Anthony Gilardi was born and raised in the North End of Boston. His best memories were Sunday mornings at his Nana's house learning the correct way to cook meatballs.
While making a living as a master carpenter, his outlet became the neighborhood street corners and playgrounds which provided a perfect stage as he entertained, whoever would indulge him, with impressions of his favorite actors and acting out scenes from his favorite movies. Anthony was always quoted explaining how he felt carpentry is an art form not unlike acting, “creating something special from the material you are given.”
Anthony earned a degree in Construction Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and now holds a Contractor’s License in both Massachusetts and California. At the tender age of twenty two, he formed a successful General Contracting Company, Gilardi Enterprises. Following his heart, he moved to Hollywood in 2001 to pursue a career in acting. "They can't love me if they can't see me", he explains. Of course, he remembered to bring his tool belt along with him on his journey. “I was always told to learn a trade so I can have something to fall back on. The irony of becoming the On-air Carpenter for the HGTV hit show “Myles Of Style” blew my mind!”
He has since worked on HGTV with celebrity experts such as: Vern Yipp, Constance Ramos, Angelo Surmelis, David Bromsted, Guy Fieri, and of course, Kim Myles (Myles of Style).
Anthony is extremely proud of his latest project, “The Wine Guy Unplugged with Anthony Gilardi.” “This is the coolest thing I’ve ever been a part of…wine has always been a passion of mine, but to be able to travel the world, drink wine and be myself, that is a dream come true. I am humbled by this opportunity. Hard work and dedication does pay off.”
On a final note, Anthony would like to add, “It can’t be all business, you need to enjoy the ride, realize the ups and deal with the downs…oh yeah, and don’t forget to fry your meatballs, nobody likes them soggy…you were right Nana, I miss you.”