Andy Samberg

Follow
Andy Samberg

Born

8/18/1978, Berkeley, California

Birth Name

David Andrew Samberg

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Ardy
9.3
out of 10
User Rating
70 votes

Biography

EDIT
Andy Samberg, born David Andrew Samberg on August 18, 1978 in Berkeley, CA, is part of the current cast of "Saturday Night Live" and a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island. Andy was originally a film student in college, but went on to become a comedian.…more

Credits

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Andy was selected as one of People Magazine's Hottest Bachelors of Summer 2008.

    • Andy ranked 33rd for The Most Overrated of 2007 in Radar magazine's "The Hyde Report."

    • Andy names Will Ferrell one of his "flat-out heroes of all time."

    • Andy has a love of 1980's pop-culture, especially of the wrestling from back then.

    • Andy's first, and only, theatrical experience was when he played Daddy Warbucks in a third grade production of Annie.

    • Andy dreamed of appearing on Saturday Night Live since he was 8.

    • Andy's dad is a photographer, and his mom is a teacher.

    • Andy says that the most terrifying thing he's seen is a slow motion shot of a shark eating a seal on the Discovery Channel's show Planet Earth.

    • Andy's "Must List" in the July 27, 2007 issue of EW was Discovery Channel's Planet Earth, the Summertime Special (a drink with Jack Daniels, 7-Up, six to eight crushed limes, and lots of ice), Handsome Furs' Plague Parade, R. Kelly's Real Talk, and MTV's Human Giant.

    • Andy drives a black Lincoln Town Car.

    • Andy has portrayed infamous American Idol season six contestant Sanjaya Malakar on Saturday Night Live.

    • In October 2006, Andy received the High Times Stony award for "Lazy Sunday."

    • One February 7, 2007, Andy joined Justin Timberlake at Madison Square Garden to perform their song from their hit digital short D*** In A Box, announced as "the new band" and wearing 1980s type costumes.

    • During the filming of the short D*** In A Box, Andy suggested they get bigger boxes.

    • Andy's Digital Short "Lazy Sunday" with Chris Parnell was downloaded over a million times the day after it was aired on Saturday Night Live.

    • Andy's trade marks are his shaggy hair and his digital shorts, especially Lazy Sunday, the hip-hop parody video with Chris Parnell.

    • Andy is right handed.

    • During the recording of D*** In A Box, Andy was nervous to be recording with Justin Timberlake, and his voice cracked a few times.

    • Andy is a fan of the website hornymanatee.com, which was born on the show "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" after a joke was made. The site features a lot of fan art. On his second appearance on Conan, Andy showed a picture he made which was a take off of his digital short with Justin Timberlake D*** In A Box, which had Andy and the Manatee with a box in their area.

    • Both of Andy's digital shorts on the holiday episodes of "Saturday Night Live" (Lazy Sunday and D*** In A Box), became huge Internet sensations, both getting the #1 spot at YouTube.com.

    • One of the people who was very influential with getting Andy the gig on "Saturday Night Live" was alum Jimmy Fallon, and Andy happens to do an impression of Jimmy, which he did when he auditioned for the show.

    • Andy has the Lonely Island nickname of "Ardy."

    • Andy dated actress Kirsten Dunst.

    • Andy once had a role on a Japanese car commercial.

    • After Andy was told he got the gig on SNL, he met Conan O'Brien not too long after, and he said it "blew his mind."

    • Andy was in the 2006 issue of People Magazine's Hottest Bachelors, in the Single In 50 States section, being named hottest from New York.

    • Andy made an appearance at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards as Ron Google, the man who hacked into the award show and was interfering with Jessica's hosting.

    • Andy's height is 5' 10".

    • Andy is a writer on the movie Parental Guidance Suggested, along with fellow SNL castmember Will Forte. The movie is set to be released in 2007.

    • Andy's last Digital Short for season 31 of SNL was "Andy Walking," a take-off of "Jay Walking" from The Tonight Show With Jay Leno where average people on the streets are made to look like idiots. However in this, the people questioned got every answer right.

    • Andy is set to be the main star of The Lonely Island's first movie Hot Rod. The movie is about an accident-prone daredevil who, in order to win over his hard-to-please stepfather, plans to jump the Snake River on a moped to emulate his hero Evel Kinevel. The movie was produced by Lorne Michaels and started shooting in summer 2006. It was released in June 2007.

    • Andy is the most publicly active member of The Lonely Island.

    • Andy attended NYU (New York University) Fiml School and the University of California, Santa Cruz as a film student.

    • Even though "Lazy Sunday" was the most popular of his digital shorts, the first one Andy appeared in was "Lettuce," which was Andy and Will Forte taking big bites out of heads of lettuce during a conversation.

    • Andy describes many of his impressions as "atypical."

    • Andy has said that he is a very big fan of the hit TV show "The O.C."

    • One of Andy's few live segments was as the teacher to a class of people who wanted to learn how to use the site MySpace, which included a mom and many Internet predators wanting to learn it.

    • In his first season of SNL, Samberg appeared on more non-live SNL segments than actual live sketches.

    • Andy's first SNL appearance was on the parody of the commercial "Morgan Stanley." He played the boyfriend of Amy Poehler.

    • Andy's claim to fame on Saturday Night Live was in the Digital Short Lazy Sunday, with fellow SNL cast member Chris Parnell. In it, they rapped about the movie "The Chronicles of Narnia" and cupcakes, among other things.

    • Andy's group, The Lonely Island, made a pilot for FOX called "Awesometown."

    • Samberg plays the role of Aaron in The 'Bu, a take-off of the popular TV show "The O.C." It was The Lonely Island's contribution to Channel 101.

    • Andy was a writer for the MTV Movie Awards in 2004 and 2005.

    • Andy attended Berkeley High School and graduated in the class of 1996.

    • Andy is part of the comedy group The Lonely Island.

  • Quotes

    • Andy: If someone wants to think I'm good-looking, then great, but I certainly don't. I know that's not my biggest strength - and not the foot I want to put forward.

    • Andy: Going from being totally anonymous to even sort of famous is a big adjustment. It was definitely weird being like, "Hey, people know who I am." The world gets a little smaller; it feels a little like everywhere is your hometown, like you're always bumping into someone who knows you.

    • Andy: I didn't realize how much people liked to bash SNL until I was on. I've always just liked it, and I've always watched it and been into it. But I try to make comedy, so I think I'm more sensitive to that. If I watch an episode of SNL, and there's one thing that I liked, then that's a good episode.

    • Andy: I like things that are immature and offbeat and bizarre. Random jokes. Weird stuff. And stupid. Stupid is the highest compliment a person can pay to me.

    • Andy: My favorite comedy is self-effacing, where the person doing the joke is the butt of it. That's always been the stuff I've gravitated toward. And also, I'm not that smooth, so that's only my opinion.

    • Andy: It's weird to have people so interested in your personal life. It's a part of the business that grosses me out. I'm always bummed out for people who just happen to be dating a celebrity, and they're also famous, and they can't live their life.

    • Andy: I used to stay up at night and sneak into the TV room, past my parents, who were asleep, to watch Saturday Night's Main Event. That's how I started watching SNL. On accident.

    • Andy: When I was growing up, I was into movies like Ace Ventura and Billy Madison and Airplane. You know, movies where it's like, 'Welcome to Crazy World!' That to me was so refreshing and freeing—that people actually made a whole movie about bulls***.

    • Andy: (on his career) I'm trying to take it really slow, especially because it's been happening really, really fast. I went from collecting unemployment to starring in a movie in a little over two years. It's insane.

    • Andy: I'm a tearless clown. If I were to get a tattoo, it would be the two masks, and they would be both smiling.

    • Andy: I interact with girls by acting intentionally awkward; I like throwing my body around and acting like a moron. Rod is … not a stretch.

    • Andy: (on "Hot Rod") We wanted to make a crazy-a** movie. I think we managed to make it pretty weird.

    • Andy: (on continuing to work with Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer after they made it) Everyone who has gambled on keeping the three of us together so far, it's gone well. We figured it couldn't hurt to see how long we could ride it.

    • Andy: (on "Hot Rod") If anyone feels the way about Hot Rod that I felt about the comedies I liked growing up, I feel like it's a success. It will get bad reviews. Comedy is traditionally not reviewed that well. I was excited for (the well-received) Knocked Up. Any time people give it up for comedy, it's a victory.

    • Andy: (on R. Kelly's "Real Talk," which he is a fan of) Oh, man. He knows not what he does to my comedy bones. This is the one where it's all one side of his phone calls. I don't think he fully grasps the way people like me love it.

    • Andy: (about "D*** In A Box") "Lazy Sunday" was watched over 5 million times [before NBC pulled it from YouTube]. This one was able to take off even more because NBC posted it themselves on YouTube.

    • Andy: (on the short "D*** In A Box") We wanted to do an early -90's R&B song. I think it was Jorma who said, "What about giving a gift where you take the top off and your d*** is through a hole?" I came up with an idea of the melody. Once we started recording, Justin took the reins and schooled us and made it a much better song. The dude is a hit maker; that's what he does. Color Me Badd has been brought up more [as an inspiration] because we're white. But we're drawing a lot on Jodeci and R. Kelly.

    • Andy: A sign now of success with a certain audience when you do a short comedy piece, anywhere, is that it gets on YouTube and gets around. It's always something you're thinking about unconsciously. It's not our main objective. But there's no part of us that doesn't want to be on YouTube.

    • Andy: (on the new season of SNL) I think, in a certain sense, everyone that's new is doing well. I have nothing to compare it to, but it certainly feels like there's been a sense of excitement all through this season.

    • Andy: I check it [my IMDB profile] just to make sure I'm still on the show.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • hes sooooo funny and he is HOTT!!

    10
    i luvvvvvvvv andy samberg!!!!!!! hes sooo talented. when i first saw him on lazy sunday he was the funniest person i have ever seen. and he was soooo funny when he was on scarred!!! i luvv him on snl hes sooooo funny!!! he was funny when he did the skit with justin timberlake. now that was hilarious!!! his new movie hot rod looks soooo funny i want to see it!! i just wish more people know about him because he is one of the funniest people on tv. and he is kinda hot!!! i hope he is on snl for a long time because he is one of the all time greats!!moreless
  • Just so funny!

    9.8
    Andy Samberg is a great comedian. I love him with "The Lonely Island," and I think he fits so well on "Saturday Night Live." What surprised me about Andy is when I learned that he has rapping abilities. Andy is cute and dorky, no offense to him, so I never really pictured him being able to rap. But to my surprise, he is a white boy that can rap very well, unlike K. Fed.



    Andy is the reason I look forward to watching "Saturday Night Live." If he is in a skit, that makes it better to me. I hope he goes far because he has the talent to do so. He seems very sweet and down-to-earth.



    So, how did I start liking Andy? I didn't really know who he was until one episode, and that night I had a dream about him. In it, I was in a crowded restaurant, and had to sit at a table with some guy. That guy turned out to be Andy. He was really sweet and cheered me up. When I woke up I was mad because all we did was talk in the dream. I was hoping for more to happen. So ever since then, I had a crush.



    So, I look forward to seeing a lot more of Andy in the future, as well as Saturday nights.moreless