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January 26, 1959|
Fullerton, California Template:USA
|Years active||1976 – present|
Brother Andy (born January 26, 1959) is an American film-maker and artist best known for his role in the creation of the Intriguism art movement, production of many films on video website Youtube and appearance on television and films from 1989 to 2003. He also performed guest appearances on America's Funniest People and Into the Night with Rick Dees in 1990. Later, Andy made 15 appearances on Horror Kung Fu theater on Los Angeles and on Buenavision alongside Count Smokula and Vampy the Vegetarian Vampire. Paramount Television Productions Entertainment Tonight, MTV, E News, Lights, Action, Hollywood, HBO Documentary "Vampires Among Us" Up All Night with Rhonda Sheerer. Movieland Wax Museum TV commercial, Fangoria Magazine and Weekend of Horrors. Brother Andy (under the name A. Neal) acted as producer, director, writer and actor as vampire character Von Strom in the full-length feature film Valley of the Vampire. He performed as Armando Creeper hosting Fangoria Magazine's Weekend of Horrors from 1989 to 1995.
Brother Andy was born with the name Grady Andrew Neal in Fullerton, California. His family moved to Arkansas when he was 7. There, Andy was known for using the girls restroom, and for further breaking gender rules as the first male cheerleader at Siloam Springs High School in Arkansas. As an adult, Andy returned to California to launch his zombie stage persona Armando Creeper, which has been compared to a male version of Elvira due to his horror genre macabre and risqué joke telling on television shows and live performances.
By 1974, Andy Neal was doing horror make-up for Jaycee's haunted house in Siloam Springs, Arkansas at age 15. He then moved to California to begin working at Movieland Wax Museum, then as one of the first haunted house make-up artists at Knott's Berry Farm annual haunted house.
After he moved to Southern California at age 18, Andy posed for Playgirl, which subsequently assigned two two pseudonyms in two different articles in the same magazine, one described Frenchman Stefan Chardin on page 64, and then as a depicted as a Norwegian with a moniker of John Erickson on page 67. Andy was also on the Playgirl Hunk a Month Calendar.
While the new Intriguism art movement was in its infancy, Brother Andy took part by developing its 12-step process methodology, introducing technology not as a precursory tool, but as a palpable part of the artwork. Among the most representative works of the movement is the manipulation of supreme being and ape to form Brother Andy's Jesus Chimp digital image, which collides creationism with evolution.
Later, Brother Andy contributed written articles to Absolute Magazine about the dating pool of Palm Springs with his signature suggestive language with double entendre.
- "Armando Creeper". Zoom Info. 2006-11-26. http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Armando-Creeper/1209653430.
- Kinsey, Mary (1974-11-07). "City Teen's Make-Up Is Beginning Of Vocation". Siloam Springs Herald. http://www.pdf-archive.com/2015/11/09/andy-makeup-ar-1974/. Retrieved 2015-11-08.
- Perry, Tony (1991-08-25). "Elvira's Counterpart Is Alive and Kicking Crypts in Valley Center". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1991-08-25/local/me-1827_1_valley-center. Retrieved 2015-11-08.