22 Facts About Andrew McCarthy


Andrew Thomas McCarthy was born on November 29,1962 and is an American actor, travel writer, and television director.


Andrew McCarthy is most known as a member of the Brat Pack, with roles in 1980s films such as St Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink, and Less than Zero.


Andrew McCarthy is ranked No 40 on VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars of all-time list.


Andrew McCarthy's mother worked for a newspaper, and his father was involved in investments and stocks.


Andrew McCarthy moved to Bernardsville, New Jersey, as a teenager and attended Bernards High School and the Pingry School, a preparatory academy.


Andrew McCarthy was a member of the 1980s Hollywood group of young actors dubbed by the media as the "Brat Pack".


Andrew McCarthy appeared in the 1987 films Mannequin and Less than Zero, a cinematic adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's novel.


In 1985, Andrew McCarthy starred with Donald Sutherland and Kevin Dillon in Heaven Help Us as Michael Dunn.


Andrew McCarthy made his Broadway debut in The Boys of Winter.


Andrew McCarthy quickly returned to Hollywood in 1988 to star in several films, such as Fresh Horses and Kansas.


Andrew McCarthy had another hit with the 1989 comedy film Weekend at Bernie's.


Andrew McCarthy returned to Broadway to star in Side Man, and the production won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play.


Andrew McCarthy appeared in five episodes of the 2005 NBC television series E-Ring.


Andrew McCarthy directed several episodes of the hit CW television series Gossip Girl, including "Touch of Eva" in the fourth season.


Andrew McCarthy returned to the series in the next season to direct the episode "Neighborhood Watch".


Andrew McCarthy began travel writing and served as an Editor at Large at National Geographic Traveler magazine.


In 2010, Andrew McCarthy was escorted out of an underground church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, for entering the site without documentation.


Andrew McCarthy had been in the church on assignment for the travel magazine Afar.


In February 2015, National Geographic published Andrew McCarthy's account, titled "A Song for Ireland", of his return to the house in the townland of Lacka West in the parish of Duagh in County Kerry in Ireland from which his great-grandfather John Andrew McCarthy had emigrated in the late 1800s.


Andrew McCarthy has received several awards from SATW, including Travel Journalist of the Year in 2010.


In 1992, Andrew McCarthy entered a detoxification program and has been sober since.


In 1999, Andrew McCarthy married his college sweetheart Carol Schneider 20 years after they first dated.