Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1953-03-24 (68 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

30 Movies · 32 TV shows

Biography

Louis Perry Anderson (born March 24, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author and game show host. Anderson created the cartoon series Life with Louie and has written four books, including Hey Mom: Stories for My Mother, But You Can Read Them Too, which was published in 2018. He was the initial host of the third revival of the game show Family Feud from 1999 to 2002.For his performance on the FX comedy television series Baskets, Anderson received three consecutive Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominations and won once in 2016.Anderson performed a stand up show called Louie: Larger Than Life in Las Vegas, Nevada from 2003 through 2012. The show originated at the Union Plaza hotel downtown, before moving to Excalibur, South Point, and Palace Station hotels.

Personal Life

A 1985 marriage to his high-school sweetheart lasted four weeks.

Early Life

Anderson was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the son of Ora Sherman (née Prouty) and Andy Andrew Mortimer Anderson. Anderson is the second youngest of 11 children in his family. In a 2016 interview on WTF with Marc Maron, Anderson revealed that his mother actually gave birth to 16 children, but five of them—the first baby and then two sets of twins—died in childbirth. Anderson has described his father as "abusive."Anderson went to Johnson Senior High in Saint Paul.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Coming 2 America

Coming 2 America

5.5
2021
When Prince Akeem Joffer discovers he has a son he never knew about, he will become the King of Zamunda. Akeem and Semmi traveled to America again to honor their father's wish to groom this son as the...

2020.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Call Your Mother

Call Your Mother

2020
A hilarious ode to moms and the way they have shaped the work of some of comedy's biggest stars.
TV
Weakest Link

Weakest Link

2020
After Anne Robinson hosted the original 3 seasons, Jane Lynch now hosts as eight contestants work as a team to bank the maximum amount of prize money across multiple rounds by answering rapid-fire tri...
Feeding America Comedy Festival

Feeding America Comedy Festival

2020
All-star comics support Feeding America.
TV
The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store

2020
The history of L.A is brought to life in this documentary series. Over the past 47 years, The Comedy Store has launched the careers of a breathtaking array of stars.

2019.

1 TV show
TV
Lights Out with David Spade

Lights Out with David Spade

2019
Specializing in celebrities, entertainment and all things political, comedy legend David Spade and a panel of his comedian friends are at the roundtable and in the field to help break down the biggest...

2018.

2 Movies
Forgiven This Gun4hire

Forgiven This Gun4hire

2018
A Stranger is called upon to save the sleepy little town of Forgiven.
Louie Anderson: Big Underwear

Louie Anderson: Big Underwear

2018
Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, a three­-time Emmy Award® winner, and one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics, brings you his sixth comedy special, Big Underwear. Named by Comedy Centra...

2017.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon

6.59
2017
The early life of a child genius is shown in a TV show.
Sandy Wexler

Sandy Wexler

6
2017
When a hapless but dedicated talent manager signs his first client who actually has talent, his career finally starts to take off.
Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special

Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special

4.83
2017
After Santa tells Michael that he needs 75,000 new babies by Christmas, he hosts a sexy telethon to get the world to star making love.

2016.

2 TV shows
TV
Search Party

Search Party

2016
A dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college friend suddenly disappears.
TV
Baskets

Baskets

2
2016
Reality keeps interfering with Chip Baskets' dream of being a French clown. He moved back to Bakersfield with high hopes after facing financial difficulties and a language barrier. He is forced to con...

2015.

3 TV shows
TV
This Is Not Happening

This Is Not Happening

2015
Outrageous stories from stand-up comedians, musicians and more show why real life experiences always make the best material.
TV
Celebrity Family Feud

Celebrity Family Feud

8
2015
Celebrity Family Feud pits celebrities and their families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to questions posed to 100 people.
TV
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

2015
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.

2014.

2 Movies
Richard Pryor: Icon

Richard Pryor: Icon

8
2014
Today's top comics owe their success to Richard Pryor. The influence of one of the greatest American comics is surveyed in this program.
Robin Williams Remembered

Robin Williams Remembered

2014
Celebrating the life of Robin Williams with interviews, tributes and clips from his career.

2013.

1 TV show
TV
Splash

Splash

2013
After training with professional divers, five celebrities face their fears as they flip and twist into the pool.

2012.

1 Movie
Louie Anderson: Big Baby Boomer

Louie Anderson: Big Baby Boomer

2012
Veteran funnyman Louie Anderson returns to the stage in this hilarious stand-up comedy special, taking an unconventional and comical look at his bad habits, family members and aging body.

2011.

1 TV show
TV
Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Penn & Teller: Fool Us

8
2011
Magicians are challenged to perform a trick. Penn and Teller don't know who the performers are. They are the same as everyone else. If an illusionist fools the professionals, they will win a five star...

2010.

1 TV show
TV
Conan

Conan

8.14
2010
The talk show was hosted by O'Brien.

2009.

1 TV show
TV
Celebrity Ghost Stories

Celebrity Ghost Stories

2009
Celebrity Ghost Stories is a show on the Biography Channel. On October 3, 2009, the first episode of the series was aired. Celebrity go back to the places of their haunted experiences to find out the ...

2007.

2 Movies
Cook-Off!

Cook-Off!

2007
A million dollar prize is up for grabs.
Heckler

Heckler

2007
Hecker is a comedy film about the critical world we live in. After starring in a film that was critically bashed, Jamie Kennedy takes on hecklers and critics and asks some interesting questions of peo...

2006.

1 TV show
TV
Tim and Eric: The Podcast

Tim and Eric: The Podcast

2006
Tim and Eric are on the show.

2005.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Special Thanks To Roy London

Special Thanks To Roy London

2005
Roy London, an acting coach, coached and influenced the acting careers of hundreds of A-list actors. In interviews with more than 50 actors - including Patricia Arquette, Hank Azaria, Drew Carey, Geen...
Rockin' The Corps

Rockin' The Corps

2005
Destiny's Child, KISS, and Hootie and the Blowfish rock out for Marines at Camp Pendelton.
TV
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

6.08
2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is hosted by Scottish American comedian Craig Ferguson, who is the third regular host of the Late Late Show franchise. Late Show with David Letterman airs on CBS...
TV
The Reichen Show

The Reichen Show

2005
There is a list of celebrity interviews.
Back By Midnight

Back By Midnight

2005
The warden of a small, rundown, minimum-security prison plots revenge against the prison's dishonest owner by having four inmates break out and plan a department store robbery to improve the prison's ...
Hari ng Sablay

Hari ng Sablay

2005
Venus and Mars are neighbors born during a rare planetary alignment, but while Venus grows up blessed by good fortune, Mars seems destined to bring nothing but bad luck to his friends and family. Just...

2004.

1 TV show
TV
Joey

Joey

6
2004
The charming and still-single Joey, who has struck out on his own and moved to Hollywood, hopes to truly make it as an actor. Michael, Joey's 20-year-old genius nephew, is a rocket scientist. Joey mak...

2003.

1 TV show
TV
Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher

6
2003
A panel of guests, including politicians, actors, comedians, musicians and the like, discuss what's going on in the world each week on Bill Maher's show.

2002.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Half & Half

Half & Half

2002
Half & Half is an American sitcom that aired on UPN from September 23, 2002, to May 15, 2006. The show focuses on the lives of two paternal half-sisters in their twenties who were estranged throughout...
Do It for Uncle Manny

Do It for Uncle Manny

2002
Danny and Stuart are going to play in L.A. Stuart's uncle helped him with his nightlife. The boys meet Jenny.

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians

Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians

2001
You can see some of the best comedians when they were younger. Some people's bits are very short, one joke short. The replay value is low because you have to skip a lot to keep the laughs going.
TV
Scrubs

Scrubs

6.72
2001
In the world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D." learns about medicine, friendship and life.

1998.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Rodney Dangerfield Hosts the 9th Annual Young Comedians Special

Rodney Dangerfield Hosts the 9th Annual Young Comedians Special

1998
Some of the best new comedians are featured in the comedy specials. Every show has a different host. The 9th year was hosted by the wonderful Rodney Dangerfield.
TV
V.I.P.

V.I.P.

6
1998
While attending a Hollywood premiere with a famous action star, a crazed fan pulls a gun, but her movie hunk turns into a Coward. Suddenly, she's thrown into a world of action and danger as owner of a...

1997.

1 TV show
TV
Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal

6
1997
Ally McBeal is a lawyer at the Boston law firm Cage and Fish. Ally's life and loves are eccentric, funny, dramatic and full of imagination.

1996.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
For Hope

For Hope

1996
The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.
TV
E! True Hollywood Story

E! True Hollywood Story

1996
A documentary series on E! deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and also well-known public figures. salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murder...
TV
The Louie Show

The Louie Show

1996
The show aired from January 31 to March 6 1996.

1995.

2 TV shows
TV
MADtv

MADtv

1
1995
Mad magazine inspired the creation of MADtv, an American sketch comedy television series. The show was on Saturdays on Fox.
TV
Life with Louie

Life with Louie

6.75
1995
Life with Louie is an American show. The first two episodes of the show were broadcast on Fox.

1994.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman

Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman

1994
Louie Anderson tells a story of one Christmas when he was a kid, growing up in Wisconsin, and how he and his dad brought Christmas cheer to a woman who appeared to have none.
TV
Chicago Hope

Chicago Hope

6
1994
Chicago Hope was created by David E. Kelley is a person. It ran on CBS from 1994 to 2000. There is a hospital in Chicago. TVGN will show the show in the fall of next year.

1993.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Grace Under Fire

Grace Under Fire

6
1993
Grace Under Fire aired on ABC from September 29, 1993 to February 17, 1998. The show was about a single mother learning how to raise her three children alone after divorcing her husband. The highest r...
Louie Anderson: Louie in St. Louie

Louie Anderson: Louie in St. Louie

1993
Stand-up comedian Louie Anderson performs from St. Louis, Missouri.
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...

1992.

1 Movie
Bébé's Kids

Bébé's Kids

1992
Robin thinks he's in heaven when he meets Jamika. He knows he's in hell when he meets her friend's children. Bebe's kids are the most pain in the butt of kids he has ever met. Brian W Martz wrote it.

1988.

2 Movies
Coming to America

Coming to America

7.1
1988
Akeem, heir to the throne, left the tropical paradise kingdom to look for his queen. Akeem wants to find a bride in Queens, New York, where he can blend in. Akeem and Semmi attempt to blend in as ordi...
The Wrong Guys

The Wrong Guys

1988
Five former Cub scouts go camping on a mountain they never conquered at a reunion. A group of escaped convicts mistake them for the FBI and cause high jinks.

1986.

3 Movies
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

7.37
1986
After high school slacker Ferris Bueller faked an illness in order to skip school for the day, he went on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend and best friend, all the while t...
Quicksilver

Quicksilver

1986
Jack was a stock market whiz. His life is over because of a bad professional decision. He lost his nerve and joined a speed delivery firm which uses bicycles to avoid traffic jams of San Francisco, wa...
Ratboy

Ratboy

1986
A failed window cleaner exploits beings with rat-like features to make money.

1984.

1 Movie
Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger

6.83
1984
A father doesn't spend enough time with his son after his mother's death. A boy loses himself in video games and has an imaginary friend. He must learn to rely on himself and his imaginary friend to s...

1982.

1 TV show
TV
Remington Steele

Remington Steele

6
1982
Potential clients refuse to hire a woman even though Laura Holt is a licensed private detective. Laura invents a male superior named Remington Steele to solve the problem. A former thief and con man, ...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
My Tale of Two Cities

My Tale of Two Cities

A documentary about a writer. Elmo's Fire will be moving back to Pittsburgh. The history of the city is intertwined with Carl's biography.
TV
Funny You Should Ask

Funny You Should Ask

Jon Kelley is the host of the comedy game show. In each episode, the laughs and cash stakes increase as the comedians answer questions, while the two players decide if they're right or wrong.
TV
Family Feud

Family Feud

5.91
Family Feud is an American game show in which two families compete against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey question posed to 100 people. The show was created by ...
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