Classically trained actor and comedic icon Curtis Armstrong, most prominently known for his roles in films like Revenge of the Nerds, Risky Business, and Better Off Dead, in addition to television roles in Supernatural, Moonlighting and American Dad, has announced that he will be releasing his very own memoir this summer. The book is titled Revenge of the Nerd: Or...The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be "Booger". Given that he's played numerous memorable characters throughout the years, you can only imagine the incredible stories that Armstrong has accumulated over time.
Armstrong is perhaps most well-known for portraying the character of Dudley "Booger" Dawson in 1984's comedy classic, Revenge of The Nerds (he even adapted the Twitter handle @CurtisIsBooger when he joined the social media platform), and has truly embraced the role of nerd in society. Since kicking off his film career with a role in 1983's Risky Business opposite Tom Cruise, Armstrong has worked on a plethora of various film and television projects, including his role as host and co-creator of the TBS reality-based game show, King Of The Nerds (which concluded its run in 2015).
Revenge of the Nerd: Or... The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be "Booger" hits bookstores on July 11, 2017. You can read the full description of Armstrong's memoir taken from its Amazon page, and you can follow the link at the bottom to pre-order the book.
Risky Business. Revenge of the Nerds. Better Off Dead. Moonlighting. Supernatural. American Dad. New Girl. What do all of these movies and television shows have in common?
A legendary comedic second banana to a litany of major stars, Curtis is forever cemented in the public imagination as Booger from Revenge of the Nerds. A classically trained actor, Curtis began his incredible 40-year career on stage but progressed rapidly to film and television. He was typecast early and it proved to be the best thing that could have happened.
But there’s more to Curtis’ story than that.
Born and bred a nerd, he spent his early years between Detroit, a city so nerdy that the word was coined there in 1951, and, improbably, Geneva, Switzerland. His adolescence and early adulthood was spent primarily between the covers of a book and indulging his nerdy obsessions. It was only when he found his true calling, as an actor and unintentional nerd icon, that he found true happiness. With whip-smart, self-effacing humor, Armstrong takes us on a most unlikely journey―one nerd’s hilarious, often touching rise to the middle. He started his life as an outcast and matured into…well, an older, slightly paunchier, hopefully wiser outcast.
In Hollywood, as in life, that counts as winning the game.