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Louie Perry Anderson was born on 24 March 1953, in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. He is a stand-up comedian, actor, author and television host, probably most famous for hosting the TV game show “Family Feud”.

So just how rich is Louie Anderson? Sources state that Anderson has accumulated a net worth of over $10 million, as of mid-2016. His wealth has been established through his career as a stand-up comedian, through his involvement in the film and television industry, as well as through publishing his books.

Louie Anderson Net Worth $10 Million

Anderson grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, along with his 10 siblings, and attended St. Paul’s Johnson Senior High School.

In 1981 he won first-place trophy at the Midwest Comedy Competition, which led the competition’s host Henny Youngman to hire him as a writer. Three years later, the comedian Johnny Carson offered Anderson the chance to make his national television debut as a stand-up comedian on “The Tonight Show”, which was the real start of his brilliant career. He went on to make guest appearances in popular shows such as “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno“, “The Late Show with David Letterman“, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson“, “Comic Relief”, and numerous Showtime and HBO specials, establishing himself as a popular comedian with the USA audiences. His net worth started to rise.

In 1988 Anderson appeared in the Eddie Murphy comedy film “Coming to America”, and in the camp comedy “The Wrong Guys”. The following year he made a guest appearance in the first episode of the NBC television series “The Jim Henson Hour”. In 1995 he created and produced the animated series based on his own childhood, “Life with Louie”, – the series aired on Fox, and lasted for three years becoming highly popular, winning two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program as well as three Humanitas Prizes for writing in a children’s’ animated series, which made Anderson the only three-time recipient of this award.

The following year he created “The Louie Show”, in which he also had a starring role as a psychotherapist, with the show airing on CBS for six episodes. Both “Life with Louie” and “The Louie Show” considerably added to Anderson’s net worth.

The year 1999 saw the entertainer hosting the new version of the television game show “Family Feud”, and remained on the show until 2002, being replaced by Richard Kam, but meanwhile in 2001, he appeared in the television game show “The Weakest Link” and won $31,000.

In the years since, Anderson has toured around the USA doing stand-up comedy and has tackled a mix of television work, appearing in series such as “Scrubs” and “Grace Under Fire”, dramas like “Touched by an Angel” and “Chicago Hope”, and shows like “Tom Goes to the Major”. In 2012 he created and produced the stand-up special called “Louie Anderson: Big Baby Boomer”, and appeared in the ABC reality television series “Splash” the following year.

In early 2016 Anderson joined the cast of the FX comedy series “Baskets”, with a starring role as the woman Christine Baskets. His performance brought him a nomination for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and has greatly added to his wealth.

Aside from his career as a stand-up comedian and actor, Anderson has also written three best-selling books: “Dear Dad – Letters From An Adult Child”, “Good-bye Jumbo… Hello Cruel World” and “The F Word: How To Survive Your Family”.

Additionally, in 2014 he became the promotional spokesperson for Land O’Lakes Sweet Cream Butter, and has since been featured in various ads of the product.

Speaking about his private life, Anderson married his high-school sweetheart in 1985, but the marriage ended in separation after only a month, and eventually divorce. There is no information on any other relationships.

The entertainer was involved in a blackmailing incident in the late ’90s. Reportedly, an Arizona man blackmailed him, threatening that he would reveal to the media that Anderson once offered him money for sexual favors. Being afraid that such controversial news could damage his rising career, Anderson gave the money. However, when the man tried to extort an additional $250,000 from him, the comedian informed authorities and the man was arrested.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 24, 1953
Birth place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Profession:Stand-up comedian, actor, author, game show host
Education:St. Paul's Johnson Senior High School
Nationality:American
Awards:Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, Humanitas Prizes
Nominations:Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2016)
Movies:"Life with Louie" (1994-1998), "Coming to America", "The Wrong Guys",
TV shows:"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "The Late Show with David Letterman", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Comic Relief", "Family Feud" (1999-2000), "The Louie Show" (1996), "The Louie Show", "The Weakest Link", "Louie Anderson: Big Baby Boomer" (2012), "Scrubs", "Grace Under Fire", "Touched by an Angel" (A Song for the Soul (A Song for the Soul), Nov. 28, 1999), "Chicago Hope", "Splash" (2013)
Books:"The F Word: How to Survive Your Famil", "Goodbye Jumbo... Hello Cruel World", "Dear Dad: Letters from an Adult Child"
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1The Palace Station Hotel and Casino opened the Louie Anderson Theater where Louie performs 5 nights per week. [August 2010]
2In a 2002 episode of E! True Hollywood Story (1996), he stated that, after being chosen to host the 1999 revival of Family Feud (1999), he wanted the blessing of original host Richard Dawson. For that reason, the studio invited Dawson to make a guest appearance on the premiere episode and "pass the torch" to Anderson, but Dawson declined the invitation.
3The 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.
4In 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.
5Shot the pilot episode of the popular 80s/90s sitcom, Perfect Strangers (1986). 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.
6Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, vol. 137, pages 2-3. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
7Had said that he did not even like his sitcom, The Louie Show (1996) due to all the changes CBS made to it.
8Enjoys butter.
9When ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999) hit the air, Louie thought it would be a good idea to raise the Family Feud (1999) 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.
10Shortly 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.
1130 September 2003 - Recovering in an LA hospital for treatment of an undisclosed heart problem.
12Lived in Las Vegas during most of his career, but now lives in Los Angeles
13In 1981, met comedy legend Henny Youngman, and began writing one-liners for him.
14Formerly worked as a counselor at a home for abused children.
15Is the tenth child out of eleven children.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Family Feud (1999)$1,500,000


Quotes

#Quote
1I hope I'm not on E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 'til I'm dead.
2[in 2002, commenting on the revised Family Feud (2002) with Richard Karn succeeding him as the host] My prediction is that the show's off the air within a year.
3[on his immense weight] My first words were "Seconds, please". Most kids in kindergarten napped on a little rug. I had a braided 9 x 12.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesBaskets (2016)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramLife with Louie (1995)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramLife with Louie (1995)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Supporting ActorBaskets (2016)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class Animated ProgramLife with Louie (1995)· Ahmos Hassan (executive producer)
· Thomas L. Wilhite (executive producer)
· Willard Carroll (executive producer)
· Matthew O'Callaghan (executive producer/director)
· Russell P. Marleau
· John Lanza
· Bert Ring (director)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramLife with Louie (1995)


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Louie Anderson: Big Baby Boomer2012TV Movie written by
Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians2001Video
Life with LouieTV Series created for television by - 38 episodes, 1995 - 1998 material by - 38 episodes, 1995 - 1998
The Louie Show1996TV Series written by - 1 episode
Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman1994TV Short created for television by / material by
CBS Summer Playhouse1988TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Forgiven This Gun4hire2017Big Sam
Drunk History2016TV SeriesWinston Churchill
Baskets2016TV SeriesMrs. Baskets
Pop Star Puppy2014Wiseman
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2011TV SeriesGeoff Peterson
The Fives2011TV SeriesUlysses Hamilton
Supreme Court of Comedy2010TV Series
Cook-Off!2007Mayor Doug Halverson
Tom Goes to the Mayor2006TV SeriesMining Team of Louie Andersons
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2006TV SeriesBurt
Joey2005TV SeriesLouie Anderson
Half & Half2005TV SeriesLouie
Back by Midnight2004Game Show Host
Citizen Tony2003TV MovieTony Strudel (voice)
Do It for Uncle Manny2002Tow Truck Driver
V.I.P.2001TV SeriesHomeless Person
Scrubs2001TV SeriesLouie Anderson
Nash Bridges2001TV SeriesRichard Reynolds
Ally McBeal2000TV SeriesTherapist
Touched by an Angel1999TV SeriesUncle Dudley
Life with Louie1996-1998TV SeriesNarrator / Andy Anderson (Dad) / Little Louie / ...
Chicago Hope1997TV SeriesLouie Lickman
For Hope1996TV MovieDate #3 (uncredited)
The Louie Show1996TV SeriesLouie Lundgren
Love & War1995TV SeriesJames the Cat
Grace Under Fire1994TV SeriesDr. Andy Lewinson
Bébé's Kids1992Security Guard #1 (voice)
Coming to America1988Maurice
The Wrong Guys1988Louie
Trying Times1987TV SeriesStu
Ratboy1986Omer Morrison
Ferris Bueller's Day Off1986Flower Deliveryman
Perfect Strangers1986TV SeriesLou Appleton
Quicksilver1986Tiny (as Louis Anderson)
Remington Steele1986TV SeriesBingham 'Bing' Perret
Cloak & Dagger1984Taxi Driver #2

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Louie Anderson Presents2011TV Special documentary executive producer
The Fives2011TV Series producer - 2011
Sales Guys2007TV Series producer - 2007
Life with Louie1995-1998TV Series executive producer - 38 episodes
Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman1994TV Short executive producer
CBS Summer Playhouse1988TV Series producer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heckler2007Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
@midnight2016TV SeriesHimself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Wendy Williams Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Geraldo at Large2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHimself
Gotham Comedy Live2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
Splash2013TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2013TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
Celebrity Ghost Stories2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Finding the Funny2012DocumentaryHimself
Louie Anderson: Big Baby Boomer2012TV MovieHimself
Food Network Star2011TV SeriesHimself
Louie Anderson Presents2011TV Special documentaryHimself
My Tale of Two Cities2008Documentary
Heckler2007DocumentaryHimself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon2007TV SeriesHimself
Who Is Rufus Harley: An Hour of Television and Documentary Footage2006VideoHimself - Comedian
Comic Relief 20062006TV Special documentaryHimself
Tim and Eric: The Podcast2006TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Rockin' the Corps: An American Thank You2005DocumentaryHimself - Comedian
Special Thanks to Roy London2005DocumentaryHimself
Last Comic Standing2004TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares1998-2002TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Family Feud1999-2001TV SeriesHimself - Host
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHimself
Talking to Americans2001TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Show1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program and Presenter: Outstanding Game / Audience Participation Show
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-1999TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1999TV SeriesHimself
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast1997TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-1997TV SeriesHimself - Comedian
The Funny Things Kids Do1997TV MovieHimself - Host
Biography1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Life with Louie1995-1996TV SeriesHimself / Andy Anderson (Dad) - (voice) / Little Louie - (voice)
Mr. Wrong1996Himself
Comic Relief VII1995TV Special documentaryHimself
HBO Comedy Showcase1995TV SeriesHost
Dennis Miller Live1995TV SeriesHimself
Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman1994TV ShortHimself / Andy Anderson (Dad) / Little Louie (voice)
Vicki!1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Montreal International Comedy Festival '931993TV MovieHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1988-1993TV SeriesHimself - Comedian / Himself - Guest
Comic Relief V1992TV SpecialHimself
Louis in St. Louis1992TV MovieHimself
The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday1992TV MovieHimself
Sandra After Dark1992TV MovieHimself
Hot Country Nights1991TV SeriesHimself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
All-Star Salute to Our Troops1991TV MovieHimself
The Full Wax1991TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief IV1990TV Special documentaryHimself
CBS This Morning1990TV SeriesHimself
Louie Anderson: Mom! Louie's Looking at Me Again1989VideoHimself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The Jim Henson Hour1989TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comic Relief III1989TV Special documentaryHimself
Circus of the Stars #131988TV Special documentary
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1988TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
Comic Relief '871987TV SpecialHimself
The Late Show1986TV SeriesHimself
Live from Her Majesty's1986TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Salute to Ford's Theater1986TV MovieHimself
The 9th Annual Young Comedians Special1984TV SpecialHimself
Mike Douglas Presents1984TV MovieHimself - Guest / Comedian

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #92
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments2002TV SpecialHimself
Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians2001VideoHimself

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