Ryan Anderson

Driver Name: Ryan Anderson
Residence: Poplar Branch, NC
Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia
Date of Birth: November 16, 1989

Growing up watching his father build a legendary career in Monster Jam®, then seeing his older brother Adam enter the sport and achieve great success at a young age, it’s no surprise that Ryan Anderson was chomping at the bit to become a driver himself. Anderson was a natural at the sport of Monster Jam driving as soon as he began to drive Monster MuttSM in 2010, rocking houses full of applause across the country and winning the coveted Rookie of the Year Award for that season. A true talent behind the wheel, Anderson won major events in his first year in the sport, embarking on a career in which “the sky’s the limit” for his future endeavors.

As his brother Adam had achieved, Ryan has embraced the millions of fans that his famous father, Dennis Anderson has brought to the sport while also cultivating his own fan base. Ryan continues to carry forward the Anderson legacy as he helps take the sport to even greater heights.

Q&A with Ryan Anderson


MonsterJam.com: How did you get started competing on the Monster Jam circuit?

Ryan Anderson: Throughout my life since the day I was born, my father has been training me to drive Monster Jam trucks. My brother, Adam, and I are thoroughbred Monster Jam truck drivers! Dad always had junk cars for Adam and I to play with and I have been competing in mud racing ever since I could drive. Then we opened a motor sports park where all four Anderson boys compete and play with our mud trucks.

MonsterJam.com: What do you enjoy doing while on the road with Monster Jam?

Ryan Anderson: I enjoy meeting all my fans and my family’s fans and thanking them. I enjoy putting on the best show I can for the fans to show my appreciation for making it possible for me to live my dream of driving Monster Jam trucks.

MonsterJam.com: What do you do with your free time?

Ryan Anderson: My father and I run a motor sports park where we hold mud races, and compete ourselves.

MonsterJam.com: What is your greatest memory as a Monster Jam truck driver?

Ryan Anderson: It has to be Monster Jam World FinalsSM XI, the Grand Finale, when Dad and I flew over the fountain and crashed, to close the show.

MonsterJam.com: Do you have any pre-show rituals that you run though?

Ryan Anderson: I always try and sneak away from all the stuff going on and clear my head and calm myself down to get ready for the big night.

MonsterJam.com: If you were not competing on the Monster Jam tour, what career path would you follow?

Ryan Anderson: I would have to try and go after either off-road racing, like short course, or Baja.

MonsterJam.com: What’s your favorite food?

Ryan Anderson: Seafood

MonsterJam.com: What’s your favorite movie?

Ryan Anderson: Tommy Boy

MonsterJam.com: What’s your favorite television show?

Ryan Anderson: Hands down – Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory

MonsterJam.com: What’s your favorite color?

Ryan Anderson: Blue