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Also Known As: Louis Szekely, Louis Ck Died:
Born: September 12, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: comedian, writer, actor

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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, 2010-15). 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. ...

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, 2010-15). 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.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Pootie Tang (2001) Director
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  Tomorrow Night (1998) Director
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  Ice Cream (1993) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Trumbo (2015)
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 Blue Jasmine (2013)
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 American Hustle (2013)
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 I Am Comic (2010)
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 Role Models (2008)
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Began performing in Boston-area comedy clubs during his senior year of high school
1989:
Moved to New York City to pursue his stand-up career
1990:
Made first short film "Ceasar's Salad"
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Appeared as a comic on several shows, including MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour" and Fox's "Comic Strip Live"
1995:
Filmed six Short Films for Showtime's sketch comedy show "Sunny Skies"
1995:
Briefly worked as a writer for the "Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS)
1996:
Hired as a writer for the short-lived ABC sketch show "The Dana Carvey Show"
1996:
Starred in his first "HBO Comedy Half-Hour" special
1997:
Directed first feature, the independent film "Tomorrow Night"; also wrote and produced
1997:
Wrote various segments for NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
1998:
Hosted the syndicated show "Short Cuts" on PBS
1999:
Hosted "Louis C.K.'s Filthy Stupid Talent Show" on Comedy Central
2001:
Released first comedy album <I>Louis C.K. ¿ Live in Houston</i>
2002:
Voiced Brendon Small's estranged father Andrew Small in "Home Movies" on the Cartoon Network
2002:
Wrote and produced "Cedric The Entertainer Presents" on Fox
2005:
Performed in the HBO half hour stand-up special "One Night Stand"
2007:
Headlined the HBO comedy special "Shameless"
2007:
Played Big Stan in "Diminished Capacity," starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda
2008:
Performed in the comedy special "Louis CK: Chewed Up" on Comedy Central
2009:
Joined Ricky Gervais in the comedy film "The Invention of Lying"
2014:
Co-starred in "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn," opposite Robin Williams in one of the final roles filmed before his suicide.
2015:
Appeared in the blacklist-era biopic "Trumbo"
2015:
Announced that "Louie" was going on an indefinite hiatus following its fifth season
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