Comedy can be dark, light, sadistic, or prolific. All of these words describe and make up Eric Andre. The rising star of the sitcom empire, Eric Andre has cemented himself as a real household name thanks to his blunt avatar which can be seemingly endearing to some while others usually find it offensive. Known for his erratic on-screen presence, he has entertained thousands of viewers back home and continues to do so. Keep on reading to find out more about the lifestyle and current net worth of Eric Andre in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Eric Andre named Eric Samuel Andre at birth was born on the 4th of April, 1983 in the city of Boca Raton, Florida. Born to a culturally diverse family, Eric was always invested in the arts. His father was a psychiatrist, and a Haitian by birth and his mother was American Jewish. Growing up, Eric Andre identified as a black Jewish. He attended Dreyfoos School of the Arts and graduated in the year 2001.
In high school, he was a wild child, often getting suspended for pulling things. He was a total rebel growing up which would only aid in his comedic career to come. After successfully completing his high school, Eric Andre attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music and majored in fine arts, graduating in the year 2005. He is an accomplished bass player and would go play in minor gigs back in his college days.
Eric Andre’s religious interests are a little controversial. He is a self-identified atheist and has been quite vocal about his religious views and thoughts. It came as quite a shocker for everyone when on Valentine’s Day of 2017, Eric Andre professed his love for the actress Rosario Dawson across his social media platforms. No one had really estimated that and it was perceived as quite a surprise. Eric Andre later confirmed that he was dating Rosario Dawson; the pair met in 2016 and started dating soon after. The couple got separated in November of 2017. Eric Andre currently resides in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Eric Andre began his career in 2009, featuring in ad films and doing minor roles in TV shows and movies. To make ends meet, he did various daytime and part-time jobs, working in stores and restaurants. Eric Andre also worked as a GEICO caveman, a mascot for an insurance company and was frequent at basketball games and playoffs. He has been a part of various TV shows, like “The Big Bang Theory,” “Convention Panels,” “Should’ve Been Romeo,” “The ArScheerio Paul Show,” “2 Broke Girls”, “Lucas Bros Moving Co” and “Rough Night” to name a few. Then came “The Eric Andre Show” a comedic interview series which featured celebrity interviews along with sketches and controversial humor. The show catapulted him to unprecedented fame and made him a household name. The show has successfully aired 4 seasons and a total of 40 episodes and is planning for a fifth season. The years 2015 to 2017 saw him playing a role in the comedy show titled “Man Seeking Woman.” He also voices Luci in the Netflix show “Disenchantment.”
Eric Andre was nominated for the 2014 Streamy Awards for Best Ensemble Cast for his role in “The ArScheerio Paul Show.” He is also a finalist in the Comedy section for the Shorty Awards 2018.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Eric Andre’s various stints in comedy shows and his stage presence has established him as one of a kind comedian. He is a rising star with multiple shows and movies under his belt. Apart from his comedic ventures, Eric Andre thanks to his strong social media presence, earns around $3500 per Instagram post. His number of followers as of 2018 is 1.3 million. Now, you can estimate the amount he makes per post owing mainly to his growing popularity and media presence. His current net worth inclusive of his earnings through his shows and movies and other ventures is estimated to be around $4 million.
Eric Andre’s tale is a real success story. His slow but steady rise to fame serves as an inspiration to various rising stand up stars everywhere. The amount of hard work and dedication he puts in his ventures, whether its recording and producing 150 segments or facing rejection till you get a yes, has proved that he is a true self-made star. His avatar as a crude, rough interviewer has been loved by many and hated by some, but you really can’t make everyone happy, can you? Eric Andre is a star to watch in all his rights.