Date of Birth
20 September 1949
Place of Birth
Harlem, New York, USA
Anthony John Sarrero
6′ 1″ (1,85 m)
Anthony John Sarrero (born September 20, 1949), also known by his stage name Anthony Denison (also credited as Anthony John Denison and as Tony Denison), is an American actor. The eldest of three, he was born and raised in New York City’s Harlem. He worked for John Hancock Insurance as a life insurance agent in Poughkeepsie, New York, while pursuing his acting career, starring in several stage productions in the New Paltz, New York, locale. His stage surname “Denison” was taken from his friend Jan Denison during his days as an actor and director at a nonprofit theater in the late 1970s.
Denison has received a Prism Award by the Entertainment Industry Council for Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series and five SAG nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. As a popular television guest star, he’s appeared on ABC’s Castle, in the final season of FX’s hit show Sons of Anarchy and had a recurring arc on FOX’s Prison Break.
With a passion for cooking sparked by his starring role in the film festival favorite Trattoria (available now on DVD), Denison makes a delicious French Toast Italia Style with Ricotta Cheese and a mean Eggplant Parmesan, which can also be found in the Major Crimes Cast & Crew cookbook to benefit The Sunshine Kids Foundation. He has made several appearances preparing his signature dishes on CBS, The Better Show, Hallmark’s Home & Family and FOX. He has also been seen on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Hollywood Today Live, Hell’s Kitchen, and is a frequent guest on KTLA’s Morning Show.
Denison’s personal mission is to maintain his blue-collar values in a gold collar profession and is a sought after celebrity presenter and host at entertainment industry awards shows and as an avid poker player, he can be seen participating in many charity poker tournaments. He is dedicated to helping others whenever possible and donates his spare time to The Sunshine Kids Foundation, which makes dreams come true for chronically ill and physically challenged youths.