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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 29 September 1957Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameAndrew Clay Silverstein
Nicknames The Diceman
Dice
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Andrew Dice Clay was born on September 29, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Andrew Clay Silverstein. He is an actor and writer, known for Blue Jasmine (2013), The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) and Dice Rules (1991). He has been married to Valerie Silverstein since February 14, 2010. He was previously married to Kathleen Monica and Kathleen Swanson.

Spouse (3)

Valerie Silverstein (14 February 2010 - present)
Kathleen Monica (4 September 1992 - 2002) (divorced) (2 children)
Kathleen Swanson (1984 - 1986) (divorced)

Trade Mark (7)

His comedy acts often include his catch phrases "Dat's what I think", "Unbelievable", and (usually to puctuate one of his infamous dirty nursery rhymes) a sharp "Ooh!".
Begins all of his comedy acts with about a minute of just standing on stage, smoking a cigarette, before starting into his material.
Often wears a black leather jacket. For his on-stage act, his jacket is usually covered in gold studs, with the word 'Dice' spelled out on across his back.
Heavy brooklyn accent
Extremely foul, sexually explicit language
Much of his act consists of directing insults at women and minorities
Often wears large, dark sunglasses

Trivia (17)

His first wife is Kathleen Swanson, whom he wed in 1984 and divorced in 1986. He called his two years of matrimony a "horror show". His second wife was Kathleen Monica -- he calls her Trini, and he was married to her between 1992 and 2002. The two met while he was on location filming the Chicago episodes of Crime Story (1986)--she was his waitress in a restaurant where he ate regularly. He has two sons with her--Max Silverstein, who was born in 1990 and, Dillon Scott Silverstein, who was born in 1994. His first son is named after the character he played on "Crime Story", Max Goldman.
Has been managed by his father, Fred Silverstein, for most of his career.
Even after he made enormous amounts of money with his "Diceman" act he decided to live in his hometown borough of Brooklyn for a number of years.
He now resides somewhere in New Jersey, the hometown of his current wife.
His trademark "Ooh!" is sampled in the popular dance club song, "Unbelievable", by EMF.
Was the first and only person banned for life from MTV, for using foul language during the live broadcast of the music awards. The ban was subsequently lifted.
Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 106-108. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
Perhaps the only stand-up comic ever to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row.
Used to employ a plant, fellow comic Ed Regine (aka Ed "The Machine" Regine), to heckle him during his act. He would later open for Clay on tour.
Formerly engaged to Eleanor Kerrigan.
Former roommate of Yakov Smirnoff.
Although well-known in his comedy routine for chain-smoking cigarettes, he quit smoking in 2001. He now just holds an unlit cigarette as part of his act.
Nephew of Ann Lefkowitz.
Auditioned for a role in The Big Lebowski (1998).
Performing regularly In Las Vegas, can be seen at the Stardust Hotel and Casino and The Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort.
Currently playing at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas [October 2009]
Currently working on New CD

Personal Quotes (4)

Life is like sex, baby--the more you put in, the more you get out. End of story.
I'm not the greatest husband - I've got a girlfriend. It doesn't really please my wife, but then if I was looking to please her I wouldn't have a girlfriend. I mean she knows about it, and I guess she's okay with it. Plus my kids like both of them.
[on why he was not a guest on Late Night with David Letterman (1982)] "Because I don't talk about socks in the laundry. I don't talk about Wonder Bread . . . I talk about life, and that pisses some people off."
People are taking the act too seriously. The [Diceman] character is a macho moron. It's juvenile comedy. I just like to make people laugh.

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