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Angry Anderson AM

Angry Anderson is a contemporary Australian icon and unquestionably one of the best-known and most recognised individuals of his generation. An insightful keynote speaker, Angry brings passion and commitment to your event.Gary...

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Angry Anderson AM Travels from NSW
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Angry Anderson AM's Biography

Angry Anderson is a contemporary Australian icon and unquestionably one of the best-known and most recognised individuals of his generation. An insightful keynote speaker, Angry brings passion and commitment to your event.


Gary (Angry) Anderson was born in Melbourne, Victoria - growing up on the mean streets of Coburg in Melbourne, the young Angry was obsessed by Rock'n'Roll music and became involved in a number of bands, the best known being Rose Tattoo. Through his activities with these bands Angry is seen as a pioneer of heavy rock music in this country.

Having not done very well at school and suffered teasing for being short, he grew to enjoy being different and to shock people with strange clothes and hairstyles.As with almost everything else, when Angry finally made the move from Rock, he made it a big one. He found himself two new jobs... one in the movies, and one in television as the youth reporter for the Midday Show.

Angry Anderson has always been an outspoken personality whether onstage or off. His candid opinions on subject matters ranging from youth affairs, drug addiction and cultural issues have seen many a head turn when this tattooed, aggressive and in-your-face man made a public stand on any of these issues and became directly involved in debates. This made 1985's move to the youth reporter's gig on the Midday Show (Channel 9 with Ray Martin) a natural. Between engagements with Rose Tattoo he became increasingly involved with making the public aware of problems not only associated with the youth of this time but with people who were not as fortunate as others.
Angry was also passionate about people who were working hard themselves to make things a little easier for kids looking for work, who had left home, were involved with drugs, had terminal diseases or did not know what to do when they had left school.

Angry then moved on to front the Channel 9 current affairs monthly special, The Challenge, which focuses on helping out charities. The Challenge takes on "challenges" which seem impossible to attain, yet shows that, if people are willing to lend a hand, anything can be achieved. Previous challenges include building a playground for handicapped children within 48 hours, providing relief to drought stricken farmers and providing Christmas presents to underprivileged children and granting the wishes of children from The Starlight Foundation.

Angry Anderson's had long-term association with the Prince Of Wales Children's Hospital, Westmead Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and Bear Cottage, Odyssey House' Drug rehabilitation program and Oasis - the Salvation Army centre for street kids. He has supported cancer research, Canteen, Camp Quality, N.A.P.C.A.N, Amnesty, Refugee Week, Greenpeace, ROMAC, The Starlight Foundation and the Make A Wish Foundation. He's been an Australia Day Ambassador, spent two years as President of Children's Week and been a Director on the board of the Foodshare Program.

Amidst the numerous awards Angry has received are the Advance Australia Award (1986), the Australian Medal A.M. (1993) and the Special Merit Advance Australia Award (1995).

Angry also presents on dealing with emotions; depression; general health such as prostate cancer and making sure you have checkups; friendship and the importance of having a secure network; and its OK to talk in the open as men! Angry speaks candidly from his own personal experience including times of depression, what turned him around and what motivates him. Angry is truly a great motivational and inspirational speaker.

Speaking Topics Include

An Ordinary bloke....an Extraordinary life
Mental Health and Depression