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Andy Richter talks about growing up in Yorkville and his upcoming role in 'Arrested Development'

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Did you know that other guy on "Conan" was from Illinois?

Andy Richter doesn't make it back to Yorkville often, but that doesn't mean he's forgotten the town where he spent the better part of his childhood.

"I still consider Yorkville my hometown," Richter, 46, said. "I haven't been back there in a long time."

Richter -- who co-hosts "Conan" on TBS -- fondly remembers his time spent in Yorkville.

(For those who don't know, Yorkville is a city located in Kendall County, just west of Oswego, and it is the county seat for Kendall.)

"I grew up there," Richter said.

The rural nature of Yorkville provided Richter with childhood opportunities that his 7-year-old and 12-year-old daughters don't have growing up in Los Angeles, such as swimming in ponds and fishing in creeks.

"We lived on Game Farm Road," Richter said. "The back of our property dropped down into the Blackberry Creek. We had woods to play in. We used to be gone for hours. We would say, 'we are going into the woods.' I would come back when I was hungry or my grandma would ring the bell. "

Richter also talked about how his close friend and colleague Conan O'Brien would fair living in a rural town like Yorkville.

"He's less of a city guy than you think," Richter said. "He has a house [in Los Angeles] and sold his apartment in New York. He has a house in Connecticut and it's his favorite place in the world. He would do just fine. He does stick out, but once people got used to him being around he'd do just fine."

And Richter spilled on what to expect with his role in "Arrested Development."

Read more here.

[Source: Beacon News]

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