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FactBelonged to same high school fraternity as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.

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.

General Info

Full NameAndy Fickman
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Theatre Director, Television Director
EducationTexas Tech University, University of Houston


NominationsBest Sports Movie ESPY Award
MoviesWho'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

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1Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity (Texas Tech Chapter).
2Belonged to same high school fraternity as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.
3From Houston, Texas.
4Fan of Elvis Presley.
5Met 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 Wait2016TV Series executive producer - 4 episodes
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse2015producer
Liv and Maddie2013-2015TV Series executive producer - 40 episodes
Internet Icon 22013Video short executive producer
Internet Icon2012TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Jewtopia2012executive producer / producer
Lovin' Lakin2012TV Mini-Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Wright vs. Wrong2010TV Movie executive producer
You Again2010producer
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical2005TV Movie executive producer
Anaconda1997associate producer


Liv and Maddie2013-2017TV Series 28 episodes
Kevin Can Wait2016TV Series 12 episodes
The Odd Couple2016TV Series 1 episode
Recovery Road2016TV Series 1 episode
Austin & Ally2015TV Series 1 episode
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 22015
Parental Guidance2012
Hellcats2011TV Series 1 episode
Wright vs. Wrong2010TV Movie
You Again2010
Race to Witch Mountain2009
Aliens in America2007TV Series 1 episode
The Game Plan2007
She's the Man2006
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical2005TV Movie
Who's Your Daddy?2004Video


Lovin' Lakin2012TV Mini-SeriesAndy Fickman


Man of the House1995production executive
Gypsy1993TV Movie production executive
Hocus Pocus1993production executive
Another You1991production executive
Funny About Love1990production executive


Mexican Hat2006Short
Who's Your Daddy?2004Video screenplay


8 Years2014Documentary short thanks


The Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2011TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2010TV SeriesHimself
Food Network Star2010TV SeriesHimself
You Again Cast Fight2010Video shortHimself
Don't Unplug the Arts2009Documentary shortHimself
The Movie Loft2009TV SeriesHimself
Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Filmmaker
Reefer Madness: Grass Roots2005TV Short documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2005"Première" AwardDeauville Film FestivalReefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)

Nominated Awards

2016Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst DirectorPaul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)
2005Grand Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalReefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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