16 Facts About Andy Breckman


Andy Breckman is the creator and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning television series Monk on the USA Network, and is co-host of WFMU radio's long-running conceptual comedy program Seven Second Delay.

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Andy Breckman has written screenplays for a number of comedy films including Sgt.

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Andy Breckman wrote for Late Night with David Letterman from 1982 to 1984, and contributed sketches to Saturday Night Live from 1983 to 1996.

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Andy Breckman's biggest success, Monk, was a murder-mystery with a humorous edge.

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Andy Breckman developed the TV version with Ben and Dan Newmark of Grandma's House Entertainment.

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Andy Breckman is professionally represented by Creative Artists Agency and 3 Arts Entertainment.

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Andy Breckman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, to a middle-class Jewish family.

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Andy Breckman grew up in Haddonfield, New Jersey and attended Moorestown Friends School and Haddonfield Memorial High School.

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Andy Breckman dropped out of Boston University in his freshman year, and despite an admitted lack of musical ability, he launched a brief career as a satirical folk singer.

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Andy Breckman released two albums of original songs, Don't Get Killed and Proud Dad.

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Andy Breckman has three children, Josh, Rachel, and Julie, from a previous marriage.

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The premise of the program seems to be a never-ending series of dead-on-arrival concepts, with the comedic value hinging on Andy Breckman's recurring acknowledgment of failure and his desire to go home as quickly as possible.

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In 2003, Andy Breckman took part in a USO tour to US military war zones, contributing material for his former Saturday Night Live colleague, comedian Al Franken.

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Andy Breckman taught a weekly course on television comedy writing at New York University in 2016.

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Early in his singing career, Andy Breckman was given the opportunity to perform as opening act for "American Pie" singer Don McLean, with whom he shared management.

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Andy Breckman wrote about the feud and Don McLean responded to Breckman's claims on WFMU's website.

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