Known for movies
Andy Fickman is an American film and television director, producer, and screenwriter. He is known for his work on the television series She Spies (2002–2004), Reba (2006–2007), and the films The Game Plan (2007), Race to Nowhere (2009), Parental Guidance (2012), and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015).
Fickman was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Barbara Lynn (née Kligman), a homemaker, and Jerry Fickman, a television producer. He has two sisters, Jodi and Julie. Fickman was raised in the San Fernando Valley and is Jewish. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Fickman’s first job in the entertainment industry was as a production assistant on the television series Saved by the Bell (1989–1993). He later worked as a writer and producer on the series She Spies (2002–2004) and Reba (2006–2007).
Fickman made his feature film debut as a director with the Disney sports comedy The Game Plan (2007), starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The film was a box office success, grossing over $146 million worldwide.
Fickman next directed the documentary Race to Nowhere (2009), which examines the high-pressure world of competitive academics and standardized testing in the United States. The film was nominated for an Emmy Award.
In 2012, Fickman directed the family comedy Parental Guidance, starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. The film was a box office success, grossing over $119 million worldwide.
Fickman’s most recent film is Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015), starring Kevin James. The film was a box office disappointment, grossing only $71 million worldwide.
Fickman has been married to actress Julie Goldman since 2002. They have two children together.
|Full Name||Andy Fickman|
|Profession||Screenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Theatre Director, Television Director|
|Education||Texas Tech University, University of Houston|
|Nominations||Best Sports Movie ESPY Award|
|Movies||Who's Your Daddy?, She's the Man, The Game Plan, Race to Witch Mountain, You Again, Jewtopia, Parental Guidance, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Reefer Madness, Wright vs. Wrong|
|1||Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity (Texas Tech Chapter).|
|2||Belonged to same high school fraternity as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.|
|3||From Houston, Texas.|
|4||Fan of Elvis Presley.|
|5||Met his ex-girlfriend, actress Christine Lakin, while casting the musical, "The Gift", in Los Angeles in 2000. He did not hire her then but cast her in 2001 in the movie, Who's Your Daddy? (2004), which she starred in and he directed. They then worked together on the musical, "Sneaux", in 2003 before beginning a relationship in 2004. As with many of Andy's actors, he has repeatedly hired her and they have since enjoyed worked together in such films as Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) and The Game Plan (2007).|
|Kevin Can Wait||2016||TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes|
|Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse||2015||producer|
|Liv and Maddie||2013-2015||TV Series executive producer - 40 episodes|
|Internet Icon 2||2013||Video short executive producer|
|Internet Icon||2012||TV Series executive producer - 1 episode|
|Jewtopia||2012||executive producer / producer|
|Lovin' Lakin||2012||TV Mini-Series executive producer - 10 episodes|
|Wright vs. Wrong||2010||TV Movie executive producer|
|Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical||2005||TV Movie executive producer|
|Liv and Maddie||2013-2017||TV Series 28 episodes|
|Kevin Can Wait||2016||TV Series 12 episodes|
|The Odd Couple||2016||TV Series 1 episode|
|Recovery Road||2016||TV Series 1 episode|
|Austin & Ally||2015||TV Series 1 episode|
|Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||2015|
|Hellcats||2011||TV Series 1 episode|
|Wright vs. Wrong||2010||TV Movie|
|Race to Witch Mountain||2009|
|Aliens in America||2007||TV Series 1 episode|
|The Game Plan||2007|
|She's the Man||2006|
|Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical||2005||TV Movie|
|Who's Your Daddy?||2004||Video|
|Lovin' Lakin||2012||TV Mini-Series||Andy Fickman|
|Man of the House||1995||production executive|
|Gypsy||1993||TV Movie production executive|
|Hocus Pocus||1993||production executive|
|Another You||1991||production executive|
|Funny About Love||1990||production executive|
|Who's Your Daddy?||2004||Video screenplay|
|8 Years||2014||Documentary short thanks|
|The Broadway.com Show||2014||TV Series||Himself|
|Made in Hollywood||2010-2012||TV Series||Himself|
|Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition||2011||TV Series||Himself|
|Up Close with Carrie Keagan||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|Food Network Star||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|You Again Cast Fight||2010||Video short||Himself|
|Don't Unplug the Arts||2009||Documentary short||Himself|
|The Movie Loft||2009||TV Series||Himself|
|Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen||2008||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Filmmaker|
|Reefer Madness: Grass Roots||2005||TV Short documentary||Himself|
|2005||"Première" Award||Deauville Film Festival||Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)|
|2016||Razzie Award||Razzie Awards||Worst Director||Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)|
|2005||Grand Special Prize||Deauville Film Festival||Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia