Louis Nye

Lowest Rated: 13% Cannonball Run II (1984)
Birthday: May 1, 1913
Birthplace: Not Available
Louis (pronounced Louie) Nye was an American comic actor equally at home in theatre, movies or television. His basic characterization as a somewhat fey country-club bon vivant was established when he was a regular on the various '50s TV programs starring Steve Allen. Nye's chipper "Hi, ho, Steverino" became a national catchphrase, and his ability to reduce Allen to helpless giggles with in-joke adlibs remains among the treasured memories of TV's golden age. At the height of his popularity, Nye recorded a few comedy LPs, in which he essayed a variety of characterizations (he was just as persuasive at playing tough hoodlums and peppery senior citizens as he was portraying effeminate swingers). Movies seldom utilized Nye for more than a few minutes at a time, reasoning perhaps that a little of him went a long way; still, he had some prime vignettes in The Facts of Life (1960), The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961), and especially Good Neighbor Sam (1963), in which he played a gadget-laden private eye. Outside of his extensive work with Steve Allen, Nye had regular TV stints on The Ann Sothern Show (1958-61) as dentist Delbert Gray; on Happy Days (1970), not the famous Fonzie-ized sitcom but a summer variety series spoofing the '30s; and on Needles and Pins (1973), as the intrusive brother-in-law of series star Norman Fell. In 1985, Louis Nye popped up as The Carpenter (as in "The Walrus and...") in the all-star TV movie adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet O.C. and Stiggs Garth Sloan 1987
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland Carpenter 1985
13% Cannonball Run II Fisherman 1984
No Score Yet Full Moon High Reverend 1982
No Score Yet Harper Valley P.T.A. Kirby Baker 1978
No Score Yet Charge of the Model T's Actor 1977
No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Radio Interviewer 1976
No Score Yet Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus Actor 1974
57% A Guide for the Married Man Technical Advisor 1967
No Score Yet Good Neighbor Sam Reinhold Shiffner 1964
No Score Yet Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? Harry Tobler 1963
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers Stanislas 1963
No Score Yet The Stripper Ronnie 1963
No Score Yet Zotz! Hugh Fundy (uncredited) 1962
No Score Yet The Facts of Life Charles Busbee 1960
No Score Yet Sex Kittens Go to College Dr. Zorch 1960
No Score Yet 10 From Your Show Of Shows Actor


92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jeff's Father Jeff's father
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No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
Jeff's Father Jeff's father
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No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
Milton Axelrod
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No Score Yet The Cosby Show
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No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
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No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
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83% The Munsters
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No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
Sonny Sonny Drysdale
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