In the '80s Anthony screen tested for a role on the NBC soap opera Another World but ultimately rejected the part because he didn't want to move from California to New York where the show was filmed.
Anthony's Guiding Light co-star, Brittany Snow, has said that her least favorite story-line on the show was when Anthony's character, Jim Lemay, was killed off. She loved working with Anthony and says that she "learned a great deal from him."
Anthony appeared in the pilot episode of Aaron Spelling's Nightingales. He was originally asked to play the role of a 19 year old kid but he didn't feel it would be believable, since he was actually 29 years old at the time, so he took a part with only 5 lines of dialogue.
Anthony frequently attends the Guiding Light Fan Club Luncheon's, where he gets the chance to interact with fans of the show. Although he hasn't appeared on GL since late 2000, he still remains a favorite with female fans of the show.
In 1992, both Anthony, and good friend William Bumiller, starred in vignettes for the direct-to-video Playboy Video Enterprises series Inside Out. Later, in 1998, the two appeared together on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light.
Anthony, who started his soap career in 1989, on Generations, has only appeared on the cover of 3 soap magazines as part of the cover story, in spite of the fact that he has appeared in 5 different soap operas between the years 1989 and 2000.
When Anthony was modeling, he says that he made anywhere between $2,500 a day to $50 per hour, depending on what job he was working on at the time.
Anthony is one of several former soap stars who attend the SWFL SoapFest Charity Weekends. The event includes stars, and past stars, from Guiding Light, As the World Turns, All My Children, and One Life to Live.
When Anthony was fired from Guiding Light in late 2000, he went on record saying that his termination from the show was due to a clause in the [then] GL head writer's contract which stated that they would "get bonuses if they created new characters for the show." Paul Rauch, who was Executive Producer of the show at the time, denied Addabbo's claims.
In 2001 Anthony replaced Michael Nader as "Dimitri Marick" on All My Children, a casting move that created a great deal of controversy for fans of the show. This temporary cast change was due to Michael Nader's arrest for selling cocaine and resisting arrest earlier that year.
Anthony married Elli Pattino on June 7, 1999. They have one son, Brandon Everestt, who was born on December 11, 1998.
Anthony is 6'3" with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anthony: Anytime you can taste getting in front of the camera it's good for your ego, good for your self-esteem, and good for your pocketbook.
Anthony: (on being supportive to his co-stars) People should be praised if they've done a good job. It makes you want to get up the next day.
Anthony: (on starting his career as a model) At first I thought, 'No way. Me? Are you kidding?' I didn't know you could make a business out of it. When I found that out, and I knew that people wanted to take my picture, well that's all I needed to know. I went right into it.
Anthony: (on his fondest Christmas memory) I remember the first Christmas my parents ever let me in on the fact that there's no Santa Claus. This was the first time they let me wrap packages with them and stay up all night. I must have been about 12 or 13. My parents broke open a bottle of champagne and they let me have two sips. I felt like I had graduated or something, and the presents never looked so good under the tree, and my little sisters' faces never looked so bright as when I saw them open the packages. Because then I really understood. It was all about giving, and it was all about Christmas. The spirit of giving. Without wanting to receive. It was beautiful!
Anthony: The human mind is like a pencil. It can always be sharpened to be used at maximum efficiency, but shortly thereafter will become dull again.
Anthony: I will probably never be able to forgive my fourth grade teacher because she put me in my first play. I got the acting bug, and I've been hopelessly surrendering myself to the business ever since.