Andrew McCarthy Biography

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Born: November 29, 1962


Date of Birth: November 29, 1962

Andrew McCarthy brought a rare element of class to the Brat Pack.

While socially, he was in with the rest of the crew living it up in L.A., on the screen he had a presence which always managed to bring an extra layer of depth to his characters.

Born in Westfield, New Jersey, he attended prep school before moving to New York University where he studied acting.

He soon began acting at the Circle in the Square Theater and working in other theater projects.

His feature film debut was in 1983's Class but it was in 1985 that his career began to skyrocket with a performance as the shy and eccentric Kevin in Joel Schumacher's St. Elmo's Fire. The role earned him his spot in the Brat Pack, and his follow-up roles in Pretty in Pink and Less Than Zero guaranteed he was there to stay.

He also appeared as half of the wacky duo in Weekend at Bernie's.

Since the 80s came to a close, McCarthy has been seen on the big screen less and less. He had small roles in Mulholland Falls and The Joy Luck Club, but nothing of great note. However, he has made a successful return to his theater roots and has appeared on Broadway in Boys of Winter and Bodies, Rest and Motion. McCarthy has also appeared in a few European films by director Claude Chabrol.

More recent projects, Jump, New Waterford Girl and New World Disorder prove he has not dropped off the face of the Earth.

In October 1999, he married his college sweetheart, Carol Schneider.


A Twist of Faith (1999)
New World Disorder (1999)
New Waterford Girl (1999)
Jump (1999)
Losing You (1998)
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)
Bela Donna (1998)
Fool's Errand (1998)
Stag (1997)
Everything Relative (1996)
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Escape Clause (1996)
Things I've Never Told You (1996)
Dream Man (1995)
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
Dead Funny (1994)
Getting In (1994)
Night of the Running Man (1994)
Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Only You (1992)
Year of the Gun (1991)
Quiet Days in Clichy (1990)
Docteur M. (1990)
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Fresh Horses (1988)
Kansas (1988)
Less Than Zero (1987)
Mannequin (1987)
Waiting for the Moon (1987)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
Heaven Help Us (1985)
The Beniker Gang (1985)
Class (1983)

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