Role
2013 Major Lazer "Scare Me" Cyrus[11]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Workaholics Creators, Seth Rogen Team for Action Comedy 'Game Over, Man!". The Hollywood Reporter. June 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ Evers, Derek (2011-05-11). "Workaholic Blake Anderson | Bothering". Impose Magazine. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  6. ^ AMANDA MIKELBERG (2011-12-24). "WATCH: 'Workaholics' star fractures spine after jumping from roof - New York Daily News". Articles.nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ PUBLIC RECORD. "image". 
  9. ^ Webber, Stephanie (2014-03-08). "Blake Anderson, Workaholics Star, Welcomes Baby Girl Mars Ilah With Wife Rachael Finley". Us Weekly. 
  10. ^ "Workaholics actor Blake Anderson and wife split". Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  11. ^ majorlazer (19 August 2013). "Major Lazer - Scare Me feat. Peaches & Timberlee [OFFICIAL HD VIDEO]". Retrieved 16 June 2017 – via YouTube. 

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