Andrew Lawrence (actor)

Andrew James Lawrence (born January 12, 1988) is an American actor, singer and filmmaker. He is known for his roles as Andy Roman in Brotherly Love (starring with his real life brothers Joey and Matthew) and T.J. Detweiler in Recess. Outside of his acting and music career, Lawrence made his directorial debut with the 2020 film The Office Mix-Up.[1]

Andrew Lawrence
Andrew James Lawrence

(1988-01-12) January 12, 1988 (age 34)
Other namesAndy Lawrence, Andy J. Lawrence
  • Actor
  • singer
  • filmmaker
Years active1991–present

Early lifeEdit

Lawrence was born in Abington, Pennsylvania, to Donna Lynn (née Shaw), a personal talent manager, and Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Sr., an insurance broker.[2][3] His family's surname was changed to "Lawrence" from "Mignogna" before he was born. Lawrence is the younger brother of actors Joey Lawrence and Matthew Lawrence.[2][4]


He started in show business at age three and made his professional acting debut in the television series Blossom, as Little Joey. In 1998, he became the voice of T.J. Detweiler in Disney's animated television series, Recess replacing Ross Malinger after voicing the character for one season. He would reprise the role again in the feature film and in several direct-to-video films, including Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street and Recess: All Growed Down. He has also done voice overs for video game characters, such as Pac in Battlefield 4 and Nick Ramos in Dead Rising 3. In November 2016, Lawrence released his debut EP, Kings March. That same year, Lawrence started a band with his brothers, Joey and Matt, named Still 3. The trio released its debut single, "Lose Myself," in February 2017.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 White Man's Burden Donnie Pinnock
1997 Bean Kevin Langley
1998 Jack Frost Tuck Gronic
1999 Family Tree Mitch Musser
2000 The Other Me Will Browning/Twoie aka Gil
2001 Recess: School's Out T.J. Detweiler (voice)
Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street Direct to video film
2003 Recess: All Growed Down Younger T.J. (voice)
2004 Sniper 3 MP Mangold
2006 Fingerprints Mitch
2008 The Least of These Jason Boyd
2010 Bones Anthony
2012 October 31 N/A Short film
2013 Confessions of a Womanizer Ritchie
2013 Shadow on the Mesa J. T. Dowdy Hallmark film
2014 The Arrangement Louis Stanley Short film
2015 Big Baby Thirty year old Baby Bobby
When Duty Calls Sandy
2019 Better Than Love Jon
2020 Money Plane Iggy Director
2021 Mistletoe Mixup Seth Director


Year Title Role Notes
1991–1994 Blossom Young Joey / Boy at the Magic Sword 3 episodes; uncredited
1994 Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story Denny Yaklich – Age 5 Television film
Tom Donnie Graham Main role (12 episodes)
1995 Prince for a Day Timmy Television film
1995–1997 Brotherly Love Andy Roman Main role (40 episodes)
1996 Brothers of the Frontier Jamie Frye Television film
Deadly Web Spence Lawrence
1996 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Ben Rogers (voice) Episode: "Work"
1998 Carson's Vertical Suburbia Drake Television film
The Lionhearts N/A (voice) 3 episodes
Young Hearts Unlimited Zack Television film
1998–2001 Recess Theodore 'T.J.' Detweiler (voice) Lead role (101 episodes)
1999 The Kids from Room 402 Vinnie Nasta (voice) Episode: "Son of Einstein"
Horse Sense Tommy Biggs Television film
2000 The Other Me Will Browning / Twoie
Tucker Kenickie Behar 3 episodes
As Told by Ginger Bathroom Chef (voice) Episode: "Cry Wolf"
King of the Hill Rodeo Kid (voice) 2 episodes
2001 School's In Host Television film
Jumping Ship Tommy Biggs
2002 The Zeta Project Carl Finley (voice) Episode: "Eye of the Storm"
The Guardian Ronnie Wagner Episode: "Monster"
2003–2004 Oliver Beene Tayler 'Ted' Mark Beene Main role (24 episodes)
2004 Going to the Mat Jace Newfield Television film
2006 Runaway Brady Sullivan Recurring role
2008 Bones Tim Episode: "The Man in the Mud"
2009 United States of Tara Jason Maurio Recurring role (8 episodes)
Chasing a Dream Cam Stiles Television film
The Closer Eric Whitner Episode: "Red Tape"
CSI: NY Jake Calaveras Episode: "Epilogue"
2011 Castle Tommy Marcone Episode: "The Dead Pool"
2011–2014 Melissa & Joey Evan McKay 2 episodes
2013–2018 Hawaii Five-0 Eric Russo Recurring role (17 episodes)
2013 Blast Vegas TJ Television film
2014 NCIS: Los Angeles Stuart Woods Episode: "Humbug"
Perception Henry Wilmyer / Micah Conley Episode: "Curveball"
2015 CSI: Cyber Tobin Episode: "Crowd Sourced"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Battlefield 4 Sergeant Clayton 'Pac' Pakowski
Dead Rising 3 Nick Ramos
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Civilian Male / Task Force Flying
2019 Need for Speed Heat Player (male) Voice, motion capture, and model for Caucasian male option[6]

Production staffEdit

Year Title Position
2015 Big Baby Producer
2019 Better Than Love
2020 The Office Mix-Up Directional debut
Welcome to Paradise Director
Money Plane Director and writer



  • Kings of March (2016)


  1. ^ Andrew Lawrence (December 17, 2019). "What a pleasure and absolute honor it's been directing and working with the super talent @edgeratedr and the legendary Kelsey Grammer. I'm so stoked for the completion of this movie and I'm so thankful for all the amazing cast and warrior crew who brought it to life. #moneyplane #actionmovie #blessed #pewpew #boom". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Andrew Lawrence Biography (1988?-)". January 12, 1988. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
  3. ^ "Matthew Lawrence Biography (1980–)". February 11, 1980. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
  4. ^ Mackelden, Amy. "Where Are The Lawrence Brothers Now?".
  5. ^ Whoa! Hear Joey Lawrence's New Song with Brothers Matthew and Andy
  6. ^ Lawrence, Andrew (November 20, 2019). "Big shout out to the @needforspeed family! Sending out love and good vibes to all the wonderful cast, amazing crew and badass gamers. #NFSHeat #needforspeed #gamer #xbox #ps4 #ea #electronicarts #speed #racing #motorsports #blessed #gamerforlife". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved December 27, 2019.

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