16 Candid Facts Revealed About Louie Anderson

1. Louie Perry Anderson is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host.

2. Anderson created the cartoon series Life with Louie, has written three books, and was the initial host of the third revival of the game show Family Feud, from 1999 to 2002.

3. Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Louie Anderson was the second-youngest of 11 children in his family.

4. Anderson made his network debut as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show on November 20, 1984.

5. In late 1985, Anderson was cast as Lou Appleton alongside Bronson Pinchot on the pilot episode of Perfect Strangers for ABC .

6. In 1989, Anderson guest-starred on the first episode of the MuppeTelevision segment of The Jim Henson Hour.

7. It also detailed how he was picked on for his weight, and how he used comedy to deal with the teasing.

8. The show was a 3-year hit on Fox, and won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program.

9. In 1996, Anderson created and starred in The Louie Show for CBS.

10. The show had Anderson playing a psychotherapist in Duluth, Minnesota. The show ran six episodes and was cancelled.

11. In 1999, Anderson landed the role of host of the new version of Family Feud. Anderson was let go from the show in 2002 and replaced by former Home Improvement star Richard Karn.

12. Anderson appeared on a 2001 episode of The Weakest Link, winning $31,000. Touched by an Angel and Chicago Hope.

13. He guest starred on the Adult Swim cameo-filled show Tom Goes to the Mayor.

14. Anderson played in the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas.

15. In 2012, Anderson filmed a standup special entitled Louie Anderson: Big Baby Boomer.

16. In it, he poked fun at his bad habits, pesky family members, and aging body.

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