Who is Anders Holm?
Anders is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer, probably best known as one of the creators and stars of the Comedy Central show “Workaholics”, in which he played the character Anders Holmvik. Holm is also known for his role as Pastor Casey in the NBC sitcom “The Mindy Project”. Additionally, he’s appeared in films such as “How to Be Single”, “Game Over, Man!” and “The Intern”. Besides acting, Anders is also a writer, and has worked on various projects including for “Saturday Night Live”.
Early Life and Education
Anders was born on 29 May 1981, in Evanston, Illinois, USA, the son of Roger and Helen Holm. He attended Evanston Township High School, where he was involved in various sports and activities. After matriculating, Anders went on to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History. It was during his college years that he developed a passion for comedy, and started performing as a stand-up comedian.
After college, Anders moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career in acting and comedy. He began by performing in various comedy clubs and improv shows, and it was during this time that he met his future “Workaholic” co-stars, Blake Anderson, Kyle Newacheck and Adam DeVine, with whom he formed a comedy sketch group called Mail Order Comedy.
From 2006 through 2009, the group made several short comedy movies such as “Sausagefest” (2006), “Special Delivery” (2008), and “Purple Magic” (2009), which were all uploaded onto YouTube. In addition, they made web series’ “Crossbows & Mustaches” in 2006, and “5th Year” in 2008.
In 2011, Anders got his big break when he co-created and starred in the Comedy Central show “Workaholics”, alongside the rest of Mail Order Company. The series premiered on 6 April 2011, and ran for six seasons through March 2017. The show is centered on three college dropouts (played by Anders, Adam, and Blake) who become roommates and co-workers at a telemarketing company in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The trio, along with their drug-dealing neighbor (played by Kyle Newacheck), often find themselves involved in various comedic misadventures as they navigate the challenges of adulthood.
Anders played a crucial role in the creation and success of “Workaholics”. As one of the co-creators of the show, he was involved in developing the concept and characters of the series, and played the character of Anders Holmvik, a somewhat responsible and ambitious member of the trio, who often finds himself caught in the middle of his friends’ crazy antics.
In addition to acting, Anders was also a writer and producer for the series, credited for writing 86 episodes, and being involved in the creative process of developing the storylines and scripts for the show. As a producer, he was involved in various aspects of the production process, from casting to editing to overseeing the overall direction of the series.
The show was a hit during its run and has an ever-growing fanbase thanks to Internet and streaming. Following the success of “Workaholics”, Anders got to work on a number of other successful projects in the following years, both as an actor and as a writer/producers.
Parallel to his work on “Workaholics”, Anders made several guest appearances in other popular comedy shows, including “Key & Peele”, “Modern Family”, and “Arrested Development”. From 2013 through 2017, he had a recurring role as youth pastor Casey Peerson, in the sitcom “The Mindy Project”.
He made his feature film debut in 2014, with a minor role in the comedy “Neighbors”, which starred Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Lisa Kudrow.
In the same year, he appeared alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Owen Wilson in the Oscar-nominated comedy “Inherent Vice”, set in the 1970s Los Angeles, during the height of cocaine crisis. Also in 2014, Anders made a guest appearance in the controversial action comedy “The Interview”, centered on two American agents (played by Seth Rogen and James Franco) who are sent to North Korea to assassinate the country’s dictator, Jong-Un Kim.
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Anders had a more prominent role in the romantic comedy-drama “Unexpected” (2015), in which he starred opposite Cobie Smudlers, playing the role of expectant father. In 2016, he was a part of the ensemble of “How to Be Single”, a comedy about a group of young adults from New York City, who navigate through love and relationships.
In 2018, a year after “Workaholics” concluded, Anders rejoined forces with his former co-stars Adam Devine and Blake Anderson to star in the action comedy “Game Over, Man!”. After starring in the short lived sitcom “Champions” in 2018, he made guest appearances in shows such as “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “Robot Chicken”, and “True Story with Ed & Randall”.
Most recently, in 2023, Anders appeared in the comedy movie “About My Father”, starring Robert DeNiro and Sebastian Maniscal, as an Italian immigrant father and his son.
Career as a Writer and Producer
In addition to his acting career, Anders is also a talented writer and producer. He started his writing career with sketches for “Saturday Night Live”, before he began working on “Workaholics”. In addition, Anders has been involved in writing and producing several other projects.
In 2018, he co-wrote, produced and starred in the Netflix film “Game Over, Man!”. The film was co-produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and centered on three friends who get caught up in a hostage situation, while trying to pitch their video game idea to a potential investor. Anders’ writing and producing talents were crucial to the success of the film, which received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.
Love Life and Wife
Anders is married to Emma Nesper; the couple tied the knot in 2011 and have a son together, born in 2013. Emma is a publicist and the two have been together for many years. They are very private about their personal lives, and prefer to keep their relationship out of the spotlight. However, it’s clear that they’re very supportive of each other’s careers, and dedicated to their family.
Hobbies and Interesting Facts
Anders is a very athletic person, and enjoys participating in various sports and activities. He was a competitive swimmer in high school and college, and continues to enjoy swimming as a form of exercise. He’s also a fan of basketball, and is a supporter of the Chicago Bulls.
In addition to sports, Anders enjoys music, and plays the guitar. He’s also a fan of video games, and enjoys playing them in his free time, with some of his favorites being “The Last of Us”, and “God of War”.
Anders has had a successful career in the entertainment industry, and has earned a considerable amount of money from his work as an actor, writer and producer. As of September 2023, his net worth is estimated to be close to $7 million, with most of his wealth coming from his involvement with “Workaholics”.