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Also Known As: Andrew R. Dick Died:
Born: December 21, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Charleston, South Carolina, USA Profession: actor, director, comedy writer, producer, screenwriter

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With his memorably eccentric appearances on popular sitcoms like "NewsRadio" (NBC, 1995-99) and "Less than Perfect" (ABC, 2002-06), wacky comedian Andy Dick made his name both on screen as a certifiable scene stealer and off screen as being something close to certifiable. For a substantial portion of his career, Dick lived something of an Andy Kaufman-like existence, where his real-life antics like groping random strangers and publicly exposing himself caused both concern and outrage of whether or not he was merely performing. In 1999, part of the mystery was solved when he was arrested for hit-and-run and felony possession of drugs. Of course, he continued to appear on screen on the short-lived sketch comedy series "The Andy Dick Show" (MTV, 2001-02), appearing in films like "The Hebrew Hammer" (2003) and "Blonde Ambition" (2007), picking up guest spots on "Community" (NBC, 2009) and "2 Broke Girls" (CBS, 2011- ) and even becoming a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ). Though Dick underwent treatment for substance abuse in the years that followed, which included a stint on "Sober House" (VH1, 2009-2010), his fame as a talented comedic performer was eventually eclipsed by his...

With his memorably eccentric appearances on popular sitcoms like "NewsRadio" (NBC, 1995-99) and "Less than Perfect" (ABC, 2002-06), wacky comedian Andy Dick made his name both on screen as a certifiable scene stealer and off screen as being something close to certifiable. For a substantial portion of his career, Dick lived something of an Andy Kaufman-like existence, where his real-life antics like groping random strangers and publicly exposing himself caused both concern and outrage of whether or not he was merely performing. In 1999, part of the mystery was solved when he was arrested for hit-and-run and felony possession of drugs. Of course, he continued to appear on screen on the short-lived sketch comedy series "The Andy Dick Show" (MTV, 2001-02), appearing in films like "The Hebrew Hammer" (2003) and "Blonde Ambition" (2007), picking up guest spots on "Community" (NBC, 2009) and "2 Broke Girls" (CBS, 2011- ) and even becoming a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ). Though Dick underwent treatment for substance abuse in the years that followed, which included a stint on "Sober House" (VH1, 2009-2010), his fame as a talented comedic performer was eventually eclipsed by his outsized personality and growing penchant for self-destruction, which included numerous arrests for sexual assault, drug possession and public urination, all of which turned him into little more than a punch line.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Best of Andy Dick, The (2001) Director
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  1998 VH1 Fashion Awards, The (1998) Segment Director ("Andrew Taylor Fashion Show")

CAST: (feature film)

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 Live Nude Girls (2014)
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 Freaky Deaky (2013)
5.
 Rock Slyde (2010)
6.
 Funny People (2009)
8.
9.
 Comebacks, The (2007)
10.
 Blonde Ambition (2007)
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Milestones close milestones

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Moved to Chicago, IL while attending high school
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Studied with Second City comedy troupe
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Appeared in local Chicago commercials and stage productions
1989:
TV acting debut, a guest appearance on ABC sitcom "Anything But Love"
1990:
Moved to Los Angeles, CA
1991:
TV movie debut, "Earth Angel" (ABC)
1992:
TV series debut as a regular, "The Ben Stiller Show" (FOX)
1995:
Starred on Fox's short-lived revival of "Get Smart"
1995:
Cast as clumsy news reporter Matthew Brock on NBC ensemble sitcom "News Radio"
1998:
Formed Dickly Entertainment
1998:
Voiced evil lion Nuka in direct-to-video sequel "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride"
1999:
Co-starred in live-action adaptation of "Inspector Gadget"
2000:
Starred as the gay best friend of an artist in "Advice From a Caterpillar"
2000:
Provided character voice on NBC animated series "Sammy"
2001:
Appeared as one of a trio of hippies in "Scotland, Pa."; screened at Sundance
2001:
Executive produced and starred on MTV sketch comedy series "The Andy Dick Show"
2001:
Landed regular role on NBC summer sitcom "Go Fish"
2002:
Cast as offbeat office manager Owen on ABC comedy series "Less Than Perfect"
2003:
Plays Santa's evil son in "The Hebrew Hammer"
2004:
Starred on MTV spoof reality show "The Assistant"
2006:
Wrote and directed first feature film "Danny Roane: First Time Director"
2009:
Executive produced and starred on Comedy Central talk show "House Arrest with Andy Dick"
2009:
Appeared with Dr. Drew Pinsky on VH1 reality series "Sober House"
2009:
Made cameo as himself in "Funny People," starring Adam Sandler
2013:
Competed on 16th season of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC) with professional partner Sharna Burgess
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Education

Illinois Wesleyan University: Bloomington , Illinois -
Columbia College: Chicago , Illinois -
Second City: Chicago , Illinois -

Notes

Dick located his birth mother in 1997.

In an interview with TV Guide (October 11-17, 1997), he revealed he is a bisexual.

In May 1999. Dick was arrested for drug possession after fleeing the scene of an automobile accident and police searched the car.

May 2, 2004, Andy Dick was arrested at the Coachella alt-rock fest in Indio, Calif., for a misdemeanor possession of Marijuana charge

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Ivone Dick. Artist. Married in 1986; divorced in 1989; mother of Dick's oldest son; for many years lived in a duplex apartment with Dick.
companion:
Lina Sved. Became involved c. 1993; never married; mother of Dick's two youngest children; separated c. 1996 although they continued to live together in the duplex with Dick's ex-wife and his eldest son until sometime in 1997.
companion:
Kim Donatz. Born c. 1973.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Allen Dick. US Naval submarine officer. Adoptive father; died of cancer 1987.
mother:
Sue Dick. Adoptive mother; died of cancer in 1997.
brother:
Jeff Dick. Also adopted.
son:
Lucas Dick. Born c. 1988; mother, Ivone Dick.
son:
Jacob Dick. Born in 1994; mother, Lina Sved.
daughter:
Meg. Born in September 1997; mother, Lina Sved.
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