Atlanta, GA – Aug 24th, 2021 – Actor Michael Anthony has made headlines this week as he officially announced that he will be joining the cast of Raising Dion and will appear in Season 2 as Gary Stafford. Raising Dion quickly became a runaway success after initially airing on Netflix in 2021 and rose to the top watched show on Netflix. In 2020, the Atlanta Actors’ Collective (AAC) named Michael the “Fastest Growing Actor of the Year.”
Michael is a successful actor and writer originally from Akron, Ohio and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to finding his passion for the arts, Michael spent 4 years in the US Military Special Forces, including serving in Operation Enduring Freedom (aka 9/11) back in 2001. He then spent 16 years in the music industry as a writer and producer. Michael is also trained in combat arts, including Muay Thai, boxing, and ground fighting, making him a favorite to be cast in combat arts-related series and movies. Some of his most notable film and TV credits include: American Soul, Kings of Jo’burg, Raising Don (Netflix), Chicago Med (NBC), MacGyver (CBS), and Dynasty (Netflix).
During a recent interview, Michael Anthony was quoted as saying, “I am very excited to join the cast of Raising Dion. My path to acting was not straightforward, and having been through much hardship, I can really appreciate my recent successes in acting. More importantly, I love when I make the fans happy and they are inspired by my story and the roles that I play.”
Raising Dion is expected to be released on Netflix in late 2021, stay tuned for the official release date.