Anthony Anderson on His Beloved Mom: 'Everything That I Do Now, I Do For Her'

"She put her dreams of being an actor on hold to raise an actor,” he said.

ByABC News
September 20, 2016, 10:04 AM

— -- Anthony Anderson has been extremely busy lately with the upcoming premiere of “Black-ish,” as well as attending the Emmys with his beloved mom and daughter as his dates.

"A lot of people don’t know this, but my mother was a single parent and she wanted to be an actress and she put her dreams of being an actor on hold to raise an actor,” Anderson, 46, explained on “Good Morning America" today. “So everything that I do now, I do for her and I try to include her in because this is the dream that she wanted to live, and she never got a chance to have that dream realized. So now I take her wherever I go and she’s a part of it."

He added: “I have her in the industry now as the scorekeeper on my game show, ‘To Tell the Truth,’ and we have some other things in the works. She wants her own reality show."

Anderson even took his mother, Doris Hancox, along for the ride to Walt Disney World while his entire “Black-ish” TV family was filming in the park for the show’s premiere. He joked that he never saw Hancox at the resort.

“My mother never saw me for the seven days I was in Walt Disney World,” he said. “I flew this woman first class, she had a beautiful suite at the Four Seasons Hotel, and I saw my mother literally for 45 minutes in seven days. We’re in Orlando and I’m like, ‘Mama, where you at?’ and she’s like, ‘Oh baby, I’m in Tampa playing Bingo.’”

Anderson had a ton of fun on “Good Morning America” today, taking over the anchor chair for his “look-alike” Michael Strahan, before quickly getting the boot.

Chris Pratt also surprised the “Black-ish” star by blending into the live audience to ask him a question about the show’s premiere.

“Black-ish” returns Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.

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