Lou Romano (born April 15, 1972 in San Diego, California) is an American animation production artist and voice actor. He did design work on Monsters, Inc. and The Incredibles, and he provided the voices of Bernie Kropp in The Incredibles, Snot Rod in Cars and Alfredo Linguini in Ratatouille.
Romano had an interest in drawing and painting at an early age and studied theater arts, performing in plays throughout junior high and high school. He studied acting at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA).
After graduating in 1990 he studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts. He then completed workshops at The Groundlings in L.A.. He later went on to work as an art director and designer for animated projects, such as The Powerpuff Girls and The Iron Giant.
In 2000, Romano joined Pixar as the production designer of The Incredibles, for which he won an Annie Award in 2005. His artwork has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Gallery at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City and has been published on the cover of The New Yorker.
Lou and his wife reside in the Bay Area.
- ParaNorman (2012) - Thanks
- Up (2009) - Art Director: Lighting
- Your Friend the Rat (2007) - voice of Linguini
- Ratatouille (2007) - voice of Linguini
- Cars (2006) - voice of Snot Rod
- Jack-Jack Attack (2005) - Art Director: Lighting
- The Incredibles (2004) - Production Designer, voice of Bernie Kropp
- Boys Night Out (2003) - Voice
- Monkeybone (2001) - Cop/Psycharist
- Monsters, Inc. (2001) - Visual Development
- The Trouble with Lou (2001) - Lou/Ciro Romano
- Herd (1999) - Bible Boy #1
- The Iron Giant (1999) - Visual Development
- The Powerpuff Girls (1998) - Background Color Designer, Storyboard Artist
- Cats Don't Dance (1997) - Effects Assistant
- Dexter's Laboratory (1996) - Storyboard Artist
- The Pagemaster (1994) - Effects Assistant
- Wilbur (2001) - Ramoni, Ray (singing)
- Whoopass Stew! (1992) - Amoeba Boys
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