Andy Richter - Rotten Tomatoes

Andy Richter

Highest Rated:   89% The Cat Returns (2002)
Lowest Rated:   8% My Boss's Daughter (2003)
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Birthplace:   Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
While he rose to fame as a talk show sidekick, Andy Richter has since developed a reputation as a talented and likable comic actor with roles on a number of feature films and television series. Born in Grand Rapids, MI, in 1966, Andy Richter spent most of his childhood in Yorkville, IL. After graduating from high school (where he was voted Prom King in his senior year), Richter attended the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign; he later studied film and video production at Columbia College. Richter began pursuing a career as a performer in Chicago, where he studied improvisational theater with Del Close and worked with a number of improv comedy groups, including the Annoyance Theater, ImprovOlympia, and Comedy Underground. Richter's first notable success as a performer came in 1992 when he landed the role of Mike Brady in the off-Broadway stage success The Real Live Brady Bunch, a stage adaptation of the perennially popular TV sitcom; Richter was a member of the original New York cast, and moved with the show to Los Angeles later that year. While in L.A., Richter scored his first film role, a small but showy part in the Chris Elliott-vehicle Cabin Boy, but his biggest stroke of luck came when he was hired as a writer for a new talk show being hosted by former Simpsons and Late Night With David Letterman writer Conan O'Brien. Richter and O'Brien soon discovered they had a natural comic rapport, and by the time Late Night With Conan O'Brien debuted in the fall of 1993, Richter had become O'Brien's on-air sidekick, exchanging banter with the host and participating in a variety of comic sketches. The show's five-airings-a-week schedule kept Richter busy, but also allowed him to develop a strong fan following of his own, and he occasionally found time for outside projects, including appearing in an off-Broadway play written by David Sedaris and his sister, Amy Sedaris, Incident at Cobbler's Knob. In the summer of 1999, Richter announced he would be leaving Late Night in May of 2000 to devote himself to other projects, and he soon began appearing in a variety of film roles, among them one of Richard Gere's hunting buddies in Dr. T and the Women, Eugene in Dr. Dolittle 2, and Father Harris in Scary Movie 2; he also made occasional guest spots on television series, including Just Shoot Me. In 2002, he headlined the quirky cult sitcom Andy Richter Controls the Universe, which was prematurely axed. Two years later, he went on to helm another unsuccessful sitcom, Quintuplets, which also ended after failing to gain an audience. He then stuck to being a guest star on established shows like Will & Grace, Malcolm in the Middle, Monk, and The New Adventures of Old Christine. He also kept busy on the silver screen by taking small roles in a number of offbeat comedies including Elf (2003), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), and Semi-Pro (2008). Another attempt to headline a sitcom, Andy Barker, P.I., managed to charm critics but didn't have staying power and lasted only seven episodes in 2007. He maintained career momentum with guest starring TV roles and a number of small parts in movies. He also did well behind the scenes, voicing a character in the animated features Madagascar (2005)and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), which led to more voice work in the Nickelodeon animated series Penguins of Madagascar and Mighty B. In 2009, he returned to Conan O'Brien's side when The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien launched on NBC. The gig ended when NBC infamously returned The Tonight Show to Jay Leno, and Richter quickly joined O'Brien's subsequent Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television stand-up tour.In his private life, Richter married actress Sarah Thyre -- who played Marcia alongside Richter in The Real Live Brady Bunch -- in 1994; the couple has one son. Richter also has the distinction of being one of the highest-scoring celebrity contestants in the history of the popular game show Jeopardy, winning over 29,000 d

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Girlfriend's Day
  • Harold Lamb
2017
73% Penguins Of Madagascar
  • Mort
$70.8M 2014
No Score Yet Jason Nash Is Married
  • Actor
2014
36% Misery Loves Comedy
  • Actor
$5.8k 2014
51% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
  • Himself
$33.3M 2013
No Score Yet Madly Madagascar
  • Mort
2013
79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
  • Mort
$216.4M 2012
No Score Yet Merry Madagascar
  • Actor
2009
31% Aliens in the Attic
  • Uncle Nathan Pearson
$25M 2009
No Score Yet I Stink! ... And More Stories on Wheels
  • Actor
2009
64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Mort
$180M 2008
21% Semi-Pro
  • Bobby Dee
$33.4M 2008
No Score Yet Mighty B! We Got the Bee
  • Actor
2008
70% Blades of Glory
  • Mountie
$118.2M 2007
No Score Yet Si Yo Hubiera Sabido que Era un Genio
  • Actor
2007
71% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Gregory
$148.3M 2006
No Score Yet 25 Years Of Improv Comedy
  • Actor
2006
79% The Aristocrats
  • Actor
$6.2M 2005
55% Madagascar
  • Mort
$193.2M 2005
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Happy Healthy Monsters
  • Actor
2005
11% New York Minute
  • Bennie Bang
$14.1M 2004
39% Seeing Other People
  • Carl
2004
75% Death & Texas
  • Congressman Levant
2004
No Score Yet Lenny the Wonder Dog
  • Lenny
2004
84% Elf
  • Morris
$173.4M 2003
8% My Boss's Daughter
  • Red Taylor
2003
89% The Cat Returns
  • Natoru
2002
48% Big Trouble
  • Jack Pendick/Ralph Pendick
2002
82% Gigantic
  • Actor
2002
47% Martin & Orloff
  • Maitre d'
2002
71% Run Ronnie Run!
  • Network Executive No. 2
2002
No Score Yet Frank McKlusky, C.I.
  • Herb
2002
15% Scary Movie 2
  • Father Kerris
2001
29% Pootie Tang
  • Record Executive
$2.9M 2001
42% Dr. Dolittle 2
  • Eugene Wilson
$111.5M 2001
57% Dr. T and the Women
  • Eli
$12.2M 2000
46% Cabin Boy
  • Kenny
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Animals.
2016
  • Actor
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Life in Pieces
2015
  • Julius Black
  • 2017
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
  • Panelist
  • 2017
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Actor
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Appearing
  • Sidekick
  • Co-host
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
  • 2016
No Score Yet All Hail King Julien
2014-2016
  • Voice
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
81% Maron
2013-2016
  • Himself
  • 2015
  • 2014
47% The Millers
2013-2015
  • Doug
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
  • 2013
67% Happy Endings
2011-2013
  • Roy
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Actor
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jon Benjamin Has a Van
2011
  • Actor
  • 2011
15% Glory Daze
2010-2011
  • Father Sullivan
  • 2010
32% Running Wilde
2010-2011
  • Dan Thorngood
  • 2010
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Henry Simon
  • 2009
88% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Brad
  • 2009
No Score Yet Monk
2002-2009
  • Hal Tucker Hal
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2008
  • 2006
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Stan 'Sad Dad' Stan
  • 2008
  • 2006
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Mitch Lemon
  • 2007
83% Arrested Development
2003-2013
  • Himself/Donnie/Rocky/Emmett
  • 2006
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
  • Dale
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Dr. Kennedy
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2002
  • 2001

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