Dick at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Freaky Deaky
|Birth name||Andrew Thomlinson|
|Born||December 21, 1965|
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
|Subject(s)||Recreational drug use,|
Andrew Roane Dick (born Andrew Thomlinson; December 21, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, musician, and television and film producer. Best known as a comic, he is also known for his eccentric behavior, drug addiction, and sexual misconduct allegations and arrests. His first regular television role was on the short-lived but influential Ben Stiller Show. In the mid-1990s, he had a long-running stint on NBC's NewsRadio and was a supporting character on Less than Perfect. He briefly had his own program, The Andy Dick Show, on MTV. He is noted for his outlandish behavior from a number of Comedy Central Roasts and other appearances.
Dick was born on December 21, 1965, in Charleston, South Carolina, as Andrew Thomlinson. He was adopted at birth by Allen and Sue Dick, and named Andrew Roane Dick. He was brought up Presbyterian. His father was in the Navy.
As a child, he spent time living with his family in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, and Yugoslavia before moving to Chicago in 1979. He attended Lassiter High School, which was being temporarily housed at George Walton Comprehensive High School in Cobb County, Georgia. Dick appeared in numerous theater productions during his high school year. He was elected homecoming king his senior year in 1983. He graduated from Joliet West High School in Joliet, Illinois in 1984.
While in high school, he tended to use his surname as a joke; and one day, he dressed in a homemade superhero costume and presented himself at school as "Super Dick". Dick has been a friend of actor Anthony Rapp since childhood.
After high school, Dick joined Chicago's Second City, attended Illinois Wesleyan University for a semester before attending Columbia College Chicago, where he performed most of his university studies, and took improv comedy classes at iO Theater.
In 1993, on the third night of David Letterman's new CBS show, Dick appeared as "Donnie the CBS Page Who Likes to Suck Up", during which he gave a watch to Letterman. The host then handed him a pencil, prompting Dick to cry and then walk backstage to much applause.
In 1994, Dick played the part of Pepé the stylist in the episode "Maggie the Model" on The Nanny. He also starred as Zachary Smart, the son of Maxwell Smart and Agent 99, in the Get Smart Fox television remake (a role he reportedly tried to escape in order to go into work with NewsRadio). In 2001, Dick starred along with Kieran Culkin on the short lived NBC summer television series Go Fish.
Dick has been a series regular on several sitcoms for their entire duration, including NewsRadio on NBC (1995-1999), portraying accident-prone reporter Matthew Brock, and on the ABC sitcom Less than Perfect as Owen Kronsky.
In 2001, his colleagues and producers, including himself, developed a show on MTV called The Andy Dick Show. The series ended in 2003 after three seasons. In 2004, he starred in a satirical reality television show, also on MTV, called The Assistant. The show spoofed themes and scenes from The Apprentice, The Bachelor, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and Survivor, among others.
Dick had also had a guest shot on Star Trek: Voyager as the Emergency Medical Hologram Mark II in "Message in a Bottle". He competed in the eighth season of Celebrity Poker Showdown. He finished in last place, behind Robin Tunney, Christopher Meloni, Macy Gray, and Joy Behar.
On May 16, 2007, Dick was roasted on The Howard Stern Show by Artie Lange, Lisa Lampanelli, Reverend Bob Levy, Sal Governale, Shuli, Colin Quinn, Benjy Bronk, Dave Attell, Greg Fitzsimmons, and Yucko the Clown.
Dick was a contestant on Season 16 of Dancing With the Stars in 2013. He was partnered with former troupe member, Sharna Burgess, and placed seventh in the competition. Dick was on ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap on July 14, 2013.
One of his earliest film roles was a fictional version of himself in the film adaptation of video game Double Dragon. In 1993, Dick played himself in the mockumentary The Making of... And God Spoke. He also starred alongside MTV comedian Pauly Shore in the 1994 war comedy film In the Army Now.
In 1997, Dick had a supporting role alongside Luke Wilson and Jack Black in Bongwater, as Luke Wilson's gay friend who gives him a place to stay after his house burns to the ground. In 1999, Dick played one of Dr. Claw's henchmen in the movie Inspector Gadget.
In 2000, he made a cameo role in the motion picture Dude, Where's My Car?. That same year, he also appeared in the teenage comedy film Road Trip, playing a motel clerk. In 2001, Dick made a cameo in Ben Stiller's comedy Zoolander as Olga the Masseuse (Dick also made a cameo in Stiller's directorial debut, Reality Bites, in 1994).
In 2002, he was featured in the band Ash's music video "Envy" as a taxi cab driver. In 2003, he appeared in Will Ferrell's Old School as a gay sex education teacher, and as a villainous Santa in the movie The Hebrew Hammer. In 2005, Dick was featured in the documentary The Aristocrats. In 2006, he appeared in the film Employee of the Month as Lon, a nearsighted optician. He also provided the voice of Mombo in 2007's Happily N'Ever After and the voice of Boingo in Hoodwinked!.
His feature film directing debut was the 2006 film Danny Roane: First Time Director. In late December 2008, Dick announced on his official website that he had finished writing a script for a film starring his alter-ego Daphne Aguilera titled, Daphne Aguilera: Get into It.
In 1998, he lent his voice to the villain Nuka in the Disney direct-to-video animated film The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and provided the voice of Boingo for the Hoodwinked! movies. In November 2016, Dick reprised his role as Nuka for The Lion Guard TV series.
In 2002, Dick provided the voice of Mr. Sheepman and various other characters in the short-lived animated series Clone High.
Dick provides the voice of Maurice from the radio station WCTR's segment "Gardening with Maurice" in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and he provided the voice of Aunt Beth in the 2006 video game Marc Eck?'s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. He also was the voice of Dylan in 'The Reef'.
On August 19, 2009, Dick became a downloadable character in the PlayStation Network's video game Pain. In 2010, Dick voiced Jesus Christ in an episode of Mary Shelley's Frankenhole on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
While under house arrest in 2009, Dick created and starred in the five-episode web series House Arrest with Andy Dick. The series features Dick's interviews with celebrity guests including Greg Grunberg, Drew Pinsky, Mo Collins, Joey Greco, and Jennifer Coolidge.
In 1999, Dick was questioned in the suicide of actor David Strickland and identified his body. On Saturday, March 20, the pair flew from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and spent three days partying in strip clubs. Strickland hanged himself with a bed sheet over the ceiling beam, and died during the morning hours of March 22, 1999. He was 29 years old.
On May 15, 1999, Dick drove his car into a utility pole in Hollywood. He was charged with the possession of cocaine, cannabis, and drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, and hit-and-run driving. He later pleaded guilty to the felony of cocaine possession and two other misdemeanor charges: cannabis possession and possession of a "smoking device". After Dick completed an 18-month drug diversion program, a judge dismissed the felony and misdemeanor drug charges against him.
On December 4, 2004, Dick was arrested for indecent exposure after he exposed his buttocks at a local McDonald's.
On July 16, 2008, Dick was arrested in Murrieta, California, on suspicion of drug possession and sexual battery. He exposed the breasts of a 17-year-old girl when he allegedly grabbed and pulled down her tank top and brassiere. During a search of his person, police reported finding a small quantity of cannabis and one alprazolam (Xanax) tablet (for which Dick did not have a prescription) in his front pants pocket. He was released from jail after posting $5,000 bail. Dick eventually pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and marijuana possession. He was sentenced to three years probation, had to pay about $700 in fines, and was ordered to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet for one year.
On January 23, 2010, Dick was arrested about 4 a.m. at a bar in Huntington, West Virginia, on charges of sexual abuse after reportedly groping a bartender and a patron. He was released from jail after pleading not guilty and posting $60,000 bail. On June 29, 2011, Dick was formally indicted by a Cabell County Grand Jury for two counts of first degree sexual abuse. Dick pleaded not guilty during a formal arraignment in Cabell County Circuit Court in Huntington on July 29, 2011. After receiving the not guilty plea, Judge Paul Ferrell set a trial date of January 17, 2012. After several delays, on May 21, 2012, Dick was given a six-month pre-trial diversion. An assistant prosecutor said that the agreement stated that if Dick would stay out of legal trouble for six months, the criminal charges would be dismissed. In January 2012, the two alleged victims filed a civil suit against Dick for unspecified damages.[needs update]
In March 2018, Lena Sved obtained a restraining order against Dick requiring him to stay at least 100 yards from Sved and the couple's children, Jacob and Meg, the order remaining in effect until March 13, 2023.
In June 2018, he was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and battery charges for allegedly groping a woman in April that year. Dick pleaded not guilty in October 2019 to charges he grabbed an Uber driver by the genitals.[needs update]
Dick groped Pamela Anderson during her 2005 Comedy Central roast. He joked that he was her plastic surgeon and used the premise to repeatedly grab her breasts. During the roast, Dick also attempted to grope Courtney Love, who proceeded to slap him across the face. Dick also mimed performing oral sex on Anderson's husband at the time, Tommy Lee.
In December 2006, Dick upset an audience at The Improv in Los Angeles by shouting "You're all a bunch of niggers!" following an improvised set with comedian Ian Bagg. This was a direct reference to Michael Richards' use of the same epithet to insult hecklers two weeks earlier. He later issued an apology via his publicist:
I chose to make a joke about a subject that is not funny, in an attempt to make light of a serious subject. I have offended a lot of people, and I am sorry for my insensitivity. I wish to apologize to Ian, to the club and its patrons and to anyone who was hurt or offended by my remark.-- Andy Dick
In February 2007, Dick was forcibly removed from the stage during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, after repeatedly touching guest Ivanka Trump. Jimmy Kimmel called in his security guards, Uncle Frank and Veatrice Rice, who assisted as Kimmel dragged Dick off by his legs. Kimmel later said "Andy did a segment, he was a little out of it. [When Ivanka] came out, he wanted a big, wet kiss. It was time for Andy to go, so I escorted him out by his feet." Kimmel added, "He always makes me a little uncomfortable, you have no idea what he's going to do next." Kimmel also said he had spoken to Dick afterwards and that Dick was not upset about the incident.
In October 2010, Dick was seen exposing himself and making a commotion at Café Audrey in Hollywood.
In January 2011, Dick was thrown out of the AVN Awards, a pornographic movie awards ceremony, after repeatedly groping and stalking adult film actress Tera Patrick and drag queen Chi Chi LaRue. He later claimed to have stayed clean for at least three months after this relapse.
In April 2011, Dick was at a party connected with the Newport Beach Film Festival. He appeared intoxicated, exposed himself, urinated on a backdrop and afterwards destroyed it by pulling it down. The organizers claimed that this caused thousands of dollars of damage and considered suing Dick over the incident.
In August 2011, Dick was a guest on Greg Fitzsimmons' radio show and made antisemitic statements about Howard Stern. Dick said Stern was a "money-grubbing Jew" and repeatedly called him a "hook-nosed Jew". Dick later stated he had written an apology letter to Stern.
In October 2017, Dick was fired from a role in the independent film Raising Buchanan due to allegations of inappropriate behavior which, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "included groping people's genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions of at least four members of the production". While he denied most of the allegations, he said "I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. That's my thing - I licked Carrie Fisher at a roast. It's me being funny." It would later be revealed that in the same month he had also been fired and escorted off the set from another film, Vampire Dad, due to what was referred to as "multiple, flagrant acts of improper conduct and inappropriate contact with several crew members". He later said "I overtook my medication and took too many Xanax and I was a bit loopy". He said "I won't do it anymore. I won't lick anyone's face anymore. We have an agreement."
Dick has had an ongoing dispute with former NewsRadio costar Jon Lovitz concerning the death of their mutual friend Phil Hartman. According to Lovitz, Dick had given Hartman's wife Brynn cocaine at a Christmas party at Hartman's house in 1997; Brynn, a recovering addict, fell back into drug use, culminating in her killing Hartman and herself on May 28, 1998. When Lovitz joined the cast of NewsRadio as Hartman's replacement, he and Dick got into an argument in which Lovitz reportedly said "I wouldn't be here if you hadn't given Brynn coke in the first place." Lovitz reportedly later apologized to Dick for the remark.
In early 2007, Dick approached Lovitz at a restaurant and said "I put the Phil Hartman hex on you--you're the next to die." On July 10, 2007, Lovitz got into a physical confrontation with Dick at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. Lovitz demanded an apology from Dick, who refused and accused Lovitz of blaming him for Hartman's death. Lovitz then smashed Dick's head into the bar.
|1989||Elvis Stories||Allen||Short film|
|1993||The Making of '...And God Spoke'||Abel|
|1994||In the Army Now||Jack Kaufman|
|1995||Hotel Oasis||Nick||Short film|
|1996||The Cable Guy||Medieval Times Host|
|1997||Who's the Caboose?||Jason Reemer|
|1998||The Lion King II: Simba's Pride||Nuka (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|1999||Advice from a Caterpillar||Spaz|
|1999||Laputa: Castle in the Sky||Henri (voice)||English dub|
|2000||The Independent||Maitre d'|
|2000||Loser||Another City Worker|
|2000||Road Trip||Motel Clerk|
|2000||Picking Up the Pieces||Father Buñuel|
|2000||Dude, Where's My Car?||Mark||Uncredited|
|2001||Zoolander||Olga, The Masseuse|
|2001||Scotland, PA||Jesse (Hippie #3)|
|2001||Dr. Dolittle 2||Lennie the Weasel (voice)|
|2003||The Hebrew Hammer||Damian Claus|
|2006||The Reef||Dylan / Curious Shark (voice)|
|2006||Employee of the Month||Lon|
|2006||Danny Roane: First Time Director||Danny Roane||Also writer and director|
|2006||Queer Duck: The Movie||Elizabeth Taylor / Rex (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2006||Love Hollywood Style||Bobby Ireland|
|2007||Happily N'Ever After||Mambo (voice)|
|2007||The Comebacks||Toilet Bowl Referee|
|2007||Chasing Robert||The Wire|
|2010||Fudgy Wudgy Fudge Face||Greasy Guy|
|2011||Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil||Boingo the Bunny (voice)|
|2011||Division III: Football's Finest||Rick Vice||Also writer and producer|
|2012||Freaky Deaky||Mark Ricks|
|2012||The Reef 2: High Tide||Dylan (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|2014||Live Nude Girls||Eddie|
|2015||L.A. Slasher||The Slasher (voice)|
|2016||Zoolander 2||Don Atari's Posse Member|
|2016||A Winter Rose||Billy Joe|
|1989||Anything but Love||Trell||Episode: "Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown"|
|1990||Sydney||The Waiter||Episode: "Sydney's Mom"|
|1991||Earth Angel||Brownnoser||Television film|
|1992-1993||The Ben Stiller Show||Various characters||13 episodes|
|1993||Flying Blind||Film Student||Episode: "The Bride of Marsh Man 2: The Spawning"|
|1993||The Building||Joe||2 episodes|
|1994||The Nanny||Pepé / Bernie||Episode: "Maggie the Model"|
|1995||Get Smart||Zach Smart||7 episodes|
|1995-1999||NewsRadio||Matthew Brock||97 episodes|
|1997||Johnny Bravo||Melon Head / Surfer Dude (voice)||Episode: "Beach Blanket Bravo"|
|1997||Space Ghost Coast to Coast||Himself||Episode: "Boatshow"|
|1998||Star Trek: Voyager||EMH-2 Dr. Bradley||Episode: "Message in a Bottle"|
|1999||Just Shoot Me!||Kyle||Episode: "Finch Gets Dick"|
|2000||Dilbert||The Assistant (voice)||Episode: "The Assistant"|
|2000||King of the Hill||Griffin (voice)||Episode: "Movin' on Up"|
|2000||Caitlin's Way||William||2 episodes|
|2000||Hey Arnold!||Monkeyman (voice)||Episode: "Monkeyman!"|
|2000||Batman Beyond||Slim (voice)||Episode: "The Eggbaby"|
|2000||Sammy||Mark Jacobs (voice)||Multiple episodes|
|2000||Special Delivery||Lloyd Steadman||Television film|
|2001||Go Fish||Ernie Hopkins||5 episodes|
|2001-2002||The Andy Dick Show||Various characters||21 episodes; also writer and executive producer|
|2002, 2008||Family Guy||Himself||Episode: "Road to Europe" |
"Tales of a Third Grade Nothing"
|2002-2003||Clone High||Mr. Sheepman / various characters (voice)||6 episodes|
|2002-2006||Less Than Perfect||Owen Kronsky||81 episodes|
|2004||Stripperella||Larry Talbot / Werebeaver (voice)||Episode: "The Curse of the WereBeaver"|
|2004||The Assistant||Presenter||Also executive producer|
|2004||The Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson||Himself||Television special|
|2005||The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner||Himself||Television special|
|2006||Arrested Development||Himself||Episode: "S.O.B.s"|
|2007||ER||Tommy Brewer||Episode: "Crisis of Conscience"|
|2008||Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World||Protestor (voice)||Episode: "Death of a Lesbian Bed"|
|2009||Head Case||Himself||Episode: "Tying the Not"|
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Armory Dealer||Episode: "Blood Moon"|
|2010, 2011||Community||Tiny Man / Helicopter Pilot||2 episodes|
|2010, 2012||Mary Shelley's Frankenhole||Jesus Christ (voice)||2 episodes|
|2012||Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja||Jerry Driscoll (voice)||Episode: "Dawn of the Driscoll"|
|2013||Bad Samaritans||Floyd||Episode: "Middle School Detention"|
|2013, 2016||2 Broke Girls||J. Petto||3 episodes|
|2014||Sharknado 2: The Second One||Officer Doyle||Television film|
|2015||Maron||Himself||Episode: "Marc's Niece"|
|2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Andy Battlecorridor||Episode: "David Krumholtz Wears a Blue Zip-Up Jacket and Grey Sneakers"|
|2016||Workaholics||Mr. Buckley||Episode: "Meth Head Actor"|
|2016||Great Minds with Dan Harmon||John Wilkes Booth||Episode: "John Wilkes Booth"|
|2016||The Lion Guard||Nuka (voice)||Episode: "Lions of the Outlands"|
|2017-2018||Animals.||Andy (voice)||Episode: "Rats"|
|2017||Sense8||Kit Wrangler||Episode: "If All the World's a Stage, Identity Is Nothing But a Costume"|
|2004||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Maurice, Talk Radio (voice)||Uncredited|
|2005||Marc Eck?'s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure||Aunt Beth (voice)|
... Just because I've been with guys, and I'm bi, doesn't mean I'm gay.
Two Boyd County men who say they were sexually assaulted by comedian Andy Dick at a West Virginia nightclub in 2010 have filed a civil lawsuit seeking unspecified damages.
Dick was sitting with a group of about four people and kissed one of the guys on the lips before whipping out his privates and fleeing the scene. "He stood up, took out his d*ck and said something like, 'This is me!'"