U.S. comedian, actor, musician, and TV/film producer Andrew Roane Dick (born Andrew Thomlinson; December 21, 1965) was born on that date. His first regular TV role was on the ill-fated but seminal Ben Stiller Show, where he first gained recognition as a professional comedian.
A mainstay on NBC’s NewsRadio and a recurring figure on Less than Perfect, both in the mid-1990s. The Andy Dick Show, his own MTV show, aired for a short time.
His outrageous antics on several Comedy Central Roasts and other occasions have made him a household name. He is also well-known for his bizarre antics, drug problems, and numerous allegations and convictions of sexual misconduct.
Early Life of Andy Dick
On December 21, 1965, in Charleston, South Carolina, Andrew Thomlinson entered the world. Allen and Sue Dick, who were both Presbyterians, adopted newborn Andrew and brought him up in their faith. Andy’s father was in the United States Navy, thus the family moved around a lot when he was young.
Andrew moved about as a child, primarily between Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, and Yugoslavia. After a while, he and his family decided to make Chicago their permanent home.
Andy Dick had a passion for acting throughout his time in high school, and he went on to feature in several musicals. Andrew graduated from high school in 1984, the same year he was crowned homecoming king.
He was boyhood friends with actor Anthony Rapp, who went on to have a successful career in the industry.
Andy Dick, fresh out of high school, immediately enrolled in Chicago’s famed Second City Improv Conservatory. When it comes to comedic theatre, Second City is among the most well-known and renowned companies in the world.
Andy attended Illinois Wesleyan University while studying comedy with the Second City and later transferred to Columbia College Chicago. Dick joined the iO Theater in Chicago when he was still a student there. iO is well-known for its improv training programs.
Career of Andy Dick
Andy Dick debuted in 1992 on The Ben Stiller Show. 1993 was the finale. Dick’s first major film role was in the video game-turned-film Double Dragon. He also appeared in a David Letterman sketch. Andy appeared on The Nanny in 1994. He then landed a role in Get Smart and NBC’s Go Fish.
Andy Dick appeared in NBC’s NewsRadio in 1995. In the hit show, he played Matthew Brock. NewsRadio was popular, but ratings were low. It ended in 1999. Andy Dick appeared in Bongwater with Jack Black and Luke Wilson in 1997. Dick booked Inspector Gadget in 1999.
He co-created MTV’s Andy Dick Show in 2001. Andy Dick wrote, directed, and starred in every episode of the mockumentary series. Andy impersonated celebrities on the show, and celebrities guest-starred. Three seasons later, the show was cancelled.
He’ll appear on MTV’s The Assistant next year. This show parodied Survivor, The Apprentice, The Bachelor, and others. Eight episodes were aired before cancellation. Andy Dick appeared as a medical hologram in Star Trek: Voyager. Dick finished last on Celebrity Poker Showdown season 8.
Andy appeared in Dude, Where’s My Car?, Road Trip, Zoolander, Reality Bites, Old School, The Hebrew Hammer, and Employee of the Month. Many were cameos.
In 2008, he appeared on The Real World: Hollywood to recommend improv classes. Andy Dick appeared on The Gong Show, Sober House 1, and Celebrity Wife Swap.
Andy is also a good voice actor. In Lion King spin-offs, he voiced Nuka. He also voices Boingo in Hoodwinked! Dick has voiced Dilbert, Hey Arnold!, and Clone High. He worked on GTA: San Andreas.
Personal Life of Andy Dick
Andy Dick revealed his bisexuality on the first season of Sober House 1 on VH1. In an interview with The Washington Post from 2006, he also revealed his bisexuality.
Real Estate of Andy Dick
It was reported in 2008 that Andy Dick had spent $703,000 on a home in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. The lot size is around 15,000 square feet, and the home has nearly 2,500 square feet of living area.
Andy Dick owns two tracts of undeveloped land in Topanga Canyon, according to public documents. They add up to around 80 acres when added together.
Andy Dick was reportedly living in a shed in 2012. Andy apparently spent $3,000 building the shed, which is located in the trendy Topanga Canyon neighborhood. After moving in, the actor made considerable renovations, spending around $5,000 on new furnishings and artwork.
His ex-home wife is very close to where the shed is located. His ex-trailer girlfriend is also conveniently located close and can be reached on foot.
Current Net Worth of Andy Dick
Known for his roles as both an actor and a comedian, Andy Dick has amassed a net worth of $300,000. A controversial figure to say the least, Andy Dick has nevertheless emerged as one of the most recognisable comics of the modern era. Aside from his comedic work, Andy Dick is frequently in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Substance abuse, incarceration, allegations of sexual misconduct, and other problems have plagued his career. We can always count on Andy Dick to act in an erratic and bizarre manner whenever he is in the spotlight.