Guiseppe Andrews grew up moving from one trailer park to another before he and his father were cast in a local infomercial, indirectly leading the then 10-year-old Andrews to a small role in the unlikely romance movie "Getting It Right" (1989). Following an appearance in the droll family dramedy "Unstrung Heroes" and a regular role on the short-lived classroom sitcom "Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher", the actor gained a worldwide audience as the son of a drunken crop duster in the blockbuster alien-invasion thriller "Independence Day". In 1999, the same year he broke out as a capable adult star in the bawdy road movie "Detroit Rock City", Andrews grounded his film career in avant-garde endeavors rather than mainstream pursuits, writing and directing the twisted, low-budget coming-of-age film "Touch Me in the Morning". While continuing to imbue self-directed experimental projects such as "Grandpa" and "Period Piece" with the sort of trailer-park culture he knew as a youth, Andrews appeared as a thoroughly bizarre backwoods deputy in the horror comedy "Cabin Fever" (reuniting with his Rock City co-star James DeBello). The actor regularly makes similarly oddball turns in films such as the severed-finger mystery "Careless" and the existential surveillance-camera thriller "Look".