Andy Richter is an actor, writer, comedian and also talk show announcer from America. He is popular for the sidekick for Conan O’Brien on each of O’Brien’s talk shows” Late Night, The Tonight Show on NBC and also Conan on TBS. What is Andy Richter net worth? Let’s find out about it here together with the other information about him.
Andy Richter Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Andy Richter’s net worth is $10 million. He has collected this number from his work as an actor in films and television projects and also as a voice actor in animated films.
Andy Richter Early Life
Paul Andrew Richter is the complete name of Andy Richter. He was born on October 28th, 1966 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Andy Richter is the third child of four children and his mother’s name is Glenda Swanson who is a kitchen cabinet designer. How about his father? He is Laurence R. Richter and he was a Russian lecturer at Indiana University. Andy Richter was raised in Yorkville, Illinois and in 1984 he graduated from Yorkville High School where he was selected Prom King.
Andy Richter Career
How about the career journey of Andy Richter? Let’s find out here according to Wikipedia.
Andy Richter was a student of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Columbia College Chicago. It was in the late 1980s. When he was at Columbia, the basics of comedic acting and writing were studied by him by starring in a number of student films and videos.
He left Columbia in 1988, then he decided to work as a production assistant on commercial shoots in Chicago. Then, he started taking classes at Chicago’s Improv Olympic in 1989. In a year, from a student, he became House Performer and then he worked with The Comedy Underground and the Annoyance Theatre. He wrote for the Jonathan Brandmeier tv show as well.
In the early 1990s, the Annoyance Theatre reached gold. It was when producer Joey Soloway staged The Real Live Brady Bunch with live, word for word performances of the ’70s sitcom. This show got a big fame so that it attracted national attention and moved to New York City.
How is Andy Richter in Late Night with Conan O’Brien? Andy Richer was hired as a writer by Smigel for a new show that he was producing. The name of the show was Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Smigel made Richter join Conan O’Brien on stage during a practice run-through. Then, he found that they two had a strong rapport. Just weeks before the show started airing in 1993, he became O’Brien’s sidekick. After the show on May 26th, 2000, he left Late Night.
Now, how is his career after Late Night? Richter’s decision to leave Late Night was because he wanted to pursue a career acting in films and television. His first major venture was Fox’s Andy Richter Controls the Universe, but it was canceled after two mid-season runs. Then, his sitcom entitled Quintuplets lasted one season. He also played in the 2007 television series entitled Andy Barker P.I. where it was co-written and executive produced by Conan O’Brien. In the series Andy Richter played an accountant who was not able to attract clients.
On February 24th, 2009, there was an announcement that Richter would again join O’Brien as the announcer for The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien in Los Angeles. On the show, she often appeared in comedy sketches and he also often commented and interacted with Conan during the opening monologue. Not only that, he was also part of the writing staff of the show. In the middle of December 2009, he also joined Conan on the couch during the celebrity interviews.
Starting in June 2019, Andy Richter makes his own podcast on the Earwolf network.
In Jne 2010, Andy Richter became the host of the Team Coco Presents the Conan Writers Live comedy special for TBS at the Just for Laughs festival in Chicago. In July 2013, he signed up to be the host of a game show called Step Up which was ordered by Fox.
A record is holded by Andy Richter for all-time highest one-day score on Celebrity Jeopardy! where he won $68,000 during a first-round game of the 2009-10 season’s Jeopardy! Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational. The earnings that he got were donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In January 2017, he started to be the host of the ABC game show entitled Big Fan.
In April 2002, he made his appearance in the Fox series entitled Malcolm in the Middle. In Clip Show, he became a psychiatrist who gave therapy to Malcolm, Dewey and Reese. In October 2005, he appeared in the NBC sitcom entitled Will & Grace. He also played in The Old Man and the Sea where there he played an annoying blind date that was teased and misled by Grace Adler.
In Monk, Andy Richter also played as a murderer where he posed as Adrian Monk’s best friend in the episode “Mr Monk Makes a Friend”. In the Fox series entitled Arrested Development in the 2006 episode “S.O.B.s”, he appeared. Each member of a fictional group of identical Richter quintuplets including Donnie, Chareth, Emmett, Rocky, and himself was played by him. The roles were reprised by him in some episodes of season 4 and it aired in 2013.
From 2006 to 2008, he played a recurring role as Sad Dad Stan in the tv show entitled The New Adventures of Old Christine. On the animated series entitled The Mighty B!, he also provided the voice of Ben. On True Jackson, VP, he played Simon Cristini and he reprises the voice of Mort on The Penguins of Madagascar and All Hail King Julien.
Andy Ruchter also has appeared in a number of movies such as New York Minute, Aliens in the Attic, Elf, Big Trouble, Seeing Other People, Dr. Dolittle 2, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Scary Movie 2, My Boss’s Daughter, Lenny the Wonder Dog, Pootie Tang and many more.
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