WTF Happened to this Celebrity is written (with Brad Hamerly), narrated and produced by Taylor James Johnson, and edited by Kier Gomes. Watch the video and read the script!
What can you say about Andy Dick other than what the paparazzi, and almost every judge from West Virginia to Los Angeles have already said? He was once a rising comedy star with lovably geeky characters in hit TV shows. But his demons took hold of him, and he went down a 25-year path I don’t even know what else to call it. What happened to Andy Dick? Andy Dick graduated from high school in the suburbs of Illinois and studied at the famed Second City and Improv Olympic studios in Chicago. He also attended Wesleyan University and Columbia College Chicago. Andy landed a few small roles on short-lived sitcoms like the Jamie Lee Curtis/ Richard Lewis
Anything But Love
and pre-01 Despite the show being cancelled too soon, this was a great platform for all its talent. After memorable guest spots on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Nanny, Andy would land a co-lead role opposite After memorable guest spots on The Late Show With David Letterman and Then, Andy landed The series lasted 5 seasons but never became a ratings powerhouse. It was consistent and received good reviews, which kept it on air. Andy appeared in several projects during this time, including the Ben Stiller directed 11001010The Cable Guy (1996), and the Sarah Silverman mockumentary 11001010Who’s (1997), Best Men (1997) and would even appear in a Sheryl Crow music video (Andy comes in at the 37 second mark) while also getting his start in the world of voice acting with spots on Johnny Bravo and Jumanji.
It was during this time that Andy’s demons began taking a hold on him. Andy attended AA meetings alongside his friend Chris Farley, who was his sponsor. However, when Farley died from an overdose on December 1997, Andy’s addictions began to worsen. Around this time, it is claimed that Andy attended a Christmas party hosted by Phil Hartman, where he and Hartman’s wife Brynn who had been sober ten years Brynn Hartman is said to have relapsed after that event, leading her to murder her husband Phil Hartman in May 1998 while high on cocaine before killing herself. While many don’t out right blame Andy Dick for this tragic event, one person has long held the belief that if Andy Dick hadn’t gone to that Christmas party, Phil Hartman would still be alive: Jon Lovitz, who took over for Phil Hartman after his death on NewsRadio. Andy Dick was associated with the deaths of several NewsRadio cast members. Andy and David Strickland spent three days in Las Vegas partying. Andy Dick would be forced to confront the tragic events that led to Strickland’s suicide after a three-day binge. Strickland hung himself while intoxicated in Andy Dick’s life spiraled downward after these tragic events. He was arrested on May 15, 1998 for felony cocaine possession and later cleared of the charges after completing an 18-month drug di He was never a star, but he was always a reliable actor who could be counted on to deliver a great performance in a small part. He appeared in the Ben Stiller directed Zoolander (2001) and the (2000) . He would stay out of trouble for long enough to launch the MTV show The Andy Dick Show in 2001, which earned him his second Teen Choice Award nomination for “Choice TV Dolittle 2 and a cameo role in Old school as an instructor. Andy was arrested for mooning people in a McDonald’s in 2004, which is funny, but was the start of a slippery slope. Andy called the audience at his stand up show the N word and was forced to apologize. Shortly after, he went on a radio show and said some extremely anti-semitic things Andy called the audience of his stand-up show the N word the following year and was forced to apologize. However, not long after, he went on a radio program and called Howard Stern some In 2008, he was arrested for drug possession and sexual assault after pulling the top off a 17-year-old girl outside of Buffalo Wild Wings. He was sentenced to three years probation for misdemeanor marijuana and battery charges. He also had to wear an alcohol monitor bracelet for one year. Andy was arrested in West Virginia just two years after the first arrest for sexual abuse. He allegedly groped both a bartender as well as a patron. After a six-month delay, the judge showed him some mercy and said that if he could stay out of trouble for six months, the charges would be dropped. He did. However, Andy appeared on the VH1 reality show Sober House in 2009 where it seemed that he was genuinely trying to get clean. However, not long after Andy Dick was sued by a man who attended one of his comedy performances after he rubbed his genitals against the man’s face. Andy Dick believes he is entitled to inappropriately touch anyone he chooses whenever he pleases. This includes instances at the 2011 AVN Awards where he repeatedly groped adult film actresses. The video gave a heartbreaking look at the struggles he and his brother, who were both adopted, endured, and how their early lives have affected him as an adult. The video does not excuse Andy Dick’s behavior, but it gives you some insight into why he has struggled to stay sober for all these years. He was back to his old habits by 2017. He was fired from his role in the independent movie Raising Buchanan 001010after allegations that he had groped people’s genitals, and kissed and licked several crew members. That same month he would be fired from a role in the film Vampire Dad for many of the same complaints.It would seem in 2019, Andy had met his match when he allegedly tried groping a man who then punched Andy in the head so hard he had to go to the hospital and be monitored for a brain bleed. After the Me Too movement took hold, a paparazzi film was released in which Andy Dick was seen outside a restaurant drunk. When asked about the Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey scandals, Dick made light, but things became serious when Andy got candid with the camerawoman, admitting tearfully that he considers suicide every day. Andy Dick’s friends in the industry, from Ben Stiller to Judd Apatow, are always pulling for him. Apatow even cast him in his TV series Love
to play a fictionalized version of himself who desperately wants to be clean and sober. Apatow cast him in his TV show Love to play a fictionalized versionof himself who desperately wants to be sober and clean. A documentary titled
Everybody has an Andy Dick story was due to premiere in Chicago Comedy Film Festival 2022. However, it was pulled when Andy Dick, who was living in an RV Park, was arrested for felony sexual assault. His most popular characters were based on his nerdy persona, which was the crux of the joke. But behind the scenes, he was a man who had to battle his demons and endured heartbreaks that made headlines. He is someone who thinks that he’s funny even when everyone else has stopped laughing. It’s telling that the majority of this episode is spent on his misdeeds, and not his work. We didn’t mention his roles on Sharknado 2 or his hilarious guest spot in
Workaholics or even his work on the Netflix series Sense8 or any of his direct-to-video films. There are many! Nor did we have time to mention all of his legal troubles from stealing power tools to even more sexual assaults with the most recent of which happened in January of 2023 when he was arrested for public intoxication and failure to register as a sex offender, something that he became after being found guilty of groping an Uber driver in 2022 and even the time he almost died from snorting Fentanyl which he thought was cocaine.There is just so much to report on him that only a feature length video could begin to scratch the surface, but the over arching story of Andy Dick is that of a man who seems to have lost touch with reality a long time ago. Is it possible that he will one day figure this out and get his own life back on track? We hope that Andy Dick will succeed because he is a person who can entertain when he puts in the effort. We usually end these stories with “Don’t worry because so and So is doing just fine.” For Andy Dick, however, we’re unsure if he’s doing well. However, if you look at his Instagram account, it looks like he’s doing better than headlines would lead us to believe. This is WTF happened to Andy Dick.