July 17, 1995 12:00 PM

When the clerk at the L.A. film-processing shop learned that Daryl Anderson’s roll was over-exposed last month, he said, “Aren’t you the Animal? After all those years, don’t you know how to take pictures?”

As it happens, since playing the grungy newsroom photographer on the CBS series Lou Grant (1977-82), Anderson, 42, has become something of a shutterbug. Only now his pictures are mostly of his 8-year-old daughter and his wife, actress Kathy Connell. Professionally, Anderson will play a referee in The Break, with Martin Sheen, due out this fall. And on the political front, he volunteers for the Screen Actors Guild, which gives him a chance to keep up with old Lou Grant colleague Ed Asner, a former SAG president. Does Anderson ever miss the limelight? “Oh,” he says with a wry grin, “we could always stand a little more of that.”

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