Young actor Anthony Michael Hobbs stars as Samuel Wise in the Nolan Williams Jr. holiday musical presentation, “Christmas Gift!,” held recently at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center located on the University of Maryland campus. Hobbs also appears in the Holiday campaign for Finish Line athletic chain, the second largest athletic chain in the U. S.
The music, lyrics and book by Nolan (pictured with Anthony) follows 13 year-old Zawadi and her family as she explores the meaning of Christmas through narrative, poetry, song and dance. Anthony plays her brother.
Anthony also appears in the Finish Line 2013 holiday marketing campaign in in-store displays, catalogs and in their website promotions.
Hobbs also appears in a DreamWorks documentary “How to Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bekKOmfsWfc); in a United Way PSA (http://vimeo.com/54017197); in a Norwegian Cruise-Line commercial that also airs during the cruise-line voyages; in several PBS Sprout Network mini-segments; in a PSA spot for the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC); in a segment of the “SkWids” kids’ on-line Internet show at www.SkWids.com; in the national classroom program called KinderRhyme which appears in over 2600 school programs; the voice of an instructional video for advertising firm TBWA World Wide – the largest advertising holding company in the world; appears in the film Waiting for Godot; an industrial commercial for the U.S. National Parks Services; a Baltimore County Recycling commercial; a Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger commercial, and Hobbs appeared in USDA’s Healthy Kids 2011 print campaign.
The winner of eight Global Stars Network acting awards, Hobbs – when not acting and going on auditions – plays sports, takes “tae kwon do” and dance lessons, and spends time with his dog.