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Dennis Anderson from "Around the World in 80 Ways" hosts the History Channel reality series, along with Boston Rob Mariano.

Four-time Monster Jam world champion Dennis Anderson is the creator and drive of Gravedigger, the world's most recognized monster truck brand in the history of the sport. 51-year-old Anderson has won more than 3000 races and 500 trophies over a three decade career.

He grew up with humble origins in Norfolk, Virginia, and started racing modified garden tractors at age 15
Dennis Anderson in "Around the World in 80 Ways"
Dennis Anderson Around the World in 80 Ways
before stepping into mud bogging. By his early twenties he was racing 1500 horse power monster trucks.

Anderson's television work as a personality spans more than a decade including appearances on "America's Toughest Jobs," "Conan O'Brien" and "Monster Jam." Additionally he continues to expand the Gravedigger brand through his Muddy Motor Sports Park and restaurant outside Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

In early 2011 Anderson was awarded the Chris Grecius Award from Make A Wish Foundation and continues to publicly raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society.

Anderson is an avid fisherman and spends time boating and mud bogging with his family. He is married to Carisa Anderson and is the father of four children, two of whom have joined him in the monster truck racing arena.


Age: ∼56 years old
Hometown: Norfolk, VA
Wife: Carisa Anderson

Boston Rob Mariano and Dennis Anderson in "Around the World in 80 Ways" Boston Rob Mariano and Dennis Anderson to Go 'Around the World in 80 Ways' — The four-time "Survivor" contestant and four-time Monster Jam world champion will take on the epic challenge of traveling the globe using every conceivable mode of transportation. Read more...

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