On Series Since: 2004 - Present
Full Name: Andy Spinnes
Profession: Reporter, Twin Peaks Sun
Martial Status: Widower Reese Wilkins
Previous Relationships: Ex-Boyfriend, Dr. Craig Benton; Ex-Boyfriend, JC Fernandez Ex-Boyfriend/Affair, Reese Wilkins; Divorced, Trenyce Davenport
Family Ties: Adopted sister, Kim Reeves
Andy was alone on the docks one night when Victoria was there. She thought he was going to rape her, so she tried to kill him. He survived but became curious as to why her behaviour was so irrational. He realized that she was suffering from multiple personalities. He tried to help her, but she refused to listen. He got Adam and Helen involved. Kim discovered his bruise and took him under her wing. She made plans to adopt him as her brother. At school, he became friends with Trenyce.
They began dating, although he began questioning his sexuality when he met Reese Wilkins at school. Andy and Reese continued to grow closer, sharing several close encounters and even a kiss. After graduation, Andy went to Milwaukee with Reese on a road trip for Reese’s volleyball team. They made love. Once back in Twin Peaks, the two admitted to falling for each other, but started to regret hurting Trenyce. He decided to come out to everyone after the holidays and become a couple with Reese. He continued to lean on his friends Victoria and Madeline. On New Year’s Eve, he told Trenyce that he would always be there for her. Later, she saw him kissing Reese.
Trenyce kept mum about seeing the kiss and asked Andy if he would always be there for her. He said yes. At Andy's coming out dinner party, he was about to announce that he was gay and in love with Reese, when Trenyce announced that she was pregnant ... with Andy's baby! Reese left stunned; hurt, thinking that Andy was using him as an "experiment" Reese dumped Andy. Andy, meanwhile, was livid with Trenyce. She admitted that Chris was the baby's father, but she was too scared to reveal the truth as she believed Chris would try to take the baby away from her. Andy agreed to go along with the scheme to help his friend. After Trenyce's social worker told her that the courts may take her child away from her, she convienced Andy to marry her. They married, but after the ceremony she confessed that she knew about his sexuality and his love for Reese. Horrified that Trenyce played him, Andy left her and went to tell Reese the truth, only he found Reese with another man. Andy kept mum as Trenyce gave birth to a baby boy. After a near death experience, Trenyce told Reese the truth about what had happened. Reese was livid that Andy put Trenyce before him. Andy was desperate to get back together with Reese. Reese attempted to give Andy another chance but soon realized that he was having a difficult time trusting Andy again after all the lies he had told. Reese left town to go to university in California.
Andy decided to focus on his career and he got a promotion at the Sun. He became attracted to a new photographer at the newspaper, a Spanish man named JC Fernandez. The chemistry was there from the get go and they soon started sleeping with each other. Andy told JC he wanted to go slow as he just got out of a relationship, but JC fell hard for Andy fast. Andy, meanwhile, was loving the drama-free aspect of his relationship with JC, which is the total opposite that he experienced with Reese. After Andy took the stand at Trenyce and Chris' custody battle, JC asked Andy to move in with him. Following his heart, Andy agreed. At Preston and Olivia's memorial service, Andy was stunned to see that Reese was back in town. JC was instantly jealous of Reese and Andy's relationship and Andy tried to prove his new loyality to his lover. Reese, however, was still in love with Andy and kissed him. JC, Andy, Reese and Trenyce went to the ski resort for Pride. JC warned Reese to stay away from Andy, which caused Andy to blow up at his boyfriend. Andy went after Reese and the two were trapped in the storage room together during a blackout, where they couldn't resist and had sex. Afterwards, Andy felt guilty and Reese agreed to keep mum. Andy tried to make it up to JC, even though he suspected something was up. Soon after, Andy was shocked to see Reese out on a date with Craig Benton.
Andy recommitted himself to JC but found himself still jealous of Reese's new relationship with Craig. On their anniversary, Andy and JC went out for a nice dinner but Andy walked out when he saw Reese and Craig together. JC confroted Andy and accused him of still being in love with Reese. Andy apologized and vowed to make it work with JC. JC, however, still felt like something was missing. He confronted Reese, who finally admitted the truth about his affair with Andy last November. JC was crushed and decided to leave town. Andy pleaded with him to give him more chance, so JC agreed. JC decided to get revenge on Reese, however, and leaked a story to the Sun about Reese being a home wrecker. Reese confronted Andy and JC, and they claimed innocence. JC finally admitted the truth to a shocked Andy, who walked out on his boyfriend. Andy told JC he can't stand that JC lied about it to him instead of being truthful. Andy and JC officially broke up and JC left town to take on work in LA. In the wake, Andy was surprised when Craig Benton asked him out on a date, claiming he was always more interested in Andy than Reese. Andy was apprehensive, but agreed. On New Years, Reese saw Andy and Craig together and called them out for their new romance.
Andy and Craig continued to see each other. Andy became friends with Donovan, which seemed to spike Craig's jealousy, despite Andy claiming he and Donovan were just friends. Craig couldn't help but think about Andy's last relationship with JC, where Andy cheated. Andy, meanwhile, also supported Kim and her new found marriage to Bob as she felt alone and like no one was happy for her. Craig and Andy continued to grow closer, despite Craig's jealousy issues with Andy's friendship with Donovan. The couple moved in together in Craig's condo. Andy and Donovan also continued to grow closer as friends. When Trenyce went to the Calimo cabin over Thanksgiving with Casey, Andy and Daisy worried about her. Andy and Vinny raced to the cabin as Trenyce was trying to escape Casey's clutches. They saw as Trenyce and Casey fell into the river; Casey died but Andy and Vinny saved Trenyce. Andy was then stunned to learn that Kim had been shot. He stuck by his sister's side.
Andy was relieved when Kim pulled through her gun shot wound. He turned his attention to helping Donovan, who had been arrested for killing Ernesto. Craig continued to feel upset about Andy's relationship with Donovan, even though they were just friends. During the trial, Craig became increasingly upset over Andy's connection to Donovan. Donovan was found guilty; seeing Andy's horrified reaction was too much for Craig. He left and ended up sleeping with Reese in a drunken moment. Andy and Reese soon came face to face and Reese felt bad for sleeping with Craig. Andy, meanwhile, found a condom wrapper in his bedroom with Craig and questioned Craig; he covered with an excuse. Reese's guilt got the best of him, however, and he finally told Andy the truth. Andy walked out on Craig, who tried to explain. Andy turned to Donovan for support, however, soon Andy and Reese were sharing a kiss together. Andy, also, supported Kim when she confessed she cheated on Bob.
In the early year, Andy and Reese reunited despite Reese still having a flu bug. The two made love and vowed to make their relationship work this go around. Andy asked his lover to look into Johnny, as they were both working at Roboto. Andy wanted to get information on the man that Kim was having an affair with. Reese came up with nothing but Andy was shocked when Kim revealed that she was pregnant; he encouraged his sister to come clean with Bob. Andy, meanwhile, was crushed when Reese revealed to him that he has cancer, hence his bug! Andy supported his lover as Reese started chemo and lost some hair. After Reese was told he was in remission, Andy proposed to him. Reese happily accepted. At their engagement party, Reese collapsed. At the hospital, Reese and Andy learned that his cancer was back and worse than before. They were crushed to learn that Reese had 5 weeks to live. Shortly after, Reese fainted again and he was confinded to bed rest. Andy surprised Reese with a bedside wedding and the two got married. Shortly after, Reese died in Andy's arms. Following Reese's death, Andy started to drink heavily causing his friends and family concern.
Andy continued to drink in the New Year, much to the stress of Kim, Donovan, Trenyce and Savannah. Kim discovered Andy passed out in his own vomit and rushed him to the hospital. That wasn't enough of a wake up call, as Andy showed up to Bob's surprise birthday party drunk as well. When leaving, Andy got into a car accident with Victoria. At the hospital, Kim pleaded with Andy to get help with his drinking. Andy continued to think he was fine, despite him still drinking heavily. Finally, Trenyce, Donovan, Kim and Savannah agreed to hold an intervention with Andy at the Calimo cabin. The day of the intervention, Savannah and Andy left before everyone else. A summer storm hit, causing the other three to stay back in Twin Peaks. At the cabin, Savannah was shocked to see that Andy packed whiskey. She pleaded with him to stop drinking but Andy lashed out at her, telling her that his husband died, not hers. To escape, Savannah went for a bubble bath. In a twist of fate, a radio fell into the tub while Savannah was in it and she died. In the morning, Kim, Donovan and Trenyce arrived and found a dead Savannah and a passed out Andy. Andy went to the hospital, where he finally admitted that he had a drinking problem. Andy went to rehab, and when he returned home, he supported Kim with an ill Bob. Andy and Lukas also started to get closer.
Andy and Lukas' friendship grew in the New Year and Lukas told Andy that he should do something special to remember Reese. Andy came up with an idea to host a gala in honor of Reese. Bob agreed to throw the gala at the mansion. Andy was thrilled with the response and how many people arrived. Andy then supported Kim when Bob suffered a minor stroke and when she was working on the facial cream at Roboto. Andy was also key in being a supportive friend to Lukas, Donovan and Craig as Lukas was having a difficult time choosing between the two men. Andy suggested to Donovan and Craig that they be patient with Lukas, but soon Lukas told Andy that he was going to leave town because he couldn't choose. Andy pleaded with him not to run, but Lukas left town. Andy revealed to Donovan and Craig that Lukas left town. Soon after, Andy saw Donovan and Craig share a kiss and he hoped that Lukas wasn't making a mistake. Andy supported Kim in her quest to get back together with Bob. He warned his sister, however, not to have any more lies with Bob. By year's end, Bob was asking Andy if he had seen Kim acting odd. Andy didn't know what to say but he knew he had to get to the bottom of it. Andy was surprised to learn from Craig & Donovan that Lukas was at the winery in Santa Barbara. Shortly after, Lukas returned to town and announced to his friends that he was ready to come out to Frederick. After it didn't go well, Andy supported Lukas. Andy then learned about Frederick's plan to send Trenyce on a goose chase while trying to find her biological child. Andy confronted Frederick on the night he was shot and was questioned by the police.
Bob cornered Andy after New Year's and asked him if he had noticed a difference in Kim. Andy claimed he hadn't, but then asked his sister about her change in mood. Kim covered with her brother. Andy, then, was questioned by Simona Lopez in the death of Frederick. Andy was soon taken off the suspect list, however. He supported Trenyce when Chris was arrested for Frederick's murder. Andy also became a sounding board for Donovan, Craig and Lukas. Andy encouraged Donovan to be honest with Lukas about how sexual his relationship became with Craig. Donovan never got the chance, however. Andy was floored when Lukas was then arrested for killing Frederick once Chris proved his innocence. Soon, the ice storm hit Twin Peaks and Kim was involved in a major car accident. Andy was there for his sister when she went into shoulder surgery. She was fine, but Blake, who was with Kim, was announced braindead. Andy comforted Kim, who refused to believe that Blake was gone. She also told Andy that she blamed herself. Andy then saw Shane and Natasha struggling with Jacob's lung infection; he told Kim that the way to make this situation is to donate Blake's lungs to Jacob. Kim refused. Andy shared his idea with Tyler, who thought it would be a good way to honor Blake. After discussing it together, Kim and Tyler agreed. The transplant occurred and Jacob received Blake's lungs. Andy comforted Kim further, as she was devastated that her son was dead. Andy, also, was at the court house during Lukas' trial. He was shocked when Lukas was found guilty and sentenced to jail for killing Frederick.