Anthony Steven Kalloniatis
August 23, 1967
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Years active||1991 – present|
Ant performed at comedy clubs across the US beginning in 1991.
He was the host of VH1 reality series Celebrity Fit Club and was a regular judge of talent on Steve Harvey's Big Time. His television series U.S. of Ant premiered on MTV's gay-targeted Logo cable channel in the summer of 2006. Ant also frequently appeared as a commentator on shows such as VH1's Best Week Ever and CNBC's Dennis Miller, and was a regular guest on The Tyra Banks Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as The Howard Stern Show.
In 2008, he was a contestant on VH1's reality competition Celebracadabra, where celebrities trained with established magicians, and competed in an elimination-format contest. Ant was eliminated in episode 2 and brought back in episode 4, but did not go on to win.
On September 30, 2008, it was reported that Ant was suing British presenters Ant & Dec for using the name 'Ant' in the United States. The suit, among other things, alleges trademark infringement and fraud. The suit was dismissed in May 2010.
Kalloniatis is a former host of the Second Chances podcast with comedian Greg Baldwin.
Ant is openly gay.
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