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Dick at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Freaky Deaky
|Birth name||Andrew Thomlinson|
December 21, 1965 |
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Andrew Roane Dick (born Andrew Thomlinson; December 21, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, musician, and television and film producer. Known professionally as a comic, his first regular television role was on the short-lived but influential Ben Stiller Show. In the mid-1990s, he had a long-running stint on NBC's NewsRadio and was a supporting character on Less than Perfect. He briefly had his own program, The Andy Dick Show, on MTV. He is noted for his outlandish behavior on a number of Comedy Central Roasts and other appearances. He is also known for his eccentric behavior, struggles with ..., and numerous ... allegations and arrests.
Early life and education
Dick was born on December 21, 1965, in Charleston, South Carolina, as Andrew Thomlinson. He was adopted at birth by Allen and Sue Dick, and named Andrew Roane Dick. He was brought up Presbyterian. His father was in the Navy.
As a child, he spent time living with his family in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, and Yugoslavia before moving to Chicago in 1979. He attended Lassiter High School, which was being temporarily housed at George Walton Comprehensive High School in Cobb County, Georgia. Dick appeared in numerous theater productions during his high school year. He was elected homecoming king his senior year in 1983. He graduated from Joliet West High School in Joliet, Illinois in 1984.
While in high school, he tended to use his surname as a joke; and one day, he dressed in a homemade superhero costume and presented himself at school as "Super Dick". Dick has been a friend of actor Anthony Rapp since childhood.
After high school, Dick joined Chicago's Second City, attended Illinois Wesleyan University for a semester before attending Columbia College Chicago, where he performed most of his university studies, and took improv comedy classes at iO Theater.
In 1993, on the third night of David Letterman's new CBS show, Dick appeared as "Donnie the CBS Page Who Likes to Suck Up", during which he gave a watch to Letterman. The host then handed him a pencil, prompting Dick to cry and then walk backstage to much applause.
In 1994, Dick played the part of Pepé the stylist in the episode "Maggie the Model" on The Nanny. He also starred as Zachary Smart, the son of Maxwell Smart and Agent 99, in the Get Smart Fox television remake (a role he reportedly tried to escape in order to go into work with NewsRadio). In 2001, Dick starred along with Kieran Culkin on the short lived NBC summer television series Go Fish.
Dick has been a series regular on several sitcoms for their entire duration, including NewsRadio on NBC (1995–1999), portraying accident-prone reporter Matthew Brock, and on the ABC sitcom Less than Perfect as Owen Kronsky.
In 2001, he, along with colleagues and producers, developed a show on MTV called The Andy Dick Show. The series ended in 2003 after three seasons. In 2004, he starred in a satirical reality television show, also on MTV, called The Assistant. The show spoofed themes and scenes from The Apprentice, The Bachelor, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and Survivor, among others.
Dick had also had a guest shot on Star Trek: Voyager as the Emergency Medical Hologram Mark II in "Message in a Bottle". He competed in the eighth season of Celebrity Poker Showdown. He finished in last place, behind Robin Tunney, Christopher Meloni, Macy Gray, and Joy Behar.
On May 16, 2007, Dick was roasted on The Howard Stern Show by Artie Lange, Lisa Lampanelli, Reverend Bob Levy, Sal Governale, Shuli, Colin Quinn, Benjy Bronk, Dave Attell, Greg Fitzsimmons, and Yucko the Clown.
In 2008, Dick appeared on episode No. 3 of The Real World: Hollywood to tell cast members that they would be taking improv classes.
Dick was a contestant on Season 16 of Dancing With the Stars in 2013. He was partnered with former troupe member, Sharna Burgess, and placed seventh in the competition. Dick was on ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap on July 14, 2013.
One of his earliest film roles was a fictional version of himself in the film adaptation of video game Double Dragon. In 1993, Dick played himself in the mockumentary The Making of... And God Spoke. He also starred alongside MTV comedian Pauly Shore in the 1994 war comedy film In the Army Now.
In 1997, Dick had a supporting role alongside Luke Wilson and Jack Black in Bongwater, as Luke Wilson's gay friend who gives him a place to stay after his house burns to the ground. In 1999, Dick played one of Dr. Claw's henchmen in the movie Inspector Gadget.
In 2000, he made a cameo role in the motion picture Dude, Where's My Car?. That same year, he also appeared in the teenage comedy film Road Trip, playing a motel clerk. In 2001, Dick made a cameo in Ben Stiller's comedy Zoolander as Olga the Masseuse (Dick also made a cameo in Stiller's directorial debut, Reality Bites, in 1994).
In 2002, he was featured in the band Ash's music video "Envy" as a taxi cab driver. In 2003, he appeared in Will Ferrell's Old School as a gay sex education teacher, and as a villainous Santa in the movie The Hebrew Hammer. In 2005, Dick was featured in the documentary The Aristocrats. In 2006, he appeared in the film Employee of the Month as Lon, a nearsighted optician. He also provided the voice of Mombo in 2007's Happily N'Ever After and the voice of Boingo in Hoodwinked!.
His feature film directing debut was the 2006 film Danny Roane: First Time Director. In late December 2008, Dick announced on his official website that he had finished writing a script for a film starring his alter-ego Daphne Aguilera titled, Daphne Aguilera: Get into It.
In 1998, he lent his voice to the villain Nuka in the Disney direct-to-video animated film The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and provided the voice of Boingo for the Hoodwinked! movies. In November 2016, Dick reprised his role as Nuka for The Lion Guard TV series.
In 2002, Dick provided the voice of Mr. Sheepman and various other characters in the short-lived animated series Clone High.
Dick provides the voice of Maurice from the radio station WCTR's segment "Gardening with Maurice" in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and he provided the voice of Aunt Beth in the 2006 video game Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. He also was the voice of Dylan in 'The Reef'.
On August 19, 2009, Dick became a downloadable character in the PlayStation Network's video game Pain. In 2010, Dick voiced Jesus Christ in an episode of Mary Shelley's Frankenhole on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
While under house arrest in 2009, Dick created and starred in the five-episode web series House Arrest with Andy Dick. The series features Dick's interviews with celebrity guests including Greg Grunberg, Drew Pinsky, Mo Collins, Joey Greco, and Jennifer Coolidge.
In 2012, Dick hosted Andy Dick Live!. Dick and Pauly Shore discussed the possibility of a sequel to In the Army Now during his appearance on the show.
On September 19, 2013, Dick appeared in the first episode of the web series All Growz Up with Melinda Hill to talk about his early career and give advice to aspiring performers.
Dick was married to Ivone Kowalczyk from 1986 to 1990, with whom he has a son born in 1988. He also has a son and a daughter with Lena Sved.
- Do Your Shows Always Suck? (2007)
- The Darkest Day of the Year (2009)
- Happy B-Day JC (w/ Willie Wisely) (2006)
- Addiction: Andy Dick Counsels the Dark Bob (w/ The Dark Bob) (2012)
- The Dark Bob: Stoked! (2006) – song: Father
- Hoodwinked! (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2004)
- The Aristocrats (Original Soundtrack) (2005)
- The Adam Carolla Show 2009, Vol. 1 (2014)
- The Adam Carolla Show 2009, Vol. 2 (2014)
- The Adam Carolla Show 2009, Vol. 3 (2014)
- The Adam Carolla Show 2010, Vol.1 (2014)
- The Un & Only (2015)
- The Good, The Bad, And the Drugly (2015)
|1989||Elvis Stories||Allen||Short film|
|1993||The Making of '...And God Spoke'||Abel|
|1994||In the Army Now||Jack Kaufman|
|1995||Hotel Oasis||Nick||Short film|
|1996||The Cable Guy||Medieval Times Host|
|1997||Who's the Caboose?||Jason Reemer|
|1998||The Lion King II: Simba's Pride||Nuka (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|1999||Advice from a Caterpillar||Spaz|
|1999||Laputa: Castle in the Sky||Henri (voice)||English dub|
|2000||The Independent||Maitre d'|
|2000||Loser||Another City Worker|
|2000||Road Trip||Motel Clerk|
|2000||Picking Up the Pieces||Father Buñuel|
|2000||Dude, Where's My Car?||Mark||Uncredited|
|2001||Zoolander||Olga, The Masseuse|
|2001||Scotland, PA||Jesse (Hippie #3)|
|2001||Dr. Dolittle 2||Lennie the Weasel (voice)|
|2003||The Hebrew Hammer||Damian Claus|
|2006||The Reef||Dylan / Curious Shark (voice)|
|2006||Employee of the Month||Lon|
|2006||Danny Roane: First Time Director||Danny Roane||Also writer and director|
|2006||Queer Duck: The Movie||Elizabeth Taylor / Rex (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2006||Love Hollywood Style||Bobby Ireland|
|2007||Happily N'Ever After||Mambo (voice)|
|2007||The Comebacks||Toilet Bowl Referee|
|2007||Chasing Robert||The Wire|
|2010||Fudgy Wudgy Fudge Face||Greasy Guy|
|2011||[[Hoodwinked Too! .....||Eddie|
|2015||L.A. Slasher||The Slasher (voice)|
|2016||Zoolander 2||Don Atari's Posse Member|
|2016||A Winter Rose||Billy Joe|
|1989||Anything but Love||Trell||Episode: "Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown"|
|1990||Sydney||The Waiter||Episode: "Sydney's Mom"|
|1991||Earth Angel||Brownnoser||Television film|
|1992–1993||The Ben Stiller Show||Various characters||13 episodes|
|1993||Flying Blind||Film Student||Episode: "The Bride of Marsh Man 2: The Spawning"|
|1993||The Building||Joe||2 episodes|
|1994||The Nanny||Pepé / Bernie||Episode: "Maggie the Model"|
|1995||Get Smart||Zach Smart||7 episodes|
|1995–1999||NewsRadio||Matthew Brock||97 episodes|
|1997||Johnny Bravo||Melon Head / Surfer Dude (voice)||Episode: "Beach Blanket Bravo"|
|1997||Space Ghost Coast to Coast||Himself||Episode: "Boatshow"|
|1998||Star Trek: Voyager||EMH-2 Dr. Bradley||Episode: "Message in a Bottle"|
|1999||Just Shoot Me!||Kyle||Episode: "Finch Gets Dick"|
|2000||Dilbert||The Assistant (voice)||Episode: "The Assistant"|
|2000||King of the Hill||Griffin (voice)||Episode: "Movin' on Up"|
|2000||Caitlin's Way||William||2 episodes|
|2000||Hey Arnold!||Monkeyman (voice)||Episode: "Monkeyman!"|
|2000||Batman Beyond||Slim (voice)||Episode: "The Eggbaby"|
|2000||Sammy||Mark Jacobs (voice)||Multiple episodes|
|2000||Special Delivery||Lloyd Steadman||Television film|
|2001||Go Fish||Ernie Hopkins||5 episodes|
|2001–2002||The Andy Dick Show||Various characters||21 episodes; also writer and executive producer|
|2002, 2008||Family Guy||Himself||Episode: "Road to Europe"
"Tales of a Third Grade Nothing"
|2002–2003||Clone High||Mr. Sheepman / various characters (voice)||6 episodes|
|2002–2006||Less Than Perfect||Owen Kronsky||81 episodes|
|2004||...||Larry Talbot / Werebeaver (voice)||Episode: "The Curse of the WereBeaver"|
|2004||The Assistant||Presenter||Also executive producer|
|2004||The Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson||Himself||Television special|
|2005||The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner||Himself||Television special|
|2006||Arrested Development||Himself||Episode: "S.O.B.s"|
|2007||ER||Tommy Brewer||Episode: "Crisis of Conscience"|
|2008||Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World||Protestor (voice)||Episode: "Death of a Lesbian Bed"|
|2009||Head Case||Himself||Episode: "Tying the Not"|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Armory Dealer||Episode: "Blood Moon"|
|2010, 2011||Community||Tiny Man / Helicopter Pilot||2 episodes|
|2010, 2012||Mary Shelley's Frankenhole||Jesus Christ (voice)||2 episodes|
|2012||Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja||Jerry Driscoll (voice)||Episode: "Dawn of the Driscoll"|
|2013||Bad Samaritans||Floyd||Episode: "Middle School Detention"|
|2013, 2016||2 Broke Girls||J. Petto||3 episodes|
|2014||Sharknado 2: The Second One||Officer Doyle||Television film|
|2015||Maron||Himself||Episode: "Marc's Niece"|
|2015||[[Comedy Bang! .....|
|2016||Great Minds with Dan Harmon||John Wilkes Booth||Episode: "John Wilkes Booth"|
|2016||The Lion Guard||Nuka (voice)||Episode: "Lions of the Outlands"|
|2017–2018||Animals.||Andy (voice)||Episode: "Rats"|
|2017||Sense8||Kit Wrangler||Episode: "If All the World's a Stage, Identity Is Nothing But a Costume"|
|2019||Valley Junk TV||Jared Levine||Episode: "The Crazy Agent"|
|2021||The Game Shoppe||Walter Molly||Animation Series|
|2022||That Moon Show||Himself||Animation Series|
|2004||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Maurice, Talk Radio (voice)||Uncredited|
|2005||Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure||Aunt Beth (voice)|
Music video appearances
|2006||A Public Affair||Jessica Simpson|
|2015||Just Like You||Falling in Reverse|
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