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Andy Dick

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Andy Dick learned early in life to use his sense of humor to gain friends and to keep the attention centered on him. His love for the theater quickly grew after he saw his first stage production. By the end of high school, the young theater fan was president of his drama club and on his way to Illinois Wesleyan University and Columbia College in Chicago, where he began his studies with Del Close at Second City, where he eventually became part of the company.

Andy's early career started with television commercials. This exposure helped Andy meet fellow actor/writer Ben Stiller, who cast him in the short film ELVIS STORIES, leading to a role in the Emmy Award winning The Ben Stiller Show.

Though he has had a long career in television, audiences have most recently enjoyed Andy for four seasons on the ABC show Less Than Perfect, playing office geek Owen Kransky. Some additional television credits include a five-year role as accident-prone reporter, Matthew Brock, on the critically acclaimed comedy News Radio. Soon after News Radio success, Andy was offered a self-titled hit show for MTV, The Andy Dick Show, which he wrote, starred in and directed. Rolling Stone Magazine hailed it as the funniest thing on TV. Following the success of The Andy Dick Show, he renewed his relationship with MTV by creating a reality-based show The Assistant where contestants competed for the coveted assistant position.

Recently Andy completed his feature directorial debut entitled DANNY ROANE: FIRST TIME DIRECTOR, which premiered at the South By Southwest Film festival. He wrote Danny Roane... and plays the starring role in this semi autobiographical mock-umentary. Additionally pending for Andy is the recently wrapped production on the 2006 release of EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH also starring Dane Cook and Dax Shepard. Additional feature-film credits include FOR THE BOYS, INSPECTOR GADGET, REALITY BITES, BEST MEN, ROAD TRIP, LOOSER, ZOOLANDER, THE CABLE GUY, OLD SCHOOL and the hilarious independent film THE HEBREW HAMMER.

Andy currently resides in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Andy Dick Facts

BirthdayDecember 21, 1965 (58)
BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.