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Andy Kaufman

Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer, actor and performance artist. While often referred to as acomedian, Kaufman did not consider himself to be one. He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood, referring to himself instead as a "song-and-dance man." Elaborate hoaxes and pranks were major elements of his career. His act maintains a cult following and he continues to be respected among comedians for his original material, performance style, and unflinching commitment to character.

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Jan 17, 1949
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Stick Around 2017
Known For
Poster of Stick Around
Poster of Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s
Poster of The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show
Poster of Taxi
Series Stick Around Andy, the Robot 2017
Movie The Death Of Andy Kaufman Himself (archive footage) 2008-07-26
Movie Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s 2007-04-10
Movie R.E.M.: In View 1988-2003 (The Best of R.E.M.) 2003-10-23
Movie The Real Andy Kaufman Himself (archive footage) 2001-11-06
Movie I'm from Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 1989-06-15
Movie My Breakfast with Blassie Andy Kaufman 1983-11-01
Movie The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can't Take It No More various 1983-11-29
Movie The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show Tony Clifton 1982-09-17
Movie Heartbeeps Val 1981-12-18
Movie Andy Kaufman: The Midnight Special Himself 1981-01-23
Movie In God We Tru$t Armageddon T. Thunderbird 1980-09-26
Movie Andy's Funhouse Himself / Latka Gravas / Tony Clifton 1979-08-28
Series Taxi Latka Gravas 1978-09-12
Series Van Dyke and Company 1976-09-20
Movie God Told Me To Police Officer 1976-10-31
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11