Andy Richter

Also Known As: Paul Andrew Richter • Born: 10/28/1966

Paul Andrew Richter, widely known as Andy Richter, is a versatile American actor, comedian, and writer born October 28, 1966, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Richter’s comedic journey began after studying film at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Columbia College Chicago. His breakout moment came when he joined “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” as Conan O’Brien’s sidekick in 1993. Richter’s quick wit and natural chemistry with O’Brien made him a beloved fixture on the show for seven years. He later returned to join O’Brien on “The Tonight Show” and “Conan,” further solidifying his status as a comedy icon. Beyond his role as a sidekick, Richter showcased his talents as an actor and writer in various projects. He starred in the TV series “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” and “Quintuplets,” and later co-created and starred in “Andy Barker, P.I.” He also appeared in films like “Elf,” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” and voiced memorable characters in the “Madagascar” franchise and “The Mighty B!”

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Game Champion

Andy Richter holds the record for the all-time highest one-day score on Celebrity Jeopardy! He won $68,000, which he donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He participated alongside Simu Liu and Ego Nwodim.

Comedy Collaborations

Richter has collaborated on various comedy projects, including hosting the Conan Writers Live comedy special and participating in game shows and comedy events, showcasing his versatility beyond traditional TV roles.

Acting Versatility

Andy Richter’s acting credits span from sitcoms to animated films, demonstrating his ability to bring humor to various roles and mediums. He is widely popular for performing in projects like Elf and the Madagascar.

Height: N/A

Nationality: American

Show(s): Stars on Mars

Network(s): Fox

Guest Appearances: The Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Strangers with Candy, Just Shoot Me

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Children: William Oscar Richter

Father: Laurence R. Richter

Mother: Glenda Swanson (née Palmer)

Siblings: N/A

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