Skip to comments.Celebs looking for Boner: 'Growing Pains' Andrew Koenig missing, say pals [Updated]
Posted on 02/21/2010 12:17:43 PM PST by Loyalist
Sarah Silverman, Alyssa Milano, Dave Holmes and other celebrities have been tweeting and blogging for information leading to the whereabouts of actor and comedian Andrew Koenig, best known for playing Boner on "Growing Pains."
VH1's "Best Week Ever" star, Doug Benson broke from his usual comedic updates to tweet, "On a serious note, my buddy Andrew Koenig was last seen in Vancouver on Feb 14. If anybody knows where he is send me a message."
The celebrity tweets point to a blog post written by radio host Jesse Thorn with details about Koenig's disappearance.
The post reads:
"Andrew Koenig has been missing for a week, last seen 2/14 in Vancouver. Didn't make his flight back to the US on 2/16. The Vancouver Police are involved, and lots of people are looking. Could you reblog this and help get the word out? And say some prayers or think some positive thoughts?
Andrew is a super, super good guy, and we're thinking of him and his family. If you're in the Northwest, please keep your eyes out, and no matter where you are, please share this news.
If you've seen Andrew since February 14th, contact Detective Raymond Payette of the Vancouver PD at 604-717-2534."
The Dish Rag left a voicemail for confirmation of Koenig's missing status with Detective Payette and we spoke with the Vancouver Police Department Public Affairs office. They could not confirm nor deny Koenig's missing person status due to privacy reasons.
We can't be sure if this is an elaborate hoax by the comedians or if these details are real. If it means we can help disburse the information in the case Koenig's disappearance is real, we're willing to risk it.
[Update 10:00 PM: Danielle Koenig, Andrew's sister, has confirmed that he is indeed missing. "I just read your article," she states. "I want you to know that it is, indeed, real. My brother is missing and any information we can get on his whereabouts would be helpful. Thank you so much for writing about this. It's very much appreciated."]
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Didn't know he was Walter Koenig's (Ensign Chekov) son.
Prayers for his safe return.
” playing Boner on “Growing Pains.”
Amen to that one.
Apparently he has been suffering from depression for some time:
Some troubling signs here. I hope he turns up okay.
Nothing to worry about as he was a child actor and everyone knows child actors always grow-up to be healthy and responsible citizens.
he played a creepy version of the joker in a Batman fan film called Batman Dead End
I just watched it. It was really good!
Maybe he converted to Islam and traveled to Pakistan.
Thanks for posting; clearly his family and his friends are worried. Am sure the prayers - and good, safe thoughts - offered on his behalf, are appreciated.
it was good - a lot of fun
better than half the crap hollywood cranks out
That kid was goofy funny on Growning Pains.
I didn’t know he was Walter Koenig’s son until today either.
Apparently suffering from depression. People like that can go for several days without realizing how much time has passed.
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that a body believed to be Andrew Koenig has been found in Stanley Park.
Prayers up to his family, they must be devastated.
That’s too bad.