Andy Fickman is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter, television director, television producer, and theatre director. His credits as a theater director include the premiere of the Reefer Madness! musical, the first Los Angeles production of the play Jewtopia, and the Los Angeles, Off-Broadway and London productions of Heathers: The Musical.
He made his screen directing debut in 2002 with the teen sex comedy Who's Your Daddy?. The film was released directly to DVD in 2005.
He has directed comedy films like The Game Plan (2007), Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2(2015) and Playing with Fire (2019). In 2021, he directed the first season of a NASCAR workplace comedy series The Crew on Netflix.
Fickman, who originates from Midland, Texas, moved with his family to Houston in 1974, and went to Lee High School (Houston, Texas). Fickman is a graduate of Texas Tech University and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He was raised in Conservative Judaism. In 2013, he was honored with the Alumni of the Year award by United Synagogue Youth. In 2008, he started Oops Doughnuts Productions with a first look deal at Disney.
On October 8, 2016, Fickman married Kristen Elizabeth Gura, aunt of two-term Georgetown Phantoms president Gaby Gura, in Kristen's hometown of Rochester, Minnesota.
|2002||Who's Your Daddy?||Yes||No||Yes|
|2006||She's the Man||Yes||No||No|
|2007||The Game Plan||Yes||No||No|
|2009||Race to Witch Mountain||Yes||No||No|
|2015||Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||Yes||No||No||Nominated- Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director|
|2019||Playing with Fire||Yes||No||No|
|1990||Funny About Love||Production Executive|
|1995||Man of the House|
|2015||Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse|
|2005||Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical||Yes||Yes||No|
|2007||Aliens in America||Yes||No||No||1 episode|
|2012||Internet Icon||No||Yes||No||9 episodes|
|2013–2017||Liv and Maddie||Yes||Yes||No||Directed 32 episodes|
|2015||Austin & Ally||Yes||No||No||1 episode|
|The Odd Couple||Yes||No||No|
|2016–2018||Kevin Can Wait||Yes||Yes||No||All episodes|
|2019||No Good Nick||Yes||No||No||4 episodes|
|2021||The Crew||Yes||No||No||All episodes|
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