Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman

Actor, Writer

BIO

Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer, actor and performance artist. While often referred to as acomedian, Kaufman did not consider himself to be one. He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood, referring to himself instead as a "song-and-dance man." Elaborate hoaxes and pranks were major elements of his career. His act maintains a cult following and he continues to be respected among comedians for his original material, performance style, and unflinching commitment to character.

Birthday

Jan. 17, 1949

Known for

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I'm from Hollywood

I'm from Hollywood is about the adventures of late performance artist Andy Kaufman in the world of … Read more

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The Death Of Andy Kaufman

The Andy Kaufman Project explores the possibility that avant-garde performance artist Andy Kaufman … Read more

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The Real Andy Kaufman

The majority of the footage in The Real Andy Kaufman consists of a 1979 performance the actor/comed… Read more

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Andy Kaufman World Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion: His Greatest Matches

The story of famed performance artist Andy Kaufman's bizarre quest to find a woman who could defeat… Read more