Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson

68 (passed away Jan. 21st, 2022)
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
The Jim Henson Hour TV Show
The Jim Henson Hour
Splash! TV Show
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.

Louie Anderson, whose more than four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series Baskets, died Friday at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

  • In 1981, met comedy legend 'Henny Youngman' (qv), and began writing one-liners for him.
  • Formerly worked as a counselor at a home for abused children.
  • Enjoys butter.
  • 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.
  • In 2000, Anderson was blackmailed by a man threatening to reveal to tabloids that Anderson allegedly approached him in a California casino requesting sexual acts in 1993. Fearing the story would threaten his starring roles in two family-oriented series, Louie initially paid a large amount of extortion money, but when the blackmailer's demands increased, Louie went to the police. The man was arrested and sentenced to 21 months in prison.
  • Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, vol. 137, pages 2-3. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
  • 30 September 2003 - Recovering in an LA hospital for treatment of an undisclosed heart problem.
  • "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.

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