Stanley Anderson
Dangerous MindsStanley Anderson Stanley Anderson in publicity photo for ABC-TV's "Dangerous Minds" TV series.
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1939-10-23)October 23, 1939
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, U.S.
Died June 24, 2018(2018-06-24) (aged 78)
Years Active: 1964-2005
Character information
Appeared on: The Drew Carey Show
Appears as: George Carey, Drew's father
Episodes appeared in: 11 in Seasons 1-9

Stanley Anderson (October 23, 1939 – June 24, 2018) played the recurring role of George Carey, Drew's father, in 11 episodes of The Drew Carey Show in Seasons 1 through 9.

Life and careerEdit

Anderson was born in Billings, MT.[1] A Theatre Master's degree graduate of San Jose State University in the sixties, he began his professional acting career in 1967. Prior to 1990 and his work in film and television, Anderson had spent twenty-three years in over two-hundred productions as a professional actor working at Arena Stage, American Conservatory Theater (ACT), The Actors Company, and the California Shakespeare Festival, among others.

Well known to TV fans for his role as Drew Carey's father "George Carey" on The Drew Carey Show, Anderson began his study of acting after returning from two years of military service in Korea. After undergraduate and graduate work at San Jose State University, where he appeared in sixteen productions, he and his wife, Judith Long, moved to Seattle, WA, where they spent three years at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. After two years at Actors Theatre in Louisville, KY, Anderson headed to Washington, DC to join the prestigious Arena Stage. His debut with Arena Stage was in the starring role of "Randall P. McMurphy" in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Anderson went on to spend seventeen years with Arena Stage, appearing in nearly a hundred of their productions. During the years he was active in Arena Stage, Anderson lived w/ his wife and their son in Springfield, VA. In the mid-2000s they moved to the Los Angeles, CA area.

Anderson's films include Deceived, RoboCop 3 and The Pelican Brief with stars Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts. He played in both Michael Bay's movies The Rock and Armageddon the role of the President of the United States. His TV guest appearances include The Practice, The X-Files, and he played "Judge Vandelay" in the Seinfeld episode "The Finale." Anderson continues to be heard as a major voiceover talent for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, PBS, and the History Channel documentaries as well as being a primary voice for Democratic issues and candidates.


Anderson died of brain cancer[2] on June 24, 2018, at the age of 78.[3]


  1. Billings Film School. Film Connection Film Institute. Retrieved on August 6, 2011.
  2. Classic Images (August 2018). . .
  3. Stanley Anderson, 'Spider-Man' and 'Seinfeld' Actor, Dies at 78.

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