1985 (age 35–36)
Glennville, Georgia, U.S.
|Relatives||Katelyn Tarver (sister)|
Andrew Tarver (born 1985) is an American actor and comedian from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. Tarver is known for starring in the Seeso show Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ and for his appearances on comedy podcasts including Comedy Bang! Bang! and Big Grande Teachers' Lounge. He currently stars as Cary Dubek on the comedy series The Other Two.
Tarver was born in Glennville, Georgia, a rural town with a population of just over 3,000. His graduating class had 20 people total. His family owned a local candy factory. Tarver is the oldest of four children: he has two sisters, Amanda, and singer Katelyn Tarver; and a younger brother.
Tarver moved to New York City when he was 18. He worked several jobs to support himself and pay for acting classes. After taking improv classes at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York, he eventually moved to Los Angeles and continued to perform at the Los Angeles UCB.
Tarver has performed comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles since 2010. He is a member of the sketch and improv comedy group Big Grande (alongside comedians Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, and Dan Lippert) and plays Bill Cravy on their podcast, Big Grande Teachers' Lounge. With Big Grande, Tarver co-wrote and starred in a 22-minute original comedy pilot for Funny or Die and several episodes of The UCB Show. Tarver is also a regular guest on the podcasts Comedy Bang! Bang!, Matt Besser's podcast improv4humans, and Paul F. Tompkins' podcast Spontaneanation.
He was an ensemble cast member on Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, in which he portrayed the role of Baxter Reynolds. The first three seasons streamed on Seeso from 2016 to 2017. The fourth and final season aired on Pluto TV in 2019.
Tarver was cast in the lead role of Cary Dubek in the 2019 Comedy Central series The Other Two. He described it as his first series role that is not an exaggerated comedic character as seen in his previous work in improv and sketch comedy. The show received positive critical reception and was renewed for a second season.
|2012||Animal Practice||Todd||Episode: "Dr. Yamamazing"|
|2013||Newsreaders||Counselor #3||Episode: "Gay Camp"|
|2013||Big Time Rush||Executive #2||Episode: "Big Time Cartoon"|
|2013||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Marcus||Episode: "A Hard Drive to Swallow"|
|2014||How I Met Your Dad||Todd||Pilot|
|2014||The McCarthys||Ben||Episode: "Love, McCarthys Style"|
|2015||Filthy Preppy Teen$||Homeless Teen||Episode: "Hangout"|
|2016||Angel from Hell||Oliver||Episode: "Angel Probation"|
|2016–17||The UCB Show||Various||5 episodes|
|2016–19||Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Baxter Reynolds||Series regular; 34 episodes|
|2016||Tween Fest||Zayden Ostin Storm||Series regular; 8 episodes|
|2016||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Donny Gary||Episode: "Scott Aukerman Wears a Tailored Black Suit"|
|2017||Girlboss||Psychic||Episode: "Thank You, San Francisco"|
|2018||LA to Vegas||Farley||Episode: "Two and a Half Pilots"|
|2018||Love||Andrew Cruikshank||2 episodes|
|2018–19||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Officer Gary Jennings||2 episodes: "NutriBoom" and "The Bimbo"|
|2018||Superstore||Lonnie||Episode: "Maternity Leave"|
|2019–present||The Other Two||Cary Dubek||Main cast|
|2019–20||Bless the Harts||Randy (voice)
Charles Lee (voice)
|2019||Astronomy Club||Robin Hood||Episode: "Lamp Room"|
|2020||Three Busy Debras||Jason||Episode: "Debspringa"|
|2020||Mapleworth Murders||Brent Davenport||3 episodes|
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- "ATX Exclusive Interview with Bajillion Dollar Propertie$'s Drew Tarver". TalkNerdyWithUs. 2017-06-27. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
- "Big Grande Teachers' Lounge podcast on Earwolf". www.earwolf.com.
- Bulnes, Rebecca (May 1, 2017). "Big Grande's The Teacher's Lounge mines pure gold from education's underbelly". The A.V. Club. The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
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- Greene, Steve (2017-06-01). "'Bajillion Dollar Propertie$' Review: Reality TV is No Match for This Real Estate Parody, Which Gets Better as It Gets Weirder". IndieWire. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
- Ramos, Dino-Ray (July 15, 2019). "'Bajillion Dollar Propertie$' Lands At Pluto TV, Sets Season 4 Premiere Date". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
- Stanley, T.L. (March 19, 2017). "Burgers, Not Boobs: Carl's Jr. Brilliantly Flips the Script by Tearing Down Its Own Smutty Ads". Ad Week. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
- "Comedy Central's Drew Tarver Wants More 'Messy' Gay Characters". www.out.com. 2019-02-12. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
- Petski, Denise (2019-01-11). "'Bless The Harts': Mary Steenburgen & Drew Tarver To Recur On Fox Animated Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
- Porter, Rick (December 3, 2019). "Lorne Michaels' Quibi Murder Mystery Lines Up All-Star Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
- Pesca, Mike (28 January 2019). "Stone Cold Weirdos". The Gist (Podcast). Slate. Retrieved 29 January 2019.