STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 470 this week

Andy Kaufman (I) (1949–1984)


Referred to by some as a dadaistic comedian, Andy Kaufman took comedy and performance art to the edges of irrationality and blurred the dividing line between reality and imagination. Born in New York City on January 17, 1949, the first son of Stanley and Janice Kaufman, Andy grew up on New York in the town of Great Neck. He began performing for ... See full bio »

Editors' Spotlight

Watch Now on Amazon Instant Video

Watch these latest full-length features on Amazon now!


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 people
created 06 Jul 2011
 
a list of 43 people
created 19 Nov 2011
 
a list of 31 people
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 34 people
created 24 Jul 2013
 
a list of 21 people
created 18 Sep 2013
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Andy Kaufman.

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (10 credits)
 2015 Bloody Bobby (post-production)
Diabolo Sanchez
 1978-1983 Taxi (TV Series)
Latka Gravas / Vic Ferrari / Arlo / ...
- Jim's Mario's (1983) ... Latka Gravas (credit only)
- Tony's Baby (1983) ... Latka Gravas (credit only)
 1983 Super Bowl XVII Pre-Game Show (TV Movie)
Latka Gravas (uncredited)
 1981 Heartbeeps
Val
 1977 Stick Around (TV Short)
Andy, the Robot
 1976 God Told Me To
Police Officer
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (40 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (25 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote several books, stories and poems that remained unpublished until 1999. Books include The Huey Williams Story and God.

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Tony Clifton | Baji Kimran

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Whenever I play a role, whether it's good or bad, an evil person or nice person, I believe in being a purist and going all the way with the role. If I'm going to be a villainous wrestler, I believe in going all the way with it and not breaking character and not giving away to the audience that I'm playing a role. I believe in playing it straight to the hilt. See more »

Trivia:

Museum of TV and Radio presented 90-minute film of Kaufman highlights to honor him posthumously in New York and L.A. in October 1999. See more »

Trademark:

His character Tony Clifton See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Andy possibly still alive according to a new story DrBillHarford
Is this why they say he was a genius? savair1
HERE IS PROOF ANDY IS ALIVE! RedHornet
Andy Kaufman sighting paperjapan
Andy Kaufman Press Conference puzzlementarians
other eccentric comedians.... KINGJO4606-1
Discuss Andy Kaufman on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page