Andy Daly

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Andy Daly
Andy Daly at 2015 PaleyFest.jpg
Daly at the 2015 PaleyFest
Born Andrew Daly[citation needed]
(1971-04-15) April 15, 1971 (age 47)
Mount Kisco, New York, US
Alma mater Ithaca College
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s)
Carri Levinson (m. 2004)
Children 2
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 known for his supporting role in the HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down as Terrence Cutler. He has also made recurring appearances on television programs such as Silicon Valley, Modern Family, Black-ish, Trial & Error, the Netflix series The Who Was? Show, Reno 911!, and Comedy Bang! Bang! as well as animated shows such as Bob's Burgers, Adventure Time, and The Life and Times of Tim. He also voiced the role of Krombopulos Michael on Rick and Morty and is also known for film roles in Semi-Pro, Yogi Bear, and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.

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 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 1990s, 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 and returned as a full cast member the following season.

He next appeared on television in the main cast of Comedy Central's parody news show Crossballs and 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 and as an advocate on both seasons of Lewis Black's Root of All Evil.

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

In 2008, Daly joined the cast of the HBO series Eastbound & Down as Terrence Cutler.

He made frequent appearances on HBO's The Life and Times of Tim, Adult Swim's Delocated, and IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! as well as Adventure Time, for which he provided the voices of Wyatt and The King of Ooo. He is also the voice of Krombopolous Michael on Rick and Morty.

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 two episodes.

Starting in 2014, Daly has guest starred in the ABC sitcom Modern Family as Principal Brown and has also played recurring roles on ABC’s Blackish, HBO’s Silicon Valley, and NBC’s Trial & Error.

From 2014 to 2017, Daly starred in, executive produced, and wrote episodes of the Comedy Central series Review, which he co-adapted from the Australian series Review with Myles Barlow.

Since 2016, Daly has been the spokesman in commercials for CarMax.[2]

Movies[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 as a shopper who is bribed by Jamie Lee Curtis' character Nora Krank 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 and appeared in 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.

In 2016, he played Principal Dwight in Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.

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, The Nerdist Podcast, and Never Not Funny. In 2014, he began hosting the limited-run Earwolf podcast The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project, which continued in 2018 with a second season of 8 episodes.

Personal life[edit]

Daly lives in Los Angeles and is married to actress Carri Levinson. They have two daughters.[3] His father, Edward Daly, is a billionaire businessman who owns The Daly Company, which was founded in 1970 and is based in New York City. His mother, Mary Daly, helps run The Daly Company. Daly has been a self-described "huge fan" of director Barry Levinson ever since he saw the movie Rain Man with his parents in theaters on Christmas Eve 1988. He has also said he was "so excited" to learn that his wife, Carri, was actually the niece of Barry Levinson. Daly was raised as a Catholic, and he served as an altar boy, but he converted to Judaism after marrying his wife, who comes from a Jewish family. Daly's cousins include golfer John Daly and television host Carson Daly, who both briefly worked as interns at the Daly Company before becoming famous elsewhere.

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
2016 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Principal Ken Dwight
2016 FML Dr. Todd
2017 Table 19 Luke Pflaffler

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"
2000–02 MADtv Various 38 episodes
2004 Crossballs Various 15 episodes; also writer
2005–09 Reno 911! Various 5 episodes
2005 Drake & Josh Movie Goer 2 episodes
2006–07 Entourage Chris 2 episodes
2007 American Body Shop EPA Inspector Episode: "Fluids"
2007 The Office Gordon (Ben Franklin) Episode: "Ben Franklin"
2008–12 The Life & Times of Tim Various (voice) 18 episodes
2009 The Closer Richard Tracy Episode: "Tapped Out"
2009–12 Eastbound & Down Principal Terrence Cutler 10 episodes
2010 Greek Tom Hilgendorf Episode: "Your Friends and Neighbors"
2010 Players Rick Episode: "The Intervention"
2010–12 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"
2012–16 Comedy Bang! Bang! Various 7 episodes
2013 Drunk History Teddy Roosevelt Episode: "Wild West"
2013–14 Kroll Show Luke / Host 2 episodes
2013–14 The League Ethan Coque 2 episodes
2013–16 Modern Family Principal Prince Brown 6 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"
2014–18 Bob's Burgers Various voices 3 episodes
2014–17 Adventure Time King of Ooo / Wyatt (voice) 13 episodes
2014–18 Silicon Valley Dr. Crawford 8 episodes
2014–17 Review Forrest MacNeil 22 episodes; also co-creator, executive producer, writer
2015 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Presbobot / The Flesh Train (voice) 2 episodes
2015 The Spoils Before Dying Artie Mann 3 episodes
2015 Rick and Morty Krombopulos Michael (voice) Episode: "Mortynight Run"
2015–18 Black-ish Dr. Evan Windsor 4 episodes
2015 Wander Over Yonder Andy the Watchdog (voice) Episode: "The Eye on the Skullship"
2015–16 Grandfathered Bruce 3 episodes
2016–18 American Dad! Memphis Stormfront / Kevin (voice) 6 episodes
2016 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Don Dimello Episode: "Make Partner Part 2"
2016 Lady Dynamite Dr. Achter Episode: "A Vaginismus Miracle"
2016 Another Period Charlton Wimbledon Episode: "Trial of the Century"
2016–18 Future-Worm! Mr. Zarlid (voice) 2 episodes
2016 Mary + Jane Edward Gregory Episode: "420"
2016–18 Conan Various 3 episodes
2017 Trial & Error Thom Hinkle 2 episodes
2017 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Jeffrey Bouché Episode: "Cop-Con"
2017 Dice Richard 2 episodes
2017 You're the Worst Himself Episode: "From the Beginning, I Was Screwed"
2017 Teachers Officer Chuck Dorgan Episode: "Dire Straights"
2018 The Simpsons Judge Dowd (voice) Episode: "Fears of a Clown"
2018 The Who Was? Show Ron 13 episodes
2018 Big City Greens Officer Keys (voice) 7 episodes
2018 Big Hero 6: The Series Dr. Trevor Trengrove (voice) Episode: "Small Hiro One"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBC Unveils 2010–11 Primetime Schedule Accented by Five New Comedies, Seven New Dramas and New Alternative Program". The Futon Critic. May 16, 2010. Retrieved May 31, 2010.
  2. ^ Monllos, Kristina (July 8, 2016). "CarMax Campaign Goes for Earnest Humor With New Spokesman Andy Daly". Adweek. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "About Me". andydaly.com.

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