Richter's wife, Sarah Thyre, is a veteran writer of Strangers with Candy. A show that Richter had two cameo appearances on.
Award: Richter was nominated for the WGA award for "Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) Series" for Late Night With Conan O'Brien in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2001. He won in 1997 and 2000.
Award: Richter was nominated for the Gemini Award for "Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series" for his work on "The True Meaning of Christmas Specials" in 2003.
Award: Richter, along with his fellow crewmates, were nominated for the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program" for Late Night With Conan O'Brien in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.
Richter announced his retirement from Late Night With Conan O'Brien on September 11th 1999.
Richter is set to star in the upcoming movie Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
Richter stands at 6' 2" (1.88 m).
Richter holds the Celebrity Jeopardy record for highest win in a single game at $29,400.
Richter was the lead in a play "My Dinner With Andy" which was a class play he performed in Columbia College. The play parodies "My Dinner with Andre."
Richter played himself in several episodes of Arrested Development, as well as playing three of his quintuplet brothers. He would later star in the Fox sitcom Quintuplets.
Richter is a Lutheran.
Richter was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity while at college.
Richter was a member of the Chicago-based improv group Annoyance Theatre.
Richter's son (William Oscar) was born in 2001.
Richter's daughter (Mercy Josephine) was born in 2007.
Richter's father (Laurence R. Richter) is fluent in Russian. He taught the language at Indiana University for over 32 years.
Richter attended Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Illinois.
Richter was his high school's prom king.
Richter has been married to actress Sarah Thyre since March 1994. They have two children.
Andy: I wouldn't want to be a talk show host. That's another awkward compliment people make. "You should have your own talk show." And I think, no thank you.
Andy: You're boring me. You're doing it wrong.
Andy: (On being prom king) Because homecoming came first, and there was the homecoming court. The five guys on homecoming court were disqualified from being in the prom court. So being prom king was being sixth most popular.
Andy: When I first started working, it was a little bit like that. They said, "Come be a writer, but we'll find a place for you to perform somehow." Initially, I wasn't that helpful as a writer. Because, if you tell me what the bit is, I can come up with jokes for it. I can write dialogue, but what they needed was guys who could say, Okay, it's a machine where you put in a piece of fruit and pull on this lever and out comes a celebrity joke.
Andy: We've been swimming at nude beaches and I love to go skinny dipping, but I'm sorry, sitting on top of a mountain, that's just, you're trying to show off or something! That's ridiculous.
Andy: Some people are born with a brain that has this weird, magical mathematical thing that makes them an amazing jazz musician.
Andy: If somebody's looking at pictures of naked people and you go, "Oh I don't want to see that," you're lying. Cause naked people are always interesting. Always. Whether they're beautiful, or naked or 500 pounds.