Lauer in 2016 (arm: Brad Pitt)
|Alma mater||San Diego State University, University of New Hampshire|
|Occupation||Film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, social activist|
|Title||President & CEO at |
Senior Director/Producer at
Brillstein Entertainment Partners
|Website||Andrew Lauer - Director|
Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Lauer is the Founder President & CEO of ReelAid, a non-profit organization made up of filmmakers from the Hollywood community producing low to no-cost promotional videos for other non-profit organizations who in turn use them to fund-raise and create public awareness.
Lauer is an athlete and a football player. He captained his high school's gymnastics team.
He attended San Diego State University and then transferred to University of New Hampshire; he chose the Theater & Arts and Journalism there. He worked as a busboy to subsidize his studies at the New York Friars Club, where he was influenced by the comic legends Red Skelton, Milton Berle, Henny Youngman and Lucille Ball. After the completion of his studies, he traveled through Europe and then he settled in New York to start his career. In 1987, he returned to Los Angeles and improved his comedic abilities with The Groundlings and L.A. Connection.
He began his career in front of the camera with major roles in film and TV including Born on the Fourth of July (with Tom Cruise), For the Boys (with Bette Midler) and Iron Man 3 (with Robert Downey Jr.). He has mentored under the direction of filmmakers Oliver Stone, Michael Bay, David Fincher and James Burrows.
He has directed and produced the feature film Adventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer starring Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) and Wendie Malick (Racing Stripes). The film was released in theaters Spring 2011 and went on to stay on the family charts for 28 consecutive weeks. Lauer’s recent project, Gridiron Heroes, won Best Feature Documentary at the International Family Film Festival in 2015. The film follows fallen High School footballers and features actor Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), football legends Mike Ditka, Kurt Warner, Deacon Jones, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Commentator Al Michaels. He was also involved in a sister-project executive produced by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Battleship) titled Head’s Up Tackling.
He also had triple duties directing/writing/producing The Tehuacan Project in 2007, a story about deaf children in rural Tehuacan in Mexico. Lauer's roommate after college, Brad Pitt executive produced. Adrien Brody narrated the film with Esai Morales; Prior to that he received critical acclaim for his feature film Intermedio, a supernatural thriller starring Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, American History X) and Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and the multi-award-winning short film, Little Cuba.
His next film Prince of Malacca is a love story of reincarnation of a Prince from the Kingdom of Malacca and a Princess from Singapura. In addition to directing this film Lauer will also stand in as a producer.
In 2016, an Indiegogo campaign was launched to help raise $35,000 to fund a gay themed romantic comedy movie entitled "Please Don't Eat the Pansies". The cast included actor/writer Ronnie Kerr, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, singer/actor Tom Goss and Andrew.
|1984||Blame It on the Night||Boy in Audience|
|1989||The Preppie Murder||Josh||Television film|
|1989||Born on the Fourth of July||Vet - Villa Dulce|
|1991||The Doors (film)||UCLA Student|
|1991||Necessary Roughness||Charlie Banks|
|1991||For the Boys||Corpsman on Battlefield, Korea|
|1995||Screamers||Michael 'Ace' Jefferson|
|1998||I'll Be Home for Christmas||Nolan|
|2000||Gun Shy||Jason Cane|
|2002||Jane White Is Sick & Twisted||Desiree|
|2003||Tiger in the Arms||Adam Cuthbert||Short|
|2004||Just Desserts||Jacques du Jacques||Television film|
|2005||Jane Doe: The Wrong Face||Marvin||Television film|
|2005||H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds||Kerry Williams||Video|
|2005||Legion of the Dead||Sam Weaver||Video|
|2005||The Beast of Bray Road||Jack Berka|
|2005||King of the Lost World||Steven|
|2005||Dating Games People Play||Tommy|
|2007||Goldfish||Ted, the neighbor||Short|
|2008||Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder||Marvin Apple||Television film|
|2010||I Was a 7th Grade Dragon Slayer||Dad|
|2010||The Last Call||Last Hit||Video short|
|2012||CSI: Miami - Season 10: Miami Meets Mother Nature||Frank||Video short|
|2013||Iron Man 3||Satellite Technician|
|2015||Shooting the Warwicks||Mr. Rudofsky|
|2015||The Gun Collector||Ron Hathaway||Short|
|2015||Badge of Faith||Bryan|
|2016||Criminal Minds - Season 11: Criminology: The Bond||Meyers||Video short|
|The Diamond Collector||Detective Sully||Pre-production|
|1989||21 Jump Street||Psycho||2 episodes|
|1989||Highway To Heaven||Colin McCormick||1 episode|
|1990||Grand||Officer Wayne Kasmurski||13 episodes|
|1990||Thirtysomething||Ernest Leight||1 episode|
|1991||Brooklyn Bridge||Young Myron Grossman||1 episode|
|1992||Doogie Howser, M.D.||Theatre Manager||1 episode|
|1992–1993||Going to Extremes||Charlie Moran||17 episodes|
|1994||Murder, She Wrote||Ernie Fishman|
|1995||High Sierra Search and Rescue||Ben Phillips|
|1995–1999||Caroline in the City||Charlie||74 episodes|
|2003||The John Kerwin Show||Guest|
|2005||Jane Doe: The Wrong Face||Marvin Apple|
|2008||Estate of Panic||Himself||Season 1, Episode 3 - 2nd Place|
|2008||Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder||Marvin Apple|
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- "Andy Lauer". Gridiron Heroes. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
- "INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WINNERS" (PDF). iffilmfest.org. 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
- "The Tehuacan Project". studenthandouts.com. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
- "'Prince of Malacca': Reborn to avert traged". Daily FT. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
- "Andy Lauer". Semper Mental Productions. 2007-11-21. Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
- "Sahaya supporters celebrate at documentary premiere". davisenterprise.com. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
- "Sahaya Going Beyond". sahayagoingbeyond.org. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
- "'Prince of Malacca': Reborn to avert tragedy". Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. 2015-07-17. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
- Isaac, Tim (24 February 2016). "Gay-Themed Rom-Com Please Don't Eat The Pansies! Seeks Indiegogo Funding". biggaypictureshow.com. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
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