We Love You Andy


 Although it would be easy for me to copy paste form Wikipedia and Imdb, both awesome sites, I think I'm gonna try and bring my own summary here.

 As you have already read, Andy Hallett (full name's Andrew Alcott Hallett) passed away on March 29th, 2009 from a heart failure at the early age of 33. He is best known as the empathic, singing and charming green-skin demon Lorne (The Host) from Angel The Series, Buffy The Vampire Slayer's spin off.

He had a very short and intense career on the beginning of the 2000s.

Andy Hallett was born in a tiny village (Osterville) of Cape Copd in Massachusettes (USA) on August 4th, 1975. He raised as an only child by his parents Laurie and David.

Osterville Village, Massachusetts

He graduated from Management at Assumption College in Worcester (MA) in 1997 where he majored in Business with an emphasis on Management Marketing.

Always shy and unconfident he started singing only after Patti Labelle invited him to sing onstage and surprised all the attendees and Patti Labelle herself with an oustanding Lady Marmalade performance (duet with Labelle), That was, in Andy's words, a "life-changing experience". Just short after that, he drove to L.A. to follow his dreams in  Hollywood.

Andy had numerous jobs to make ends meet, including work as a runner, property manager, personal assistand and few non-speaking roles in a couple of commercials.  He didn't even had an agent back then! He got one after he appeared for the first time on Angel as anagonic demon Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan. 

Andy was supposed to spot in just 45 episodes of the show but ended making 76 episodes out of 110, and become regular on season 4 (episode 14).

A friend of Joss Whedon's sister-in-law since high school, Andy invited Joss to see him sing at BB King's Blues Bar in Hollywood in Universal City where he had landed a job as a lounge singer. Watching Andy sing inspired Joss to conceive the character of The Host, and Andy was invitred to try out for the part. And after three auditions he got the part, his first proffesional acting job.

Andy taught himself to sing. He learned how to chance range and how to breathe properly by watching tapes of Frank Sinatra and Patti Labelle, both whom he regarded as two of his greatest musical influences. His favourite musical genre was traditional R&B.

He used to hang out regular with Alexis Denisof and J. August Richards. He was best friends with Mark Lutz (Groosalugg) as well as neighbours. They both made a trip together to Europe.

You can read about a tribute 48-page book "Lorne" where Mark Lutz talks about Andy and get a briefly inside of how was to be a friend of his. You might be lucky and get a copy through Ebay.

Reaching this point if you still want to know more, make sure to visit Quotes and Career for further details, and visit They Say to see what people say about our late but very dear Andy Hallett.

R.I.P.  Andrew Alcott Hallett 💚

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