Louis C.K.

Comedian, Actor, Writer
Known for his notoriously caustic - some said, offensive - riffs on the sanctity of fatherhood and family life, flame-haired comedian Louis C. K. was a well-known fixture in comedy clubs beginning in the late 1980s and ... Read more »
Born: 09/12/1967 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (49)

Conan 2011, 2013, 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gravity Falls 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Maron 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

Portlandia 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Secret Life of Pets 2016 (Movie)

Max (Voice)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Louie 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

Lucky Louie 2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

Trumbo 2015 (Movie)

Arlen Hird (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

Stoddard Thorsen (Actor)

Blue Jasmine 2013 (Movie)

Al (Actor)

Inside Comedy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Louis C.K.: Oh My God 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Daily Show 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theatre 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Himself

Parks and Recreation 2009, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Talking Funny 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Louis C.K.: Chewed Up 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Louis C.K.: Hilarious 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Invention of Lying 2009 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

Diminished Capacity 2008 (Movie)

Big Stan (Actor)

Role Models 2008 (Movie)

Security Guard (Actor)

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008 (Movie)

Marty (Actor)

Assume the Position With Mr. Wuhl 201 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Louis C.K.: Shameless 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

London 2006 (Movie)

Therapist (Actor)

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Pulp Comics: Louis C.K. 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Comics Come Home 2 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Louis C.K. 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Kicking Aspen: Extreme Comedy 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

I Am Comic (TV Show)

Actor

Night of Too Many Stars (TV Show)

Performer
Producer (7)

Baskets 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cedric The Entertainer Presents 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Chris Rock Show 1998 - 1999, 2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Producer

The Dana Carvey Show 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006, 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Producer

Louis C.K.: Hilarious 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pootie Tang 2001 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Tomorrow Night 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (7)

Late Night With Conan O'Brien 1993 - 2009 (TV Show)

Writer

Louis C.K.: Hilarious 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

I Think I Love My Wife 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Down to Earth 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Pootie Tang 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tomorrow Night 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Caroline's Comedy Hour 1989 - 1996 (TV Show)

Writer
Director (5)

Better Things 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Director

Louis C.K.: Hilarious 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Pootie Tang 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Tomorrow Night 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Ice Cream 1992 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (2)

I Think I Love My Wife 2007 (Movie)

("All Night Long") (Lyrics)

I Think I Love My Wife 2007 (Movie)

("F The Cracker") (Song)
Other (1)

The 1998 MTV Movie Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Consultant

Biography

Known for his notoriously caustic - some said, offensive - riffs on the sanctity of fatherhood and family life, flame-haired comedian Louis C. K. was a well-known fixture in comedy clubs beginning in the late 1980s and leading up to writing turns on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993-2009) and "The Chris Rock Show" (HBO, 1997-2000). The same man who won an Emmy for the latter, also wrote and directed the notorious urban comedy bomb "Pootie Tang" (2001). He made headlines for top-lining HBO's groundbreaking and controversial sitcom, "Lucky Louie" (2006), and continued to record comedy specials at an impressive rate, racking up a number of fans not only in the paying audience, but amongst his fellow stand-ups as well. A recurring role on "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009-2015) as Amy Poehler's good-hearted cop boyfriend helped pave the way for his return to headlining his own show, the critically acclaimed hit "Louie" (FX, 2010- ). Wherever his career took him, the Emmy-winning comedian made the most of every opportunity, growing a sizable and devoted fanbase who hung on his every word, much as audiences had with comedy visionaries like George Carlin and Richard Pryor before him.

Milestones

2015

Announced that "Louie" was going on an indefinite hiatus following its fifth season

2015

Appeared in the blacklist-era biopic "Trumbo"

2014

Co-starred in "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn," opposite Robin Williams in one of the final roles filmed before his suicide.

2013

Appeared in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine"

2013

Co-starred in David O. Russell's "American Hustle"

2010

Guest starred on the NBC comedy series "Parks and Recreation" as the policeman boyfriend of Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler).

2010

Starred on FX's "Louie," a semi-autobigraphical comedy about a divorced father of two

2009

Joined Ricky Gervais in the comedy film "The Invention of Lying"

2008

Performed in the comedy special "Louis CK: Chewed Up" on Comedy Central

2007

Re-teamed with Chris Rock to co-write "I Think I Love My Wife"; also directed by Rock

2007

Played Big Stan in "Diminished Capacity," starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda

2007

Headlined the HBO comedy special "Shameless"

2006

Created and starred on HBO's first multi-camera sitcom "Lucky Louie"; also wrote and directed

2005

Performed in the HBO half hour stand-up special "One Night Stand"

2002

Wrote and produced "Cedric The Entertainer Presents" on Fox

2002

Voiced Brendon Small's estranged father Andrew Small in "Home Movies" on the Cartoon Network

2001

Teamed with Chris Rock to write a remake of "Heaven Can Wait" (1978) retitled "Down to Earth"; starred Rock in the lead role

2001

Released first comedy album <I>Louis C.K. - Live in Houston</i>

2001

Wrote and directed the blaxploitation parody "Pootie Tang," co-starring Rock; adapted from a sketch that first appeared on "The Chris Rock Show"

1999

Hosted "Louis C.K.'s Filthy Stupid Talent Show" on Comedy Central

1998

Hosted the syndicated show "Short Cuts" on PBS

1997

Wrote various segments for NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

1997

First collaborated with Rock on "The Chris Rock Show" (HBO) as a writer and producer

1997

Directed first feature, the independent film "Tomorrow Night"; also wrote and produced

1996

Starred in his first "HBO Comedy Half-Hour" special

1996

Hired as a writer for the short-lived ABC sketch show "The Dana Carvey Show"

1995

Briefly worked as a writer for the "Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS)

1995

Filmed six Short Films for Showtime's sketch comedy show "Sunny Skies"

1993

Joined NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" as one of the original staff writers

1990

Made first short film "Ceasar's Salad"

1989

Moved to New York City to pursue his stand-up career

Began performing in Boston-area comedy clubs during his senior year of high school

Appeared as a comic on several shows, including MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour" and Fox's "Comic Strip Live"

Bonus Trivia

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The initials C.K. were a rough phonetic rendering of his Hungarian surname Székely.

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Shortly after his birth, the Székely family moved from Washington D.C. to his father's homeland of Mexico, where they lived until Louis was 7. He spoke fluent Spanish as a result of this early upringing.

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Louis C.K. got his start on the rough and tumble Boston stand-up comedy scene of the late 1980s, where his cohorts included Marc Maron, David Cross, and Denis Leary.

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