Gary first appeared on stage at a local club, aged 14.

A year later he was working in West End nightclubs as one of the youngest acts around at the time.

In 1980, age 20, he won a heat on ITV's "Search For A Star", eventually ending up as runner-up in the final to Joe Longthorne.

It was his first television appearance and as a result of appearing on the show he went on to work in many of the top clubs and theatres around the UK supporting stars such as Roy Castle, Tommy Cooper, Ken Dodd, Bob Monkhouse and Harry Secombe.

In his 30 year career in showbiz he has worked all over the world.

In 1982 he worked as a double act - "the Andersons" - with Bill Leonardo in Las Vegas.

In both 1983 and 1986 he performed "The Gary Anderson Show", playing 14 shows a week for six months at a time in all the top hotels in Jersey.

In 1988 he worked on a cruise ship travelling around the Mediterranean and Greek Islands.

One of his greatest achievements was receiving the "Top Entertainer" award from the "Variety Club of Great Britain" in 1986.

Then in 1988 he joined "That'll Be The Day" for one month only!!!

Some eighteen years later he's still performing in the show, playing over 200 dates a year in the UK and also touring in Europe.

Some facts

1. Gary was born in Kingsbury, London into a large family, his mother Eileen one of thirteen children, his father Gordon one of five children

2. Gary boxed for West Hendon Boxing Club and was schoolboy and Middlesex champion in 1974

3. Gary has a big love for horses, he owned his first pony at age twelve and once dreamt of being a jockey

4. Gary has kept a daily diary since 1973 and writes in it every single day

5. Gary's all time saying is "Work hard, play harder"

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