April 15, 1971
Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Carri Levinson (2004-present)|
Andrew "Andy" Daly (born April 15, 1971) is an American actor, comedian, and writer who is best known for playing Principal Terrence Cutler in the HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down. He is also noted for his two seasons as a cast member on Mad TV and for his recurring roles on television programs such as The Life and Times of Tim, Delocated, and Comedy Bang Bang.
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Daly was born in Mount Kisco, New York, and was raised in New Jersey. He graduated in 1989 from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey and then attended Ithaca College, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama.
After college, Daly moved to New York City where he performed, along with Andy Secunda, in the sketch comedy duo The Two Andys, which appeared at the 1999 Aspen Comedy Festival. He was also a part of the Mainstage company at Chicago City Limits, NY's longest running show, as an improvisational actor.
When the Upright Citizens Brigade relocated to New York from Chicago in 1996, Daly was one of the first New Yorkers to study improvisation with the group and performed in many of the earliest shows produced by the UCB. He was a member of the long-form improvisation group The Swarm, which was assembled and directed by Amy Poehler.
In 2000, Daly joined the cast of Mad TV. He was a featured player in the show’s 6th season, appearing in 13 episodes. He returned as a full cast member the following season. His recurring characters were Dr. Adrian Ganzer ("Come On Down") and Scott Oglevee (Real Mother****ing Talk) and he did impressions of Bill Maher, Carrot Top, Charlie Rose, Dick Cheney, Don Knotts, Jesse Helms, Pat Sajak, Matt LeBlanc, Rick Schroder, and Tony Blair.
Daly left Mad TV in 2002 and next appeared on television in the main cast of Comedy Central's Crossballs. He later played several different characters on Reno 911, recurring as "Brad the Friendly Homeowner". He also worked as a correspondent on The Showbiz Show with David Spade for all three seasons.
In 2008, he became an advocate on Lewis Black's Root of All Evil, and appeared in that show’s second season as well. He also hosted the pilot of TBS' revival of Match Game. Also in 2008, Daly joined the cast of the HBO series Eastbound & Down.
In 2009, Daly guest starred as an Detective Dick Tracy in an episode of The Closer entitled "Tapped Out".
In 2014 Daly will star as Forrest MacNeil in the Comedy Central series Review with Forrest MacNeil.
In 2004 Daly appeared in the movie Christmas with the Kranks, in an uncredited role as a shopper who is bribed by Nora into giving her a Christmas ham.
Daly does many different characters in his stand-up. In 2007, a character named "Jerry O'Hearn" was featured on the Comedy Death-Ray compilation album. In 2008, Daly released the critically acclaimed Nine Sweaters, a comedy album compiled from a nine-week residency at Comedy Death-Ray's Tuesday night shows, on AST Records.
Daly lives in Los Angeles and is married to the actress Carri Levinson.
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