Andrew Dice Clay

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Comedian • Musician • Actor • Producer

Birth Date: September 29, 1957

Age: 66 years old

Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York

Andrew Dice Clay is an American actor and comedian who rose to superstardom in the late 1980s by performing at sold out arenas all across the country as his foul-mouthed comedy alter ego, "The Diceman." Clay, who was born Andrew Clay Silverstein, grew up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. As a young boy, Clay loved to entertain. He would impress both family and friends with his spot-on impressions of famous people, and by the age of 7 began playing the drums. He eventually became such a skilled drummer that by his early teens, Clay was performing regularly at bar mitzvahs and weddings in the Catskills club circuit. When he turned 20, however, Clay decided to take a crack at a career in standup comedy. He began performing impressions at clubs in his hometown neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and would leave audiences cracking up with his hilarious performances. One character in particular that Clay developed during this period was "The Diceman," a foul-mouthed leather jacket wearing tough guy, who was kind of a wisecracking version of John Travolta's character in "Grease" (1978). In 1980 Clay relocated to Los Angeles, where there were far more opportunities for an upstart comic. He started performing his Diceman character on stage at the world famous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip. His act caught the attention of Hollywood producers and casting agents, who subsequently cast Clay in film and TV parts. He made his film debut in the 1982 comedy "Wacko," and in the ensuing years nabbed a small recurring role on "Diff'rent Strokes" (NBC, 1978-1986), a small role in John Hughes' "Pretty in Pink" (1986), and a recurring role on the NBC crime series "Crime Story" (NBC, 1986-88). Throughout the 1980s Clay performed his Diceman character in clubs all across the country, while developing a devoted following of fans. Then, in 1989, he released his first comedy album Dice (1989), which prominently featured the character, which made him an overnight sensation. Clay was featured on TV shows and in magazines, making him one of the most recognized comedians in the country. In 1990 he became the first comedian in history to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. 1990 was also the year Clay starred in the action-comedy film "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" (1990). Clay's popularity as a standup hit a high point in the early 1990s, but by 1995 he had grown tired of The Diceman character. As a result, he decided to change his comedy act, so that he was talking about more personal issues, like his life as a father and husband. It was also around this period that Clay began focusing more on his film and TV acting. In 1995 he nabbed a starring role on the sitcom "Bless This House" (CBS, 1995-96). That series, however, was cancelled after a single season. Over the next 15 years Clay went on to appear in films like "Whatever It Takes" (1998) and "Foolish" (1999), as well as the reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice 2" (NBC, 2009), in which he was the first contestant to be fired by future U.S. President Donald J. Trump. Dice did not have any credited film or TV roles form 2002 to 2010, but in 2011 he slowly began making a comeback as a serious film and TV actor. In 2011, he played a down-on-his-luck version of himself on the final season of the HBO comedy-drama "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011), and two years later would go on to earn the best reviews of his career for his supporting role in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" (2013). In 2016 Clay played himself on the Showtime comedy series "Dice" (Showtime, 2016-17), but the series was cancelled after two seasons. Then, in 2018, Clay again received rave reviews for his role as the father of Lady Gaga's character in the Oscar-winning musical film "A Star Is Born." 2018 was also the year that Clay launched his very first podcast, "I'm Ova Hea' Now."

Credits

Warrior StrongStream

Actor
Avery Schmidt
Movie
2023

Sherri

Guest
Talk
2022

Feeding America Comedy Festival

Actor
Show
2020

Farruko feat. Sharo Towers, Andy Clay & Alex AC: El tiempo pasa

Music Performer
Show
2020

The Road to Stardom: The Making of A Star Is Born

Actor
Show
2018

Hap and LeonardStream

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Sonny Knox
Series
2018
94%

A Star is BornStream

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Lorenzo
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2018
90%

My Kitchen RulesStream

Contestant
Reality
2017

DiceStream

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Dice
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2016
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DiceStream

Executive Producer
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2016
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The Big Big Show

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2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

Tom Green Live

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2013

The Arsenio Hall Show

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2013

Blue JasmineStream

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Augie
Movie
2013
91%

Andrew Dice Clay: Indestructible

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2012

Andrew Dice Clay: Indestructible

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2012

Larry King NowStream

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2012

Inside Comedy

Actor
Docuseries
2012

ConanStream

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2010

The Talk

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2010

Raising HopeStream

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2010
96%

Access Hollywood Live

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2010

Lopez Tonight

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2009

The Joy Behar Show

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2009

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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2009

Down & Dirty With Jim Norton

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2008

The Celebrity Apprentice

Contestant
Reality
2008

Chelsea Lately

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2007

Dice: Undisputed

Self
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2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

Death: Download

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2005

EntourageStream

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Andrew "Dice" Clay
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2004
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Tavis Smiley

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2004

Last Call With Carson Daly

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2002

One Night at McCool's

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Utah
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2001

An Evening at the Improv

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2000

My 5 Wives

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Tony Morano
Movie
2000

Chicken Soup for the Soul

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1999

Foolish

Actor
El Dorado Ron
Movie
1999

Whatever It Takes

Actor
Dave Menardi
Movie
1999

Point Doom

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Frankie
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1999

Dharma & Greg

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1997

Hitz

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1997

The ViewStream

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1997

Access Hollywood

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News
1996

Bless This House

Actor
Burt Clayton
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1995

National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins

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Richard Spencer
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1995

No Contest

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Oz
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1994

Brain Smasher... A Love Story

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Ed Molloy
Movie
1993

RugratsStream

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Plumber
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1991

Andrew Dice Clay: One Night with Dice

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1991

Andrew Dice Clay: One Night with Dice

Writer
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1991

Dice RulesStream

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Stand-up
1991
7%

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

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Ford Fairlane
Movie
1990
25%

Háblame de Sexo

Actor
Movie
1988

Casual Sex?

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Vinny
Movie
1988

Amazon Women on the Moon

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Frankie
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1987

Crime StoryStream

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Max Goldman
Series
1986

Private Resort

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Curt
Movie
1985

Wacko

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Tony Schlongini
Movie
1981

Diff'rent Strokes

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Series
1978

Saturday Night LiveStream

Host
Series
1975

M*A*S*HStream

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Corp. Hrabosky
Series
1972

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