|Andrew J. West|
|Date of Birth||November 22, 1983|
|Origin||Merrillville, Indiana, USA|
You want to go into scenes thinking not that you're the good guy or the bad guy, but that you've got a job to do. And I'm not talking about as an actor; I'm talking about as the character.
Life and Career
West was born in Merrillville, Indiana and grew up in the nearby town of Lake Station. He was interested in acting from an early age, but he didn't actually get to throw himself into it until he went to Indiana University. At first, West studied philosophy and anthropology, steering clear of the theatre department. However, that changed when he decided to start auditioning for university plays and began landing roles, including the lead in Eric Bogosian's Suburbia. This marked a turning point in West's life, giving him the confidence needed to pursue his acting career. West began writing, producing, and acting in short films with his college friends, some of which went to festivals and won awards.
After moving to Los Angeles, California with those same close friends, West's talent and drive landed him a manager almost immediately, and soon after he started landing roles. After he landed the role of the young "Christian Troy" in the cult classic FX show Nip/Tuck, West began to garner attention from producers and casting directors alike. He had simultaneous recurring roles on Greek and Privileged, and landed guest starring roles on hit shows such as Body of Proof, Bones, Castle, CSI: NY, Ghost Whisperer, Hot in Cleveland and Justified. Trying his hand at comedy, West landed the lead in the critically acclaimed web series Rockville, CA from Josh Schwartz. West also guest starred on Shit My Dad Says and Suburgatory. These comedy shows led to him to scoring the lead roles in two network pilots: ABC's Who Gets The Parents, opposite Jane Kaczmarek and Adam Arkin; and Family Practice opposite Christopher Lloyd and Jean Smart.
West shot the lead role opposite Jim O'Heir in the indie feature film The Middle Man; as well as the lead role in the Tom Kapinos/Warner Brothers pilot Dead People, and a two-episode guest starring role on Under the Dome. In 2014, West appeared in a multi-episode arc on the highly acclaimed hit AMC series The Walking Dead, playing the character "Gareth", the head of Terminus. He was voted #1 Villain of 2015 by Us Weekly. He also shot the lead role in the indie film Walter opposite William H. Macy.
West married actress Amber Stevens in Los Angeles, California on December 5, 2014. The two became a couple after meeting each other on the set of the ABC Family (now Freeform) show Greek.
Gallery of behind the scene stills released to promote the actor.
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