Andy Kaufman bio

Birth Name: Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman

Occupation: Comedian

Place Of Birth: New York City

Date Of Birth: January 17, 1949

Date Of Death: May 16, 1984

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Andy Kaufman was born on the 17th of January, 1949. He was known for being a Comedian. Eccentric TV comic and performance artist who developed a cult following from his pranks and his Saturday Night Live routine. He appeared as the foreigner Latka Gravas on the popular sitcom Taxi from 1978 to 1983.

Andy Kaufman was born in New York City. As a child, he would lock himself in his room alone and put on comedy shows for hours at a time. When he started performing professionally he would often play a recording of the theme from the Mighty Mouse cartoon show and lip-sync only the chorus. He performed this routine during the first episode of Saturday Night Live in 1975. For much of his later career he and friend, Bob Zmuda would take turns dressing up as sleazy lounge singer, Tony Clifton, to offend and fool strangers.

Andy Kaufman was a Capricorn and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Andy Kaufman was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


Andy’s Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman attended Grahm Junior College.


Andy Kaufman’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Andy Kaufman’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Andy Kaufman kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Andy Kaufman was born in the Year of the Ox.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Andy Kaufman was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Andy Kaufman was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Andy Kaufman had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Andy Kaufman’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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