A likable, even-tempered yet brilliantly funny comic performer, Andy Richter started off below the radar as the inestimable sidekick on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," (NBC, 1993-2009). Not as outlandish as Jim Carrey or Eddie Murphy; not as schlubby as Kevin James or Jim Belushi, Richter simply had a normal everyday persona. With his sly comic timing and subtle line delivery, it took time for viewers to catch on to his particular brand of humor. But they did, and after Richter left "Late Night," he had a loyal fan base follow him to his own shows, "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" (Fox, 2002-03) and "Andy Barker: P.I." (NBC, 2007). His quirky sense of humor never translated to mainstream success, however, and both shows - while critically adored - were canceled due to low ratings. Still, Richter continued to turn in memorable cameo moments on shows like "Arrested Development," (Fox, 2003-06) as quintuplet versions of himself, and in big screen hits like "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" (2006) as the flamboyant gay lover of Sasha Baron Cohen. Though he considered himself a comic actor, he returned to the fold for "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 2009-2010) where he served as announcer and sidekick to his old friend, only to find himself out of work only months later following a highly public spat between O'Brien, NBC and former host Jay Leno which saw O'Brien leave his longtime network home and take his cast and crew with him. Richter remained loyal to his collaborator and friend with whom he shared a sharp and effortless comedic rapport. Devoted fans counted down the days till the duo could return to late night on a different network with the new show, "Conan" (TBS, 2010- ), all the while proving their previous employers had made a horrible decision in letting this comedic powerhouse go.