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Eric Andre
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Andre in June 2012
Birth nameEric Samuel Andre
Born (1983-04-04) April 4, 1983 (age 35)
Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Medium
Alma materBerklee College of Music
Years active2009–present
Genres
Websitewww.ericandre.com

Eric Samuel Andre (born April 4, 1983)[1] is an American actor, comedian and television host. He is the creator, host, and co-writer of The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim and played Mike on the FXX series Man Seeking Woman.

Early life[edit]

Eric Samuel Andre was born in Boca Raton, Florida,[2] the son of an Afro-Haitian immigrant father, a psychiatrist, and an Ashkenazi Jewish mother from the Upper West Side of New York City.[3][4][5] He identifies as both Black and Jewish.[3][6][7] After graduating from Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida in 2001, Andre studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he played the double bass and he graduated in 2005 with a BFA.[8][9]

Career[edit]

Andre is the creator and host of The Eric Andre Show, a parody public access talk show on Cartoon Network's late night programming block Adult Swim.[10] The show features pranks, shock humor, sketches, and celebrity interviews.

Andre co-starred as Mark on the short-lived ABC comedy series Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, and guest-starred on 2 Broke Girls as Deke, Max's love interest and fellow pastry student.[11]

Andre played Mike in the FXX comedy series Man Seeking Woman, which premiered in 2015.[12] The show's third and final season, consisting of ten episodes, ran in early 2017.[13][14] He voices Luci in the Netflix animated show Disenchantment.[15]

Personal life[edit]

In September 2016, he began dating actress Rosario Dawson.[16][17] As of November 2017, the couple are no longer together. [18]

Andre identifies as an atheist.[19][20][21][22] In addition, he also practices Transcendental Meditation.[23]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Invention of Lying Man #4
2010 The Awkward Comedy Show Himself Comedy Special
2010 Thin Skin Passenger Short film
2012 Should've Been Romeo Buzz
2013 The Internship Sid
2015 Flock of Dudes Mook
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Dreadlocked CMZ Reporter
2017 Rough Night Jake
2019 The Lion King Azizi (voice) Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Set P.A. 2 episodes
2010 The Big Bang Theory Joey Episode: "The 21-Second Excitation"
2011 Zeke and Luther Zorn Episode: "Skate Troopers"
2011 Hot in Cleveland Jeff Episode: "Elka's Wedding"
2011 Fact Checkers Unit Mirage Episode: "Excessive Gass"
2011 Level Up Max Ross Television film
2012–2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Mark Reynolds 22 episodes
2012–present The Eric Andre Show Himself Creator, host, co-writer
2013–2014 2 Broke Girls Deacon "Deke" Bromberg 8 episodes
2014 Lucas Bros. Moving Co. Various characters Voice
2 episodes
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Himself Episode: "Eric Andre Wears a Cat Collage Shirt & Sneakers"
2015 Robot Chicken Various Characters Episode: "Zero Vegetables"
2015–2017 Man Seeking Woman Mike[24] 30 episodes
2016 Animals. Alex Voice
Episode: "Cats."
2016 American Dad! The Drifter Voice
Episode: "Stan Smith Is Keanu Reeves as Stanny Utah in Point Break"
2017 Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special Baby Archer Variety special
2018 Mostly 4 Millennials Executive producer[25]
2018 Disenchantment Luci / Pendergrast Voice

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Laugh Track Mash-Ups Parker Leon Episode: "At Your Sir-vice"
2013 Getting Doug with High Himself Episode #5[26]
2013 The ArScheerio Paul Show Flavor Flav Episode: "Vanilla Ice & Flavor Flav"
2016 Hot Ones Himself Episode: "Eric Andre Turns Into Tay Zonday While Eating Spicy Wings"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eric Andre Biography". TV Guide. Archived from the original on 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-07-12.
  2. ^ Valys, Phillip. "Eric Andre's comedic anarchy".
  3. ^ a b "EPISODE 59 - Mixed Chicks Chat with Eric Andre". digitalpodcast.com.
  4. ^ Carrie Battan. "The Peaceful Madness of Eric Andre". Grantland.
  5. ^ substuff (2016-10-14), Eric Andre on Larry King Now, retrieved 2018-12-07
  6. ^ "Eric Andre says a bunch of bullshit". avclub.com.
  7. ^ In Bed With Joan - Episode 33: Eric Andre. YouTube. 22 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Q&A With Alum Eric Andre". soafi.org. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  9. ^ Jeff Weiss. "Comedian Eric Andre Trained at Berklee and Had a Band Called Blarf". L.A. Weekly.
  10. ^ New York Times article: "The Rise of the Anti-Talk Show".
  11. ^ Luippold, Ross. "Eric Andre Talks His New Adult Swim Show That ABC Isn't 'Thrilled' About". Huffington Post. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  12. ^ "Eric Andre, Britt Lower & Maya Erskine Cast In FX Comedy Pilot 'Man Seeking Woman'". Deadline Hollywood. March 20, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 12, 2016). "'Man Seeking Woman' Renewed For Season 3 By FXX". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  14. ^ Pedersen, Erik (November 7, 2016). "'It's Always Sunny' & 'Man Seeking Woman' Get Return Dates On FXX". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  15. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray. "Netflix Sets 'Disenchantment' Premiere Date, Unveils First Look At Matt Groening Animated Series". Deadline.
  16. ^ "'Not a prank': Eric Andre says he's dating Rosario Dawson". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  17. ^ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2017-04-22), Rosario Dawson Promises She's Dating Eric Andre, retrieved 2017-07-31
  18. ^ Gomez, Patrick; Stone, Natalie (November 30, 2017). "Rosario Dawson and Eric Andre Split". People. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  19. ^ "Eric Andre Is Insanely Honest Because Who Else Is Going To Be?". The FADER. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  20. ^ Andre, Eric (2012-06-09). "I'm the only atheist who's favorite album is Marvin Gaye's What's Going On #mostreligiousalbumever". @ericandre. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  21. ^ Andre, Eric (2013-06-02). "I'm the only superstitious atheist. I'm like, "Bullshit there's a God--! Better not walk under this ladder..."". @ericandre. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  22. ^ Andre, Eric (2013-07-09). "Am I still an atheist if I believe in God Shammgod???". @ericandre. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  23. ^ "How an agent of chaos Eric André finds his peace of mind". 1 December 2016.
  24. ^ Variety Staff. "FXX Orders 'Man Seeking Woman' Starring Jay Baruchel". Variety.
  25. ^ Evans, Greg (May 15, 2017). "Adult Swim Sets Comedy Projects With Jena Friedman, Derrick Beckles & Eric Andre". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  26. ^ Doug Benson (31 October 2013). "Eric André - Getting Doug with High" – via YouTube.

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