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‘Black-ish’ Star Anthony Anderson Recalls His Nickelodeon Days

8 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony Anderson, who won an NAACP Image Award this year for his starring role on ABC’s “Black-ish,” has also earned kudos for his work on “Barbershop” and “The Departed.” But it was a part in the TV sci-fier “Alien Avengers” and in Nickelodeon’s Big Help-a-Thon that were his entre to Variety.

How did you get involved with Help-a-Thon?

I was on the Saturday-morning TV show “Hang Time.” When Nickelodeon asked me to come on, I jumped at that opportunity. It was about donating time to your community — and it was cool to just be a part of that movement.

How did you break into the biz?

I got an acting scholarship to Howard University, and then returned to L.A. I didn’t even have agents, but I would crash friends’ auditions. Casting director Jaki Brown-Karman saw something in me, and would call me for auditions. I was »

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