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Biography #2 (for The Hebrew Hammer)

A multi-hyphenate in every sense of the word, Andy Dick is the rare performer who can transition between film, television, theater and most recently music without missing a beat. Dick recently returned to television in the hit ABC show, Less Than Perfect. He stars as Owen Kronsky, a friend and colleague to Clauia Casey (Sarah Rue), who works at the GBN Television Network.

Dick is best known for his memorable roles in which the characters he plays vary from the uncanny to the creepy. His talent for creating scene-stealing performances has built with each film, culminating with the creation of his show, MTV's The Andy Dick Show in which he created bizarre, but original characters. He appeared in Zoolander, Ben Stiller's parody of the fashion industry, as Olga the Masseuse. His ongoing relationship with Stiller has led to appearances in Reality Bites, The Cable Guy, and Permanent Midnight. They first met when Dick appeared in his short film, Elvis Stories. He will also appear in Todd Phillips' next film, Old School with Will Ferrell and Luke Wilson, which follows his hilarious appearance in Phillips' Road Trip.

Dick was seen last year in Scotland, PA, an outrageous remake of Shakespeare's Macbeth set in the 1970's fast food industry. Billy Morrissette's film also starred Maura Tierney, Christopher Walken and James Le Gros. Dick's other film credits include Larceny, Bongwater with Luke Wilson and Jack Black, Amy Heckerling's Loser, Inspector Gadget opposite Matthew Broderick, Picking Up The Pieces with Woody Allen, Best Men, The Independent with Jerry Stiller and Janeane Garofalo, and as himself in Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich.

Recently starring in, writing and directing his own series for MTV, The Andy Dick Show, Andy displays his amazing comedic talents in various sketches. Along with acting as host of the show, he created such characters as Daphne Aguilera and The Boogie Man. His other television credits include a five-year role as the nervous and accident-prone reporter Matthew Brock on the critically acclaimed comedy, NewsRadio, the Emmy Award-winning comedy series The Ben Stiller Show, the short-lived NBC series, Go Fish and a co-starring role on the series Get Smart. He is also known for his frequent appearances on Late Show with David Letterman as Donnie, the page who likes to suck up, and Ben, the guy who really likes milk.

Dick's theater credits include The Best of Second City, Andy Dick's Circus of Freaks and Without a Net. His avant-garde performances in The Best of Second City spun-off, creating his band The Bitches of the Century." They are preparing for a fall tour beginning with a performance at Los Angeles' famed Key Club in late July in support of their debut album due out this August on Milan Records.

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Andy learned early in life, as a traveling Navy brat, 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 also studied with Del Close at Second City.

Andy Dick currently resides in Los Angeles.

for "The Hebrew Hammer" updated 30-Mar-2003