Birthdate: June 26, 1988
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Andrew Bachelor (birthname: Andrew Byron Bachelor) is a rising actor out of the social media/show business nexus, leveraging his mass of followers on social media (especially on the now-defunct Vine) for his work on the web, television and the movies, starting with Michael Tiddes’ spoof film, Fifty Shades of Black (2016), with co-writer/producer Marlon Wayans, Jane Seymour, Florence Henderson, Fred Willard, and Mike Epps. He appeared in Deon Taylor’s horror-comedy starring Epps, Meet the Blacks (2016), and Taylor’s sequel, The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2 (2021).
Continuing the horror-comedy blend, Bachelor was part of the support on McG’s Netflix black comedy-horror movie, The Babysitter (2017), with Samara Weaving and Judah Lewis, as well as the sequel, The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020), with Leslie Bibb and Bella Thorne. Bachelor’s first starring role (as executive producer) was in Scott Zabielski’s comedy released by Lionsgate, Where’s the Money (2017), with Method Man, Retta, Mike Epps, and Terry Crews. Bachelor shifted to rom-com mode in Ari Sandel’s Netflix production, When We First Met (2018), with Adam DeVine and Alexandra Daddario, followed by the Susan Johnson/Sofia Alvarez film for Netflix, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018), with Lana Condor and Noah Centineo.
Andrew Bachelor’s acting activity since 2019 has almost been what could be termed frenetic, with 13 features credits (excluding his credits in television and video games), including his second film under McG’s direction for Netflix, Rim of the World (2019), with Jack Gore, Miya Cech, and Annabeth Gish; another Netflix production, director Michael Dowse’s action comedy Coffee & Kareem (2020), with Ed Helms, David Alan Grier, and Taraji P. Henson; one of Bachelor’s biggest-budget films, the Gerard Butler-starring disaster thriller, Greenland (2020), with Morena Baccarin, Hope Davis, and Scott Glenn; and an McG-produced rom-com for Netflix, Holidate (2020), with Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, and Frances Fisher.
Bachelor’s name was above the title of writer-director Dennis Dugan’s rom-com Love, Weddings & Other Disasters (2020), with Diane Keaton, Jeremy Irons, and Maggie Grace. Bachelor played support in the 20th Century Studios comedy from director/co-writer Clay Tarver, Vacation Friends (2021), with John Cena, Lil Rel Howery, and Robert Wisdom; for the sports drama National Champions (2021), Bachelor again played support in the ensemble featuring Stephan James, J.K. Simmons, Tim Blake Nelson, Timothy Olyphant, and Uzo Aduba. Bachelor reunited with filmmaker Deon Taylor for the thriller Fear (2022) with Joseph Sikora and Ruby Modine.
Toronto-born Andrew Bachelor was raised by parents Ingrid and Byron Bachelor, originally from Jamaica. He has a younger sister, Christina Bachelor. When Bachelor reached age two, his family moved to West Palm Beach, Florida. He attended Coral Springs Charter School in Coral Springs, Florida, and later attended and graduated (in 2010) from Florida State University, where he earned a degree in business management and participated in track and field as well as in a college sketch comedy group, “30in60.”
Bachelor pursued film studies at the New York Film Academy but left the school in his final semester to pursue a show business career in Los Angeles, where he joined the renowned improv comedy theater company, The Groundlings. After gaining the largest audience of followers on Vine, Bachelor was signed by the talent agency UTA. Bachelor’s height is 5’ 8”.
AKA: Andrew Bachelor is also known as King Bach, especially in his rapper and internet activity.
On the Vine: Bachelor, as King Bach, claimed the highest number of followers (11.3 million) on the now-defunct video sharing service, Vine.
Philanthropist: Andrew Bachelor established the non-profit, The RuJohn Foundation, aiding rural and inner-city schools in Jamaica and the U.S., and providing workshops for sports, literature, and performance.