Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 23

Birthday 1949-01-17

Day of Death 1984-05-16

Place of Birth -

Official Site -

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Jerry Before Seinfeld as Himself
2013 The Demon: A Film About Andy Kaufman
2010 Andy Kaufman World Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion: His Greatest Matches as Himself
2008 The Death Of Andy Kaufman as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s
2001 The Real Andy Kaufman as Himself (archive footage)
1999 Man on the Moon
1989 I'm from Hollywood as Himself (archive footage)
1983 The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can't Take It No More as various
1983 My Breakfast with Blassie as Andy Kaufman
1983 Andy Kaufman: The Andy Kaufman Show: Soundstage as Himself
1982 The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show as Tony Clifton
1981 Heartbeeps as Val
1981 Andy Kaufman: The Midnight Special as Himself
1980 In God We Tru$t as Armageddon T. Thunderbird
1980 Andy Kaufman Plays Carnegie Hall as Himself/Tony Clifton
1979 Andy's Funhouse as Himself / Latka Gravas / Tony Clifton
1979 Stormy Justice
1979 Cher... and Other Fantasies as Adam
1978 Taxi (114 episodes) as Latka Gravas
1976 God Told Me To as Police Officer
1976 Van Dyke and Company (11 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live (7 episodes)

Writing

2001 The Real Andy Kaufman Writer
1983 Andy Kaufman: The Andy Kaufman Show: Soundstage Writer
1979 Andy's Funhouse Writer
1979 Stormy Justice Writer

Sound

1979 Andy's Funhouse Original Music Composer

Production

1979 Andy's Funhouse Producer

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