Who is Anthony Dalton?

Anthony Dalton is an American actor and producer, probably best known to the world as Anthony in the TV series “Shots Fired” (2017), and as Terrance in the TV series “The Paynes” (2018), in addition to numerous other roles that he’s secured so far in his career.

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Posted by Anthony O. Dalton II on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Anthony Dalton Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Anthony Dalton II was born on 1 July 1980 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He’s the son of Anthony Dalton, who passed away in July 2020, while he hasn’t shared the name of his mother, who died in July 2021. He has a sister, Jolie Dalton, who is older than him, but Anthony hasn’t revealed her exact age.

He attended Warren Central High School in his hometown, moved out of the state after matriculation, and enrolled at the University of Akron, Ohio, from where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater.

Career Beginnings

Anthony made his acting debut in 2007 when he portrayed a character named Lawrence in Rob Lucas’s comedy film “American Stories”, which starred Liz Bauer, Timothy Avant, and Josh Bochkor.

His next on-screen appearance was in Tyler Perry’s comedy film “Laugh to Keep from Crying” (2011), in which he starred with Celestino Cornielle and Chandra Currelley-Young.

Anthony continued his career with a string of short films, including “Reckless” (2012) and “Locke: Origin” (2013).

The following year he had a minor role in Tyler Perry’s comedy-drama film “The Single Moms Club”, starring Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Amy Smart, then portrayed Xavier Brown in the action crime-thriller film “The Cure”, directed by Justin Poage and starring Poage, Brent Brooks andKenneth Bradley, who also worked on the screenplay.

Rise to Prominence

Anthony continued to improve as an actor, and more people from the film industry started noticing him. In 2015, he auditioned for a role in the top-rated TV fantasy-drama series “The Vampire Diaries”, an was Officer Baker in the episode entitled “I’d Leave My Happy Home for You”. He then appeared as Trevor in the short-lived TV drama series “Satisfaction”, created by Sean Jablonski, which tells the story of a woman and her extramarital affairs with male escorts, and her husband’s actions when he finds out about her infidelities.

Anthony next portrayed Chris / Hot Guy in the award-winning Malcolm D. Lee’s comedy-drama film “Barbershop: The Next Cut” (2016), with Ice Cube, Regina Hall and Anthony Anderson in the lead roles.

The following year, Anthony starred in the short drama film “Angela’s Awakening”, alongside Tamika Shannon and Aletheia Burney, then portrayed the character named Anthony in the awarded crime-drama series “Shots Fired”, created by Reggie Rock Bythewood and Gina Prince-Bythewood, which tells a story of the aftermath of a racially charged shooting that occurred in a small southern town, with Sanaa Lathan, Stephen James and Stephen Mover in the lead roles.

Although the series was canceled, it was just enough for Anthony to be seen by producers and directors in Hollywood, which resulted in him being cast in the horror film “Night of the Unspeakable”, co-starring Ennis Adams, Kevin Alexander and Joshua Allen Blanton.

The following year, Anthony was selected for the role of Malik Thompson in the award-winning TV drama series “Saints & Sinners”, with Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell and Jasmine Burke in the lead roles, guest-starring in eight episodes of the critically-acclaimed series.

He went on to portray Terrance in Tyler Perry’s TV comedy series “The Paynes” (2018), starring next to Cassi Davis, LaVan Davis, and Jackee Harry, which so impressed Perry with the talent he showcased that he cast Anthony in his next project, the TV comedy series “Sistas”, about a group of single black females who come from different walks of life, but are united in one problem – why they’re still single. Anthony portrayed Calvin Rodney, a love interest of one of the main characters, in 78 episodes of the popular series, which launched him to stardom.

Since his first appearance in “Sistas”, Anthony has secured several other notable appearances – he was Bryce Wilson in the drama film “Summer Madness”, written and directed by Leo Sullivan and co-starring Andrew Fortinberry and Porsha Ferguson, and appeared in the thriller film “All the Way with You”, with LeToya Luckett, Tichina Arnold, and Brandon T. Jackson in the lead roles.

Next, he had a minor role in the TV drama series “Ambitions”, and starred in the short film “Arbitration”. In 2021, Anthony featured in the short-lived drama series “Covenant”, and appeared in an episode of the TV series “Genius”.

To speak further of his accomplishments, Anthony is working on several projects; these include the upcoming TV thriller series “I Got a Story to Tell”, which will star Reece Odum, Kandi Burruss, and Patrice Lovely, scheduled for premiere in October 2022. He’s also set to star in the upcoming television thriller movie “The One That Got Away”, alongside Charley Rose and B.J. Britt, scheduled to be out in October 2022.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, authoritative sources have estimated Anthony Dalton’s net worth at $4 million, obtained through his career as an actor. So far, he’s made over 30 film and TV appearances.

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Personal Life, Dating, Married, Single, Wife, Girlfriend

Anthony doesn’t talk very much about his personal life, however, some information has become available to the public. Since June 2021, Anthony has been married to Dana Elmore. The two dated for a few years before taking a step forward – in April 2021, they became engaged, and married just a couple of months later. Since then, the two have welcomed a son named Anthony Dalton III, born on 6 July 2021, exactly a year after Anthony’s father’s death.

Appearance And Vital Statistics

The BET star is known for his short black hair and dark brown eyes. He’s athletically built, standing at 6ft (1.83m) tall, weighing about 170lbs (78kgs), with His vital statistics of 44-33-19.

Interesting Facts

Anthony played football for his college team; however, he didn’t pursue football professionally, choosing acting instead.

His high school alma matter was the same school which was attended by six-time Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Ryan Murphy, but also NFL #1 overall pick, Jeff George, and Daytime Emmy Award-winning journalist Jane Pauley.

Anthony is a full-time husband and father when he’s not on set, often sharing pictures of his child and wife on his official Instagram account.

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