Andy Richter

Andy Richter

  • Highest Rated: 90% The Cat Returns (2002)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% My Boss's Daughter (2003)
  • Birthday: Oct 28, 1966
  • Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
  • 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), Richter attended the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign; he later studied film and video production at Columbia College. Richter began pursuing a career as a performer in Chicago, where he 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; Richter was a member of the original New York cast, and moved with the show to Los Angeles later that year. While in L.A., Richter scored his first film role, a small but showy part in the Chris Elliott-vehicle Cabin Boy, but his biggest stroke of luck came when he was hired as a writer for a new talk show being hosted by former Simpsons and Late Night With David Letterman writer Conan O'Brien. Richter and O'Brien soon discovered they had a natural comic rapport, and by the time Late Night With Conan O'Brien debuted in the fall of 1993, Richter had become O'Brien's on-air sidekick, exchanging banter with the host and participating in a variety of comic sketches. The show's five-airings-a-week schedule kept Richter busy, but also allowed him to develop a strong fan following of his own, and he occasionally found time for outside projects, including appearing in an off-Broadway play written by David Sedaris and his sister, Amy Sedaris, Incident at Cobbler's Knob. In the summer of 1999, Richter announced he would be leaving Late Night in May of 2000 to devote himself to other projects, and he soon began appearing in a variety of film roles, among them one of Richard Gere's hunting buddies in Dr. T and the Women, Eugene in Dr. Dolittle 2, and Father Harris in Scary Movie 2; he also made occasional guest spots on television series, including Just Shoot Me. In 2002, he headlined the quirky cult sitcom Andy Richter Controls the Universe, which was prematurely axed. Two years later, he went on to helm another unsuccessful sitcom, Quintuplets, which also ended after failing to gain an audience. He then stuck to being a guest star on established shows like Will & Grace, Malcolm in the Middle, Monk, and The New Adventures of Old Christine. He also kept busy on the silver screen by taking small roles in a number of offbeat comedies including Elf (2003), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), and Semi-Pro (2008). Another attempt to headline a sitcom, Andy Barker, P.I., managed to charm critics but didn't have staying power and lasted only seven episodes in 2007. He maintained career momentum with guest starring TV roles and a number of small parts in movies. He also did well behind the scenes, voicing a character in the animated features Madagascar (2005)and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), which led to more voice work in the Nickelodeon animated series Penguins of Madagascar and Mighty B. In 2009, he returned to Conan O'Brien's side when The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien launched on NBC. The gig ended when NBC infamously returned The Tonight Show to Jay Leno, and Richter quickly joined O'Brien's subsequent Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television stand-up tour.In his private life, Richter married actress Sarah Thyre -- who played Marcia alongside Richter in The Real Live Brady Bunch -- in 1994; the couple has one son. Richter also has the distinction of being one of the highest-scoring celebrity contestants in the history of the popular game show Jeopardy, winning over 29,000 d

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

43% Girlfriend's Day Harold Lamb 2017
73% Penguins Of Madagascar Mort $70.8M 2014
No Score Yet Jason Nash Is Married Actor 2014
36% Misery Loves Comedy Actor $5.8K 2014
51% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Himself $33.3M 2013
No Score Yet Madly Madagascar Mort 2013
79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Mort $216.4M 2012
No Score Yet Merry Madagascar Actor 2009
32% Aliens in the Attic Uncle Nathan Pearson $25M 2009
No Score Yet I Stink! ... And More Stories on Wheels Actor 2009
64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Mort $180M 2008
22% Semi-Pro Bobby Dee $33.4M 2008
No Score Yet Mighty B! We Got the Bee Actor 2008
70% Blades of Glory Mountie $118.2M 2007
No Score Yet If I Had Known I Was a Genius Actor 2007
71% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Gregory $148.3M 2006
No Score Yet 25 Years Of Improv Comedy Actor 2006
79% The Aristocrats Actor $6.2M 2005
54% Madagascar Mort $193.2M 2005
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Happy Healthy Monsters Actor 2005
11% New York Minute Bennie Bang $14.1M 2004
39% Seeing Other People Carl 2004
75% Death & Texas Congressman Levant 2004
No Score Yet Lenny the Wonder Dog Lenny 2004
84% Elf Morris $173.5M 2003
8% My Boss's Daughter Red Taylor 2003
90% The Cat Returns Natoru 2002
48% Big Trouble Jack Pendick/Ralph Pendick 2002
82% Gigantic Actor 2002
47% Martin & Orloff Maitre d' 2002
71% Run Ronnie Run! Network Executive No. 2 2002
No Score Yet Frank McKlusky, C.I. Herb 2002
15% Scary Movie 2 Father Kerris 2001
27% Pootie Tang Record Executive $2.9M 2001
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 Eugene Wilson $111.5M 2001
56% Dr. T and the Women Eli $12.2M 2000
46% Cabin Boy Kenny 1994

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

93% Corporate
2018
  • 2019
No Score Yet Big Hero 6: The Series
2017
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Co-host Sidekick Appearing
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
91% Bob's Burgers
2011
Voice
  • 2018
No Score Yet Talk Show the Game Show
2017
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid
2016
Guest
  • 2018
84% Animals.
2016-2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2017
94% Portlandia
2011-2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Life in Pieces
2015
Julius Black
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet All Hail King Julien
2014-2017
Voice
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Panelist
  • 2016
75% Maron
2013-2016
Himself
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Penguins of Madagascar
2009-2015
Voice
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
47% The Millers
2013-2015
Doug
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2013
78% Happy Endings
2011-2013
Roy
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jon Benjamin Has a Van
2011
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Mighty B!
2008-2011
Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
15% Glory Daze
2010-2011
Father Sullivan
  • 2010
30% Running Wilde
2010-2011
Dan Thorngood
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Suite Life on Deck
2008-2011
Brother Theodore
  • 2010
90% Bones
2005-2017
Henry Simon
  • 2009
89% Chuck
2007-2012
Brad
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Goode Family
2009
Voice
  • 2009
95% Andy Richter Controls the Universe
2002-2003
Andy Producer
  • 2009
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2008
90% Monk
2002-2009
Hal Tucker Hal
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2006
89% The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
Stan 'Sad Dad' Stan
  • 2008
  • 2006
85% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Mitch Lemon
  • 2007
92% Andy Barker, P.I.
2007
Andy Barker Producer
  • 2007
75% Arrested Development
2003
Himself/Donnie/Rocky/Emmett
  • 2006
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Dale
  • 2005
No Score Yet Quintuplets
2004-2005
Bob Chase
  • 2005
  • 2004
30% Father of the Pride
2004
Voice
  • 2004
63% Happy Family
2003-2004
Video Store Clerk
  • 2004
14% It's All Relative
2003-2004
Dr. Bob
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2004
67% The Lyon's Den
2003
Kelly Robbins
  • 2003
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
Barney
  • 2002
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
Dr. Kennedy
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Alan Turkus
  • 2000
No Score Yet Strangers with Candy
1999-2000
Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien
2009
Sidekick
81% The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien
2010
Announcer

QUOTES FROM Andy Richter CHARACTERS

Mort
I'm a laser show!
King Julien
I created a ingenious plan, to see if these are savage, killers...
Mort
(being thrown into the open) No! Please
Mort
[being thrown into the open] No! Please.
Alex the Lion
[To Mort] Hi there!
Alex the Lion
[to Mort] Hi there!
Mort
[Starts crying]
Mort
[starts crying]
Gloria the Hippo
Oh, did that mean lion hurt you?
Mort
[Sad] Yeah...
Mort
[sad] Yeah...
Gloria the Hippo
Oh I could just dunk you in my coffee!
Alex
Now sit! Lie down!
Mort
Hehehe! Naughty me...
Alex
Rollover! Good Dubois -- now stay!
Kenny
My pipes are CLEAN!
Kenny
These pipes are clean!
Kenny
Somebodies daddies missing a leg!
Kenny
[very, high voice ] Somebody's daddy's missing a leg!
Mort
Skipper: Attention, this is your captain speaking. I've got good news and bad news. The good news is we'll be landing immediately. The bad news? We're crash landing.
Skipper
Attention, this is your captain speaking. I've got good news and bad news. The good news is we'll be landing immediately. The bad news? We're crash landing.
Mort
My tummy is talking to me (throws up cake)
Mort
My tummy is talking to me [throws up cake]
Mort
La la, la la la...
Megan Voorhees
Fuck me, Fuck me.
Megan Voorhees
Fuck me, fuck me.
Father McFeely
(Starts fucking the demon)
Father McFeely
[starts fucking the demon]
Father Kerris
Father! This not part of the ritual.
Mort
I'm coming, King Julien! Tra la-la-la-la-la...
Mort
[Screams as a shark tries to eat him]
Mort
[screams as a shark tries to eat him]
Mort
Why am I laughing?
Panky
That's it. Hanky, shake his arms wildly.
Dr. Island
*screams*
Dr. Island
[screams]
Lenny
Oh no! Stop, you're hurting him!
Lenny
Crotch laser. FIRE!
Lenny
*sipping Capri-Sun* Mmm! And it's good for you, too!
Lenny
[sipping Capri-Sun] Mmm! And it's good for you, too!
Father Kerris
[Regans head turns 360'] Fuck This ......
Father Kerris
[Regans head turns 360'] Fuck this.