Biography

American character actor Andrew Airlie began his career by appearing in bit parts and walk-ons in Hollywood A- and B-listers. Early roles include that of a mall patron in the Andrew Bergman comedy The Freshman (1990), a co-pilot in the sequel Look Who's Talking Now (1993), and a physician in the Alicia Silverstone/Cary Elwes thriller The Crush (1993). Though these constituted small assignments, they did establish Airlie's resumé and Hollywood presence. In time, Airlie rose to slightly higher billing. In 2000, he became one of the first American prime-time actors to play a groom at a gay wedding in the Donna Deitch-directed telemovie Common Ground. Shortly thereafter, Airlie took on a supporting role in Rose Troche's ensemble drama The Safety of Objects (2001) and played another physician in the summer 2005 box-office blockbuster Fantastic Four. Airlie also maintained a presense on the small screen, appearing in recurring roles on such series as the mid-'90s Outer Limits and The 4400, as well as a regular part on the fantasy-comedy-drama Reaper, playing the main character's father, Mr. Oliver, who sold his son's soul to the Devil before he was born. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi