Gerald Randolph Opsima Anderson, Jr. is popularly known as Gerald Anderson. He was born on March 7, 1989 in Subic Bay, Zambales. He is a Filipino-American actor who regularly appears at ABS-CBN. He started as a housemate on the reality show Pinoy Big Brother in its Teen Edition’s first season. Gerald’s parents are Gerald Randy Anderson Sr., and Evangeline Opsima. His father is an American instructor in the US Navy who needs to travel back and forth from Zambales to the US while his mother is a businesswoman from General Santos City. Gerald has other siblings, a younger brother and 2 older sisters.
Gerald Anderson has a great passion for the ball game basketball. He was once asked; if he didn’t pursue an acting career, how would he picture himself at present. He answered; he would have been a basketball player. Gerald personally organized a charity basketball game event for the cause of children with special care. He was motivated in the TV series Budoy that he himself took part in as the lead role.
Gerald Anderson’s career all started when he was introduced by Joross Gamboa to manager Jhun Reyes and was brought to ABS-CBN to be part of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen edition Season 1. It was not a mistake for Jhun Reyes to trust the instincts of Joross as Gerald has successfully gained Teen 3rd Big Placer in the show. He was partnered with Kim Chiu and together appeared in several TV shows in ABS-CBN such as Love Spell and Aalog-alog and appeared in the movie First Day High.
Their first lead roles were granted in a primetime TV series, Sana Maulit Muli and launched their first movie together I’ve Fallen For You under Star Cinema. They have won the 21st PMPC Star Awards for Television as Best New Male TV Personality for Sana Maulit Muli and the 38th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box Office Awards.
Gerald Anderson has been active with ABS-CBN shows and movie projects since 2006 to present. To name projects that he took part after the reality show Pinoy Big Brother are ASAP 18, Love Spell, Star Magic Presents: ANg lovey Kong All Around, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Your Song, Aalog-alog, Sana Maulit Muli, Gokada Go, Sineserye Presents, Karera Promotion, My Girl, Tayong Dalawa, Kapamilya Deal or No Deal, Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat Ni Ramong Revilla: Tiagong Akyat, Tatak ng Agimat, Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo, Showtim, Wansapanataym, Nestle Kasambuhay, Budoy, Princess and I, Toda Max, and the most recent Bukas Nalang Kita Mamahalin.