Lauer was born in Los Angeles to an attorney father and an actress mother. From ages 9 to 11, he worked extensively as an actor, but gave it all up for a normal childhood. A gifted athlete, he excelled in football and was the captain of his high school gymnastics team.
After attending San Diego State University, he transferred to the University of New Hampshire, where he studied Theater Arts and Journalism. He subsidized his studies with a job as a busboy at the famed Friar's Club in New York, where he closely observed such comic legends as Red Skelton, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman and Lucille Ball. After college, he backpacked through Europe before settling in New York to begin his career.
In 1987, he returned to Los Angeles and honed his comedic abilities with The Groundlings and L.A. Connection.
Lauer received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of a tough but tender gang member on the Fox series 21 Jump Street. His other television credits include a series regular role on ABC's Going To Extremes and guest appearances on Murder, She Wrote and thirtysomething.
During Christmas 1999, Lauer will be featured in Disney's I'll Be Home For Christmas with Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Lauer's other big screen credits include starring with Peter Weller in the feature film Screamers and co-starring roles in Necessary Roughness, For The Boys, The Doors and Born on the Fourth of July.
Andy Lauer Facts
|Birthday||June 19, 1965 (55)|
|Birthplace||Santa Monica, California, USA|
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