Andy Dick is the risk factor on DWTS season 16. According to the DWTS website, he was elected homecoming king. Can he dance may not be the question so much as can he behave.

Dick is a comedian, actor, writer, director, musician, producer and a sometime substance abuser. Andy Dick

Dick was on NBC’s “NewsRadio” (1995-1999) as an awkward news reporter, Matthew Brock, who idolizes Bill McNeal (Phil Hartman), the news co-anchor. He was also on the ABC sitcom “Less than Perfect” (2002-2006) as Owen Kronsky, a clumsy slightly off office supply manager. “Less than Perfect” starred Sherri Shepherd who was on DWTS season 14 with professional partner Val Chmerkovskiy. They lasted only four weeks.

Andrew Roane Dick

Partner: Sharna Burgess

Age: 47

Born: Charleston, South Carolina

Birthdate: 21 December 1965

Sign: Sagittarius

Dick has been married and has one child (a son) from his marriage to Ivone Kowalczyk (1986-1990). He also has a son and daughter from another relationship.

More recently has been known for his legal troubles from intoxication to drugs to indecent exposure and sexual battery. The last incident was in 2011.

If Dick can control his behavior and his addictions, he could make things funny. We’ll have to see how his chemistry is with his partner Sharna Burgess who begins her first season on DWTS.