A native of Los Angeles, Shedrack was introduced to the arts by his father at 5 years old. Shedrack got his big break as a lost boy in the Steven Spielberg film "Hook", he then starred in the NBC hit teen series Just Deal as the lovable Jermaine Green. He then became known to a world wide audience with the success of Fat Albert around the globe.Anderson attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where he was honored with the Ahmanson Scholarship and Emerging Artist of the Year Award from PBS. After high school, he attended The Juilliard School in New York, where he majored in dance and music. He was a principal dancer of Ballet Hispanico of New York and became an assistant choreographer for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. He has released an album to critical acclaim in 2001 and continues to tour world wide.