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Andy Cowan
Santa Monica, CA, USA
Member since: 7/11/2008


ANDY COWAN is an award-winning writer/producer/performer, with Cheers (multiple episodes) Seinfeld, 3rd Rock From the Sun (both staff) and numerous other comedies and talk/variety shows among his writing credits.  He began his Hollywood career as a segment producer, writer and performer on The Merv Griffin Showduring the ‘80s and interviewed hundreds of luminaries, from Orson Welles to Jerry Seinfeld.  He produced, wrote and hosted his Showtime CableACE award-winning 60 Minutes send-up, 6 Minutes, drawing praise from 60 Minutes’ own creator, Don Hewitt.  He’s written several feature scripts and over half a dozen original pilots (and hosted some) including several for Fox and CBS, written for Ellen DeGeneres’ prime time Emmy-hosting stint, performed in comedy clubs throughout the country, jazz clubs throughout Los Angeles…… and as a voiceover artist…… on Seinfeld, 3rd Rock, Lucas Films’ Star Wars, Dark Empire I & IIaudio books, Star Watch, Hollywood’s Best Film Directors, HBO Europe, ReelzChannel, Ovation Channel (currently airing, third year as narrator), and numerous other projects.  He regularly contributes humor pieces to multiple publications including the Los Angeles Times, wrote for MyFM, Los Angeles, and the CBS Jack FM Radio Network from 2007-‘10, and has written nearly 200 comic panels (one was featured on NBC’s Meet the Press) for King Features' Bizarro, in over 300 newspapers worldwide, the winner of three consecutive National Cartoonists Society “Best Cartoon Panel” awards and its highest honor winner in 2011 A 2007 Song of the Year“Suggested Artist” and “Honorable Mention” winner for his song (writing and vocals) Hitchin’ on the Highway of Life … it was also a top 20 finalist in the 2007 and 2008 Unisong International Songwriting Competitions, winner of a 2007 The Great American Song Contest Honor Award, semi-finalist in the 2008 UK Songwriting Contest, and selected for two films.  His 2008 short comedy feature he wrote and appears in, Knocked Down, was an official selection in the 2008 San Fernando Valley International Film Festival, 2009 Show off Your Shorts Film Festival, Cut! Film Festival, ArtsFest Film Festival, and Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival – where it won for Best Comedy.  He wrote and co-created the comedy webisode series, Phonees  featuring Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld) and Jill-Michele Meleán (MADtv) Opposite Andy is a comedy hybrid which centers on his exploits tackling "the opposite" in his own life, the theme of an acclaimed top ten Seinfeld episode he wrote.  His comedy talk radio show, Up & Down Guys,, first profiled in The Hollywood Reporter, premiered in 2010 on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles. He recently hosted and taped his hour comedy talk show pilot, Another Talk Show! with Andy Cowan, featuring Jason Alexander and Sheila Raye Charles.  And his comedy feature reports are soon to be a part of Studio 11 LA, the recently launched news program on Los Angeles Fox affiliate, KTTV Fox 11. 

Profiled in Who’s Who in America, he earned his Masters Degree in Broadcasting from Boston University and began his broadcasting career in radio and TV news in Pennsylvania.

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