Andrew Dice Clay

Andrew Clay

Highest Rated: 91% Blue Jasmine (2013)

Lowest Rated: 0% Foolish (1999)

Birthday: Sep 29, 1957

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Andrew Dice Clay was an American actor and comedian who rose to superstardom in the late 1980s by performing at sold out arenas all across the country as his foul-mouthed comedy alter ego, "The Diceman." Clay, who was born Andrew Clay Silverstein, grew up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. As a young boy, Clay loved to entertain. He would impress both family and friends with his spot-on impressions of famous people, and by the age of 7 began playing the drums. He eventually became such a skilled drummer that by his early teens, Clay was performing regularly at bar mitzvahs and weddings in the Catskills club circuit. When he turned 20, however, Clay decided to take a crack at a career in standup comedy. He began performing impressions at clubs in his hometown neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and would leave audiences cracking up with his hilarious performances. One character in particular that Clay developed during this period was "The Diceman," a foul-mouthed leather jacket wearing tough guy, who was kind of a wisecracking version of John Travolta's character in "Grease" (1978). In 1980 Clay relocated to Los Angeles, where there were far more opportunities for an upstart comic. He started performing his Diceman character on stage at the world famous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip. His act caught the attention of Hollywood producers and casting agents, who subsequently cast Clay in film and TV parts. He made his film debut in the 1982 comedy "Wacko," and in the ensuing years nabbed a small recurring role on "Diff'rent Strokes" (NBC, 1978-1986), a small role in John Hughes' "Pretty in Pink" (1986), and a recurring role on the NBC crime series "Crime Story" (NBC, 1986-88). Throughout the 1980s Clay performed his Diceman character in clubs all across the country, while developing a devoted following of fans. Then, in 1989, he released his first comedy album Dice (1989), which prominently featured the character, which made him an overnight sensation. Clay was featured on TV shows and in magazines, making him one of the most recognized comedians in the country. In 1990 he became the first comedian in history to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. 1990 was also the year Clay starred in the action-comedy film "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" (1990). Clay's popularity as a standup hit a high point in the early 1990s, but by 1995 he had grown tired of The Diceman character. As a result, he decided to change his comedy act, so that he was talking about more personal issues, like his life as a father and husband. It was also around this period that Clay began focusing more on his film and TV acting. In 1995 he nabbed a starring role on the sitcom "Bless This House" (CBS, 1995-96). That series, however, was cancelled after a single season. Over the next 15 years Clay went on to appear in films like "Whatever It Takes" (1998) and "Foolish" (1999), as well as the reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice 2" (NBC, 2009), in which he was the first contestant to be fired by future U.S. President Donald J. Trump. Dice did not have any credited film or TV roles form 2002 to 2010, but in 2011 he slowly began making a comeback as a serious film and TV actor. In 2011, he played a down-on-his-luck version of himself on the final season of the HBO comedy-drama "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011), and two years later would go on to earn the best reviews of his career for his supporting role in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" (2013). In 2016 Clay played himself on the Showtime comedy series "Dice" (Showtime, 2016-17), but the series was cancelled after two seasons. Then, in 2018, Clay again received rave reviews for his role as the father of Lady Gaga's character in the Oscar-winning musical film "A Star Is Born." 2018 was also the year that Clay launched his very first podcast, "I'm Ova Hea' Now."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% 79% A Star Is Born Lorenzo (Character) $215.3M 2018
91% 77% Blue Jasmine Augie (Character) $33.4M 2013
33% 39% One Night at McCool's Utah (Character) $6.3M 2001
0% 45% My 5 Wives Tony Morano (Character) - 2000
0% 66% Foolish El Dorado Ron (Character) $6M 1999
No Score Yet 20% Whatever It Takes Dave Menardi (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 0% Point Doom Frankie (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 39% National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins Richard Spencer (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 15% No Contest Oz (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 42% Brain Smasher... A Love Story Ed Molloy (Character) - 1993
9% 48% Dice Rules Unknown (Character) $650K 1991
28% 68% The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Ford Fairlane (Character) $19.9M 1990
33% 29% Casual Sex? Vinny (Character) $9.2M 1988
61% 57% Amazon Women on the Moon Frankie (Character) $388.2K 1987
14% 39% Private Resort Curt (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 41% Wacko Tony Schlongini (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018
94% 89% Hap and Leonard Sonny Knox (Character) 2018
43% 94% Dice Dice (Character),
Executive Producer
2016-2017
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Kitchen Rules Contestant 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016 2014
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside Comedy Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom Green Live Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013
96% 90% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
66% 83% Entourage Andrew "Dice" Clay (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Apprentice Contestant 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down & Dirty With Jim Norton Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitz Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet 94% Rugrats Plumber (Guest Voice) 1997
63% No Score Yet Bless This House Burt Clayton (Character) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Story Max Goldman (Character) 1986-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Corp. Hrabosky (Guest Star) 1982

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