Anthony was born in Sicily and raised in New York City from the age of 13. His first passion in the arts was music. In his early years, he was a guitarist and singer/songwriter. Several of his songs were recorded by various artists. As an actor, Anthony trained with Lee Strasberg and Sanford Meisner.
Mr. Caldarella's film directorial debut was "My Brother Jack" starring Marco Leonardi and Freddy Rodriguez.The film had its world premiere at the Hampton Film Festival and won several awards including: Best Italian-American Film, Best Actor, and Best Director. At the Naples Film Festival: The Maverick Film Award for Best Director. The Method Festival: four awards including Best Director and Best Italian-American Film and The Brooklyn/Manhattan Film Festival. "My Brother Jack" was distributed by Castle Hill and released on ABC.
Anthony's stage credits included "A View from the Bridge" starring Burt Young (Best Director Award fromDrama-Logue and LA Weekly) "Detective Story" (Best Director Award from Drama-Logue), the English classic"A Taste of Honey", "The Price" by Arthur Miller at The Odyssey Theatre, the West Coast premiere of"The Beauty Queen Of Leenane", Harold Pinter's "The Lover" and "The Collection" at The Hudson Theatre, which won the 2002 LA Weekly Best Director Award.
Mr. Caldarella was the founder and served as Artistic Director of the Washington Market Playhouse, a non-profit theater group in New York City's Tribeca, where he directed such plays as "The Hostage" by Brendan Behan, "Small Craft Warning" by Tennessee Williams and "The Time of Your Life" by William Saroyan.
Anthony's acting credits included the Los Angeles critically acclaimed production "The Dodo Bird" at Theatre West, for which he won the LA Weekly Best Actor award and also The Drama-Logue Award.Prior to his moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Caldarella compiled an extensive list of off-Broadway stage credits, including "Out Cry" by Tennessee Williams, in which he played the lead and co-produced it with the participation of Mr. Williams. Anthony also played the lead in the West Coast Premiere of "Modigliani".
Mr. Caldarella's film acting credits include "Blood Red" with Giancarlo Giannini and Dennis Hopper,"Friends and Enemies" with Dean Stockwell, and "The Patriot" with Leslie Nielsen.
Mr. Caldarella was a Director Member of The Actors Studio.
Anthony passed away on a Valentine's Day; at 75 years young.