|Other names Andy|
Name Andrew Lauer
|Years active 1989–present|
|Born June 19, 1965 (age 50) (1965-06-19) Santa Monica, California|
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, social activist
Title President & CEO at ReelAid & Senior Director/Producer at Motive Entertainment & Director/Writer at Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Website Andrew Lauer - Director ReelAid Motive Entertainment Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Alma mater San Diego State University, University of New Hampshire
Movies Adventures of a Teenage, Screamers, The One I Wrote For You, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Gun Shy
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Andrew "Andy" Lauer (born June 19, 1965) is an American feature and documentary filmmaker, actor and social activist.
Lauer is the Founder President & CEO of ReelAid, a non-profit organization made up of filmmakers from the Hollywood community producing low to no-cost promotional videos for other non-profit organizations who in turn use them to fund-raise and create public awareness.
Lauer was born in Los Angeles to an attorney father and an actress mother. He engaged as an actor from ages 9 to 11 and then stopped for the sake of normal childhood.
Lauer is an athlete and a football player. He captained his high school's gymnastics team.
He attended San Diego State University and then transferred to University of New Hampshire; he chose the Theater & Arts and Journalism there. He worked as a busboy to subsidize his studies at the New York Friars Club, where he was influenced by the comic legends Red Skelton, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman and Lucille Ball. After the completion of his studies, he traveled through Europe and then he settled in New York to start his career. In 1987, he returned to Los Angeles and improved his comedic abilities with The Groundlings and L.A. Connection.
He began his career in front of the camera with major roles in film and TV including Born on the Fourth of July (with Tom Cruise), For the Boys (with Bette Midler) and Iron Man 3 (with Robert Downey Jr.). He has mentored under the direction of filmmakers Oliver Stone, Michael Bay, David Fincher and James Burrows.
Lauer may be best known to America acting as "Charlie" on the NBC comedy series Caroline in the City.
He has directed and produced the feature film Adventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer starring Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) and Wendie Malick (Racing Stripes). The film was released in theaters Spring 2011 and went on to stay on the family charts for 28 consecutive weeks. Lauer’s recent project, Gridiron Heroes, won Best Feature Documentary at LA Film and Script Festival and Best Direction at NY International. The film follows fallen High School footballers and features actor Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), football legends Mike Ditka, Kurt Warner, Deacon Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Commentator Al Michaels. He is also involved in a sister-project executive produced by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Battleship) titled Head’s Up Tackling.
He also had triple duties directing/writing/producing The Tehuacan Project, a story about deaf children in rural Tehuacan in Mexico. Lauer's college roommate Brad Pitt executive produced. Adrien Brody narrated the film with Esai Morales; Prior to that he received critical acclaim for his feature film Intermedio, a supernatural thriller starring Edward Furlong (Terminator 2, American History X) and Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and the multi-award-winning short film, Little Cuba.
Lauer is also in the final stages of Going Beyond about a ragtag but heroic group working together to fight HIV in India, narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons.
Prince of Malacca is billed to be directed by Lauer. In addition to directing this film Lauer will also stand in as a producer.