John Anderson is an actor, comedian, and self-proclaimed professional "Trick Talking Meat" who hails from Birmingham, Alabama.  He landed his first major motion picture role as a Ravager in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.  John also appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sleepy Hollow, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Case for Christ, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, MacGyver, Being Mary Jane, and Tyler Perry's Too Close to Home. He will appear in a number of television shows and movies premiering later this year, and most recently appeared in Make-up Artist Magazine, displaying his alien movie make-up as a Hurctarian Ravager. 


John was given his first speaking role by Oprah Winfrey in her production of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  He is one of 10 Ravagers from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 personally selected by James Gunn to attend a 2016 Comic-Con surprise celebration in San Diego. The event was filmed and is now airing on CONtv.  Further, art featuring John's likeness as a principal Ravager, commissioned by James Gunn, was included in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: The Art of the Movie.


John's involvement in the Birmingham cosplay community ignited his interest in acting, and he can frequently be found around town volunteering at charity events as Batman, The Joker, and Green Arrow.  He refers to himself as "Trick Talking Meat" as coined by the late Carrie Fisher in an interview she did with CNN in 1997. In the interview, she explained that the cast had shirts made with “Trick Talking Meat” printed on them, as they felt that is how George Lucas treated them on the set of Empire Strikes Back.

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John Anderson's 2020 Schedule


Picard vs The Mandalorian

MarkAdam Miller, John Anderson, Stan Daniel

July 24, 2020

10:00 PM

Two shows. Two different, but equally loved, franchises. Lots of new characters and adventures. Who did it better?

An Hour with John Anderson

John Anderson, Josh Duke

July 25, 2020

4:00 PM

We don't have tables this year, but we still have John Anderson.  Drop in and pose your questions as we catch up with him.

Stump a Trekkie

John Anderson, MarkAdam Miller

July 25, 2020

7:00 PM

Think you know Star Trek? Test your knowledge against our resident Trekkies.