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Andy Dick
A smiling Andy Dick with glasses, wearing black and white clothes with an American Express logo behind him
Dick at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Freaky Deaky
Birth name Andrew Thomlinson
Born (1965-12-21) December 21, 1965 (age 57)
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
  • Stand-up
  • television
  • film
  • radio
Years active 1986–present
Subject(s) Recreational ...,
drinking culture
Ivone Kowalczyk
Children 3

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.



Dick holding a piñata with a cutout of Tom Green for The 1 Second Film in December 2004

Dick started his TV comedy career as a cast member on the sketch comedy program The Ben Stiller Show, which aired on the Fox Network from September 1992 to January 1993.

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.

Voiceover work

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 1999, he featured as the voice of Dilbert's assistant in the Dilbert animated series. He also was the voice of recurring character "Monkey Man" on the Nickelodeon TV series Hey Arnold!.

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.

Web series

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.

Personal life


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.

In a 2006 interview with The Washington Post, he said he is bisexual.



  • 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

Compilation appearances

  • 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)



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Elvis Stories Allen Short film
1993 The Making of '...And God Spoke' Abel
1994 Reality Bites Rock
1994 In the Army Now Jack Kaufman
1994 Double Dragon Smogcaster
1995 Hotel Oasis Nick Short film
1996 The Cable Guy Medieval Times Host
1997 Who's the Caboose? Jason Reemer
1997 Best Men Teddy
1998 Bongwater Teddy
1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Nuka (voice) Direct-to-video
1998 Permanent Midnight Damian Uncredited
1999 Inspector Gadget Kramer
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 Old School Barry Uncredited
2003 The Hebrew Hammer Damian Claus
2003 Scorched Archie
2004 Larceny Chris
2005 Hoodwinked! Boingo (voice)
2006 The ... Stewart
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 High Hopes Patrick
2006 Queer Duck: The Movie Elizabeth Taylor / Rex (voice) Direct-to-video
2006 Love Hollywood Style Bobby Ireland
2007 Blonde Ambition Freddy
2007 Happily N'Ever After Mambo (voice)
2007 The Comebacks Toilet Bowl Referee
2007 Chasing Robert The Wire
2009 Rock Slyde Bart
2009 Funny People Himself
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


Year Title Role Notes
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 Legit Andy Episode: "Health"
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"
2016–2017 Love Himself 2 episodes
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

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Maurice, Talk Radio (voice) Uncredited
2005 Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure Aunt Beth (voice)
2007 Pain Himself (voice)

Music video appearances

Year Title Artist(s)
2006 A Public Affair Jessica Simpson
2015 Just Like You Falling in Reverse

See also

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