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  • Studied at New York's Circle in Square Theater School.
  • Made his film debut at 19 in Class.
  • Was a member of the 1980s "Brat Pack" of young actors that included Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.
  • Made Broadway debut in 1985 as Flem in The Boys of Winter.
  • Had to wear a wig in the final scene of 1986's Pretty in Pink since his head was shaved for a play when they did the reshoot.
  • Named Travel Journalist of the Year in 2010 by the Society of American Travel Writers.
  • Wrote a best-selling memoir titled The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down, which was published in September 2012.


  • Sam McCarthy — Son
  • Carol Schneider — Ex-wife
  • Justin McCarthy — Brother
  • Willow McCarthy — Daughter
  • Dolores Rice — Wife


  • Attended New York University, New York, NY


  • Birth Name: Andrew T. McCarthy
  • Birth Place: Westfield, NJ
  • Birthday: November 29, 1962, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Producer
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