Nov. 29th, 1962
New York City, New York, USA
Andrew McCarthy's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Camp Hope
2008 - The Spiderwick Chronicles
1998 - I Woke Up Early The Day I Died
1997 - Stag
1996 - Mulholland Falls
1993 - Weekend at Bernie's II
1993 - The Joy Luck Club
1991 - Year of the Gun
1990 - Dr. M
1989 - Weekend at Bernie's
1988 - Fresh Horses
1987 - Mannequin
1987 - Less Than Zero
1986 - Pretty in Pink
1985 - St. Elmo's Fire
1983 - Class
Guest TV Roles
A.D.A. Gene Hoyle
Andrew McCarthy grew up in Westfield, New Jersey, until he was 15. He then moved to Bernardsville, and attended a prep school called the Pingry School, where he performed in plays and musicals and played basketball. At 18, he went to New York University as a theatre major and wound up as the lead in the 1983 film Class (1983). He also studied at the Circle in Square Theater School in New York. He has been in several on and off Broadway shows, such as 'Long Day's Journey', as well as over 40 movies. He continues to show his talented acting abilities in upcoming movies and shows.
- Has a son named Sam McCarthy, with 'Carol Schneider (I)' (qv), born in 2002.
- Ended up marrying his college sweetheart, 'Carol Schneider (I)' (qv), 20 years after they first dated.
- Is an avid and competent pool player.
- Brother of writer/director 'Justin McCarthy (I)' (qv)
- When the ending to _Pretty in Pink (1986)_ (qv) was re-shot, all of the principal actors had to be called back. Andrew McCarthy had already lost a substantial amount of weight and shaved his head for a new role in a New York play called "The Boys of Winter." Although he wore an auburn wig, he's noticeably more gaunt in the reshot scenes.
- He appeared in 'John Parr (II)' (qv)'s "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" music video.
- Started smoking during the filming of _St. Elmo's Fire (1985)_ (qv) (his character smoked). Has since quit.
- Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s "brat pack", along with 'Judd Nelson' (qv), 'Mare Winningham' (qv), 'Anthony Michael Hall' (qv), 'Demi Moore' (qv), 'Rob Lowe (I)' (qv), 'Molly Ringwald' (qv), 'Emilio Estevez' (qv) and 'Ally Sheedy' (qv)