Andrew Nicholls

Andrew Nicholls

Infobox Person
name = Andrew Nicholls

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birth_date = birth date|1957|7|14
birth_place = Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
residence = Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States
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nationality = American
occupation = Screenwriter, Television Writer
known_for = Film, Television, Animation, Radio, Stand up, Comic strips
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Andrew Nicholls (born July 14, 1957, in Croxley Green, England) is a British-born writer, and one half of a prolific Hollywood writing team along with Darrell Vickers. Though both their families moved independently from England to the same town in Canada, Nicholls and Vickers didn't meet until junior high in 1969, where they began collaborating almost immediately. The writing duo moved to Los Angeles in 1983 to continue their careers, and are members of WGA, WGC, SOCAN, ACCT, and ATAS. He currently resides in Studio City, CA with his son.


Nicholls and Vickers began writing music and comedy together while at Ridgeway Junior High School (now École élémentaire Antonine Maillet or Antonine-Maillet Elementary School) in Oshawa, Canada. After high school they wrote for stage, radio, TV, syndicated cartoonists and stand-up comedians.

From 1979 to 1982 they performed in Southern Ontario as Nobby Clegg And The Civilians, after having received airplay at Brampton alternative station CFNY-FM with home-recorded songs. The band found some success with the singles "Essay, My Dad" and "I Wanna Be in Commercials," which were also included in the 1981 compilation "Toronto Calling". Nicholls and Vickers later used the band’s name for a character on the Showtime show "Rude Awakening (TV series)". In that series, the Nobby Clegg character was played by Roger Daltrey, best known as the lead singer of The Who.

From 1986 to 1992 they helped write 770 hours of produced material for "The Tonight Show" starring Johnny Carson, earning 4 Emmy nominations, and were the show’s Head Writers from December, 1989, until Carson’s retirement on May 22, 1992.

In 1997, the pair received a Genie nomination, Best Animated Series, for "Ned's Newt" (Nelvana). They also received a WGC nomination for the series in 1999. The show was notably voiced by Harland Williams.

The duo were nominated for a Pulcinella Award, Best Animated Episode, at the 2003 Cartoons On The Bay Festival in Positano, Italy, for both "" and "The World of Tosh".

As a writing team, Vickers and Nicholls have over 1100 hours of produced television credits.

Partial Writing Credits

tand-up Comedians

* George Carlin
* Garry Shandling
* Rodney Dangerfield
* Alan Thicke
* Joan Rivers
* The Unknown Comic
* Mickey Rooney (1984-1994)


* "Noises Off (film)" [Additional material by] (1992) (Touchstone Pictures)
* "Casper's Scare School" [Screenplay by] (2006) (Cartoon Network (US))


* "We’re Only Joking" (1976-78) (CHCH)
* "Golden Horseshoe Theatre" (1979-1980) (CHCH)
* "Flappers" (1980) (CBC Television)
* "Thicke of the Night" (1983) syndicated talk show
* "The Love Boat" (1984) (American Broadcasting Company)
* "George Carlin’s Apt. 2-C" (1984) (HBO)
* "Danger Bay" (1985) (CBC Television, Disney Channel)
* "Check it Out! (Canadian TV series)" (1985-1988) (CTV Television Network) syndicated sitcom
* "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1986-1992) (NBC)
* "Doghouse" (1990) (YTV (TV channel))
* "Drexell's Class" [Created by] (1991-92) (FOX)
* "It Had To Be You" [Executive Producer] (1993) (CBS)
* "The Trouble With Larry" [Created by/Executive Producer] (1993) (CBS)
* "The George Carlin Show" (1994) (FOX)
* "The Parent 'Hood" [Created by] (1994) (The WB)
* "Campus Cops" [Executive Producer] (1995) (USA Network)
* "Love And Marriage" (1996) (FOX)
* "Pearl" (1996) (CBS)
* "The Magic Hour" (1997-98) (FOX)
* "Ned's Newt" [Developed by] (1997-99) (Teletoon, Fox Kids)
* "You Wish" [Co-Executive Producer] (1998) (ABC)
* "The Smart Guy" (1998) (WB)
* "Rude Awakening (TV series)" (1998) (Showtime)
* "Kevin’s Castle" [Created by] (2000) (Family Channel Canada)
* "John Callahan's Quads!" [Developed by] (2001) (Teletoon (Canadian TV channel), Special Broadcasting Service)
* "John Callahan’s Pelswick" [Developed by] (2001) (Nickelodeon TV)
* "The World Of Tosh" (2002) (Nick UK)
* "" (2002) (Nickelodeon TV)
* "Fairly Odd Parents" (2003) (Nickelodeon TV)
* "Black Hole High" aka "Strange Days at Blake Holsey High" (2003) (NBC)
* "W.I.T.C.H. (TV series)" (2004) (Jetix, ABC Family)
* "The Office Temps" [Created by] (2005) (Global TV)
* "George of the Jungle (2007 TV series)" (2006) (Cartoon Network (US))
* "Will & Dewitt" [Developed by] (2007) (YTV (TV channel), Kids WB)
* "Back To The Barnyard" (2007) (Nickelodeon TV)
* "Monster Buster Club" (2007) (Toon Disney)
* "Kid vs. Kat" [Created series bible] (2007) (YTV (TV channel))
* "League Of Super Evil" (2008) (YTV (TV channel), BBC)
* "Casper’s Scare School: the series" (2008) (TF1, France)


* "The Alleged Report" (1980) syndicated radio comedy
* "The Continuing Adventures Of... Adventureman!" [Created by] (1980) (CBC Radio) comedy
* "Great Canadian Characters" [Created by] (1981) (CBC Radio)


* "Frank & Ernest" (1979-2006) (United Media) syndicated comic strip
* [Created by/Developed by] online humor site -- since discontinued

External Links

* [ Official Website]
*imdb name|id=0629456|name=Andrew Nicholls
* [ Nobby Clegg video for "Essay, My Dad"]
* [ CFNY-FM Testimonial on Nobby Clegg]
* [ Information on Nobby Clegg]


* [ Thinking 'Toon interview with Andrew Nicholls]
* [,9171,975063-1,00.html Time Magazine Article]

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