Gerald Randolph Anderson, Jr. (born March 7, 1989) is a Filipino-American film and television actor, commercial model and TV producer. He is best known for his leading roles in TV series such as Sana Maulit Muli (2007), Tayong Dalawa (2009), Budoy (2011), in the TV adaptation of the iconic Komiks character “Fredo” in Mars Ravelo’s Dyesebel (2014) and for his role in the Cannes Film Festival Director’s Fortnight entry On The Job (2013)
Anderson was born on March 7, 1986 in General Santos City, Philippines. His father is an American instructor in the Philippine Navy who travels back and forth between the United States and Zambales while his mother is a Filipina businesswoman from General Santos City, Philippines. He also has a younger brother and two older sisters from his mother’s first marriage. When he was three years old, he and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas, and then to Springfield, Missouri when he was six. Finally, at 14 years of age, his family moved back to General Santos City.
Anderson is multilingual, demonstrating oral fluency in both English and Tagalog through his work; he also has some proficiency in Cebuano. He finished his Elementary Studies in San Antonio, Texas and his High School degree in General Santos City, Philippines.