Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity (Texas Tech Chapter).
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.
Screenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Theatre Director, Television Director
Texas Tech University, University of Houston
Best Sports Movie ESPY Award
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
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).