Anthony Anderson's Comedy Legacy on Black-Ish
(Anthony Anderson's Comedy Legacy on Black-Ish /Image Credits: The Hollywood Reporter)

Fifty three year old American actor and comedian Anthony Anderson is mostly well renowned for his leading roles and characters such  Andre Dre Johnson on Black-ish, Marlin Boulet on K-Ville, and an NYPD Detective Kevin Bernard on the NBC crime drama Law & Order . He has also starred in comedy sitcom television series Guys with Kids. Moreover, he  had major roles in feature films such as Me, Myself & Irene 2000, Kangaroo Jack 2003, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London 2004, The Departed 2006, Transformers 2007, and Scream 4 2011. Apart from his acting career, Anthony is also a judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America and also has appeared on other television programs such as All About the Andersons, The Bernie Mac Show, and The Shield. From 2016 to 2022, he was given the opportunity to be a  host of the ABC version of the game show To Tell the Truth. In addition, he has been a guest panellist for various game shows.


Blackish is an American sitcom television series that aired on ABC from 2014 and ended in 2022 after running for eight seasons. The plot revolves around an upper class black family led by Andre Dre Johnson played by Anthony Anderson who is an advertising executive and his wife, Rainbow played by Tracee Ellis Ross. The show is about their family and how they juggle several personal and sociopolitical issues. It  also features the characters of their oldest child Zoey, Andre Jr. the nerdy child of the family and our very favourite twins Jack and Diane. Black-ish has always received positive reviews from the audience as well as the critics. This comedy show has been nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. It has received a TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. Moreover, Tracee Ellis Ross won  the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

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Anthony on Blackish

Anthony Anderson's Comedy Legacy on Black-Ish
( Anthony on Blackish /Image Credits: ABC News)

In a recent interview, Anthony was asked how impactful it felt to be on a show for eighth seasons that was so successful that it won an Emmy award after being nominated twenty four times. I don't know, man, about the impact because I'm in it, you know. I’m just living in the moment. You should ask regular people the type of impact that it's had on them, he continued. All I know is that we just tell the stories that affect us as a community and the stories that we wanted to tell and how it affected this family and how it pushed the culture forward and kind of created and took control of our own narrative about what it was and how it affected us. Blackish has undoubtedly played a huge part through comedy and entertainment  in providing growth and confidence to the new generation of Black communities. We're in the zeitgeist of the world, Anderson said of the current times. But I think that question is better asked to somebody who is outside of the culture.This has been a dream of mine since the age of nine – I'm 51 now, so I've been working at this craft for the last 42 years and I'm going to continue to work, he said. I’m working hard every day to show what I can do and it's just about getting opportunities, creating opportunities for yourself – but still being a student of the craft and of the game. And you know, that's all I can say – it's worked for me.

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