Anthony Griffith is an American comedian, actor, and philanthropist. He was born to a religious family in Chicago, Illinois, where he lived until he went to college in the 1980s. While in college he took up stand up comedy, where he performed wherever he could get a spot, including comedy clubs, colleges, restaurants, hotels, strip clubs, etc. “I performed anywhere and everywhere, in the hopes of learning and mastering the craft.” In the nineties he appeared on programs such as Ed McMahon’s, “Star Search”, “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”, “HBO” and “Showtime”. Since then he has had over twenty-five national comedy television appearances, including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “HBO”, “Comedy Central” as well as others. This decade has continued with performances on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.
As an actor, he has had a number of roles, such as “Tales from the Hood”, Mario Van Peebles' “Panther”, “The Curve” and the television drama “Our Father”, as well as a number of others. He received an Emmy for his performance in "Our Father".