Andrew Hill Newman
October 23, 1959
Andrew Hill Newman started out as a member of the "Saturday Night Live" writing team in 1975 and began acting in New York City theater productions in the 1980s before becoming a frequent character actor in television during the 1990s like the comedy"Room for Two," the offbeat police dramedy "The Commish," and the sci-fi western "Legend." In the early 2000s he teamed up with television producer Dan Schneider and the Nickelodeon team to write episodes for the teen sketch comedy shows "The Amanda Show" and "All That," with Newman himself serving as a producer on both productions. Along with producing "All That" in 2003, Newman teamed up with long time friend Joshua Malina to take advantage of the poker boom in the middle of the decade by producing "Celebrity Poker Showdown." The two friends were frequent poker players themselves and held a weekly poker night for many years prior to the show's inception. Having added production and writing credits to his resume, Newman would continue to act in guest roles during the 2000s including a role on another Nickelodeon series in 2008's "iCarly," episodes of which Newman also helped to write. Newman would executive produce the multi-media game show "Celebrity Liar" in 2010, which banks on interaction via web chat and web viewer participation when deciphering which celebrity is giving a truthful account of a past experience.