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Gerald Jr. was born to Gerald Randy Anderson, Sr. an American and Evangeline Opsima, a Filipina. Gerald also has a younger brother, Kenneth, and two older sisters from his mother's first marriage, Jen and Darlin. When he was three years old, he and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas, and then to Springfield, Missouri when he was six. Finally, at 14 years of age, his family moved back to General Santos City, Philippines. His dad is an American instructor in the Philippine Navy who travels back and forth to U.S. and Zambales. His mom is a Filipina from General Santos City, where Gerald resided at the age of 14.
Anderson Jr. was discovered by Joross Gamboa while the latter was performing in General Santos City where Gerald is based. Joross introduced him to his manager, Jhun Reyes, who then brought him to ABS-CBN to join PBB Teen Edition.
He rose to fame when he placed third overall in the first Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition with 293,234 votes. He was billed as the Amboy Hottie from General Santos City.3 Since the end of the Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition, Anderson along with his love team partner have appeared together in several shows on the ABS-CBN Network and have been tapped to do several TV ads and product endorsements. Gerald also has worked on a primetime television series entitled Sana Maulit Muli which is one of the most watched TV programs in the year of 2007. They recently launched their second teleserye in ABS-CBN entitled My Girl and My Only Hope (which is currently on set now).
Gerald along with Kim Chiu has co-starred in two movies, First Day High which premiered on September 27, 2006 and a year later, their first solo movie I've Fallen For You directed by Lino Cayetano which premiered nationwide on September 26, 2007.[
Now, Gerald together with his love team partner Kim Chiu and Jake Cuenca has starred in the latest TV series entitled "Tayong Dalawa".