Whether you know him from his roles in Me, Myself, and Irene, Malibu’s Most Wanted, or the perennially underrated Kangaroo Jack—easily one of the decade’s top three movies with a CGI kangaroo protagonist—Anthony Anderson holds a special place in our collective cinematic memory. But it took migrating to the small screen for him to finally get nominated for a major award. During Sunday’s 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Anderson will have a shot to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Andre Johnson in ABC’s hit sitcom Black-ish.
Before he played a career-focused dad adjusting to family life in the suburbs, many of Anderson’s earlier TV appearances revolved around food—and they were always on point. He was a guest judge on multiple seasons of Iron Chef America and even competed alongside Bobby Flay one episode; he was runner-up on a 2013 celebrity-filled episode of Chopped; and he has hosted multiple food-centric shows, including Cooking Channel’s Eating America with Anthony Anderson and Food Network’s Carnival Cravings.
He’s an affable and downright charismatic host, but, still, the best weapon in Anderson’s food-TV arsenal is his ability to eat food on camera. No one takes bites out of burgers, ribs, corn dogs, and even nicoise salads quite Anthony Anderson does. Here are 11 GIFs to remind you of that.