Who is Andy Milonakis?
Full name: Andrew Michael Milonakis
Date of Birth: 30th January 1976
Net worth: 3 million dollars
Although he is a rather infamous American entertainment icon, he is more known for his physical attributes. Even though he is 43 years old, he looks like a young boy because of his growth hormone deficiency. That is also the reason for his stunted growth.
Due to this condition, he was bullied throughout his school years as well as in his career. This could be a reason why he is not very well known for his talents and work. One of these works that led to his stardom is ‘The Andy Milonakis Show’ which was also written by him. Since then he had made his appearance in several shows and voiced many characters in cartoon and podcasts.
Andy Milonakis was born on 30th January 1976 in the city of Katonah, New York. He spent his early as an ordinary boy before he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. His peculiar superficial features made him different from the people around him. However, he did not shy away. Rather he eventually learned to make this difference into his strength and started uploading videos of him singing on YouTube. During that time, he was working at an accounting firm.
He kicked off his career with a video which became viral. Within two weeks Andy was able to step into the entertainment industry. It was on 26th January 2003, when he decided not to watch the Super Bowl game with his friends and made a video captioned ‘The Super Bowl Is Gay’. This video was a breakthrough for his career as an ordinary boy. Consequently, Andy got invited to the Jimmy Kimmel show following the contagious spread of his video.
This led to further attention from the entertainment world as Jimmy Kimmel’s show is a very popular broadcast on the ABC channel. During that time, he was introduced to many celebrities which further opened up opportunities for his newly formed career.
Later he collaborated with a well-known screenwriter, Brian Lynch to launch social platform called angrynakedpat.com. Initially, he made comic strips but later started to make short random videos.
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The Andy Milonakis’ career:
After his video went viral, he had gained immense fame overnight and it seemed a good opportunity to benefit from the newly formed popularity. Therefore, he decided it was the right time to release a rap song along with a music video on YouTube called, ‘The Andy Milonakis rap’. He was a participant in a rap group called ‘Three Loco’ alongside Riff Raff and Dirty Nasty who were song artists as well. Even though he was a part of the group, he had his own unique way which he used in his songs. He released a mix tape named Hot Soup composed by him. One of the major single songs was named ‘I made It’ which was his own touch to the album. Soon enough, he went his own way and the group fell apart in 2014.
Other than his music and comedy career, he also started his own cooking show called, ‘The Makeshift Gourmet’ on the YouTube channel named ‘Munchies’. What made this cooking show so startling was that he used extremely pristine and gourmet ingredients for the exquisite dishes.
2015 brought a couple of opportunities for Andy Milonakis as he collaborated with Chief Keef and dropped two back-to-back singles called, ‘G.L.O.G.A.N’ and ‘My House’. Moreover, he was also featured in a song by Chief Keef called, ‘Hot Shit’ which belonged to the album of ‘Sorry for The Weight’.
His career continued to bloom as he got featured in the music video of the song ‘Right Now’ from the album of ‘Views From Zone 6 And Dinner’ by Gucci Mane. Since he did not fare so well in the music industry, he gradually made his way to the film industry. He was able to star in a comedy movie ‘Waiting’ which was released in 2005. After making his debut in the film industry, he began to appear in several movies of which the most famous was his role in the movie ‘Dumbbells’ which was released in 2014.
The Voice of Adventure Time:
Having an interesting and childish voice helped Andy to make his way in voice acting. He made his first debut in the famous cartoon ‘The Adventure Time’ which aired on a major cartoon channel, ‘The Cartoon Network’. He played the character of N.E.P.T.R, ‘The Never-Ending Pie Throwing Robot’ and he did such a marvelous job that he was highly lauded for his performance. His success in voice acting led him to sign up eight more episodes featuring N.E.P.T.R in a time span of five years.
Andy’s way to Disney:
Soon after his success in ‘The Adventure Time’, he made his way to the Disney shows. He played the voice of Danny Douglas, the main character from Disney’s show ‘Future worm’. It featured Danny and his worms on adventures involving time traveling machine in the form of a lunch box.
Robbery threats were given to Andy Milonakis
Andy Milonakis was out with his friends in front of a liquor store, when a man headed towards them and started insulting him. Andy was not only insulted but also threatened to be robbed by that man. Nothing really happened following that night, but it was quite strange that a random person threatened to rob him out of nowhere.
Andy Milonakis made a comeback in 2015 with a new show and sort of a revamp of his previous show ‘The Andy Milonakis Show’ which aimed to incorporate vines about other celebrities.
What is he doing now?
‘The Andy Milonakis Show’ stopped airing after 2007, however, it did not put an end to his career. Rather than uploading his videos on his YouTube channel, he started streaming on a popular website called Twitch. TV. Within a short span of time, his videos hit the top chart of the most viewed videos. Currently, he collaborates with famous gaming streamers such as ‘Asian Andy’ on his website.
What do people think?
Andy Milonakis might not be very famous unlike other Hollywood vloggers and rappers, but he is loved by many. He is an inspiration for people who are born with permanent disabilities and deficiencies to never stop dreaming. They might look different from other normal people, but their physical conditions should not prevent them from seeking their goals. Milonakis’ story also gives an example that people will try to take you down or demotivate you at every stage of life. But you should not heed them because to get somewhere, you need to believe in yourself more than anything in the world.