Andy Dick. biography
Born Andrew Roane Dick on December 21, 1965, in Charleston, South Carolina, Andy Dick first began taking his comedic side seriously after graduating from Joliet West High School in 1984, by joining Chicago's Second City and studying improvisation at ImprovOlympic (now known as i.O.). He initiated his comedic career with a reoccurring role on The Ben Stiller Show (1992 - 1993) prior to getting his big break performing opposite fellow-comedian Pauly Shore in the war comedy In the Army Now (1994).
Andy went on to land a more prominent role in the NBC TV series NewsRadio (1995 - 1999) followed by appearances in a number of TV series, including Just Shoot Me! (1999) and Go Fish (2001). That same year, Andy joined forces with MTV to create his own TV series The Andy Dick Show (2001 - 2002), which lasted for three seasons. He then starred in the TV series Less Than Perfect (2002 - 2006), the reality series The Surreal Life (2004 - 2005) and MTV's short-lived TV series The Assistant (2004) in which the comedian mocked popular reality series such as The Apprentice, The Bachelor, Survivor and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
The following year, Andy voiced the role of Boingo in the animated comedy Hoodwinked! prior to briefly appearing in the biopic drama The Bondage (2006) and the comedy Employee of the Month (2006). A year later, he assumed the role of Toilet Bowl Referee in the sport comedy Comebacks and appeared alongside Jessica Simpson in the romantic comedy Blonde Ambition.
From the start, Andy's legal struggles prevented his career from sustaining momentum and hindered him from gaining the respect of Hollywood. In 1999, Andy was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence after he crashed his car into a utility pole in Hollywood. In 2004, he was arrested for possessing cocaine, but the judge later dropped the charges. In that same year, he was arrested on a marijuana charge while attending the Coachella music festival and again for indecently exposing himself at a local McDonald's. Four years later, Andy was arrested in California on the suspicion of sexual battery and drug possession after he allegedly pulled down a 17-year-old female's top, exposing her breasts, which resulted in three years of probation.
In result of his drug abuse and the deteriorating behavior that came with, Andy joined the cast of VH1's reality series Sober House in 2009. A year later, however, Andy was back to his menacing ways and was arrested in West Virginia on charges of sexual abuse after allegedly feeling up both a bartender and local patron. That same year, he fell off the wagon and broke into a Los Angeles home after going wine tasting, but charges were never filed. He was later sued in 2010, after an audience member claimed Andy had grabbed his face and forced it onto his genitals at one of his stand-up shows. His detrimental romance with alcohol continued to get in the way of his career that year when a concerned employee of Temecula's Marie Callender's reported to local police that an "intoxicated male subject" was causing a scene inside the restaurant.
Andy has since lent his voice to Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011) and appeared in the comedy thriller Freaky Deaky (2012) alongside Christian Slater, the TV programs Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (2012) and 2 Broke Girls (2013), as well as the drama A Winter Rose (2013).
Andy Dick Dating History Timeline
1986 - 1990
Andy was married to artist Ivone Kowalczyk from 1986 to 1990. He and his wife had one kid together, Lucas Dick (b. 22 February 1988), before divorcing after four years of marriage.
Early 1990s - Late 1990s
Following his divorce from Ivone, Andy began dating artist girlfriend Lena Sved and went on to have a son and a daughter together: Jacob and Meg Dick.
Andy and reality star Trishelle Cannatella apparently hooked up while they appeared in the second season of The Surreal Life.
In a 2006 interview with the Washington Post, Andy admitted that he was bisexual, but stayed clear of identifying himself as a gay man:
"I'm not even gay! Last year, it was anal warts, which I don't have. This year, it's AIDS and gay. Which I don't have and I'm not. No and No. Just because I've been with guys, and I'm bi, doesn't mean I'm gay."