Andy Dick

Lowest Rated: 0% L.A. Slasher (2015)
Birthday: Dec 21, 1965
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Comedian Andy Dick triumphed over personal tragedy, drug and alcohol addiction, and bad press to become one of Hollywood's most unforgettable -- and unconventional -- jokesters. Born on December 21, 1965 in Charleston, SC, Dick is the adopted son of the late Allen and Sue Dick. His father, an officer on a nuclear submarine, carted the family with him all over the world: Dick and his brood lived in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, and Yugoslavia before settling in Illinois. There, at Joliet West High School, Dick learned that the way to keep people's attention was to make them laugh. He began honing his comedic skills by giving a spontaneous standup routine during freshman orientation and eventually won the race for Homecoming King with the slogan, "Don't vote for a jock, vote for A. Dick." After graduation, Dick briefly attended a local college before abandoning school work for the Chicago comedy scene. He studied improv under Del Close and performed at Chicago's celebrated Second City and the ImprovOlympics while appearing in various commercials. By his early twenties, Dick was doing standup or improv every night of the week, but still worked various day jobs to support his then-wife, Ivonne, and their young son. Dick labored as a delivery guy, a waiter, and as a tour guide before leaving Chicago for Los Angeles in 1988. The move was not an immediate success: Dick's agent dropped him upon arrival, and the comedian could not find a new one. He and Ivonne divorced a year later. Dick continued to perform at coffee houses and open-mike nights when Ben Stiller (whom he met in Chicago) tapped him to appear in the short film Elvis Stories (1989). Three years later, Stiller gave Dick his big break on Fox's The Ben Stiller Show. Performing opposite the likes of Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, and Bob Odenkirk, Dick created the memorable characters Manson Lassie and Skank the sock puppet for the Emmy-winning, but short-lived, sketch comedy program. Dick went on to guest-host Talk Soup and appear on The Nanny, before making a cameo in Stiller's first feature film, Reality Bites (1994), and stealing the Pauly Shore vehicle In the Army Now (1994) from its star. In the meantime, Dick met and romanced artist Lena Sved, with whom he had a son and daughter. In 1995, Dick played the son of agents 86 and 99 on Fox's doomed remake of Get Smart. That same year he had much better luck as the naive, bewildered cub reporter Matthew Brock on NBC's NewsRadio. The sitcom was a critical smash, making Dick a tabloid favorite. During breaks from NewsRadio, he appeared in the independent Bongwater (1998) and opposite Stiller in Permanent Midnight (1998), as well as lent his voice to the villain Nuka in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998). Meanwhile, Dick instantly made headlines for his frequent drinking and marijuana use, as well as his unique living arrangement: Dick, Sved, and their two children shared a house with Dick's first wife, Ivonne, their son, and her boyfriend. For a time, this unconventional lifestyle appeared to work, more or less. But then, warning bells began to sound for Dick. It began when his Alcoholic Anonymous sponsor and friend since his Chicago days, comedian Chris Farley, died of a drug overdose in December 1997. Then, after a painful drugged-out phone call to The Howard Stern Show during which he discussed his narcotics addiction and disclosed his bisexuality, Dick checked himself into a rehab center. Shortly after his release, Dick's NewsRadio costar and surrogate father Phil Hartman was killed by his wife in a murder-suicide. A year later, Dick's mentor and friend Del Close also passed away. The next day, at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO, the obviously inebriated Dick shocked audiences during a reunion of The Ben Stiller Show by accosting Stiller and Garofalo. A couple of weeks later, he went bar hopping in Vegas with actor David Strickland, who tragically killed himself later the same night. NBC canceled NewsRadi

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MOVIES

CREDIT
0% L.A. Slasher The Slasher $2.9K 2015
59% Sharknado 2: The Second One New York City Police Officer 2014
No Score Yet Live Nude Girls Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Reef 2: High Tide Dylan 2012
11% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil Boingo the Bunny $10.2M 2011
No Score Yet Freaky Deaky Mark Ricks 2011
No Score Yet Division III: Football's Finest Rick Vice Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet Rock Slyde Bart 2010
No Score Yet Live Nude Comedy Actor 2010
No Score Yet Get in the Van Actor 2009
69% Funny People Himself $51.9M 2009
No Score Yet Official Rejection Actor 2009
No Score Yet Naked Movie Actor 2008
14% Blonde Ambition Freddy 2007
9% The Comebacks Toilet Bowl Referee $13.4M 2007
4% Happily N'ever After Mambo $151.9M 2006
20% Employee of the Month Lon $28.4M 2006
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner Actor 2006
No Score Yet Shark Bait Dylan/Curious Shark 2006
No Score Yet Queer Duck: The Movie Actor 2006
No Score Yet Danny Roane: First Time Director Executive Producer Director Screenwriter Danny Roane 2006
No Score Yet The Bondage Actor 2006
44% Fired! Actor 2006
No Score Yet 25 Years Of Improv Comedy Actor 2006
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson Actor 2005
No Score Yet Nice Guys Patrick 2005
47% Hoodwinked Boingo $50.9M 2005
No Score Yet Love Hollywood Style Bobby Ireland 2004
No Score Yet Now That's Funny Actor 2004
50% The Hebrew Hammer Santa Damien 2003
No Score Yet Being Ron Jeremy Andy Dick 2003
57% Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself 2003
60% Old School Oral Sex Instructor $74.7M 2003
60% The Independent Maitre'd 2001
64% Zoolander Olga the Masseuse $44.8M 2001
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 Lennie the Weasel $111.5M 2001
59% Scotland, Pa. Jesse $0.3M 2001
24% Loser Office Clerk 2000
58% Road Trip Motel Clerk 2000
No Score Yet Picking Up the Pieces Father Buñuel 2000
No Score Yet Paul McCartney & Friends: The PETA Concert for Party Animals Actor 2000
21% Inspector Gadget Kramer 1999
No Score Yet Advice From a Caterpillar Spaz 1999
43% The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Nuka 1998
13% Best Men Teddy Pollack 1998
17% Bongwater Tony 1998
No Score Yet Who's the Caboose? Jason Reemer 1997
53% The Cable Guy Medieval Host 1996
13% Double Dragon Smogcaster 1994
100% ...And God Spoke (The Making of '...And God Spoke') Abel 1994
6% In the Army Now Jack Kaufman 1994
66% Reality Bites Rock 1993
No Score Yet Earth Angel Brownnoser 1991
96% Castle in the Sky Henri 1989
No Score Yet Larceny Actor 1948
No Score Yet Fudgy Wudgy Fudge Face Actor

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No Score Yet The Lion Guard
2016
Voice
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Cupcake Wars
2010-2016
Appearing
  • 2016
94% Love
2016-2018
Himself
  • 2016
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011-2017
J. Petto
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
75% Maron
2013-2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Riot
2014
Appearing
  • 2014
96% Legit
2013-2014
Himself
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Who Gets the Last Laugh?
2013
Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member
  • 2013
  • 2006
No Score Yet Dave's Old Porn
2011-2012
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
88% Community
2009-2015
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Armory Dealer
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Less Than Perfect
2002-2009
Owen Owen Kronsky
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2003
No Score Yet Trading Spaces
2000
Guest
  • 2003
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Hey Arnold!
1996-2004
Voice
  • 2000
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2000
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Kyle
  • 1999
95% NewsRadio
1995-1999
Matthew Brock Matthew
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Dr. Bradley
  • 1998
No Score Yet Get Smart
1995
Zachary Smart
  • 1995
91% The Ben Stiller Show
1992-1993
Performer
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet 4 Kid Favorites: Cartoon Network Hall of Fame
No Score Yet The Andy Dick Show
2001-2002
Host

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