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 Show during the ‘80s, and interviewed
hundreds of luminaries, from Orson Welles to Jerry Seinfeld. He produced, wrote
and hosted his CableACE award-winning 60 Minutes send-up, 6 Minutes, for Showtime, 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, wrote for Ellen DeGeneres’ 2001
Emmy-hosting stint, has 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 & II audio books,
and numerous other projects. He regularly contributes humor pieces to the L.A.
Times, regularly writes for the Jack FM Radio Network, and wrote over 70 comic panels in 2007 (one of which sent up Tim
Russert and was featured on NBC’s Meet the Press) for King Features' Bizarro,
the National Cartoonists Society three-time "Best Newspaper Cartoon Panel" and successor to Gary Larson's Far Side.
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 Unisong International Songwriting Competition, and winner of a 2007 The Great American Song Contest Honor Award. Hear it at: http://anthrosop.tripod.com/hitchindemo/ ... His short comedy feature he wrote and appears in, Knocked Down, finished principal photography in late 2007. On the
development front is Opposite Andy, a comedy hybrid he is executive producing and starring in, which centers on
his exploits tackling "the opposite" in his own life, the theme of an acclaimed top ten Seinfeld
episode he wrote. In addition, his comedy talk radio show, Up & Down Guys, is in the Westwood One pipeline. 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.
IMDB profile: (doesn’t
include all credits from 2000s, nor pilots…) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0184518/