Andrew J. West, Gareth, “The Walking Dead,” Coming to
|“Just so you know, we aren’t those kind of people, but we aren’t stupid either and you shouldn’t be stupid enough to try anything stupid. As long as everyone’s clear on that, we shouldn’t have any problems, just solutions!”|
|Andrew J. 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 he 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 Andrew’s life, giving him the confidence he needed to decide to pursue a career in acting. He began writing, producing, and acting in short films with his college friends, some of which went to the festivals and won awards.|
After moving to LA with some of those same close friends, Andrew’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, Andrew 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 BONES, CSI: NY, GHOST WHISPERER, CASTLE, and BODY OF PROOF. Trying his hand at comedy, he landed the lead in the critically acclaimed web series ROCKVILLE, CA from Josh Schwartz. He also guest starred on $#*! 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.
Andrew is currently shooting a multi-episode arc on the highly acclaimed, hit AMC series THE WALKING DEAD. He also shot the lead role in the indie film WALTER, opposite William H. Macy.