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Net Worth:
$4 Million
Oct 28, 1966 (57 years old)
Grand Rapids
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Comedian, Actor, Announcer, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer
United States of America
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Andy Richter is an American actor, writer, comedian, producer, and late night talk show announcer/sidekick who has a net worth of $4 million. Andy Richter has earned his net worth through his acting roles in film and television projects and as a voice actor in animated films. Although he reached stardom as a talk show sidekick, Andy has since built up a reputation as an amiable comic actor with parts in numerous feature films and TV series. He is best known for his work on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993–2000), "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (2009–2010), and "Conan" (2010–present), and he was also the star of the TV series "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" (2002–2003), "Andy Barker, P.I." (2007), and "Quintuplets" (2004–2005).

Richter made his on-screen debut in the 1993 television film "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom," and he has more than 120 acting credits to his name, including "Elf" (2003), "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" (2006), "Semi-Pro" (2008), and "Arrested Development" (2005-2006; 2013). He has written for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," and "Conan," and he served as a producer on "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," "Andy Barker, P.I.," and the 2016 TV special "Andy Richter's Home for the Holidays." Andy has lent his voice to numerous animated projects, such as the "Madagascar" film series (2005-2012) and the spin-off TV series "The Penguins of Madagascar" (2008–2015) and "All Hail King Julien" (2014–2017). In 2019, he began hosting the podcast "The Three Questions with Andy Richter."

Early Life

Andy Richter was born Paul Andrew Richter on October 28, 1966, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His mother, Glenda, was a kitchen cabinet designer, and his father, Laurence, taught Russian at Indiana University. When Andy was 4 years old, his parents divorced, and Laurence later came out as gay. Richter grew up in Yorkville, Illinois, with three siblings, and he attended Yorkville High School. After graduating in 1984, he enrolled at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, then transferred to Columbia College Chicago to study film.


Andy left Columbia in 1988 and found work as a production assistant on Chicago commercial shoots. He started taking classes at Improv Olympic in 1989 and soon became a "House Performer." He began working with the Annoyance Theatre, and when their popular show "The Real Live Brady Bunch" moved to New York City, Richter asked if he could play Mike since the original actor decided not to appear in the NYC production. Two of his co-stars, Melanie Hutsell and Beth Cahill, were cast on "Saturday Night Live," which led to Andy meeting writer Robert Smigel, who later hired him to write for a new talk show, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." A few weeks before the show premiered, Richter became O'Brien's sidekick; he appeared in more than 1,200 episodes before leaving in 2000 to pursue an acting career. While starring on "Late Night," Andy also appeared in the films "Cabin Boy" (1994), "Good Money" (1996), and "The Thin Pink Line" (1998) and guest-starred on "Mr. Show with Bob and David" (1995), "Upright Citizens Brigade" (1998), "LateLine" (1999), and "Strangers with Candy" (2000).

Richter appeared in the films "Dr. T & the Women" (2000), "Dr. Dolittle 2" (2001), "Pootie Tang" (2001), and "Scary Movie 2" (2001), then he began producing and starring in the Fox series "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," which aired 19 episodes over two seasons. He co-starred with Will Ferrell in the 2003 film "Elf," which is one of the most commercially successful holiday films of all time, grossing $223.3 million worldwide. In 2004, Andy began playing Bob Chase on Fox's "Quintuplets," and in a nod to the show, he later played a set of quintuplets (including a fictionalized version of himself) on the critically-acclaimed Fox series "Arrested Development." He voiced Mort in 2005's "Madagascar" and reprised the role in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" (2008), and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" (2012) as well as several related TV series and specials. Richter guest-starred on "Will & Grace" (2006), "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (2006–2008), and "Monk" (2007–2008) and reunited with Will Ferrell in 2006's "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," 2007's "Blades of Glory," and 2008's "Semi-Pro." In 2007, Richter starred in the NBC series "Andy Barker P.I.," which also featured Tony Hale of "Arrested Development" fame.

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In 2009, Andy returned to the world of late-night talk shows as the announcer and sidekick on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien."  After Conan walked away from the show in January 2010 due to NBC wanting to move Jay Leno back to the 11:35 p.m. time slot and push "The Tonight Show" to the early morning hours, O'Brien, Richter, and others involved with the show embarked on "The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour," which was filmed for the 2011 documentary "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop." Conan and Andy then moved to TBS for "Conan," which began airing in November 2010 and switched to a half-hour format in January 2019. Though appearing on "Conan" has kept him busy, Richter has found time to appear in the films "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (2013), "Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie" (2016), and "Girlfriend's Day" (2017) and guest-star on numerous shows, such as "Jon Benjamin Has a Van" (2011), "Hot in Cleveland" (2012), "Happy Endings" (2013), "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (2013), "Santa Clarita Diet" (2017–2018), and "Black-ish" (2019). In recent years, Andy has also hosted the 2017 ABC game show "Big Fan" and done voice acting in the animated TV series "Bob's Burgers" (2015; 2018), "The Stinky & Dirty Show" (2016–2019), "Justice League Action" (2017), and "Big Hero 6: The Series" (2017–2019).

Personal Life

Andy met actress Sarah Thyre when they appeared together in a Los Angeles production of "The Real Live Brady Bunch" in the early '90s, and they married on March 18, 1994. The couple has two children, son William and daughter Mercy. In April 2019, Richter announced on social media that he and Thyre had decided to separate after 27 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized in August 2019. Sarah is best known for playing Coach Cherri Wolf on "Strangers with Candy," and Andy guest-starred on three episodes of the series.

Richter supports Planned Parenthood, and at a 2016 fundraiser, he revealed that in 1992, he and Thyre were split up when she found out that she was pregnant, and since neither of them felt ready to be a parent, they decided that abortion was the right choice for them. He stated, "Planned Parenthood gave two young struggling people the ability to do the thing that is in their name: We got to plan parenthood. When we could barely care for ourselves, much less a newborn, we were able to choose the time when we brought a child into our lives. Planned Parenthood allowed my wife to make the decisions she needed to make in order to control her body and her health, and maintain her life and her future. And for that, I will be eternally grateful."

In 2009, Andy set a "Celebrity Jeopardy!" record for highest one-day score when he won $68,000 during the "Jeopardy! Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational." He donated his winnings to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Awards and Nominations

Richter has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmys: Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999 and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" in 2000, "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" in 2010, and "Conan" in 2011. He has earned 10 Writers Guild of America nominations for his work on Conan's shows, with "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" winning the Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) – Series award in 1997 and 2000. Richter earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for "All Hail King Julien" (2017 and 2018), and he received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series for "The True Meaning of Christmas Specials" in 2003. Andy has earned three Behind the Voice Actors Award nominations for his work in animated projects: Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film for "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" (2013), Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series – Comedy/Musical for "The Penguins of Madagascar" (2013), and Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series for "All Hail King Julien" (2015).

Real Estate

In 2013 Andy and Sarah paid $1.225 million for a home in Burbank, California. Sarah received this home in their divorce. She put the home up for sale in June 2023 for $2 million

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