Michael Anderson Jr

Michael Anderson Jr
Michael Anderson Jr

Michael Anderson Jnr

Michael Anderson Jnr was born in 1943 in Hillingdon, Middlesex,   He is the son of the reknowned film director Michael Anderson.   His first film was “The Moonraker” in 1958 with George Baker, Sylvia Syms and Gary Raymond.   He made “Tiger Bay” and “In Search of the Castaways” with Hayley Mills and won critical praise as the son of Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum in the Australian drama “The Sundowners” in 1960.   He went then to Hollywood and made such films as “Major Dundee” and “The Glory Guys”.   In 1965 he was improbably cast as the brother of John Wayne and Dean Martin in “The Sons of Katie Elder”.   He had a critical sucess with the television series “The Monroes” in 1966.   He has guested on many of the premier television series.

“Wikipedia” entry:

Michael Anderson Jr.
Michael Anderson Jr.

He was born in HillingdonMiddlesex, into a theatrical family. His grandparents and great-great-aunt were actors. His father is the film director Michael Anderson, Sr. He is the stepson of actress Adrienne Ellis, and stepbrother of actress Laurie Holden. His brother is producer David Anderson.

Anderson trained at the Arts Educational School in drama and ballet. He appeared in seventy-two films between 1956 and 1998, the most notable of which include The Sundowners(1960), In Search of the Castaways (1962), The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), Major Dundee (1965) and Logan’s Run (1976, which his father directed).

Michael Anderson Jr
Michael Anderson Jr

In the 1966-1967 season, Anderson co-starred with Barbara Hershey, who portrayed his sister, in an ABC family western series, The Monroes.

He guest starred as well in episodes of ABC’s Stoney Burke and Love, American Style along with Hawaii Five-O on CBS.


  1. Dear Mr Liam Bluett,

    Thank you so much for posting photos of Michael Anderson Jr autographs. He is my favorite actor and I recently was able to write to him and he sent me two signed photos! I was wondering, do you happen to know what his signature is worth? I can’t find any for sale to compare it to. (I am not looking to sell my signatures, but its sort of a nice feeling to know how much something is worth.) Thank you for posting your photos!

    John Niehaus

    1. Hi John
      Greetings from the West of Ireland. I think I paid €50 for the signed picture. A good actor. What films are the photos he signed from. One is from “The Glory Guys” which also starred Tom Tryon, Senta Berger and James Caan.

  2. I think it is so great that you have some Michael Anderson Jr autographs. I happen to have two photos that he signed for me through the mail. I had to write Paul Buford who was a friend of his father (Michael Anderson) and ask him to forward my letter onto Michael Anderson Jr since he’s “disappeared out in Canada”. Three weeks later I received my photos back with a short message from Michael Anderson Jr. I’m so glad I have his signature seeing as he is my favorite actor and you are the only site I have ever even seen his autographs displayed on.


  3. Hello,
    I have been trying to find a Michael Anderson, Jr autograph to complete my The Sons of Katie Elder for years. If anyone can point me in the right direction I sure would appreciate the assistance.
    Thank-you and good luck with your collection.

    1. Hi Joe and greetings from the West of Ireland. Michael Anderson Jr lives in Canada now but he is on FaceBook.

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