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Andy Dick Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
Who is Andy Dick?
Andy Dick, fully known as Andrew Roane Dick, is a famous American professional comedian, actor, musician, and television and film producer. He is professionally known as a comic and his first regular television role was on the short-lived but influential Ben Stiller Show. Dick had a long-running stint on NBC’s NewsRadio and was a supporting character on Less than Perfect in the mid-1990s. He had his own show, The Andy Dick Show, on MTV for a short time. Andy is popular for his outlandish behavior on a number of Comedy Central Roasts and other appearances, He is additionally recognized for his eccentric behavior, struggles with drug addiction, and many sexual misconduct allegations and arrests.
Andy Dick career
Andy began his TV comedy career as a cast member on the sketch comedy program The Ben Stiller Show. The show aired on the Fox Network from September 1992 to January 1993. He then appeared as ”Donnie the CBS Page Who Likes to Suck Up”. on the third night of David Letterman‘s new CBS show, during which he gave a watch to Letterman in 1993. The host then gave him a pencil, leading him to cry and then walk backstage to much applause. In 1994, he played the part of Pepe the stylist in the episode ”Maggie the Model” on The Nanny. Dick starred as Zachary Smart, the son of Maxwell Smart and Agent 99, in the Get Smart Fox television remake. He then starred together with Kieran Culkin on the short-lived NBC summer television series Go Fish
Andy has been a series regular on various sitcoms for their entire duration such as NewsRadio on NBC (1995-1999). He played accident-prone reporter Matthew Brock and on also on the ABC sitcom Less than Perfect as Owen Krinsky. Later, together with colleagues and producers, he developed a show on MTV titled The Andy Dick Show in 2001. The show concluded following three seasons in 2003.
He then starred in a satirical reality television show, also on MTV, titled The Assistant in 2004. It spoofed themes and scenes from The Apprentice, The Bachelor, Queer Eye for the Straight Gut, and Survivor, among others. Dick also had a guest shot on Star Trek: Voyager as the Emergency Medical Hologram Mark II in ”Message in a Bottle”.
Andy competed in the 8th season of Celebrity Poker Showdown, completing in last place, after Robin Tunney, Christopher Meloni, Macy Gray, and Joy Behar. He was roasted on The Howard Stern Show by Artie Lange, Reverend Bob Levy, Lisa Lampanelli, Shuli, Benjy Bronk, Sal Governale, Colin Quinn, Greg Fitzsimmons, Dave Attell, and Yucko the Clown on May 16, 2007. Dick appeared on episode No. 3 of The Real World: Hollywood in 208 to tell cast members that they would be taking improv classes. He was also a contestant on Season 16 of Dancing With the Stars in 2013. Dick was partnered with former troupe member, Sharna Burgess, and placed seventh in the competition. He was also on ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap on July 14, 2013.
One of Dick’s earliest film roles was a fictional version of himself in the movie adaptation of the video game Double Dragon. He portrayed himself in the mockumentary The Making of… And God Spoke in 1993. Dick also starred together with MTV comedian Pauly Shore in the 1994 war comedy movie In the Army Now. He had a supporting role together with Luke Wilson and Jack Black on Bongwater in 1997. He played Wilson’s gay friend who gives him a place to stay following his house burning down to the ground. Dick then played one of Dr. Claw’s henchmen in the film Inspector Gadget in 1999.
Dick made a cameo role in the motion picture Dude, Where’s My Car? in 2000. The same year, he appeared in the teenage comedy movie Road Trip, playing a motel clerk. He then made a cameo in Ben Stiller’s comedy Zoolander as Olga the Masseuse in 2001, (he also made a cameo in Stiller’s directorial debut, Reality Bites in 1994). Andy was featured in the band Ash’s music video ”Envy” as a taxi cab driver in 2002.
He appeared in Will Ferrell’s Old School as a gay sex education teacher and as a villainous Santa in the film The Hebrew Hammer in 2003. Andy was then featured in the documentary The Aristocrats in 2005. In 2006, Dick appeared in the movie Employee of the Month as Lon, a nearsighted optician. He provided the voice of Mombo in 2007’s Happily N’Ever After and the voice of Bongo in Hoodwinked! Dick’s feature film directing breakout was the 2006 movie Danny Roane: First Time Director. He revealed on his official website that he had completed writing a script for a film starring his alter-ego Daphne Aguilera titled, Daphne Aguilera: Get into It in late December 2008.
How old is Andy Dick?
Andrew Roane Dick is aged 56 as of 2021, having been born on December 21, 1965, in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Anna Bulbrook, Brett Scallions, Carla Thomas, Chris Evert, Jane Fonda, Jane Kaczmarek, Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Becket, Roger Williams, among others.
Andy Dick Family
Who are Andy Dick’s parents?
Andrew Thomlinson was born in Charleston, South Carolina to his parents. Dick was adopted at birth by Allen Dick and Sue Dick and was named Andrew Roane Dick. His father was in the Navy, and Dick was brought up Presbyterian. He grew up with his family in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, and Yugoslavia as a child prior to moving to Chicago in 1979.
Does Andy Dick have siblings?
Dick is from a family of two children, having one sibling, a brother, Jeff Dick.
Andy Dick Education
Dick attended Lassiter High School, in Cobb County, Georgia, before graduating from Joliet West High School in Joliet, Illinois in 1984. He then enrolled at Chicago’s Second City and joined Illinois Wesleyan University for a semester. Later he attended Columbia College Chicago, performing most of his university studies, and took improv comedy classes at IO Theater.
Andy Dick Wife
From 1986 to 1990, Dick was married to Ivone Kowalczyk and has a son born in 1988. He later got into a relationship with Lena Sved, with whom he has a son and a daughter. He confirmed he is bisexual in an interview with The Washington Post in 2006.
Andy Dick Kids
Dick has three children all together in his two marriages. He has one son from his marriage to Ivone, Lucas born in 1988, and two children, a son, Jacob, born in 1994, and a daughter, Meg born in 1997, from his marriage to Lena.
Andy Dick Height
Dick has a well-built, athletic, and physically fit body with a height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) and a weight of 65 kg (143 lbs).
Dick lent his voice to the villain Nuka in the Disney direct-to-video animated movie The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride in 1998. He also provided the voice of Boingo for the Hoodwinked! movies. Dick later reprised his role as Nuka for The Lion Guard TV series in November 2016. He featured as the voice of Dilbert’s assistant in the Dilbert animated series in 1999. Andy also was the voice of the recurring character ”Monkey Man” on the Nickelodeon TV series Hey Arnold! He provided the voice of Mr. Sheepman and several other characters in the short-lived animated series Clone High in 2002.
Andy provides the voice of Maurice from the radio sitcom station WCTR’s segment ”Gardening with Maurice” in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. He also provided the voice of Aunt Beth in the 2006 video game Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. Additionally, he was the voice of Dylan in ‘The Reef’. He has hosted his own radio show, The Shit Show. on Howard Stern’s Sirius channel Howard 101 every Thursday night at midnight eastern as of October 2006. Dick became a downloadable character in the PlayStation Network’s video game Pain on August 19, 2009. He then voiced Jesus Christ in an episode of Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
Andy created and starred in the five-episode web series House Arrest with Andy Dick, while under house arrest in 2009. The series features Andy’s interviews with celebrity guests such as Drew Pinsky, Greg Grunberg, Joey Greco, Mo Collins, and Jennifer Coolidge. He then hosted Andy Dick Live! in 2012. Together with Pauly Shore, he discusses the possibility of a sequel to In the Army Now during his appearance on the show. Dick appeared in the first episode of the web series All Grown Up with Melinda Hill to talk about his early career and give advice to aspiring performers on September 19, 2013.
Drug and alcohol use disorder and legal issues
Andy said that he has struggled with drug and alcohol use disorder over the years and has joined rehab programs 20 times in an effort to become sober.
Dick has been arrested numerous times for various reasons throughout his life. He was initially arrested in 1999, after driving into a utility pole in Hollywood and charged with possession of cocaine, cannabis, and drug paraphernalia. Dick was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and hit-and-run driving, to which he pleaded guilty and completed an 18-month drug diversion program. He was then arrested for indecent exposure in December 2004 following exposing his buttocks at a local McDonald’s. Dick has been later arrested many times for drug possession, sexual battery, sexual abuse, misdemeanor sexual battery, and felony assault with a deadly weapon. Recently on May 10, 2022, he was arrested for felony sexual battery of a man in Orange County, California.
Andy Dick Net Worth
American comedian, actor, musician, and television and film producer, Dick has been active from 1986 to the present. He has appeared in numerous television shows and films throughout his career and also has produced several films. Despite his bad character, leading to arrests and misconduct, Dick has garnered an estimated net worth of approximately $500,000 as of 2022
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