Andy Kaufman

Andy Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer, actor, writer, performance artist and professional wrestler. He was often referred to as a dadaistic comedian because of how he managed to blur the line between reality and imagination. He first came to the attention of the public when he was invited to perform small parts on the first season of Saturday Night Live, although he had started to perform for family and friends at the age of 7. His "trade mark" is an unnamed character called "Foreign Man", who soon evolved into Latka Gravis, the guy from Taxi, his most famous show that ran between 1978 and 1983. He is featured as likely autistic (Asperger's Sydnrome) in Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes by Jennifer Elder and in Elijah’s Cup by Valerie Paradiz. Read more about this multi-gifted and original actor on his Wikipedia page and on IMDB.