Andy Daly

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Andy Daly
Andy Daly at 2015 PaleyFest.jpg
Daly at the 2015 PaleyFest
Birth name Andrew Daly
Born (1971-04-15) April 15, 1971 (age 44)
Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.
Spouse Carri Levinson (m. 2004)
Notable works and roles Review
Website andydaly.com

Andrew "Andy" Daly (born April 15, 1971) is an American actor, comedian, and writer best known for starring as Forrest MacNeil on the Comedy Central series Review. He is also noted for playing Terrence Cutler in the HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down and for his two seasons as a cast member on Mad TV from 2000 to 2002. He has also had recurring roles on television programs such as The Life and Times of Tim, Delocated, Reno 911! and Comedy Bang! Bang!.

Early life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

During the late 90s, Daly appeared frequently in sketches on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and lent his voice to Robert Smigel's "TV Funhouse" cartoons on Saturday Night Live.

In 2000, Daly joined the cast of MADtv. 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 2007, Daly appeared as a Benjamin Franklin impersonator in an episode of The Office entitled "Ben Franklin".

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 Detective Dick Tracy in an episode of The Closer entitled "Tapped Out".

He has made recurring appearances on HBO's The Life and Times of Tim, Adult Swim's Delocated, and IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang!.

Daly appeared in the NBC sitcom The Paul Reiser Show, which was a midseason replacement for the 2010-11 television season.[1] The show was cancelled after only two episodes.

He has made a guest appearance in the animated series Adventure Time.

In 2014, Daly guest starred in the ABC sitcom Modern Family in the episodes "Under Pressure" and "Patriot Games" as Principal Brown.

He currently stars in the Comedy Central series Review, a remake of the Australian series Review with Myles Barlow. He will appear in the television series The Spoils Before Dying.

Film[edit]

Daly has appeared in numerous films, most notably as courtside announcer Dick Pepperfield in the 2008 film Semi-Pro starring Will Ferrell.

In 2004 Daly appeared in the movie Christmas with the Kranks, in an uncredited role as a shopper who is bribed by Jamie Lee Curtis' character into giving her a Christmas ham.

In 2010, Daly co-starred as Mayor Brown in the 3D live action/CGI film version of Yogi Bear. He also had a role in the 2010 film She's Out of My League as Fuller.

He had a small role in the 2011 film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon as a mailroom worker.

Stand-up comedy[edit]

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.

In December 2010, Daly performed stand-up on The Benson Interruption on Comedy Central.

Podcasting[edit]

Daly has made a number of appearances on podcasts such as Comedy Bang! Bang!, Superego, How Did This Get Made?, improv4humans, and Never Not Funny. In 2014, he began hosting the limited-run Earwolf podcast The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project.

Personal life[edit]

Daly lives in Los Angeles and is married to the actress Carri Levinson.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue Murgatroid (voice)
2004 Christmas with the Kranks Husband
2006 School for Scoundrels Classmate
2007 Dante's Inferno Various (voice)
2007 What Love Is Wayne
2007 Wild Girls Gone Fred
2008 Semi-Pro Dick Pepperfield
2008 What Happens in Vegas Curtis
2008 Tenure Warren
2009 Post Grad Lloyd Hastings
2009 The Informant! Marty Allison
2010 She's Out of My League Mr. Fuller
2010 Freak Dance Gentleman Weed Fiend
2010 Life as We Know It Scott
2010 Yogi Bear Mayor Brown
2011 High Road Mr. Doobin
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon Mailroom Worker
2011 Butter Radio Announcer
2012 Big Miracle Don Davis
2013 A Haunted House Steve
2014 Jason Nash Is Married Marty Denman
2014 A Better You Neighbor

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Spin City Payroll Guy Episode: "The High and the Mighty"
1999 Upright Citizens Brigade Bathtub Friar Episode: "Infested with Friars"
2000 TV Funhouse Joseph of Arimathea (voice) Episode: "Christmas Day"
2000–2002 MADtv Various 38 episodes
2004 Crossballs Various 15 episodes
2005–2009 Reno 911 Various 5 episodes
2005 Drake & Josh Movie Goer 2 episodes
2006 Entourage Episode: "The Release"
2007 American Body Shop EPA Inspector Episode: "Fluids"
2007 The Office Gordon (Ben Franklin) Episode: "Ben Franklin"
2008–2012 The Life & Times of Tim Various (voice) 18 episodes
2009 The Closer Richard Tracy Episode: "Tapped Out"
2009–2012 Eastbound & Down Terrence Cutler 10 episodes
2010 Greek Tom Hilgendorf Episode: "Your Friends and Neighbors"
2010 Players Rick Episode: "The Intervention"
2010–2012 Delocated Bryce Grieke 6 episodes
2011 The Paul Reiser Show Brad 7 episodes
2011 Good Vibes Lord Clive Goodspeed / MTV Executive (voice) 2 episodes
2012 Are You There, Chelsea? Marty Mills Episode: "Boots"
2012 Regular Show Darryl (voice) Episode: "Access Denied"
2012 Last Man Standing Mr. Peckem Episode: "Tree of Strife"
2012–2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Various 6 episodes
2013 Drunk History Teddy Roosevelt Episode: "Wild West"
2013–2014 Kroll Show Luke / Host 2 episodes
2013–2014 The League Ethan Coque 2 episodes
2013–2015 Modern Family Principal Brown 4 episodes
2014 Enlisted Rodney Spratz Episode: "Rear D Day"
2014 Playing House Gary Beecher Episode: "Totes Kewl"
2014 Bad Teacher Dale Episode: "The 6th Grade Lock-In"
2014 Major Crimes Mr. Baird / Richard Tracy Episode: "Frozen Assets"
2014 Mr. Pickles Doctor / Driver (voice) Episode: "Coma"
2014 Bob's Burgers Ray (voice) Episode: "Best Burger"
2014–2015 Adventure Time King of Ooo / Wyatt (voice) 3 episodes
2014–2015 Silicon Valley Doctor 4 episodes
2014–present Review Forrest MacNeil Co-creator; 15 episodes
2015 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Presbobot (voice) Episode: "Mouth Quest"
2015 The Spoils Before Dying Artie Mann 3 episodes
2015 Rick and Morty Krombopolous Michael (voice) Episode: "Mortynight Run"

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