Andrew T. McCarthy was born on November 29th, 1962, one of four brothers. He grew up in Westfield, New Jersey. There, he attended Edison Intermediate School. At 16, he moved to Bernardsville, where he attended a prep school called the Pingry School. There, Andrew played basketball, as well as performing in plays and musicals.
At 18, Andrew went to New York University as a theatre major, but quit in 1983, after earning himself the lead in the 1983 film opposite Jacquelyn Bisset and Rob Lowe. After the film, Andrew studied at NY's Circle in Square Theater School.
Andrew became one of the stars in the 1985 film St. Elmo's Fire, and lead to Andrew's association with The Brat Pack. Andrew rejected this association, flying under the radar, unlike many of the other Brat Pack members.
In 1986, Andrew was in Pretty in Pink, with Molly Ringwald. The following year saw him co-starring in Less Than Zero with Jami Gertz and Robert Downey Jr. Andrew finished the decade with several badly recieved films.
Andrew continued his positive acting career with 1991's Year of the Gun and 1993's Joy Luck Club.
Andrew McCarthy has been in numerous on and off Broadway productions, such as 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'Boys of Winter', 'Love Letters', 'Psychopathic Sexualious', 'Side Man', and after playing Edmond in 'Long Days Journey Into Night', was asked to play the lead in 'Death of Papa', replacing Matthew Broderick. This lead Andrew to the role of Clifford, in the succesful play 'Side Man'.
Andrew is now divorced from actress Carol Schneider, whom he met at NYU. Together, they have a son named Sam, born in 2002.
Andrew now has a new partner and a daughter called Willow.
Andrew has acted on such shows as Amazing Stories, Law and Order: CSI, Law and Order: SVU, Monk, Tales from the Crypt, Twilight Zone, and most recently Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital.
Andrew is still making films, such as Standard Time, and theatre work, including Tom from 'Glass Menagerie'.
Andrew McCarthy partial Filmography: 1983's Class, 1985's Heaven Help Us, 1985's St. Elmo's Fire, 1986's Pretty in Pink, 1987's Mannequin, 1987's Less Than Zero, 1987's Waiting for the Moon, 1988's Fresh Horses, 1988's Kansas, 1989's Weekend at Bernie's, 1990's Quiet Days in Clichy, 1991's Year of the Gun, 1992's Only You, 1993's Weekend at Bernie's II, and 1993's Joy Luck Club.