Fast Facts

  • Father ran a fruit stand in New Jersey.
  • Served in the Army during World War II.
  • Was cast in his feature film debut Mister Rogers (1955) after director John Ford saw him perform in the show on Broadway.
  • Was also an accomplished painter who was featured in the book Actors as Artists.
  • Mainly a small-screen player, he was best known for his Golden Globe/Emmy-nominated stint as the captain of a trio of trendy crime fighters on The Mod Squad. He also appeared on a number of other cop shows, including Police Story, Kojak and ChiPs.


  • 1971, Golden Globe — Actor in a Supporting Role- Television Series: Nominee
  • 1970, Emmy — Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama: Nominee


  • Selma Andrews — Mother
  • Julianna — Daughter
  • Norma Thornton — Wife (deceased)
  • Tony Andrews — Son
  • Barbara Andrews — Daughter
  • George Andrews — Father
  • John Andrews — Son
  • Gina — Daughter
  • Steve Andrews — Son


  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY


  • Birth Name: Tiger Andrews
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Died: January 27, 2007
  • Profession: Actor

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