Louie Anderson Career and Net Worth
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Louie Anderson was an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer and game show host. Louie has approximately $10 million in net worth as at the time of his passing. He had a protracted and successful career on the stage as a comedian. He passed at the age of 68 years on January 21, 2022.
Louie Anderson Early Life
Louie Anderson was born Louie Perry Anderson on March 24, 1953 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He was born to Ora (mother, a Mayflower descendant) and Andy (father). He had 10 siblings. He revealed a much larger family size in 2016 when appeared on the podcast “WTF with Marc Maron” stating that his mother had given birth to 16 children, the first child as well as two sets of twins died during childbirth. He recounts times with a very abusive and alcoholic father. He went to Johnson Senior High.
Louie Anderson Career
He had his television stand-up comedy debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” on November 20, 1984. Louie went on to perform on “The 9th Annual Young Comedians Special”, “The Late Show” and “Comic Relief ’87”. After his first film in “Cloak & dagger” in 1984, he also appeared in “Quicksilver”, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “Rayboy” as well as guest-star on “Remington Steele”.
He worked as a panelist between 1986 and 1988 on “The New Hollywood Squares” for 13 times. In 1988, he starred in “The Wrong Guys” and acted alongside Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones in “Coming to America”. He repeated the role in 2021 in the Amazon Prime Video sequel “Coming to America”.
1989 saw Louie guest star on “The Jim Henson Hour” and star in the comedy special “Louie Anderson: Mom! Louie’s Looking at Me Again”. Louie created the animated Fox Kids series “Life with Louie” which ran 39 episodes over three seasons. Louie received two Daytime Emmys for his work. He starred as Louie Lundgren on “The Louie Show” which ran for six episodes.
He was the host of family feud from 1999 to 2002 as well as guest star on “Ally McBeal”, “Nash Bridges”, “Scrubs” and “V.I.P.”. Louie won $31,000 on Weakest Link in 2001 before making appearances in “Back by Midnight”, “Half & Half” as well as the “Friends” spin-off “Joey”. Louie voice acted in “The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy” and “Tom Goes to the Mayor”. he appeared in the film “Cook Off!” which premiered at the Comedy Arts Festival in 2007
Louie Anderson Personal Life
Louie married his high-school lover in 1985. The marriage unfortunately lasted for just four weeks. He was blackmailed by Richard Gordon, who had threatened to go public about the fact that Louie had allegedly sexually propositioned him in 1993 at a casino.
He was compelled to make $100,000 payment to Gordon fearing serious injury to his reputation. However a future demand of $250,000 was rescinded by Louie who got the involvement of the federal authorities.
After playing hide and seek with FBI agents in Los Angeles, Gordon was finally arrested and sentenced to 21 months in prison. Louie had a difficult time with alcoholism and drug addiction. He stated in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2006:
“My whole life, I don’t know if I was just brought up to be tempted. From food to drink to gambling, all those things are in my family. We’re like a prototype to the addiction world.” Louie added, ‘When you get older, you just get smarter. I’ve gone through the programs and I’m in recovery. I used to take drugs and drink to try and kill myself. Now my doctor’s my dealer. He gives me drugs to try and keep me alive. It’s gone full circle.”