When he was three years old, he and his family moved from General Santos City 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.
(born March 7, 1989) is a Filipino-American film and television actor, brand ambassador and TV producer.
He is best known for his lead roles in TV series such as Sana Maulit Muli (2007), My Girl (2008), action dramas, Tayong Dalawa (2009) in which he plays a soldier, and an NBI Agent in Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (2010), a mentally challenged young man in Budoy (2011–2012), in the TV adaptation of the iconic comics character "Fredo" in Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel (2014), the Fantasy drama, Nathaniel (2015) and in the Cannes Film Festival Director's Fortnight entry On The Job (2013).
Anderson wins his first ever Best Actor trophy courtesy of the 24th PMPC Star Awards for Television for an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya wherein he played a person stricken with Tourette Syndrome.
After proving his skills and talent in acting through his performance in his teleseryes most especially in Tayong Dalawa and Budoy, he is now being dubbed as the "Action Drama Prince" in Philippine Television.He is currently managed and under contract to Star Magic, ABS-CBN's home based talent agency.Anderson was born on March 7, 1989 in Subic, Zambales, Philippines.Anderson was discovered by Joross Gamboa when Gamboa performed in Anderson's hometown.
His father is an American instructor in the Subic Naval Base 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 (Kenneth Anderson) and two older sisters from his mother's first marriage.