Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson

Mar. 24th, 1953
Born in
Minneapolis, Minnesota
5' 7

Louie Anderson's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Life with Louie TV Show
Life with Louie
Splash TV Show
Splash! TV Show
The Jim Henson Hour TV Show
The Jim Henson Hour
The New Hollywood Squares TV Show
The New Hollywood Squares
The Louie Show TV Show
The Louie Show

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Louis Perry Anderson is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author and game show host, known for Life with Louie, Splash, The Louie Show, Baskets and Search Party.

  • In 1981, met comedy legend 'Henny Youngman' (qv), and began writing one-liners for him.
  • Had said that he did not even like his sitcom, _"The Louie Show" (1996)_ (qv) due to all the changes CBS made to it.
  • 30 September 2003 - Recovering in an LA hospital for treatment of an undisclosed heart problem.
  • When ABC's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire hit the air, Louie thought it would be a good idea to raise the Family Feud jackpot from $10,000 to $20,000. He got his way, and Family Feud's ratings went up as a result. The jackpot had been $10,000 for many years.
  • Shortly after the attacks on New York City of 9-11-01, Louie came up with the idea that they do a special NYC police vs. firemen week for the show, the prize money going to the NYPD and FDNY Widow's Fund. Louie put his own personal money to start a pot at the beginning of the week -- $75,000.
  • "The Real Ghostbusters" (1986) character Dr. Ray Stantz was based on his voice and appearance, Dan Aykroyd's appeal to the occult and technical know-how and John Belushi's comedic delivery.
  • Lived in Las Vegas during most of his career, but now lives in Los Angeles
  • Shot the pilot episode of the popular 80s/90s sitcom "Perfect Strangers". Louie played the role of Larry, alongside Bronson Pinchot, who played Balki. Believing Bronson and Louie did not have the right chemistry, Louie's part was recast for the series, and played by Mark Linn Baker.

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