Who is Andy Neiman? Andy Cohen seeks help in finding missing childhood friend with 'mental illness history'

The Bravo star posted a missing person's flyer on Facebook, seeking help in the ongoing search for his friend who went missing on May 21


                            Who is Andy Neiman? Andy Cohen seeks help in finding missing childhood friend with 'mental illness history'
Andy Cohen and (right) his friend, actor and playwright Andy Neiman (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Extra, GoFundMe)
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Andy Cohen is seeking assistance in locating a childhood friend who has been missing for the past two weeks. The Bravo star, 53, posted a missing person's flyer on Facebook after actor and playwright Andy Neiman vanished from the MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York, on Friday, May 21.

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"Andy is younger than me, but we went to the same camp—Nebagamon in Wisconsin—and the same high school," Cohen told E! News on Thursday, June 3. "I'm praying for his safe return, along with a lot of folks in St Louis."

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In June 2019, popular YouTuber Etika went missing after posting a cryptic video where he said he was suicidal and cited mental illness. More and more celebrities have been coming out with their mental health problems to normalize neurodiversity, including Naomi Osaka, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato.

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Who is Andy Neiman?

Andrew Neiman is an actor and playwright, known for The Ghost Who Walks (2019), directed by Cody Stokes. His birthday is on June 3, according to a Facebook post written by his sister. According to the poster released by Andy Cohen, Neiman, 48, is a "missing vulnerable adult" who suffers from bipolar disorder. Neiman, a father, was last seen wearing only green scrubs and socks. He stands 5'10" tall and weighs around 165 pounds.

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Neiman is also an ace guitarist and singer. His YouTube channel is full of self-written and composed songs including 'The Bluest Heron', 'Photosynthesis' and 'Rich White Lady's Wall'. He also has audition songs for Broadway's 'Music Man', including '76 Trombones' and 'Marian the Librarian'.

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Emily Abramson, Neiman's younger sister, told Page Six that her brother, who has a history of mental illness, had experienced a psychotic break while staying with her family in High Falls, Ulster County. Neiman, a graduate of Wesleyan College in Middletown, Connecticut, was described by Abramson as a "wonderful, spiritual guy" who adored his nine-year-old daughter.

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Abramson described her brother as "incredibly quirky with deep passions for a variety of things, especially the performing arts and Shakespeare." "One of his talents is transmuting his understanding of Shakespeare to people of every age," she added.


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Neiman's family has set up a GoFundMe page to pay for a private investigator, which has so far raised little over $39,500. "While we believe Andy is still in the local area, family, friends, search parties and police have been looking for 4 days and have not yet located him," his loved ones wrote. The page shares: "Unfortunately, leads to date have not materialized locating Andy. While we are disappointed, we remain undeterred."

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Any information on Andy Neiman's whereabouts should be reported to the New York Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-346-3543, or the hotline 845-687-3066.