A busy presence in early American slapstick comedies, Swedish-born Andy Anderson starred for Nestor, the first movie company to relocate to geographical Hollywood, before moving over to Mack Sennett's Keystone factory in nearby Edendale. Anderson would appear in the occasional one- or two-reel comedy but was busier behind the scenes as an assistant to director Walter Wright. Having served as Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle's assistant on such comedies as Fatty and Mabel Adrift (1916) and A Reckless Romeo (1917), Anderson followed the rotund comedy genius to Paramount for the "Comique Comedies" in 1917, but he was back with Sennett by 1920. In the 1930s, Anderson functioned as captain on Charles Chaplin's 38-foot cruiser "The Panacea." His wife, Augusta Anderson, was also a member of the Sennett stock company.