One of Dice's trademarks is wearing a bejeweled leather jacket with his name spelled out in studs on the back.
He has recently given up smoking.
Andrew used a 'plant' in the audience of his stand-up routines to heckle him. Ed 'The Machine' Regine would start an attack on Dice, and they would engage in a mock argument. Ed would later go on to open for him on tour.
Andrew says that his biggest regret is that he ever started his raunchy nursery rhymes. He is constantly asked to perform them, and he hates them.
Andrew tried to go mainstream in a television sitcom, in 1995. He dropped the 'Dice' from his name and lost the raunchy persona. He took the role of a caring family man in the CBS sitcom Bless This House. CBS was less than pleased with his attitude and performance, alleging that he was terrible to work with, and refused to learn his lines. The show was dropped.
Andrew took two years off, away from the spotlight after his 1993 album The Day The Laughter Died Pt2 bombed.
Andrew tried to mimic the success of his previous live album, so he taped his stand-up performance at Madison Square Garden, to release as a full length concert film. Dice Rules was boycoted by many theaters, due to the NC-17 rating, the film flopped.
Andrew is ranked #95 on Comedy Centrals 'List of 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of all time'.
Andrew was married twice before, and has two children with his second wife. He is again engaged to Elanor Kerrigan, a former pro-wrestler from 'Women of Wrestling' who went by the name 'EZ Rider'.
Andrew has been managed by his father, Fred Silverstein for most of his career.
Andrew's two set CD The Day The Laughter Died hit the top 40 album chart. The concept of the act was to perform 'the worst show possible', by going in front of the auidence with no planned material and insulting them as individuals and as a whole for two hours. Many of the audience members couldn't take the abuse and hostility, so they walked out. The entire concert was then released without edits.
Andrew hosted Saturday Night Live, and cast member Nora Dunn joined musical guest Sinead O'Conner in refusing to appear on the program. The ladies were protesting his misogynistic persona. He donated his salary for the performance to charity.
Andrew would perform his version of traditional nursery rhymes in his stand-up acts, by taking them from child-friendly rhymes and twisting them into raunchy limericks.
Andrew earned a 'Lifetime Ban' barring him from ever appearing on MTV again in 1989. He is the only performer in history to be banned from the Music Television station. The ban has since been lifted.
Andrew tried to be a leading man on the big screen with The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, in 1990. The film was a failure at the box office.
Andrew's album Dice was sampled and used on tracks by gangsta rap artist Ice Cube, and pop-rockers EMF.
Andrew was discovered by Def American Records agent Rick Rubin, and was offered a contract. His debut album, Dice was a huge commercial success.
Andrew's look as 'The Dice Man' included a black leather jacket, greased hair, sunglasses, and a cigarette.
Andrew played the part of an Italian up on stage, but is in fact a Jewish man.
Andrew adopted the 'Dice' persona and name after reading the Luke Rhinehart novel The Dice Man. The street-wise Brooklyn guy was highly controversial, homophobic, racist, and a full-fledged woman hater.
Andrew made a few appearances on sitcom television in the mid 1980s as 'Andrew Clay'. He guest starred on M*A*S*H and Diff'rent Strokes. Sensing that prime time comedy wasn't his calling, he started to design a stand-up act like no other.
Andrew is a stand-up comedian and actor, known for his incredibly offensive, raunchy comedy and antics.
Andrew started his career in entertainment as a drummer in 1978, under the name Clay Silvers in Catskills, New York.