|Celebrated Name:||Grave Digger|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Dennis Anderson|
|Age:||62 years old|
|Birth Date:||October 24, 1960|
|Birth Place:||Norfolk, Virginia, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Carisa Meyers|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Adam Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Krysten Anderson, and Weston Anderson)|
|Is Dennis Anderson Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Race Car Driver|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$5 Million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Dennis Anderson is a major name in the racing industry. Born on October 24, 1960, this man from Virginia is the founder, plus driver of Grave Digger, a very popular monster truck on the Monster Truck Jam. He has been in the professional driving business since 1982 and has built more than 30 variations of his car, all having the same distinguishing factor of the big red headlights.
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Early Life & Biography
On October 24, 1960, Dennis Anderson was born in Norfolk, Virginia. In the early stages of his life, he would have never thought that he would have made a career in truck racing. A mediocre child at school, he always loved to think beyond the books, to do something unorthodox. During one of such instances, he made his very own monster truck ‘Grave Digger’ from an old Ford model. ‘Grave Digger’ was created after a tussle with his friends.
Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Being born on 24 October 1960, Dennis Anderson is 62 years old as of today’s date 30th March 2023. His height is 1.80 m tall, and weight is 100 kg.
Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids
After having a successful stint in the racing industry, he married the love of his life, Carisa Meyers, in the year 2005. Adam Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Weston Anderson, and Krysten Anderson, now has four children. Adam and Krysten both continue Dennis’ legacy of driving the Grave Digger, while Ryan Anderson drives his own truck, called the Son-uva-Digger.
Although Weston Anderson used to drive his own truck called the Bog Hog, yet very recently, he started driving the Grave Digger in the Arena Championship of the Monster Jam. From 1987 through 1989, Dennis Anderson’s brother, Leslie Anderson, drove Larry Cook’s Texas Toy monster truck. In 1990, Leslie drove Grave Digger 1, and from 1991 to 1993, he drove Grave Digger 5. Leslie Anderson resumed driving in his new giant truck, Bad Santa, in 2019. Leslie Anderson passed away in the fall of 2021.
Anderson’s career in monster truck driving was rather accidental. He had built a truck using a 1952 Ford model with a red primer which he later coined as ‘Grave Digger’ after a familiar boast. Later, the vehicle was rebuilt with wider wheels and a silver and blue 1951 Ford panel truck.
When a monster truck that was supposed to enter at its desired time did not show up at a local event, Anderson, who already had enormous tractor tires on the vehicle, offered to crush automobiles in its place. Anderson became interested in monster trucks due to the event’s success.
It is not that his entire career went through without any troubles. There were a lot of injuries that tried to hinder him too. For instance, he had to exclude himself from the entire 1992 Winter Season games because he had a kneecap injury while riding in Chicago. In the same year, he broke several ribs, which caused frequent problems for him in the subsequent ears until recovering.
In 2003, he had to quit the ongoing competition because of a broken hand. During the Monster Jam Finals 8, he had an injured wrist, because of which his son had to continue in his place. These were some of the injuries which were officially reported to the media.
Awards & Achievements
Given a successful monster truck career, he has been awarded various accolades. He was awarded the Motor Madness World Finals Points Champion in the year 1999. He also won the United States Hot Rod Association (USHRA) World Finals Freestyle Champion in the year 2000, followed by the USHRA World Finals Racing Champion three times in 2004, 2006 2010. Moreover, he was also inducted into the Monster Truck Jam Hall of Fame in the year 2020.
Net Worth & Salary of Dennis Anderson in 2023
As of March 2023, Dennis Anderson takes home a monthly salary of $32,000, while his net worth is reported to be $5 million US Dollars.
Dennis Anderson is an example of someone who started low in life and then made a great name in his career. His Grave Digger, which started out as friendly banter, made him prominent in life. Often regarded as One Run Anderson because of his habits of hitting his truck frequently, all this did not matter when he made a successful career.
He is also an example for others so that one can take inspiration from him and follow their passion because once you follow your passion, work seems like play.