Baltimore actor Anthony Hobbs co-stars as young Frederick Douglass in the PBS' ‘The Abolitionist'

PBS’ documentary ‘The Abolitionist’ co-stars Anthony Michael Hobbs and Richard Brooks as Frederick Douglass, to premiere January 8, 2013
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Jan. 7, 2013 - PRLog -- Multi-award winning child actor Anthony Michael Hobbs co-stars as a young Frederick Douglass in the PBS Special “The Abolitionist” to premiere January 8, 2013. Actor/director Richard Brooks (“Law & Order,” The Crow) plays an adult Frederick Douglass.

The three-hour documentary airs in three parts on January 8, 15 and 23, 2013 as part of PBS’ American Experience Series. Frederick Douglass is one of five abolitionists highlighted that rallied to end slavery. The other four abolitionists included William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimke’ (Trailer for Chapter One:  

Hobbs also appears in a new United Way PSA that started airing in December, 2012 (UW PSA: In addition, he appears in a Norwegian Cruise-Line commercial that started airing in October, 2012. An extended version of the commercial is airing during the cruise-line voyages.

Anthony Michael’s big moves don’t stop there he stars in the PBS Sprout Network mini-segment on the ‘Sunnyside Up Show,’ to start airing March, 2013. On top of that, the talented young actor stars in a PSA spot for the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) that started airing in October, 2012.

Hobbs also stars in the DreamWorks documentary “How to Train Your Dragon: Dragons and Dinosaurs” that premiered at “Live Dragon” shows, (, earlier this year throughout Australia ending in the United States. The DreamWorks documentary is also available on DVD.

You can also see Anthony in the “SkWids” kids’ on-line Internet show at, an on-line version of such children oriented shows as “Sesame Street.” Produced by Southwestern Advantage, “SkWids" is a program designed to entertain and educate children (ages 6 – 10).

Hobbs can also be seen in the national classroom program called KinderRhyme. KinderRhyme is a program of Success for All Foundation (SFAF), which appears in over 2600 preschool, elementary, middle and high school programs.

The winner of eight Global Stars Network acting awards, Hobbs can also be seen on two other PBS Sprout Network segments, “Claritin Kids Allergy Medicine” and “Good Night Show”. As a voice over actor Anthony’s voice can be heard on an instructional video for advertising firm TBWA World Wide - the largest advertising holding company in the world.

Other acting projects include 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.

For more information on Anthony Michael Hobbs log onto his website at or contact his management at 410-908-4869.
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