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Andy Richter
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Richter at the 2013 Final Four in Atlanta, Georgia
Birth name Paul Andrew Richter
Born October 28, 1966 (1966-10-28) (age 54)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Medium Television, film
Nationality American
Alma mater Columbia College Chicago
Years active 1988–present
Genres Improvisational comedy, sketch comedy, cringe comedy, anti-humor, self-deprecation, blue comedy, alternative comedy, satire
Spouse
Sarah Thyre
(m. 1994; div. 2019)
Children 2
Notable works and roles
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien
  • (sidekick, 1993–2000)
  • Andy Richter Controls the Universe
  • (writer, producer, 2002–2003)
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
  • (sidekick, 2009–2010)
  • Conan
  • (sidekick, 2010–present)

Paul Andrew "Andy" Richter (born October 28, 1966) is an American comedian and actor. He is best known for his former role as Conan O'Brien's sidekick on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Richter was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the second of four children. He was raised in Yorkville, Illinois. While attending Columbia College, Chicago, he played in several Chicago comedy groups, including the Annoyance Theatre, before getting on Late Night.

Richter left Late Night in 2000. He said he wanted to focus on an acting career. His first major work was FOX's critically acclaimed but little watched Andy Richter Controls the Universe. It was cancelled after two short runs. His next FOX sitcom, Quintuplets, was not liked by the critics. It lasted only one season. He is married to actress Sarah Thyre. They have two children.

In addition to his television work, Richter has appeared in movies such as Seeing Other People, Olsen Twins' New York Minute, Madagascar, and Cabin Boy.


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