ANDREW PIFKO is an award-winning, classically-trained actor and comedian in working in LA/NYC, with a host of series and guest appearances under his belt - on both sides of the comedy/drama aisle. Currently, he can be seen singing, as the lead in Second City Hollywood’s production of, ‘More Guns: The NRA Musical’. Most recently, he wrapped shooting, ‘Greek Gods’, with comedy icon Mel Brooks, taking an acerbically comic look at the immigration debate. A graduate of Upright Citizen Brigade’s Improv and Musical Improv programs, he’ll be seen this spring, in a recurring guest performance, as a swashbuckling Robin Hood-esque bandit in ByU TV’s, ‘Dwight In Shining Armor’ and can also be heard as a series regular, voicing multiple characters, on Netflix’s ‘Carmen SanDiego’.
Other recent credits include the season premiere of Criminal Minds; College Humor’s, ‘Fatal Decision’; NCIS:LA; Children’s Hospital; The Big C; ANT Farm; Mentalist and as a notably darker Walt Disney, in Screen Junkies, ‘Roast of Beauty and the Beast”. Most recently, for the feature, ‘Daddy Issues’, Andrew was nominated for Best Lead Actor at the Nice, France International Film Festival and was nominated and won at the NoVa Film Festival in Virginia. Daddy Issues will premiere April 19th in cities across N. America and streaming on iTunes.
On stage, he was most recently seen in the LA premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s, ‘In The Next Room’. Other selected credits include: Banquo in Macbeth (Roust – NYC); Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet (Resurgence – Toronto); I Love You, You’re Perfect…Now Change (Follows/Latimer); LOL (Algonquin – NYC) and over the course of his musical career, had the privilege of being hired by the late Marvin Hamlisch (EGOT/Pulitzer - for Chorus Line) to workshop the musical of, ‘Sweet Smell of Success’.
More recently, he could be seen performing Music & Rap Improv with, “Kaboombox”, and “Robot Teammate and the Accidental Party”
Recent writing/directing projects include, “Game of Thrones Divorce”, “Good Morning” and, “Kim Davis: Songs From My Heart” a commercial he performed/wrote with America’s Got Talent music director Scott Simons, advertising the probably-never-to-be-made-country-western-album of Kim Davis, the county clerk who had her own thoughts on who has the right to marry.
Andrew holds an Honors Degree in Zoology and Poli Sci from the University of Toronto, is a graduate LAMDA, U.K. post-grad classical program. As an extension of his pre-med studies, Andrew gained certifications in Research, Night and Rescue Scuba Diver on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. When not making funny faces for a living, he enjoys a bit of handy work, having just completed a 2 year renovation of a classic 1929 Hollywood Hills home bringing it back to it’s former glory and stature, under the watchful eye of permits and neighbors :) He speaks just enough German, Japanese, French and Hebrew to negotiate road signs in various countries, and to get to some of the FINER all you can eat buffets in those very same countries.