Andy Milonakis is an American rapper, actor, and writer with a $1 million dollar net worth. The Andy Milonakis Show, which he co-created with Jimmy Kimmel and aired on MTV/MTV2 from 2005 to 2007, and Milonakis’ performances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” are what have made him most well-known.
Andy has made appearances in a number of movies and TV shows, such as “Kroll Show,” “Crank Yankers,” and “Waiting..” (2013). With the success of his 2003 video “The Super Bowl Is Gay,” Milonakis went on to start posting rap videos on YouTube. He is well-liked on Twitch, where he has 550,000 followers and about 1,500 subscribers, while his YouTube channel has 539,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.
Andy Milonakis Early Life
Andrew Michael Milonakis was born on January 30, 1976, in Katonah, New York, and is better known by his stage name, Andy Milonakis. He was born in Queens to Greek-American parents, and he has an elder sister. He has a lack of growth hormone, which causes him to appear and sound like a teenager. He spent his childhood in Queens.
Andy used self-deprecation as a defense mechanism to escape being bullied while he was a student at John Jay High School. He has stated in the past that “humor is a terrific protection mechanism.” Milonakis has a degree in computer engineering and worked as a tech support technician at an accounting firm; the firm fired him after he started appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” because he wasn’t spending enough time at the office.
Milonakis holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. During his time as an employee at the company, Andy took classes at the renowned Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and performed stand-up comedy and improv in his spare time.
Andy Milonakis Career
On January 26, 2003, Milonakis received an invitation to a friend’s Super Bowl party; nevertheless, he chose to stay at home and make a film titled “The Super Bowl Is Gay.” Two weeks after Andy posted the film on AngryNakedPat.com, it quickly gained popularity.
After a writer for the late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” viewed the clip, one of the show’s producers sent Andy an email requesting him to phone right away.
The footage was shown on Kimmel’s show, and he told the audience that “the youngster is going to be a celebrity.” The following night, he played a separate Milonakis video, and then Andy started appearing on the program and conducting amusing man-on-the-street interviews across the nation. He went to Los Angeles after setting aside the money he earned from his performances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
After moving to Los Angeles, Milonakis started collaborating with Kimmel on a pilot concept. “The Andy Milonakis Show” was created after the two offered the concept to MTV. On June 26, 2005, the program debuted on MTV. For its second and third seasons, it was relocated to MTV2.
Before it was canceled in May 2007, “The Andy Milonakis Show” ran 22 episodes and was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice Summer Series in 2005. Sketches, man-on-the-street segments, and famous guests including Kimmel, John Stamos, Sarah Silverman, Snoop Dogg, and Paul Reubens were all featured on the program.
Since “The Andy Milonakis Show” ended, Andy has starred in a number of motion pictures, such as “Who’s Your Caddy?” (2008), “Extreme Movie,” and “Mac & Devin Go to High School” (2012). He has also provided the voice of N.E.P.T.R. for eight episodes of the Cartoon Network series “Adventure Time” (2010–2018).
Alongside Riff Raff and Dirt Nasty, Milonakis was a part of the rap group Three Loco. In 2012, the group’s album “Three Loco!” was released. The trio split up in 2014, but they got back together in 2020 to record a new song called “Arrogant American Freestyle.” The singles Andy has released include “Let Me Twitter Dat” (2009), “Lemonade Bubble Gum” (2010), and “Worst Day” (2013). He has also contributed to songs by Gucci Mane, Snoop Dogg, Diwon, Hands of Tyme, and Chain Swangaz.
Andy Milonakis Personal Life
Andy is a poker enthusiast who, in April of 2020, inked a deal with Americas Cardroom to broadcast online poker games on his Twitch channel. He placed third in a poker tournament that benefited Feeding America and he also participated in a 2007 Fantasy Poker Night that benefited the Lili Claire Foundation. He has also participated in the RunItUp Reno event and has been featured on the “Live at the Bike” poker webcast.