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Andy Breckman

Biography

A FRESH York singer/songwriter, guitarist, and writer for both Sunday Night time Live and David Letterman, Breckman has written many sly, comedic “folk” tunes.

Quick Facts


Full Name Andy Breckman
Profession Screenwriter, Radio personality
Education Boston University
Nationality American
Spouse Beth Landau, Mary Breckman
Children Rachel Breckman, Evan Breckman, Molly Breckman, Joshua Breckman, Julie Breckman
Siblings David Breckman
Awards WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials - Television
Music Songs The Dollar Bill Song, I Had A Good Day, Where Is Rabbi Finkleman?, Don't Get Killed, The Hello Hello Hello Song, The Very Very Sorry Song, I Don't Want to Mow the Lawn, The Reincarnation Song, The Fiance Song, So Far So Good, Men Make History, Pollution Is a Bad Thing, All the Good Songs Have Been Sung, Mad Professor Bly, Here Comes My Career, The Move Song, When Everybody Knows My Name, Things Get Worse, Last Night Again I Dreamt of You, The Ten Commandments Song, The Circus Song, A Love of My Own, A Desperate Attempt to Make the Critics' List of the Ten Records, The Cancer Song, I'm It, Passing Trains, If I Only Had A Brain, The Cheese Stands Alone, Railroad Bill, Away, How I Met Your Mother, Andy Breckman Tells Us How He Really Feels
Albums Proud Dad, Don't Get Killed
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Children's Script
Movies Triumph's Election Special 2016, Rat Race, Sgt. Bilko, I.Q., True Identity, Hot to Trot, Arthur 2: On the Rocks, Moving, Tourist Trap
TV Shows Monk, The Good Cop


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#Fact
1 (1996-) Andy Breckman can be heard on WFMU's Seven-Second Delay, Wednesdays at 6PM. (91.1 FM, East Orange, New Jersey)
2 Daughter from second marriage Molly
3 The children from his first marriage are Joshua (eldest) Rachel (second) Julie (third).
4 Ater Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) was released in his hometown's theater, he allegedly hung around outside apologizing to anyone who had seen it.
5 A tattoo on his ankle is a portion of the Chinese translation of "Take Out".
6 Once did not recognise his own wife's voice when she called into his radio show.
7 Brother of David Breckman


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Triumph's Summer Election Special 2016 2016 TV Movie
Triumph's Election Special 2016 2016 TV Movie
The Jack and Triumph Show 2015 TV Series story - 1 episode
Uncle Nigel 2010 TV Movie
Monk TV Series creator - 125 episodes, 2002 - 2009 written by - 12 episodes, 2002 - 2009 story - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2008 teleplay - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2002
Little Monk 2009 TV Series 2 episodes
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special special material written by
Rat Race 2001 written by
TV Funhouse TV Series 3 episodes, 2000 - 2001 additional material - 3 episodes, 2000 - 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley 1998 TV Special documentary
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman 1998 TV Special documentary
Tourist Trap 1998 TV Movie
Sgt. Bilko 1996 written by
Saturday Night Live TV Series writer - 56 episodes, 1983 - 1987 additional sketches - 5 episodes, 1986 - 1995 written by - 1 episode, 1984
I.Q. 1994 screenplay / story
True Identity 1991 written by
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams 1991 Video documentary
Hot to Trot 1988 uncredited
Arthur 2: On the Rocks 1988 written by
Moving 1988 written by
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1984 TV Series writer - 48 episodes
The Joe Piscopo Special 1984 TV Special
Hot Hero Sandwich 1979 TV Series writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jack and Triumph Show 2015 TV Series consulting producer - 7 episodes
Uncle Nigel 2010 TV Movie executive producer
Monk 2002-2009 TV Series executive producer - 125 episodes
Little Monk 2009 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Monk Webisodes 2007 TV Mini-Series series producer - 7 episodes
TV Funhouse 2000-2001 TV Series consulting producer - 8 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 1983-1985 TV Series Various / Party Guest / Auction Assistant / ...

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
SNL Shorts 2014 TV Movie clips
Saturday Night Live: Just Shorts 2009 TV Special archive footage
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy 1998 Video documentary segment "White Like Me"
The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live 1989 Video documentary segment "White Like Me", uncredited
Saturday Night Live 1984 TV Series film segment director - 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monk 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Night of Too Many Stars 2003 TV Movie production consultant

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beer and Board Games 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Special Without Brett Davis 2016 TV Series Himself
Sex and Broadcasting 2014 Documentary Himself
Making 'Rat Race' 2001 Video short documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1984 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1983 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beer and Board Games 2016 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming Hot Hero Sandwich (1979) · David Axlerod (writer)
· Joseph A. Bailey (writer)
· Richard Camp (writer)
· Sherry Coben (writer)
· Bruce Hart (writer)
· Carole Hart (writer)
· Marianne Meyer (writer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special Triumph's Election Special 2016 (2016) · Robert Smigel (writer)
· David Feldman (writer)
· R.J. Fried (writer)
· Michael Koman (writer)
· Brian Reich (writer)
· Josh Comers (writer)
· Raj Desai (writer)
· Jarrett Grode (writer)
· Ben Joseph (writer)
· Matt Kirsch (writer)
· Mike Lawrence (writer)
· Craig Rowin (writer)
· Zach Smilovitz (writer)
· David Taylor (writer)
· Andrew Weinberg (writer)
· Ray James (additional material)
· Jesse Joyce (additional material)
· Jason Reich (additional material)
· Alex Scordelis (additional material)
2004 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) · Hal Kanter
· Rita Cash
· Buz Kohan
· Steve Martin (special material)
· Beth Armogida (special material)
· Dave Barry (special material)
· Dave Boone (special material)
· Jon Macks (special material)
· Rita Rudner (special material)
· Bruce Vilanch (special material)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live (1975) · A. Whitney Brown (writer)
· E. Jean Carroll (writer)
· James Downey (writer)
· Al Franken (writer)
· Eddie Gorodetsky (writer)
· Phil Hartman (writer)
· George Meyer (writer)
· Lorne Michaels (writer)
· Kevin Nealon (writer)
· Margaret Oberman (writer)
· Herbert Sargent (writer)
· Marc Shaiman (writer)
· Rosie Shuster (writer)
· Robert Smigel (writer)
· Jon Vitti (writer)
· Tom Davis (writer)
· Bonnie Turner (writer)
· Terry Turner (writer)
· Christine Zander (writer)
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Late Night with David Letterman (1982) · James Downey (writer)
· Gerard Mulligan (writer)
· George Meyer (writer)
· Steve O'Donnell (writer)
· Sandy Frank (writer)
· Merrill Markoe (writer)
· David Letterman (writer)
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program Saturday Night Live (1975) · Andrew Smith (writer)
· Jim Belushi (writer)
· Robin Duke (writer)
· Adam Green (writer)
· Mary Gross (writer)
· Nate Herman (writer)
· Tim Kazurinsky (writer)
· Kevin Kelton (writer)
· Andrew Kurtzman (writer)
· Michael C. McCarthy (writer)
· Eddie Murphy (writer)
· Pamela Norris (writer)
· Margaret Oberman (writer)
· Joe Piscopo (writer)
· Herbert Sargent (writer)
· Bob Tischler (writer)
· Eliot Wald (writer)


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