Anthony Gilardi was born and raised in the North End of Boston. His best memories were Sunday mornings at his Nana’s house learning the correct way to cook meatballs.
While making a living as a master carpenter, his outlet became the neighborhood street corners and playgrounds which provided a perfect stage as he entertained, whoever would indulge him, with impressions of his favorite actors and acting out scenes from his favorite movies. Anthony was always quoted explaining how he felt carpentry is an art form not unlike acting, “creating something special from the material you are given.”
Anthony earned a degree in Construction Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and now holds a Contractor’s License in both Massachusetts and California. At the tender age of twenty two, he formed a successful General Contracting Company, Gilardi Enterprises. Following his heart, he moved to Hollywood in 2001 to pursue a career in acting. “They can’t love me if they can’t see me”, he explains. Of course, he remembered to bring his tool belt along with him on his journey. “I was always told to learn a trade so I can have something to fall back on. The irony of becoming the co-host of the HGTV hit show “Myles of Style” blew my mind!”
After a three year run on HGTV, Anthony turned to “the stage” and found his real passion.
In 2005 he began directing and teaching acting at the 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company in Hollywood where he was a company member for four years. From 2009 to 2012 he taught acting at The Aaron Speiser Acting Studio.
Anthony has personally coached some of Hollywood’s best up and coming talent including Prince and Paris Jackson, Jimmy Gomez (Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas), Tiny Lister, Nnamdi Asomugha and many more. His classes range from Basic Technique, Improv, Process and Script Breakdown to Advanced and Master Scene Study.
On February 4th 2013, Anthony opened a new home for actors, the “ANTHONY GILARDI ACTING STUDIO” and continues to remind us all…“The Best is Yet to Come”
On a final note, Anthony would like to add, “It can’t be all business, you need to enjoy the ride, realize the ups and deal with the downs…oh yeah, and don’t forget to fry your meatballs, nobody likes them soggy…you were right Nana, I miss you.”