Andy Fickman

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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,[1] the first Los Angeles production of the play Jewtopia,[2] 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 is formerly the director and producer of Internet Icon on YouTube, as well as the CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait. He also has a production company entitled Oops Doughnuts Productions.[3]

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.

Personal life[edit]

Fickman, who originates from Midland, Texas,[4] moved with his family to Houston in 1974, and went to Lee High School (Houston, Texas).[5] Fickman is a graduate of Texas Tech University[6][7] and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.[8] He was raised in Conservative Judaism.[9] In 2013, he was honored with the Alumni of the Year award by United Synagogue Youth.[citation needed] In 2008, he started Oops Doughnuts Productions with a first look deal at Disney.[10]

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.[citation needed]



Year Title Director Producer Writer Notes
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
2010 You Again Yes Yes No
2012 Parental Guidance 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


Year Title Notes
1990 Funny About Love Production Executive
1991 Another You
1993 Hocus Pocus
1995 Man of the House
1997 Anaconda Associate producer
2012 Jewtopia
2015 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse


Year Title Director Executive
1993 Gypsy No No Yes TV Movie
2005 Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical Yes Yes No
2007 Aliens in America Yes No No 1 episode
2011 Hellcats Yes No No
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
2016 Recovery Road Yes No No
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


  1. ^ "Foley, Kathleen. "Stop Laughing--This is Serious." Los Angeles Times 20 July 2000". Archived from the original on 27 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  2. ^ "Jewtopia Florida Production". JEWTOPIA. Archived from the original on 2005-05-11. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  3. ^ "Andy Fickman". Variety.
  4. ^ Temple, Georgia (March 16, 2006). "She's the man". Midland Reporter-Telegram. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Samuels, Jeanne F. (September 20, 2007). "A Winning Team: Andy Fickman Directs "The Game Plan"". Jewish Herald-Voice. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "1981-2008 Outstanding Alumni". Texas Tech University. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  7. ^ "Andy Fickman". Texas Tech University. Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
  8. ^ Texas Tech University - La Ventana. La Ventana. 1987. p. 353. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  9. ^ Mann, Iris (November 21, 2012). "Holiday films that provoke, (and Some Just for Fun) | Hollywood". Jewish Journal. Retrieved November 17, 2013.
  10. ^ Fleming, Michael (2008-09-24). "Disney, Fickman ink first-look deal". Variety. Retrieved 2020-11-29.

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