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Lou Costello (I) (1906–1959)

Actor | Soundtrack | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
The Abbott and Costello Show (1952-1954) | Africa Screams (1949) | Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
AWARDS 
3 wins More »
AKA 
Abbott & Costello | Abbott and Costello | Costello | Lou Cristillo | Sebastian Cristillo  Less
BORN 
Mar 6, 1906 (died Mar 3, 1959)
HEIGHT 
5' 5" (1.65m)

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Past Film & Video (49 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (5 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Steve Allen ShowThe Steve Allen Show (TV Series) Comedian-Drill Sergeant / Comedian-Charlie Carwash / Comedian-Con Artist / Comedian-Telephone Call (5 episodes, 1957–1958)  Less 1957–1958 5
    • Episode #3.34 (May 18, 1958) Comedian-Drill Sergeant  Less
    • Episode #3.24 (Mar 9, 1958) Comedian-Charlie Carwash  Less
    • Episode #3.13 (Dec 15, 1957) Comedian-Con Artist  Less
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  • Primary photo for Wagon TrainWagon Train (TV Series) Tobias Jones (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for General Electric TheaterGeneral Electric Theater (TV Series) Neal Andrews (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for The Abbott and Costello ShowThe Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series) Lou Costello (52 episodes, 1952–1954), Writer (1 episode, 1954)  Less 1952–1954 52
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  • Primary photo for The Colgate Comedy HourThe Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) Himself - Host (2 episodes, 1951–1952), Performer ("Don Juan Costello", "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody" (uncredited) (1919)) (1 episode, 1951), Performer ("White Christmas") (1 episode, 1952)  Less 1951–1952 2
    • Abbott & Costello (Dec 14, 1952) Himself - Host (as Costello), Performer ("White Christmas")  Less
    • Episode #1.27 (Mar 11, 1951) Himself - Host, Performer ("Don Juan Costello", "A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody" (uncredited) (1919))  Less
Self (17 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The Steve Allen ShowThe Steve Allen Show (TV Series) Himself - Comedian / Himself - House of the Monster Sketch / Himself - "Who's On First?" (4 episodes, 1956–1958)  Less 1956–1958
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  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Comedian / Himself (2 episodes, 1955–1958)  Less 1955–1958
  • Primary photo for The Lux ShowThe Lux Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for I've Got a SecretI've Got a Secret (TV Series) Celebrity Guest (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1956)  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for Unit OneUnit One (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1956)  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for The Colgate Comedy HourThe Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) Himself - Comic Actor / Himself - Comedian / Himself - Host / Himself (19 episodes, 1951–1955)  Less 1951–1955
    • Episode #5.27 (May 15, 1955) Himself - Comic Actor (as Abbott and Costello)  Less
    • Episode #5.20 (Mar 13, 1955) Himself - Comedian (as Abbott & Costello)  Less
    • Episode #4.33 (May 23, 1954) Himself - Host  Less
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  • Primary photo for News of the DayNews of the Day (Short) Himself  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for Olympic Fund TelethonOlympic Fund Telethon (TV Special) Himself  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for Erskine Johnson's Hollywood ReelErskine Johnson's Hollywood Reel (TV Series) Himself  Less 1949–1952
  • Primary photo for Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton BerleTexaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle (TV Series) Himself - Comedian (2 episodes, 1948–1949)  Less 1948–1949
  • Primary photo for Mail CallMail Call (Short) Himself (uncredited)  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for Picture People No. 10: Hollywood at HomePicture People No. 10: Hollywood at Home (Short) Himself  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 6Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 6 (Short) Himself  Less 1942 $3K
  • Primary photo for Picture People Vol. 2 No. 6: Hollywood War EffortsPicture People Vol. 2 No. 6: Hollywood War Efforts (Short) Himself  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Meet the Stars #4: Variety Reel #2Meet the Stars #4: Variety Reel #2 (Short) Himself  Less 1941
  • Primary photo for The Baer-Galento BoutThe Baer-Galento Bout (Short) Himself (interviewed in locker room)  Less 1940
Archive Footage (65 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The O'Reilly FactorThe O'Reilly Factor (TV Series) Himself / Wilbur Grey (2 episodes, 2008–2014)  Less 2008–2014
  • Primary photo for Cinemassacre's Monster MadnessCinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series) Wilbur (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for ReaganReagan Himself (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Eric & Ernie: Behind the ScenesEric & Ernie: Behind the Scenes (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for A History of Horror with Mark GatissA History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (TV Mini-series) Wilbur Grey (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Behind the Burly QBehind the Burly Q Himself (archive footage)  Less 2010 $250K $24K
  • Primary photo for Muchachada nuiMuchachada nui (TV Series) (segment "Mundo viejuno: Jack y las habas que hablan") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Episode #4.1 (Jan 13, 2010) (segment "Mundo viejuno: Jack y las habas que hablan") (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of AmericaMake 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Morecambe and Wise: The Show What Paul Merton DidMorecambe and Wise: The Show What Paul Merton Did (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Shemp Cocktail: A Toast to the Original StoogeShemp Cocktail: A Toast to the Original Stooge (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The Story of Light EntertainmentThe Story of Light Entertainment (TV Mini-series) Self (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
    • Double Acts (Jul 22, 2006) Self (archive footage) (as Abbott and Costello)  Less
  • Primary photo for Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and UsWatch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us (TV Movie) Orville (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Back to the 1950sBack to the 1950s (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a MonsterThe Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster (Video) Lou (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition UnearthedMummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (Video) Freddie (archive footage)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for ABC 2000: The MillenniumABC 2000: The Millennium (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The Century: America's TimeThe Century: America's Time (TV Mini-series) Himself - selling war bonds (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
    • Homefront: 1941-1945 (Apr 19, 1999) Himself - selling war bonds (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Classified XClassified X (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998 $65
  • Primary photo for Universal HorrorUniversal Horror (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for American MastersAmerican Masters (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997
    • Vaudeville (Nov 26, 1997) Himself (archive footage) (as Abbott & Costello)  Less
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest StarBob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest Star (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy SpecialEd Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Television's Christmas ClassicsTelevision's Christmas Classics (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry SeinfeldAbbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for It's Alive: The True Story of FrankensteinIt's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Legends of ComedyLegends of Comedy (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1992 $3MM
  • Primary photo for Frankenstein: A Cinematic ScrapbookFrankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook Wilbur Grey / Tubby (archive footage)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for When It Was a GameWhen It Was a Game (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for The Three Stooges 60th Anniversary SpecialThe Three Stooges 60th Anniversary Special (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Entertaining the TroopsEntertaining the Troops Himself (archive footage)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Classic Comedy TeamsClassic Comedy Teams (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Horrible HorrorHorrible Horror (Video) Wilbur, In clips from 'Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein' (archive footage)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Into the NightInto the Night Wilbur Grey in 'Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein' (archive footage)  Less 1985 $6.7MM
  • Primary photo for Stooge SnapshotsStooge Snapshots (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The Great StandupsThe Great Standups (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Hollywood Out-takes and Rare FootageHollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Showbiz Goes to WarShowbiz Goes to War (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Simon & SimonSimon & Simon (TV Series) Orville (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for Hollywood: The Gift of LaughterHollywood: The Gift of Laughter (TV Movie) Actor 'In Society' (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The Horror ShowThe Horror Show (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood ClownsThe Hollywood Clowns (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Funny BusinessFunny Business (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Hey, Abbott!Hey, Abbott! Self (archive footage)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for That's Entertainment, Part IIThat's Entertainment, Part II Clips from 'Rio Rita' (archive footage) (as Costello)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The World of Abbott and CostelloThe World of Abbott and Costello Character in Film Clips (archive footage)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Hollywood My Home TownHollywood My Home Town Himself (archive footage)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At...Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... (TV Series) Self (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The Big Parade of ComedyThe Big Parade of Comedy Wishy in 'Rio Rita' (archive footage)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Project XXProject XX (TV Series) Himself - Comedian (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1960
    • Not So Long Ago (Feb 19, 1960) Himself - Comedian (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Steve Allen ShowThe Steve Allen Show (TV Series) Himself - Clumsy Soldier (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959
    • Episode #4.30 (Apr 19, 1959) Himself - Clumsy Soldier (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots Series 33, No. 10: Hollywood Grows UpScreen Snapshots Series 33, No. 10: Hollywood Grows Up (Short) Film Clips Character (archive footage)  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Champs of the ChaseChamps of the Chase (Short) Albert (archive footage)  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Oh, My Achin' Tooth!Oh, My Achin' Tooth! (Short) Lou (archive footage)  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for The Colgate Comedy HourThe Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1953)  Less 1953
    • Episode #4.5 (Nov 1, 1953) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for I'm the LawI'm the Law (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1953)  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for Gobs in a MessGobs in a Mess (Short) Pomeroy (archive footage)  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood ComediansScreen Snapshots: Memories of Famous Hollywood Comedians (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for Knights of the BathKnights of the Bath (Short) Albert (archive footage)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Fun on the RunFun on the Run (Short) Oliver [Lou, in silent versions] (archive footage)  Less 1949
  • Primary photo for Kitchen MechanicsKitchen Mechanics (Short) Oliver [Lou, in silent versions] (archive footage)  Less 1949
  • Primary photo for Oysters and MusclesOysters and Muscles (Short) Oliver [Lou, in silent versions] (archive footage)  Less 1948
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 8: Looking BackScreen Snapshots Series 25, No. 8: Looking Back (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Twenty Years AfterTwenty Years After (Short) Self (archive footage)  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for The Autobiography of a 'Jeep'The Autobiography of a 'Jeep' (Short) Himself - in a Jeep in Parade (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1943

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