Ant (comedian)
Anthony Kalloniatis.jpg
Born Anthony Steven Kalloniatis
(1967-08-23) August 23, 1967 (age 50)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Television host
Years active 1991 - present

Anthony Steven Kalloniatis (born August 23, 1967)[1][2] is an American stand-up comedian and actor,[3] best known by his stage name Ant.

Ant performed at comedy clubs across the USA beginning in 1991. In 1995, he was a semi regular cast member on the WB series Unhappily Ever After, spending four seasons on the sitcom.

Ant appeared as a contestant on Last Comic Standing, competing in seasons two and three.[4]

He was the host of VH1 reality series Celebrity Fit Club and was a regular judge of talent on Steve Harvey's Big Time. His television series, U.S. of Ant, premiered on MTV Network's gay-targeted Logo cable channel in the summer of 2006. Ant also frequently appeared as a commentator on such shows as VH1's Best Week Ever and CNBC's Dennis Miller, and was a regular guest on The Tyra Banks Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as The Howard Stern Show.

In 2007, he appeared along with Snoop Dogg as a guest star on MTV's sketch comedy show Short Circuitz.

Ant also appeared as a regular celebrity guest on the game show, To Tell The Truth, alongside Jackée Harry, Meshach Taylor and John O'Hurley.

In 2008, he was a contestant on VH1's reality competition Celebracadabra, where celebrities trained with established magicians, and competed in an elimination-format contest. Ant was eliminated in episode 2 and brought back in episode 4, but did not go on to win.

On September 30, 2008, it was reported that Ant is suing British presenters Ant & Dec for using his name in the United States. The suit, among other things, alleges trademark infringement and fraud. The suit was dismissed in May 2010.[5]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Carter, Alan (April 2, 1993). "Ticket to Stardom: L.A.'s Traffic Schools for Offenders put Actors' Careers in the Fast Lane". Entertainment Weekly. 
  3. ^ "ANT" (Blog). Magazine. 
  4. ^ "IMDB Online Resource". Retrieved 2003. 
  5. ^ ANT v Anthony McPartlin et al. - Document 132 Justia US Law

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