A California native, Lauer worked extensively as an actor from ages 9 to 11 before giving it up for a normal childhood. Following his graduation from the University of New Hampshire, he backpacked through Europe before settling in New York to re-launch his acting career. He proudly points to his busboy's job at the Friar's Club, where he closely observed such comedy legends as Red Skelton, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman and Lucille Ball, as giving him the opportunity to listen and learn how to develop his own comic skills.
Lauer moved back to Los Angeles in 1987 and continued to hone his talents with the improvisational group The Groundlings and at the comedy club L.A. Connection. He returned to professional acting with a role in the feature film Never on Tuesday. In 1989 Lauer received an Emmy Award nomination for his portrayal of a tough but vulnerable gang member in 21 Jump Street, an episode written, coincidentally, by Gun Shy writer/director Blakeney. He previously starred as a series regular in Caroline in the City and in Going to Extremes.
Andrew Lauer Facts
|Birthday||June 19, 1965 (53)|
|Birthplace||Santa Monica, California, USA|