|Alma mater||Binghamton University|
Andy Kindler (born October 16, 1956) is an American comedian and actor from Queens, New York. He played the character "Andy", a fellow sportswriter and friend of sportswriter "Ray Barone" (Ray Romano) on the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond, was a regular guest on Late Show with David Letterman, contributor to The Daily Show, and has performed on HBO. Kindler frequently performs as a voice actor in animated television series from producer Loren Bouchard, including roles on Dr. Katz, Home Movies, and the recurring character of Mort the mortician on Bob's Burgers.
Early life and education
Kindler was born and raised in Queens, New York. He attended Binghamton University, and originally intended on becoming a classical musician. While in college, Kindler performed in theatre productions. After graduating, Kindler moved to Los Angeles. He began performing stand-up in 1984.
Kindler is Jewish.[non-primary source needed] Kindler's mother and sister died within weeks of one another in the late 2010s. His mother was 90 years old and had become a Quaker before her death.
His material often covers the comedy industry itself, criticizing other comedians for being too predictable. At his annual state of the industry address at Montreal's "Just for Laughs" festival in 2012, he criticized Dane Cook, Louis C.K., Chelsea Handler, and Jay Leno.
In 2010, Kindler was a judge on the stand-up reality show Last Comic Standing. In 2018, he hosted the live taping of Megan Koester's comedy album "Tertium Non Datur," released in January 2019 by ASpecialThing Records. Kindler has hosted season four and five (2018–19) of the Hulu standup series Coming to the Stage.
Kindler is often thought to have portrayed the character of "Jamison" in the World Wrestling Federation, but the character was portrayed by a different actor by the name of John DiGiacomo. He plays a fictionalized version of himself in the IFC series Maron.
|1993||Martin||Salesman||Episode: "To Kill a Talking Bird"|
|1994||Muddling Through||Beer Distributor||Episode: "It's a Date"|
|1995–1997||Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist||Andy (voice)||3 episodes|
|1995||The Larry Sanders Show||Himself||Episode: "Conflict of Interest"|
|1996–2005||Everybody Loves Raymond||Andy||27 episodes|
|1997||Ellen||Hesh Finkleman||Episode: "Ellen Unplugged"|
|1999||The Dick & Paula Celebrity Special||Himself (voice)||6 episodes|
|2001–2002||Raising Dad||Mr. Travers||16 episodes|
|2002–2004||Home Movies||Arnold Lindenson (voice)||4 episodes|
|2004||Significant Others||Doug||4 episodes|
|2009–2012||Wizards of Waverly Place||Chancellor Tootietootie||6 episodes|
|2010||'Til Death||Barry||Episode: "Perfect Couple"|
|2011–present||Bob's Burgers||Mort (voice)||77 episodes|
|2011||The Life & Times of Tim||Rabbi (voice)||Episode: "Percey Davis Boulevard/Cool Uncle Stu Balls"|
|2013||Crash & Bernstein||Andy||Episode: "Crashy McSmartypants"|
|2014||The Neighbors||Henry||Episode: "Oscar Party"|
|2014||Garfunkel and Oates||Michael Andrew Carson||Episode: "Road Warriors"|
|2015||Sirens||Bobby||Episode: "No Love"|
|2015–2016||Harvey Beaks||Easy (voice)||2 episodes|
|2016||Lady Dynamite||Himself||Episode: "Jack and Diane"|
|2018||Another Period||Barker||Episode: "Sex Nickelodeon"|
|2018||Portlandia||Dr. Benz||Episode: "Long Way Back"|
|2018||I'm Dying Up Here||Morris||3 episodes|
|2020||The Fiddling Horse||Barry Bitterman|
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- Getlen, Larry. The Comic Who Calls Louis C.K. 'Pretentious' and Jimmy Fallon a 'Phony'. New York Post, May 15, 2015, https://nypost.com/2015/05/16/the-comic-who-calls-louis-c-k-pretentious-and-jimmy-fallon-a-phony/ Accessed May 16, 2015
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- "Under the Ring: An interview with Jameson, part 1". pojoslam.blogspot.com.
- "Maron". IFC. Retrieved May 23, 2013.