John Anderson is an actor, comedian, and self-proclaimed professional “Trick Talking Meat” who hails from Birmingham, Alabama and landed his first major motion picture role as a Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He has also starred in DC Doom Patrol, Avengers: Endgame, Stranger Things (S02), Black Panther, Sleepy Hollow, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Case for Christ, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, MacGyver, Being Mary Jane, and Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home as well as several other television shows and movies premiering later this year. He was most recently featured in Make-up Artist Magazine for his alien movie make-up as a Hurctarian Ravager. John has been accepted into the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) and was given his first speaking role by Oprah Winfrey in her production of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. John was also selected by James Gunn to be one of the ten Ravagers from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to attend a surprise celebration at San Diego Comic-Con in 2016 which is now showing on CONtv.
John’s involvement in the Birmingham, Alabama Cosplay Community is what led to his career in acting. He can often be found volunteering at charity events around town as Batman, The Joker, and Green Arrow. He refers to himself as ” Trick Talking Meat ” as coined by the late Carrie Fisher during an interview she did with CNN in 1997 where she explained that the cast had shirts made up with Trick Talking Meat on them as they felt that is how George Lucas treated them on the set of Empire Strikes Back.