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Andy Dick (1965)

Andrew R. Dick

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Andrew "Andy" Dick is an American comedian, actor, musician and television/film producer. His first regular television role was on the short-lived but highly influential Ben Stiller Show. In the mid-1990s, he had a long-running stint on NBC's NewsRadio. He briefly had his own program, The Andy Dick Show on MTV, and he is also noted for his outlandish behavior from a number of Comedy Central Roasts.

  Biography  

 early life
Dick was born in Charleston, South Carolina and was adopted at birth by Allen and Sue Dick. Dick was brought up Presbyterian, and 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 years and was elected homecoming king his senior year in 1983. While in high school, Dick tended to use his name as a joke; and one day, he dressed in a homemade superhero costume and presented himself at school as "Super Dick". Dick graduated from Joliet West High School in 1984, and is a friend of actor Anthony Rapp, whom he had known since childhood. After graduating from high school, Dick joined Chicago's Second City, attended Columbia College Chicago, and took improv comedy classes at i.O. (formerly 'ImprovOlympic').

 career
 Television
Dick started his television 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. Prior to this, Dick starred in an advertisement for the original Sonic The Hedgehog game in 1991.

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 . In 2001, Dick starred along with Kieran Culkin on the short lived NBC summer television series Go Fish.

Andy Dick has been a series regular on several sitcoms for their entire duration, including NewsRadio on NBC (1995–1999), portraying Matthew Brock, and on the ABC sitcom Less Than Perfect as Owen Kronsky.

In 2001, he created 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 the episode entitled "Message in a Bottle"

Dick competed in the eighth season of Bravo's 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 Atell, Greg Fitzsimmons, and Yucko the Clown.


In 2008, Dick appeared on episode #3 of The Real World: Hollywood to tell cast members that they would be taking improv classes.

Dick has also made appearances on Comedy Central's The Gong Show hosted by Dave Attell.

He appeared on VH1's Sober House 1.

 Films
One of his earliest film roles was a fictional version of himself in video-game-to-film adaptation, Double Dragon.

In 1993, Dick played himself in the mockumentary The Making of... And God Spoke. 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 a warm-hearted yet cowardly scientist that helped Dr. Claw 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, back 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, the optician who is strongly nearsighted. He also provided the voice Mombo in 2007's Happily N'Ever After and the voice of "Boingo", the evil rabbit starring in the 2006 family animated film, 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.

In 2009, Dick also made a cameo appearance as himself in the movie Funny People, where he tries to cheer up terminally ill Adam Sandler by making jokes about his oral sex.

 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 Bunny for the 2006 animated movie Hoodwinked!, as well as in the 2011 sequel, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil.

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'.

As of October 2006, Dick has hosted his own radio program, The Shit Show, on Howard Stern's Sirius channel Howard 101 every Thursday night at midnight eastern.

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.

 Music
Dick is the lead singer of his comedy band Andy Dick and the Bitches of the Century. They have appeared together on television, and released a self-titled album in 2002. On occasion, Dick has Rodleen Getsic perform as his opening act. Each night she plays the song she wrote for him called "Fucker".

 Producer
In addition to the television series he has produced for himself, Dick became a producer of The 1 Second Film by donating $111.11 to the non-profit collaborative film project in 2004, while dining at Swingers Diner in Los Angeles. Later that year at the Toronto Film Festival, comedian Tom Green became a producer by donating $120, effectively outbidding Dick. This sparked an ongoing bidding war in which Green and Dick battle for top billing in the film's credits, in which anyone can be listed for a minimum donation of $1. Both will be prominently featured in The 1 Second Film's feature-length making-of documentary, which will accompany the 90 minutes of producer credits.

 personal life
 Family
Dick was married to Ivone Kowalczyk from 1986 to 1990, with whom he has a son, Lucas . He also has a son and a daughter with Lena Sved. He stated that "after my divorce, the plot really thickened for me."

 Legal troubles
On May 15, 1999, Dick drove his car into a utility pole in Hollywood. He was charged with the possession of cocaine, cannabis, and drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and hit-and-run driving. He later pleaded guilty to the felony of cocaine possession and two other misdemeanor charges: cannabis possession and possession of a "smoking device". After Dick completed an 18-month drug diversion program, a judge dismissed the felony and misdemeanor drug charges against him.

On May 2, 2004, Dick was arrested on a marijuana possession charge while attending the Coachella music festival, in Riverside County. On June 16, 2004, Dick entered a plea of not guilty to the misdemeanor count. He was scheduled to return to court on June 29.

On December 4, 2004, Dick was arrested for indecent exposure after he exposed his buttocks at a local McDonald's.

On August 17, 2007, Dick was cited by Columbus, Ohio, police for urinating on a sidewalk and a building. During his weekend in Columbus he was reported to be intoxicated during his standup performance and groped patrons at a comedy club.

Later in 2007, upon Dick's return to Los Angeles, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were called to his residence to respond to a complaint that Dick was throwing beer bottles into his neighbor's yard. He also slapped a reporter in the face outside a Los Angeles nightclub.

On July 16, 2008, Dick was arrested in Murrieta, California, on suspicion of drug possession and sexual battery. He exposed the breasts of a 17-year-old female after he allegedly grabbed and pulled down her tank top and brassiere. During a search of his person, police reported finding a small quantity of cannabis and one alprazolam tablet in his front pants pocket. He was released from jail after posting $5,000 bail. Dick eventually pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and marijuana possession, he was sentenced to three years probation, pay about $700 in fines, and was ordered to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet for one year.

On January 23, 2010, Dick was arrested about 4 a.m. at a bar in Huntington, West Virginia, on charges of sexual abuse after reportedly groping a bartender, Jeff Leiber, and a patron. He was released from jail after posting $60,000 bail. On June 29, 2011, Dick was formally indicted by a Cabell County Grand Jury for two counts of first degree sexual abuse. Dick plead not guilty during a formal arraignment in Cabell County Circuit Court in Huntington on July 29, 2011. After receiving the not guilty plea, Judge Paul Ferrell set a trial date of January 17, 2012.

On April 10, 2010, Dick broke into a Los Angeles home and had a brief altercation with its residents. Police were called, but no charges were pressed. Speaking several weeks later to Greg Fitzsimmons on his podcast, Dick said that the incident occurred after he had gone wine tasting but claimed that it was a momentary and one-time lapse in his newfound sobriety.

On May 5, 2010, Dick was arrested for two counts of sexual abuse after he attended a club in Decatur, Georgia, where he appeared to be very drunk and he attempted to grope and kiss both a patron and security guard.

On January 11, 2011, Dick was thrown out of the AVN Awards, a pornographic movie awards ceremony, after repeatedly groping and stalking adult film actress Tera Patrick and drag queen Chi Chi LaRue. He later claimed to have stayed clean for at least three months after this relapse.

On May 3, 2011, Dick was arrested for a misdemeanor of public intoxication at a restaurant in Temecula, California. Dick was booked on suspicion of public intoxication after Temecula police responded to a disturbance at a restaurant, department officials said. Officers were called to the Marie Callender's restaurant in the 29300 block of Rancho California Road shortly after 9 p.m. after a caller reported an "intoxicated male subject who was causing a disturbance inside the restaurant." When they arrived they found the 45-year-old comedian in the bar area displaying "symptoms associated with alcohol intoxication" and noted "he was unable to care for his own safety," according to a statement released by Temecula police. Dick was taken to a nearby jail and was released after posting $500 bail.

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