Andy Dick

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Andy Dick (born 21 December 1965) is an American television and film actor. He is best known for his roles on TV sitcoms, including NewsRadio and Less Than Perfect.

Dick was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was adopted at birth by Allen and Sue Dick. His surname at birth was Thomlinson.

He currently portrays the character "Owen Kronsky" on the ABC sitcom Less Than Perfect.

His sexuality is debated in gossip circles. He was once quoted on an E! television special in which he said, "I'm tri-sexual; I'm willing to try anything." David Bowie initially made that comment in 1972.

Always one to make a joke out of everything and everyone he could, Dick--while introducing singer Deborah Cox at a music awards show he was hosting--cracked, "Andy Dick, Deborah Cox, I wonder if we're related".

On May 15, 1999, Andy Dick drove his car into a telephone pole. He was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and hit-and-run driving. He later plead guilty to felony cocaine possession and two other misdemeanor charges--marijuana possession and possession of a smoking device--following a car crash in Hollywood. After completing an 18-month drug diversion program, a judge dismissed felony and misdemeanor drug charges against him.

In 2004 Andy had a show on MTV called The Assistant, a parody of reality television, namely Donald Trump's recent hit The Apprentice, which is where several aspects of Dick's own show, including its title and the "firing" process, draw their inspiration from. In the show, several naive young people, who believe that they are participating in a completely legitimate reality show, compete to become Andy Dick's personal assistant. They are assigned the most inane of tasks and Dick's staging of the show, including the outcomes of the contestants' tasks, allows for uncomfortably comedic situations comparable to Fox's My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance. The show spoofed themes and scenes from The Apprentice, The Bachelor, and Survivor.

Dick is also the lead singer and writer of his band Andy Dick and the Bitches of the Century. They have appeared together on television and despite speculation otherwise are a serious performing group. They released a self-titled album in in 2002.

Recently Dick did a voice over for the character Maurice in the video game Grand Theft_Auto: San Andreas.

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