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Andy Lassner
Born (1966-12-30) December 30, 1966 (age 56)
Occupation Television producer
Years active 1996–present
Children 3

Andy Lassner (born December 30, 1966) is an American television producer. He was the executive producer of The Ellen DeGeneres Show from its inception in 2003 to the final episode in 2022. Lassner was featured in many segments in the show. His career as a producer began in the mid 1990s, including The Jane Whitney Show, The Richard Bey Show, The List, and The Rosie O'Donnell Show. Lassner has won 18 Daytime Emmy Awards.

Early life

Andy Lassner was born to Jewish parents in Bogotá, Colombia. His mother, Danièle G. Lassner, was a foreign language expert. His father, Jules Lassner, was a captain in the United States Marine Corps. Jules was born in New York City to Ukrainian parents. His parents moved to Bogotá after their marriage for his father's job at Seagram. They lived there for nine years during which they founded a Talmud Torah Hebrew school, shtiebel, before returning to New York. Lassner was raised in New York City and was a New York Rangers fan. He has one brother.


Lassner started his career in the mid-1990s as a line producer for The Jane Whitney Show. In the boom of talk shows in the 1990s, he later produced The Richard Bey Show as well as The Carnie Wilson Show. In 2001, Lassner was the co-executive producer of The List. He began working at The Rosie O'Donnell Show in 2002. Andy began working at The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2003. He is the main role in the segment Average Andy where he plays an average person contrasting with experts in their fields. Another recurring segment features host Ellen DeGeneres sending Lassner with a celebrity to haunted houses every Halloween; this is due to his being easily frightened. He also served as an executive producer on Ellen's Game of Games and Family Game Fight!.

Personal life

Lassner is married to Lorie and has three children. He has a daughter and twin sons who were born in 2006. They reside in Los Angeles. Lassner is Jewish and is a fan of the Los Angeles Kings, where he has season tickets. He is friends with Anže Kopitar, hosting him on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to raise donations for Breast cancer awareness month. He supports gay rights in the US. In 2017, Lassner was critical of Donald Trump's "America First" policy.

..... He soon relapsed into other forms of addiction. He entered rehab a number of times in 1999 and has been clean ever since.


Lassner has won 18 Daytime Emmy Awards for The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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