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Andrew McCarthy Biography

Birth Name:
Andrew T. McCarthy
Birth Place:
Westfield, New Jersey, United States
Actor, director, screenwriter, producer

Fast Facts

  • 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