Andy Kaufman (I) (1949–1984)


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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 »

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Taxi Latka Gravas / Vic Ferrari / Alex Reiger / Arlo / Jeffrey
(1978-1983)
(1981)
Man on the Moon Soundtrack
(1999)

Filmography

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 1983 My Breakfast with Blassie
Andy Kaufman
 1978-1983 Taxi (TV Series)
Latka Gravas / Vic Ferrari / Arlo / ...
- Simka's Monthlies (1983) ... Latka Gravas
- A Grand Gesture (1983) ... Latka Gravas
- Jim's Mario's (1983) ... Latka Gravas (credit only)
- Tony's Baby (1983) ... Latka Gravas (credit only)
- Arnie Meets the Kids (1983) ... Latka Gravas
 1975-1982 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Andy Kaufman / Foreign Man / Elvis / ...
- John Madden/Jennifer Holliday (1982) ... Elvis
- Eric Idle/Bob Dylan (1979) ... Andy Kaufman / Voice of Elvis
- Art Garfunkel/Stephen Bishop (1978) ... British Man
- Hugh Hefner/Libby Titus (1977) ... Andy Kaufman
- Ralph Nader/George Benson (1977) ... Foreign Man
 1981 Heartbeeps
Val
 1980 In God We Trust (or Gimme That Prime Time Religion)
Armageddon T. Thunderbird
 1979 Stormy Justice (TV Movie)
 1979 Cher... and Other Fantasies (TV Movie)
Adam
 1977 Stick Around (TV Movie)
Andy, the Robot
 1976 Van Dyke and Company (TV Series)
HimselfElvis Impersonator / Regular / Fonzie Runner-up
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... HimselfElvis Impersonator
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Regular / Fonzie Runner-up
 1976 God Told Me To
Police Assassin
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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Wrote several books, stories and poems that remained unpublished until 1999.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 | 11 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Tony Clifton | Baji Kimran

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Parents:

Stanley Kaufman | Janice Bernstein
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Personal Quote:

There's no way to describe what I do. It's just me. See more »

Trivia:

On the DVD "Best of R.E.M., The" (2003), Kaufman appears on the videos "The Great Beyond" (originally released in 1999), and "Man On The Moon" (originally released in 1992). See more »

Trademark:

His character Tony Clifton See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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