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Andy Robin is a physician, writer, and director. He started his career at Saturday Night Live and spent several seasons on NBC's Seinfeld, initially solo, later partnering with collaborator Gregg Kavet.
Andy grew up in Stamford, Connecticut and went to Riverbank Elementary School, Cloonan Middle School, Westhill High School, Harvard University, and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He makes his home in Rhode Island. He is the writer of "Moneyatrics," a monthly column for healthcare consumers. During his elementary school years, Andy participated in an experimental educational program called Project Explorer, where he worked on his first public comedy show with classmates Robert Leven, Matt Terenzio, Neil Gladstone and Otha Nelson.
At Seinfeld, solo efforts include The Junior Mint and "The Barber" episodes; with Kavet The Jimmy and The Fatigues, which won the Writers Guild Award for Episodic Comedy. The duo wrote and directed Live Free or Die, an independent film which won the Jury Prize for best narrative film at the 2006 South by Southwest Film Festival and was awarded the Jury Prize in New American Cinema at the 2006 Seattle International Film Festival. The film has shown significant strength in the DVD rental market. They also wrote the 2005 Simon Spotlight book Saving Face, a humorous guide to awkward social situations.
He is not Andy Robin, Scottish wrestler and friend of Hercules the Bear.
Work on Seinfeld
- The Hot Tub (with Gregg Kavet)
- The Caddy (with Gregg Kavet)
- The Bottle Deposit Part 1 (with Gregg Kavet)
- The Bottle Deposit Part 2 (with Gregg Kavet)
- The Slicer (with Gregg Kavet and Darin Henry)
- The Frogger (with Gregg Kavet, Steve Koren and Dan O'Keefe)
- The Puerto Rican Day (with Alec Berg, Jennifer Crittenden, Spike Feresten, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Gregg Kavet, Steve Koren, David Mandel, Dan O'Keefe, and Jeff Schaffer)
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