Andrew McCarthy

Actor
Always a good guy stand-out amidst the bad boys of the infamous 1980s cinematic "Brat Pack," Andrew McCarthy's down-to-earth appeal helped the handsome actor earn millions of teen fans during his eighties heyday ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1962 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (71)

Don't You Forget About Me 2014 (Movie)

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Snatched 2014 (Movie)

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The Orphan King 2014 (Movie)

Charles King (Actor)

Come Dance With Me 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Unforgettable 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best 2012 (Movie)

Brian (Actor)

Camp Hope 2011 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Main Street 2011 (Movie)

Howard (Actor)

The Good Guy 2010 (Movie)

Cash (Actor)

Lipstick Jungle 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

2 B Perfectly Honest 2003 (Movie)

Josh/Jack (Actor)

Anything But Love 2003 (Movie)

Elliot Shepard (Actor)

Clipping Adam 2003 (Movie)

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Straight From the Heart 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Park Overall 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

A Storm in Summer 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

New Waterford Girl 2000 (Movie)

Cecil Sweeny (Actor)

A Twist of Faith 1999 (Movie)

Detective Henry Smith (Actor)

I Woke Up Early the Day I Died 1999 (Movie)

Cop (Actor)

I'm Losing You 1999 (Movie)

Bertie Krohn (Actor)

New World Disorder 1999 (Movie)

Kurt Bishop (Actor)

The Brat Pack: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Heist 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Jump 1998 (Movie)

Clown (Actor)

Things I Never Told You 1998 (Movie)

Don Henderson (Actor)

Bella Donna 1997 (Movie)

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The Christmas Tree 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Treat 1997 (Movie)

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Everything Relative 1996 (Movie)

Howard (Actor)

Mulholland Falls 1996 (Movie)

Jimmy Fields (Actor)

Dead Funny 1995 (Movie)

Reggie Barker (Actor)

Dream Man 1995 (Movie)

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Night of the Running Man 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting In 1994 (Movie)

Rupert Grimm (Actor)

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 (Movie)

Eddie Parker (Actor)

The Common Pursuit 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Joy Luck Club 1993 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

Weekend at Bernie's II 1993 (Movie)

Larry Wilson (Actor)

Only You 1992 (Movie)

Clifford Godfrey (Actor)

Loved to Death 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Year of the Gun 1991 (Movie)

David Raybourne (Actor)

Docteur M. 1990 (Movie)

Assassin (Actor)

Quiet Days in Clichy 1989 (Movie)

Henry Miller (Actor)

Weekend at Bernie's 1989 (Movie)

Larry Wilson (Actor)

Fresh Horses 1988 (Movie)

Larkin (Actor)

Kansas 1988 (Movie)

Wade Corey (Actor)

Less Than Zero 1987 (Movie)

Clay (Actor)

Mannequin 1987 (Movie)

Jonathan Switcher (Actor)

Waiting For the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Henry Hopper (Actor)

Pretty in Pink 1986 (Movie)

Blane (Actor)

Heaven Help Us 1985 (Movie)

Michael Dunn (Actor)

St. Elmo's Fire 1985 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

Class 1983 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

The Beniker Gang 1983 (Movie)

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A Father For Brittany (TV Show)

Actor

Crusader (TV Show)

Actor

Escape Clause (TV Show)

Actor

Nowhere in Sight (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Assassins (TV Show)

Actor

Stag (TV Show)

Actor

Straight from the Heart (Movie)

Tyler Ross (Actor)

The Courtyard (TV Show)

Actor

The Family (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Mom's Mystery (TV Show)

Actor

The National Tree (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Life of Zoey (TV Show)

Actor

The Sight (TV Show)

Actor
Director (6)

Happyish 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Turn 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Songbyrd 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Director

The Black Box 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Orange Is the New Black 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Alpha House (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Always a good guy stand-out amidst the bad boys of the infamous 1980s cinematic "Brat Pack," Andrew McCarthy's down-to-earth appeal helped the handsome actor earn millions of teen fans during his eighties heyday. Hitting the ball out of the park time and again with roles in iconic Generation X films like "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985), "Pretty in Pink" (1986) and "Mannequin" (1987), McCarthy often played the well-off yet unassuming romantic lead with a good heart, who always should get the girl in the end. Unbeknownst to many of his young fans, however, McCarthy was also an accomplished theater actor, who appeared in productions of Tennessee Williams', Eugene O'Neill's, and Horton Foote's works both on and off-Broadway. After taking a turn toward the dark side in Bret Easton Ellis' feature adaptation of his edgy novel "Less Than Zero" (1987) and defying logic with a role in the misfire "Weekend at Bernie's" (1989), the actor watched his star - as well as those of most of his fellow Brat Packers - fall as their fans grew up and moved on to the next big thing. Keeping a low profile throughout the 1990s, McCarthy consistently worked, but remained under the radar for the most part, until regaining a more mature but no less potent sex symbol status as billionaire Joe Bennett in the popular but short-lived Brooke Shields' drama, "Lipstick Jungle" (NBC, 2008-09). Like his peers Patrick Dempsey and Robert Downey, Jr., McCarthy reemerged as a mature leading man for a new generation of fans.

Relationships

Justin McCarthy Actor

Brother
Wrote and directed "Jump" (1999), in which brother made a cameo appearance as a clown

Willow McCarthy

Daughter
Born 2006; mother, Dolores Rice

Sam McCarthy

Son
Born 2002; mother, Carol Schneider

Dolores Rice

Wife
Married Aug. 28, 2011

Carol Schneider Actor

Wife
Met while attending NYU Married Oct. 9, 1999 Divorced Dec. 19, 2005

EDUCATION

The Pingry School

Martinsville , New Jersey
Private school

Circle in the Square Professional Theater School

New York , New York
Attended while still a student at NYU

New York University

New York , New York
Asked to leave NYU because he wasn't attending classes

Milestones

2012

Penned travel memoir The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down

2010

Cast opposite Colin Firth and Orlando Bloom in "Main Street"

2009

Guest starred on The CW teen drama "Gossip Girl"; also directed several episodes beginning in 2010

2008

Cast in a recurring role as billionaire Joe Bennett on NBC drama "Lipstick Jungle"

2004

Played Dr. Hook, a gifted but distinctly pragmatic surgeon in Stephen King's "Kingdom Hospital"

2001

Co-starred with Elizabeth Ashley in a stage production of "The Glass Menagerie" at Hartford Stage

2000

Played lead in British TV pilot "The Sight"; aired on FX in the U.S.

2000

Co-starred in the Showtime remake of "A Storm in Summer"

2000

Portrayed Robert F. Kennedy in CBS drama "Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis"

2000

Made guest appearance on season finale of NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

1999

Returned to the NYC stage, playing the narrator Clifford in award-winning Broadway play "Side Man"

1999

Cast in featured role in "The Death of Papa" at the Hartford Stage

1999

Portrayed a teacher who assists a young girl escape from her stifling home town in "New Waterford Girl"

1999

Played Jamie Tyrone in a Hartford Stage production of "Long Day's Journey Into Night"

1999

Co-starred as the washed up actor son of a dying man in the satirical "I'm Losing You"

1998

Offered a strong performance as an adoptive father who fights to retain custody of his daughter in "A Father for Brittany" (CBS)

1996

Made American TV-movie debut opposite Julie Harris in "The Christmas Tree" (ABC), directed by Sally Field

1996

Co-starred in "Mulholland Falls"

1994

Portrayed shell-shocked first husband of Dorothy Parker in Alan Rudolph's "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle"

1993

With Silverman, reprised part in sequel "Weekend at Bernie's II"

1993

Appeared in supporting role in Wayne Wang's "The Joy Luck Club"

1991

Played expatriate journalist in John Frankenheimer's "Year of the Gun"

1989

Teamed with Jonathan Silverman for the comedy "Weekend at Bernie's"

1988

Again starred opposite Molly Ringwald in the little-seen "Fresh Horses"

1987

Acted on stage in "Bodies, Rest and Motion"

1987

Scored surprising box office hit with Michael Gottlieb's "Mannequin"

1987

Starred in feature adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel "Less Than Zero"

1986

Made TV debut as guest star on NBC anthology series "Amazing Stories"; episode directed by Timothy Hutton

1986

Starred opposite Molly Ringwald in John Hughes' successful "Pretty in Pink"

1985

Featured in "St Elmo's Fire" among an ensemble of actors later dubbed the 'Brat Pack'

1985

Made Broadway debut in "The Boys of Winter"

1983

Made film debut in "Class" opposite Jacqueline Bisset and Rob Lowe

Landed first stage appearance as the Artful Dodger in a high school production of "Oliver!"

Worked off-Broadway at Circle in the Square and Ensemble Studio Theatre

Made off-Broadway debut in Albert Innaurato's "Herself as Lust"

Raised in Westfield, NJ

Bonus Trivia

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McCarthy, sober since 2004, revealed the details of his drinking problem during a March 29, 2004 interview with Deborah Roberts on "20/20."

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