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Andy Richter

Andy Richter
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Andy Richter Biography

While he rose to fame as a talk show sidekick, Andy Richter has since developed a reputation as a talented and likable comic actor with roles on a number of feature films and television series. Born in Grand Rapids, MI, in 1966, Andy Richter spent most of his childhood in Yorkville, IL. After graduating from high school (where he was voted Prom King in his senior year), Andy Richter attended the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign; Andy Richter later studied film and video production at Columbia College. Richter began pursuing a career as a performer in Chicago, where Andy Richter studied improvisational theater with Del Close and worked with a number of improv comedy groups, including the Annoyance Theater, ImprovOlympia, and Comedy Underground. Richter's first notable success as a performer came in 1992 when he landed the role of Mike Brady in the off-Broadway stage success The Real Live Brady Bunch, a stage adaptation of the perennially popular TV sitcom; Andy Richter was a member of the original New York cast, and moved with the show to Los Angeles later that year. Read Full Bio >>

Andy Richter Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2013 Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety - Series "Conan" (2010). Nominated
2012 Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety - Series "Conan" (2010). Nominated
2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series "Conan" (2010). Nominated
2010 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (2009). Nominated
2010 Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety - Series "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (2009). Nominated

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Andy Richter Trivia

  • On September 11th, 1999 show of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993), announced his retirement from the show 9 months hence (mid-May 2000).
  • Set a record on Celebrity Jeopardy! for most money earned at $29,400 ($24,400 + $5000 victory bonus). [1999]
  • Was high school prom king.
  • Attended Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Illinois.
  • While attending Columbia College in Chicago, Andy had the title role in a class film called "My Dinner with Andy," a parody of the film _My Diner with Andre (1981)_ .
  • Attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Andy Richter Photos

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    1st Annual Comedy Awards - Arrivals

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    11th Annual Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic

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    Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' "Inside The Office" - Arrivals

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    "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    Jimmy Kimmel hosts "Scrabble Under the Stars" Celebrating the Diamond Anniversary of the Game Scrabble - Arrivals

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    New York Minute Movie Premiere - Arrivals

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