Louie Anderson Net Worth – How Rich was the Primetime Emmy Award Winner

Louis Perry “Louie” Anderson was a popular actor, standup comedian, and television host. He was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Louie Perry Anderson made the cartoon series “Life with Louie” and released 4 books, including Hey Mom: Stories for My Mother, But You Can Read Them Too. Anderson was the first host of the 3rd revival of the game show Family Feud between 1999-2002.

He got three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominations in 2016 and won one for his performance on Baskets, the FX comedy television series. 

Louie Anderson Net Worth

Louie Anderson was a popular American stand-up comedian who had a net worth of $10 million. He was a successful actor, standup comedian, writer, game show host, and producer. He was best known for writing and producing the animated television series “Life with Louie.”

Personal Life

Louie Anderson was born on March 24, 1953. He was raised by Andy Andrew Mortimer Anderson and Ora Sherman, a Mayflower descendant. He’s the second youngest of 11 kids in his family. In a 2016 interview, he revealed that his parents actually had 16 kids. But 5 of the 16 kids died at birth. 

Anderson also revealed that his father was abusive and prone to alcohol. Louie attended Johnson Senior High in Saint Paul. In 1997, a man by the name of Richard John Gordon began blackmailing Anderson, demanding money from the actor, threatening to reveal to the public that he sexually propositioned him in a casino in 1993.

Anderson paid the blackmailer $100,000 in hush money. However, when Gordon asked for more money a year later, Anderson’s lawyer informed federal authorities. Gordon was then arrested, fined, and sentenced to 21 months in prison after a high-speed chase.

Anderson underwent 2 successful heart surgeries. However, in January 2022, he was hospitalized for large B-cell lymphoma in Las Vegas.

He passed away from complications 3 days later, at the age of 68.

Professional Career

Louie made his TV standup debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” in 1984. He appeared on “The Late Show” in 1986 as well as “Comic Relief ‘87.” His first movie was 1984’s “Cloak and Dagger.” He also appeared in the movies “Ratboy,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, and “Quicksilver.”

Anderson was a 13-time panelist on “The New Hollywood Squares” from 1986 to 1988. In 1988, Anderson starred in the movie “The Wrong Guys” and co-starred with Arsenio Hall, Eddie Murphy, and James Earl Jones in “Coming to America.” He went on to star in many movies, series, and shows during his career.

In 2016, he played Winston Churchill on “Drunk History” and starred as Christine Baskets on “Baskets” together with Martha Kelly and Zach Galifianakis, who co-produced the popular show.  The show had 40 episodes over 4 seasons and brought Anderson 2 awards and multiple nominations.

Louie Anderson Dating History

Louie Anderson married his high-school sweetheart in 1985. However, their marriage lasted for 4 weeks only. There aren’t many details about Anderson’s past relationships available online.

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