Andrew Jordt Robinson was born in New York City, USA on February 14th 1942. Andrew attended St Andrew’s School after becoming a juvenile delinquent. After leaving high school Andrew attended the University of New Hampshire, he then transferred to The New School For Social Research where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
After graduating he went to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a scholarship. At LAMDA he studied Shakespeare and voice training. Andrew was originally a stage actor appearing in many productions like Woyzeck, Prince Myshkin, In the Belly of the Beast, and Brian Friel’s play, “Aristocrats”. His first film appearance was as The Scorpio Killer in Dirty Harry in 1971. He has also appeared in films such as Hellraiser, Child’s Play 3, Charley Varrick who he co-starred with Walter Matthau, Trancers III and not forgetting one of his most captivating roles as Liberace. He has appeared in many TV shows like L.A Law, The Dukes of Hazzard, Murder She Wrote and Frank Ryan on the show Ryan’s Hope. Andrew is also well known for his Role as The Cardassian Elim Garak from the Star Trek Series Deep Space 9.
He has also directed an Episode of Deep Space 9 (Looking for par’Mach in all the wrong places) and two episodes of Voyager (Unforgettable and Blood Fever) as well as episodes of the courtroom drama Judging Amy.
Andrew has been nominated for several awards one which was an Emmy for Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series (Ryan’s Hope). He has won several L.A. Drama Critics Circle and Ovation Awards for both acting and directing.
He helped found The Matrix Theatre Company in Los Angeles.
He has written a novel called A Stitch In Time where he continues the life of Elim Garak. He has also written a short story which featured in Star Trek Prophecy And Change called The Calling.
In October 2015 he released his Memoirs Stepping into the Light.
Andy Was a Professor of Theatre Practice at the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts where he created the MFA Professional Actor Training Program, but has recently retired from the programme to go back to acting.