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Blake Raymond Anderson (born March 2, 1984) is an American actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter, and fashion designer. He is best known for starring in and co-creating the Comedy Central series Workaholics.

Blake Anderson
Born (1984-03-02) March 2, 1984 (age 35)
OccupationActor, comedian, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)
Rachael Finley
(m. 2012; div. 2017)
Children1

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Early lifeEdit

Anderson was born in Sacramento County, California, on March 2, 1984. He attended Clayton Valley High School in Concord, California.[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]

In 2013 he co-created the fashion line Teenage with his then-wife, Rachael Finley.[5]

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.[6] He is also a Golden State Warriors and Oakland Athletics fan.

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.[7][8]

On September 7, 2012, Anderson married Rachael Finley.[9] They have one daughter, Mars Ilah Anderson, born in 2014.[10] The couple divorced in 2017.[11]"

Blake has been dating DJ Samantha Duenas also known as Sosupersam since March 2019.

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 Also producer
2018 Show Dogs Pigeon 3 Voice
2018 The Package Redneck Reginald Producer

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 Blake 3 episodes
Co-creator, writer executive producer
2008 5th Year Blake 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 Alexei Leonov Episode: "Space"
2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Clint (voice) TV short
2016–2018 Voltron: Legendary Defender Matt Holt (voice) Episode: "The Rise of Voltron", "Return of the Gladiator", "Tears of the Balmera", "Reunion", "Black Site", "A New Defender"
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)
2018 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Constantine Kane Episode: "Bachelor/ette Party"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bios". Mail Order Comedy. 2011-04-06. Archived from the original on 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  2. ^ a b "Blake Anderson's Bio". Comedy Central. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  3. ^ Rollo & Grandy (September 2, 2011). "Rollo & Grady Interview :: Blake Anderson of Workaholics". RolloGrandy.com. Archived from the original on October 31, 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
  4. ^ Kit, Borys (2016-06-09). "Workaholics Creators, Seth Rogen Team for Action Comedy 'Game Over, Man!". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2018-01-17. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  5. ^ Kilberg, Lauren (2014-05-20). "Blake Anderson of Workaholics and Wife Team Up for '90s-Vibe T-Shirt Line". Paste. Archived from the original on 2018-03-30. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  6. ^ Evers, Derek (2011-05-11). "Workaholic Blake Anderson | Bothering". Impose Magazine. Archived from the original on 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-09-02.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  9. ^ PUBLIC RECORD. "image". Archived from the original on 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
  10. ^ Webber, Stephanie (2014-03-08). "Blake Anderson, Workaholics Star, Welcomes Baby Girl Mars Ilah With Wife Rachael Finley". Us Weekly. Archived from the original on 2014-03-09. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
  11. ^ "Workaholics actor Blake Anderson and wife split". Archived from the original on 9 December 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.

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