Andy Milder
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Andy Miller




August 16, 1969

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Lester Dawson

Andy Milder is an American actor on Austin & Ally who portrayed Lester Dawson, Ally's father, who's the owner of a instrument store, Sonic Boom. In the show Andy's character, Lester, is very cheap and will not spend any more than he has to. He loves to save money, in fact, in one of the episodes Andy's character buys all of the instruments needed at one time to save 20 cents and in another he wouldn't donate instruments to kids who's music fondation flooded.

Early life

Andy was born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA on the 16th of August, 1969.



Milder has appeared in many films such as Apollo 13, Armageddon, Rumor Has It…, Frost/Nixon, Transformers and Domino. He was a series regular on Fame L.A. and Weeds, and appeared on many shows such as Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Ugly Betty, Boston Legal, Parks and Recreation, Married with Children, The Wonder Years, Private Practice, Yes, Dear, Austin & Ally and Criminal Minds. Milder provided narration for Ballroom Bootcamp, 101, Starlicious make-overs, and Wrecks to Riches. He provided the voice of Light Lad in Legion of the Super Heroes in 2006. From 2005 to 2009, he starred as Dean Hodes, a recurring cast member on Weeds, who was later promoted to a regular cast member.

Personal life

Andy moved to Santa Monica, California at a very young age and then went to the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Economics before studying at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Milder and his wife,
Dr. Betty Lee, currently live in Manhattan Beach, California.


Year Title Role Other Notes
1991 Empty Nest Vet's Assistant The Dreyfuss Affair
1991 For the Boys Dressing Room Page, New York None
1992 Married with Children Francis Frat Chance
1993 The Wonder Years Howie Needleman "Independence Day"; "Summer"
1994 I'll Do Anything Warm- Up Man None
1994 I Love Trouble Copy Man None
2009 Stolen William Daniels None
2016 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Quillfire None


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