17 Facts About Andy Breckman


Andrew Ross Breckman was born on March 3,1955 and is an American television and film writer and a radio personality on WFMU.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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

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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.


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


The Good Cop, another humorous murder-mystery series created and written by Andy Breckman, debuted on Netflix in September 2018.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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