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Actor and comedian Andy Dick has appeared in such shows as News Radio, Less Than Perfect and Dancing with the Stars.
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He became an infamous figure on the Hollywood party scene, often going wild with the likes of Chris Farley. In 1998, Dick made his first attempt to stem his substance abuse problems with a stint in rehab. But the following year, Dick crashed his car into a pole while under the influence. He also reportedly had drugs in the car. Dick pled guilty to two misdemeanors and ended up with three years of probation in the case.
Dick made a bizarre appearance on the roast for actor William Shatner, which aired on the Comedy Central cable channel. He licked several fellow celebrities, including Carrie Fisher, at the event. More odd behavior continued, including harassing Ivanka Trump while on The Jimmy Kimmel Show in 2007. Kimmel kicked Dick off the show for his behavior. The following year, Dick was arrested for drunkenly assaulting a woman in Georgia and for possessing marijuana. He later pled guilty to two misdemeanor charges of battery and possession.
Dick shared his struggles with television viewers on the reality show Sober House in 2009. But he was once again in trouble with the law the following year after an incident in a West Virginia comedy club. He charged with two felony counts of sexual abuse, but he was able to enter into a special program to avoid trial.
Continuing to work in television and films, Dick has made guest appearances on such shows as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Community and 2 Broke Girls. He also lent his voice to the 2011 animated film Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil.
In 2013, Dick returned to reality television as a competitor on Dancing with the Stars. He told ABC that "I'm really looking forward to the hard work, and discipline" required for appearing on the show. The dance he was most excited about was "the Charleston," he said, explaining, "it's closest to my tap-dancing background."
Dick has a son, Lucas, from his first marriage (1986-1990) to artist Ivone Kowalcyzk. He also has two children, Jacob and Meg, from his relationship with Lina Sved.
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