Andrew Dice Clay, also known as “The Diceman”, is a stand-up comedian and actor whose net worth stands at $10 million. His use of insult comedy, often seen as misogynistic and crass, gained him notoriety, especially when he achieved the rare feat of selling out Madison Square Garden for two nights in a row back in 1990.Andrew Dice Clay Net Worth.
His performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1989 led to a long-term ban by the network, although this was overturned in 2011. Clay has since appeared in a range of film and television projects, including “Dice” (2016–2017), “Entourage” (2011) and “A Star Is Born” (2018), while in 2018 he began hosting his own podcast, “I’m Ova Hea’ Now”.
Net Worth: $10 Million
Date of Birth: Sep 29, 1957 (65 years old)
Place of Birth: Brooklyn
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Profession: Comedian, Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter, Film Producer
Nationality: United States of America
Andrew Clay Silverstein, known as Andrew Dice Clay, was born on September 29, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Fred (a real estate agent and boxer) and Jacqueline, and he had an older sister. Andrew was known for his imitations at the tender age of 5, and at the age of 7 he started to play the drums.
As a teenager, he was a student of James Madison High School and was employed as a drummer for bar mitzvahs and weddings in the Catskills. After high school, Andrew enrolled in Kingsborough Community College, yet left in order to pursue stand-up comedy as his career.
In 1978, Clay landed a headliner gig at Pips Comedy Club under the moniker “Andrew Clay.” His set mainly consisted of impressions, such as Jerry Lewis’ Buddy Love from “The Nutty Professor” and John Travolta’s “Grease” character Danny Zuko, for which he adopted the stage persona of “The Diceman.”
Over the following two years, he traveled across the US performing in popular clubs such as The Improv, Dangerfield’s, and Catch a Rising Star. By 1980, Clay had moved to Los Angeles and caught the attention of Mitzi Shore, who granted him a slot at The Comedy Store.
In 1982, Clay made his cinematic debut in the slasher film spoof “Wacko,” and the following year, adopted “Diceman” as an official moniker and built the character into a full-fledged alter ego.
His successful gigs at The Comedy Store secured him roles on television shows like “M*A*S*H” and “Diff’rent Strokes” as well as movies “Making the Grade” (1984) and “Pretty in Pink” (1986). Additionally, he appeared in 13 episodes of NBC’s “Crime Story” from 1986 to 1988.
In 1988, Andrew Clay had an impressive set at a Big Brother Association event that caught the eye of 20th Century Fox, and he received a movie deal the very next day. That year, he was also featured on the renowned HBO stand-up comedy show, “Nothing Goes Right”, and was dubbed Comedy Act of the Year by “Performance” magazine.
The same year, Clay released his debut album, “Dice”, which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. He then took the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 1989 and did a 3-minute set that led to his being banned from the network. March of the following year saw the release of his second album, “The Day the Laughter Died”, which climbed to the #39 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
The pinnacle of Andrew Clay’s career arrived in 1990, when he made history as the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden for two nights in a row. His appearance as host on “Saturday Night Live” that same year saw cast member Nora Dunn and planned musical guest Sinead O’Connor boycott the show. His foray into acting was realized that same year with “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane”, but this earned him a Raspberry Award for Worst Actor.
In 1991, Clay started up Fleebin Dabble Productions and released the stand-up concert film “Dice Rules,” which was only able to get a limited theatrical release because of the controversial nature of his material. Subsequently, he made a deal with ABC, but it was dropped after the network executives decided that Andrew was too provocative.
His pay-per-view special, “No Apologies,” was viewed by more than a quarter million households, while “The Valentine’s Day Massacre,” released the following year, was viewed by an estimated one hundred thousand households. Clay followed that up with an HBO special in 1995 titled “Assume the Position,” and that same year, he also got a development deal with CBS and producer Bruce Helford which spawned the sitcom “Bless This House,” which ran for sixteen episodes.
At that time, Clay began distancing himself from his “Diceman” persona, and began focusing more on topics such as marriage and fatherhood while still staying edgy. In 1998, he released the triple album “Filth,” and also appeared on the “Opie and Anthony” radio show for the first time.
Clay went on to perform again at Madison Square Garden in 2000 and released stand-up specials “I’m Over Here Now” and “Banned for Life” as well as the album “Face Down, Ass Up.” Seven years later, he starred in a VH1 reality series, “Dice: Undisputed,” and competed in “The Celebrity Apprentice 2” in 2009, although he was let go in the first week.
In 2011, Clay made appearances on the TV shows “Entourage” and “Raising Hope,” and the year after, he released a Showtime special, “Indestructible.” He then began co-hosting the podcast “Rollin’ with Dice and Wheels…The Podcast,” which ran until 2015, and appeared in the 2013 award-winning film “Blue Jasmine.” 2014 saw the release of Clay’s book “The Filthy Truth,” and in 2018, he appeared in another award-winning film, “A Star Is Born,” playing the father of Lady Gaga’s Ally.
In 1984, Andrew married Kathy Swanson, but they sadly divorced two years later. In 1990, Kathy launched a breach of contract lawsuit against Clay, alleging that he had dishonestly persuaded her to employ their shared attorney as her divorce lawyer, suing him for a hefty sum of $6 million. Eight years later, Andrew wed Kathleen Monica, with whom he had two sons, Maxwell and Dillon, until their own divorce in 2002.
Max, now a successful stand-up comedian, has supported his father during several of his tours. Clay was married to Valerie Vasquez from 2010 to 2014, and was then engaged to Eleanor Kerrigan, who he had been dating for 8 years. In 2017, a routine check-up for exhaustion and dehydration revealed a partially blocked artery, prompting doctors to insert a stent in Dice’s heart.
Back in 2003, Clay acquired a residence in Hollywood for a total of $1.179 million, and four years later he made a purchase of a 4,461 square foot property in Las Vegas for the price of $450,000. Subsequently, in 2010 he sold his 2,720 square foot residence in Hollywood for $1.399 million.