Andy Dick

Andy Dick


12/21/1965, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Birth Name

Andrew Tomlinson



Also Known As

Dick Andrews
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Dick was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was adopted at birth by Allen and Sue Dick. His surname at birth was Thomlinson. Dick graduated from Joliet West High School (Joliet, Illinois) in 1984. He was in numerous productions during high school, was well known as the class…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • During an interview on February 2, 2007 at The Jimmy Kimmel Show, he was thrown off the set for repeatedly touching Ivanka Trump.

    • In 2006, after a widely-publicized appearance at the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner where Dick licked the faces of Farrah Fawcett, Carrie Fisher, and Patton Oswalt (Shatner held him off), Dick groped and bit the hand of New York Post reporter Mandy Stadtmiller backstage. He holds that Stadtmiller "slanted" the incident, returned to rehab after the roast.

    • On December 2, 2006, he angered an audience at the Improv Club in Los Angeles by shouting "You're all a bunch of n*ggers!" following an improvised set with comedian Ian Bagg. This was a direct reference to Michael Richards's use of the same epithet to insult hecklers two weeks earlier.

    • As of October 2006, Andy has hosted his own radio program, The Sh*t Show on Howard Sterns Sirius channel Howard 101 every Monday night at midnight eastern.

    • In 2005 Andy stirred controversy in Edmonton, Alberta at Yuk Yuk's comedy club when he dropped his pants and exposed his genitalia to the audience. Amidst the uproar he was ushered off the stage and the second night was cancelled.

    • During the course of The Andy Dick Show, fans were introduced to the character Daphne Aguilera, which was simply Andy Dick in drag.

    • In 1998, he voiced the character of Nuka, in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

    • He is a supporter of animals rights and PETA. He is strongly against dissection of animals, due to his owning of a frog as a child.

    • He competed in the 8th season of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown. He finished in last place, behind Robin Tunney, Christopher Meloni, Macy Gray, and Joy Behar. He played for the PETA Animal Emergency Fund.

    • He appeared in Jessica Simpson's music video for A Public Affair.

    • He has been described by Sharon Osbourne as "one of the people who is absolutely, genuinely insane."

    • On May 15, 1999, Andy Dick drove his car into a telephone pole in Hollywood. He was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and hit-and-run driving. He later plead guilty to felony cocaine possession and two other misdemeanor charges, marijuana possession and possession of a smoking device. After completing an 18-month drug diversion program, a judge dismissed felony and misdemeanor drug charges against him.

    • He is openly bisexual, but says both straight and gay people have told him "C'mon, you know you're just gay."

    • He recently wrote and directed his first feature film, Danny Roane: First Time Director.

    • While introducing singer Deborah Cox at a music awards show he was hosting said, "Andy Dick, Deborah Cox, I wonder if we're related".

    • He provides the voice of Maurice from the radio station WCTR's segment "Gardening with Maurice" in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. In 2005, he was featured in the documentary The Aristocrats with his own version of the joke and analysis along with explanations to some of the "acts".

    • He is the lead singer of his band Andy Dick and the Bitches of the Century. They have appeared together on television and despite speculation otherwise are a serious performing group. They released a self-titled album in 2002.

    • In 2004, Andy starred in a satirical reality television show on MTV called The Assistant. The show spoofed themes and scenes from The Apprentice, The Bachelor, and Survivor.

    • He said on his MTV reality show The Assistant, that he lived in his car while he was a struggling actor in Los Angeles.

    • He considered himself very close friends with David Strickland, Phil Hartman, and Chris Farley. Farley died from an accidental overdose in 1997. Hartman was murdered in 1998 and Strickland committed suicide in 1999.

    • He attended Illinois Wesleyan University for one semester.

    • He has three children. He has two sons named Lucas (born in 1988) and Jacob, (born in 1994). He has one daughter named Meg (born in 1997).

    • He is the son of adoptive parents Allen and Sue (both deceased). His last name at birth was Thomlinson.

    • He was the 1984 Homecoming King At Joliet West High School.

    • Following their 1990 divorce, Andy Dick and his ex-wife continued to live together platonically for their son's benefit. They both entered long term relationships and eventually they, their son, her boyfriend, Andy's new girlfriend, and the two children the girlfriend had with Andy all shared the same home for many years.

    • He grew up a Navy brat and his dad worked on a submarine.

    • He was one of the last people to see David Strickland alive as they binge drank in Las Vegas.

    • He felt NewsRadio died with Phil Hartman, but honored his contracted obligation to stay with the show for the final season. He didn't like working with Jon Lovitz during that last year.

    • He is very open about his metrosexuality.

  • Quotes

    • Andy: The only issue is there is not a big group of officials available early in the day. I think all schools would like to try to go to afternoon games at some point, but with the availability of officials, it probably won't happen.

    • Andy: You're paired with a pro, but it's two different divisions. There's a pro division and an amateur division. You're just on the pro's boat.

    • Andy: An artificial field would be a godsend to some schools.

    • Andy: We're spending the money the district approved four years ago. I have not enough fields and too many teams.

    • Andy: Weather's not an issue when you have that kind of field.

    • Andy: Weather is always going to be a problem. It's probably an athletic director's worst nightmare. You set schedules in stone a year before and hope everything goes well.

    • Andy: I do a lot of research.

    • Andy: The Internet is a great place to find unconventional comedy that you can't find anywhere else.

    • Andy: It's being edited as we speak. I think it might come out in the winter.

    • Andy: At times it was difficult, funny, cathartic and also very easy to make because, you know, I just know the subject matter really well.

    • Andy: It felt good because they've murdered us for the last two years.

    • Andy: The best advice he ever gave me was to keep it real, keep it simple. He was a big believer in not having to spell every joke out. You shouldn't have to explain it.

    • Andy: Maybe it's just because it's so damn cold there. You find humor in everything, 'cause the climate's so harsh, you have to laugh at it.

    • Andy: I don't even remember what I did in that movie, because I did it so long ago, I think I'm a crazy bunny, or a lizard. Maybe even a beaver. I don't know. With those animated movies, you do the voice and then three years later, you finally see your character and you're like, 'Oh yeah, I forgot I even did that.'

    • Andy: The new movie I'm working on right now is very autobiographical. It's about a television actor who drinks too much and gets blackballed from the industry, and then he decides to break back in by directing his own movie.

    • Andy: I'm really ultra-affected by things, I feel things deeper, and I cry at the drop of a hat, and offended and sensitive and I'm almost paranoid very easily, and that's who I am.

    • Andy: Now I try to make efforts, you know, I'm just, the best effort I can do is just stay sober myself. I can at least do that.

    • Andy: I never really worked with Chris Farley, I hung out with him, but I had plans, I had big plans, movies, and I was in no hurry.

    • Andy: I have a spiritual advisor I call up, when I just feel lost. Lately, I've been talking to God. I developed this dialogue in rehab, this dialogue with God, and every day I talk to God.

    • Andy: I don't like my body, it's oddly-proportioned. I'd like to be, like, dumpy.

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    Andy Dick is a talentless hack. I believe his contemporaries continue to use him because he's a clown to be laughed at, not with. His behavior has finally caught up with him and hopefully he will never be seen again on tv or the movies. He's a prime example of how pathetic Hollyweird has become.
  • It's sad that such great talent is reduced to B-listed performances.

    Andy Dick is one of the funniest people on earth. He can make you laugh with out trying. Any role he plays will having you rolling on the ground from laughter.

    The Andy Dick show was one of the funniest tv shows to be on MTV. He edid various skits on his show that had you laughing. My favorite was when he pretended to be Christina Aguelera's cousin, Courtney Aguelera.

    The Assitant was my favorite show he made. His catch phrases was awesome (It's elimination time b*tches.) Everything he did to those kids had me laughing. The Assistant was one of the best reality shows on television.

    It's a real shame he never became a movie star though. Andy Dick has some real talent, but he never get's to use all of it.moreless