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Curtis Armstrong Biography

Birth Place:
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Fast Facts

  • Before his interest in acting developed, he wanted to be a journalist
  • Worked in theater for years before making his film debut as Tom Cruise's best friend in 1983's Risky Business
  • Perhaps most recognized for playing Dudley "Booger" Dawson in the feature films Revenge of the Nerds (1984) and Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
  • Reprised his role for the TV movies Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992) and Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love (1994)
  • Appeared on television for the first time when he joined the second season of ABC's Moonlighting
  • A prolific character actor, he made guest appearances on such shows as Murphy Brown, Felicity, Ed and One on One



    • Lily Armstrong -- Daughter
    • Robert Armstrong -- Father
    • Norma E. D'Amico -- Mother
    • Elaine Aronson Armstrong -- Wife