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Richter, Andy 1966-

Richter, Andy 1966-


Full name, Paul Andrew Richter; born October 28, 1966, in Grand Rapids, MI; father, a university teacher of Russian; mother, a designer of kitchen cabinets; married Sarah Thyre (a writer and actress), March 18, 1994; children: Mercy, William. Education: Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984-86; studied film at Columbia College, Chicago, IL; studied improvisation with Del Close and Mick Napier.


Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Manager—Brillstein Entertainment Partners, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Baker/Winokur/Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor, West Tower, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actor and writer. Performed with improvisational groups in Chicago, IL, including Annoyance Theatre, Gambrinus King of Beer, Comedy Underground, and Improv Olympia. Appeared in television commercial for Reach toothbrushes, 1997.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nominations (with others), outstanding writing for a variety, music, or comedy program, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, Writers Guild of America Television Awards (with others), best comedy/variety series, 1997, 2000, Writers Guild of America Television Award nominations (with others), best comedy/variety series, 1999, 2001, all for Late Night with Conan O'Brien; Gemini Award nomination (with others), best performance or host in a variety program or series, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2003, for The True Meaning of Christmas Specials.


Film Appearances:

Kenny, Cabin Boy, Buena Vista, 1994.

Happy, Good Money, 1996.

Ken Irpine, The Thin Pink Line, 1998.

Himself, Barenaked in America (documentary), 1999.

Himself, Royal Rumble, 2000.

Eli, Dr. T and the Women, Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Father Kerris, Scary Movie II (also known as Scary Movie 2 and Scarier Movie), Dimension Films, 2001.

Eugen Wilson, Dr. Doolittle 2 (also known as DR.2 and DR2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Record executive, Pootie Tang, Paramount, 2001.

Big Trouble, Buena Vista, 2001.

Kevin, The Guest, Dimension Films, 2001.

Himself, "Kids in the Hall": Same Guys, New Dresses (documentary), Eclectic DVD Distribution, 2001.

Himself, cohost, and panelist, Wild Desk Ride (also known as Conan O'Brien's "Wild Desk Ride"), 2001.

Network executive number two, Run Ronnie Run, New Line Cinema, 2002.

Maitre 'D, Martin & Orloff, Spit & Glue Distribution, 2002.

Jack Pendick/Ralph Pendick, Big Trouble, 2002.

(English version) Voice of Natoru, Neko no ongaeshi (animated; also known as The Cat Returns), Buena Vista Home Video, 2002.

Himself, Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) (documentary), Cowboy Pictures, 2002.

Herb, Frank McKlusky, C.I, Buena Vista, 2002.

Drinky Crow, God Hates Cartoons (animated), 2002.

Red Taylor, My Boss's Daughter, Dimension, 2003.

Morris, Elf, New Line Cinema, 2003.

(Uncredited) Himself, End of the Century (documentary; also known as End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones), Magnolia Pictures, 2003.

Voice of Lenny, Lenny the Wonder Dog, North by Northwest Entertainment, 2004.

Congressman Jack Levanyt, Death and Taxes, 2004.

Bennie Bang, New York Minute, Warner Bros., 2004.

Carl, Seeing Other People, Lantern Lane Entertainment, 2004.

Himself, Sesame Street: Happy Healthy Monsters, Genius Products, 2004.

"Late Night with Conan O'Brien": The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2004.

Voice of Mort, Madagascar (animated), DreamWorks, 2005.

Himself, The Aristocrats (documentary; also known as The @r!St* ([email protected]$), THINKFilm, 2005.

Jerry Lillard, Clark and Michael (short), Innertube, 2006.

Gregory, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Columbia, 2006.

If I Had Known I Was a Genius (also known as Genius: If Only I Had Known), Gibraltar Entertainment, 2007.

Mountie number one, Blades of Glory, DreamWorks, 2007.

Bobby Dee, Semi-Pro, New Line Cinema, 2008.

Voice of Mort, Madagascar: The Crate Escape (animated), Paramount, 2008.

Film Work:

Production assistant, All the Love in the World, 1992.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sidekick, Late Night with Conan O'Brien (also known as Conan O'Brien), NBC, 1993-2000.

Andy Richter, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Fox, 2002-2003.

Bob Chase, Quintuplets, Fox, 2004-2005.

Andy Barker, Andy Barker, P.I., NBC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Police officer, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, HBO, 1993.

Harry, Harry's Girl, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

(Uncredited) Himself, DAG, NBC, 2000.

Andy Barker, Andy Barker, P.I., 2007.

Voice, Mighty B, Nickelodeon, 2008.

Television Appearances; Specials:

NBC's New Year's Eve with "Friday Night," NBC, 1995.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien 5, NBC, 1998.

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000.

Host, The 2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Narrator, Brilliant But Cancelled (also known as The Perfect Pitch and Brilliant But Cancelled: The Perfect Pitch), Trio, 2002.

The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

Priest, The True Meaning of Christmas Specials, CBC, 2002.

(Uncredited) Scooter the PA, The 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special, NBC, 2003.

Host, Comedy Central Presents: The Commies, Comedy Central, 2003.

Conan O'Brien 10th Anniversary Special, NBC, 2003.

VH1 Goes Inside Live with Regis and Kelly, VH1, 2004.

Donald Lohan, The 2004 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2004.

Performer, A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. Improv, Bravo, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, "The Cry of a Hungry Baby," Mr. Show, HBO, 1995.

Hansel, "Story of the Toad," Upright Citizens Brigade, Comedy Central, 1998.

Himself, SexTV, 1998.

Himself, "Pearce on Conan," LateLine, ABC, 1999.

Himself, The Awful Truth, Bravo, 1999.

The career wizard, "Yes You Can't," Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central, 2000.

Tweetzie railroad Indian, "Trail of Tears," Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central, 2000.

Pharmacist, "Blank Relay," Strangers with Candy, Comedy Central, 2000.

Alan, "Choosing to Be Super," Just Shoot Me, NBC, 2000.

Barney Sticuzo, "Youth Bandits," Ed, NBC, 2002.

Dr. Kennedy, "Clip Show," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2002.

Himself, Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2002.

Himself, "Bullies," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 2002.

The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition, and Jon Stewart), Comedy Central, 2002, 2004.

Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2002, 2005, 2007.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2002, 2007.

Kelly Robbins, "Ex," The Lyon's Den, NBC, 2003.

On the Shot, The WB, 2003.

Clerk, Happy Family, NBC, 2003.

Dr. Bob, "Philip in a China Shop," It's All Relative, ABC, 2004.

Voice of Nelson "Bong-Bong," "What's Black and White and Depressed All Over?," Father of the Pride (animated), NBC, 2004.

Audience member, American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (also known as American Idol), Fox, 2004.

Voice of Lloyd, Crank Yankers, Comedy Central, 2004, 2005.

Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2004, 2005.

Dale, "The Old Man and the Sea," Will & Grace, NBC, 2005.

Himself, "Switch Hitter," Arrested Development, Fox, 2005.

"Madagascar: Welcome to the Jungle," HBO First Look, HBO, 2005.

Today (also known as The Today Show), NBC, 2005.

The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNBC, 2005.

Weekends at the DL, Comedy Central, 2005.

Cohost, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005, 2007.

Donnie Richter, Chareth Richter, Rocky Richter-Wang, Emmett Richter, and himself, "S.O.B.s," Arrested Development, Fox, 2006.

Voice of Philip, "Rough Trade," American Dad (animated), Fox, 2006.

Stan, "Supertramp," The New Adventures of Old Christine, CBS, 2006.

Stan, "A Long Day's Journey into Stan," The New Adventures of Old Christine, CBS, 2006.

Stan, "The Champ," The New Adventures of Old Christine, CBS, 2006.

Voice of J. F. Amarth, "Dethstars," Metalocalpyse, Comedy Central, 2006.

"Andy Richter," Talkshow with Spike Feresten, Fox, 2006.

"Top Ten Musical Moments," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2006.

Howard Stern on Demand, 2007.

Hal, "Mr. Monk Makes a Friend," Monk, USA Network, 2007.

Mayor William Q. Lefawn, "Key to the City," The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show, 2007.

Also appeared in "One-Star Hotel," On the Spot.

Television Work; Series:

Producer and supervising producer, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Fox, 2002-2003.

Television Work; Pilots:

Andy Barker, P.I., NBC, 2007.

Television Work; Episodic:

Producer, "Fairway, My Lovely," Andy Barker, P.I., NBC, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Mike, Real Live TV Night, Top of the Gate, New York City, 1991-92.

Incident at Cobblers Knob, Lincoln Center Festival, New York City, 1997.

Also appeared as Mike Brady, The Real Live Brady Bunch, New York City and Los Angeles productions.


Television Episodes:

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (also known as Conan O'Brien), NBC, 1993-2000.



Entertainment Weekly, August 14, 1998; May 26, 2000.

TV Guide, March 27, 1999; May 20, 2000.

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