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    • Anthony voices character Ghost in the two video games Enter the Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo.

    • Anthony's hobbies include tennis, food, and writing which he does professionally.

    • Anthony's notable stage credits include:
      • Melbourne Theatre Company's Coup D'etat as the King of Malaysia
      • Sydney Theatre Company's The Floating Life • State Theatre Company of South Australia's The Swan
      • Urban Theatre Projects' Fast Cars and Tractor Engines in which he played several characters including a New Zealand-born Samoan heavyweight boxer, a sassy African schoolgirl and an Aboriginal hip hop artist.

    • Anthony has been nominated for Green Room Awards for his roles in the Louis Nowra plays The Temple where he played cocaine-addicted paraplegic merchant and for The Language of the Gods where he played a shaman.

    • Anthony primarily lives in Los Angeles, but he returns to Australia to teach and act.

    • As a singer, Anthony has appeared in the rock musical Rasputin, in the modern opera It's Got a Lovely Backyard and in many cabarets in Sydney.

    • Anthony is also an acting teacher and has taught at Actors Centre Australia, Australian Acting Academy in Brisbane, Screenwise, and The Performance Lab in Los Angeles.

    • Anthony won a Green Room Best Actor Award and was nominated for a Sydney Critics Circle Award for his role as a Filipino transvestite prostitute in the Playbox Theatre's production of Sex Diary of an Infidel.

    • Anthony is represented by RGM Associates in Australia and by Greene & Associates and Forster Delaney Management in the United States.

    • In 1986, Anthony graduated from the Macquarie Univeristy in Sydney, Australia where he majored in Political Science.

    • Anthony has appeared on the covers of Playstation 2 - Official Magazine UK (June 2003, Iss. 034, Games: Australia (May 2003, Vol. 1, Iss. 1), PC Gamer (March 2003, Vol. 10, Iss. 3) and Game Informer (December 2002, Vol. 1, Iss. 116).

    • Anthony has worked for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald newspapers as a journalist.

    • Anthony auditioned for the role of Tank in The Matrix, but lost out to Marcus Chong. He later landed a role in the series as Ghost.

    • Anthony is 5 feet 6 inches tall.

  • Quotes

    • Anthony: This is a big career jump for me. When I was in Los Angeles recently, it was The Matrix that got me in the door, not my 18 years' experience playing diverse roles.

    • Anthony:(About landing a role in "The Matrix Reloaded") I kept being told before I signed, "You have a pivotal role." And, because of the confidentiality agreement, they wouldn't let me see a script, which is pretty much the case with most of the actors. I took the job on complete faith because I love the Wachowski's work. I got to Alameda and I saw my scripts and I'd heard about a very low-key videogame that was going to be on the Internet. I didn't hear anything about any PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC thing, and then I saw this thing and I was like, "I'm one of the leads. My god, that's what they're talking about being pivotal," and that was the first I'd heard about it -- when I got to my hotel room after arriving in America, so it was quite a shock but it was a nice surprise, too.

    • Anthony:(About his character in "The Matrix Reloaded") I play Ghost. He's a Zen Buddhist assassin. He meditates and he's the best gun shooter in the whole Matrix universe, so he's a very interesting contradiction.

    • Anthony:(On how he prepared for "The Matrix Reloaded") I had to do accent training. I had to do a really, really strong Americ...an American accent over a period of two years, so the whole time... (Adopts American accent) ..I had to drop my voice a little bit. And basically, Ghost didn't have a lot of emotion...It's funny now, but I'm sure it's not in the movie. I had to do gun training, and I got to train with a soldier. And I had to do... I did a little martial arts, but basically, I had stuntguys making me look good.