Lou Hirsch

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Lou Hirsch
Born Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Citizenship US
Alma mater University of Miami
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982–present
Known for My Hero
Website www.louhirsch.com/index.htm

Lou Hirsch (born February 27, 1955) is an American actor, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, United States, and currently based in Great Britain. He studied at the University of Miami and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with future Star Trek: The Next Generation actress Marina Sirtis. He has an extensive list of credits in film, television, and theater going back more than 30 years.

He appeared as Headmaster Widdlesome in the film Thunderbirds (2004) and as Arnie Kowalski in the BBC TV comedy series My Hero from 2000 to 2006. Hirsch's other film credits include Superman III (1983), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988; as the voice of Baby Herman) and also The Wattetsons (2014-present; as the voice of Lily Loud; replacing Eric Bauza (2003-2012). His first major TV appearance was as Hymie in We'll Meet Again in 1982.

In 2011, Hirsch appeared in the new British-American sitcom Episodes as Wallace, the security guard at the complex where the main characters live.



Year Title Role Notes
1982 We'll Meet Again Sgt. Hymie Stutz Main role
Whoops Apocalypse Jed Grodd 2 episodes
1983–86 The Kenny Everett Television Show Unknown 12 episodes
1983 The Nation's Health Dr. Bielicki Episode: "Chronic"
1984 Danger: Marmalade at Work Small Sam Episode: "Shame"
The Lenny Henry Show Unknown Series 1, episode 4
Oxbridge Blues Sidney Episode: "He'll See You Now"
1985 Dempsey and Makepeace Wee Jock Episode: "Tequila Sunrise"
1987 The Equalizer Counter clerk Episode: "A Place to Stay"
1987–89 The Les Dennis Laughter Show Unknown 4 episodes
1987 London Embassy Vic Scaduto Television miniseries (6 episodes)
1988 You Must Be the Husband Hal Episode: "In Sickness and in Wealth"
The Bretts Max Lithgow Episode: "The Golden Dustman"
1989 The New Statesman Houghton Mifflin Episode: "California Here I Come"
A Fine Romance Dr. Fullenwider Episode: "It's Just the Gypsy in My Soul"
Screen Two USAF commentator Episode: "Defrosting the Fridge"
Saracen Steve Episode: "Crossfire"
Stay Lucky Monty 3 episodes
1990 Gophers! Chuck Gopher (voice)
Nacho (voice)
4 episodes
1990–92 Kappatoo Donut 9 episodes
1991 Screenplay Raymond Episode: "The Fallout Guy"
Paul Merton: The Series Jim Weaver Episode 1
1992 Jeeves and Wooster Jimmy Mundy Episode: "Bertie Ensures Bicky Can Continue to Live in Manhattan (or, the Full House)"
The Tomorrow People Jones 5 episodes
1993 Comics Morris Feldman Episode 1
Mr Don & Mr George Hollywood producer Episode: "No Wasps"
1994 Takin' Over the Asylum American consultant Television miniseries (Episode: "Fly Like an Eagle")
1994–95 Space Precinct Officer Silas Romek Main role
1995 The Tales of Para Handy John Cody Episode: "The Malingerer"
1996 Over Here Tomasz Television miniseries
1998 Operation Good Guys Lou Friskham-Farino Episode: "Frisk 'em"
2000–03 My Hero Arnie Main role
2000 Too Much Sun Don Episode: "Real Men Cry a Lot"
2005–06 My Hero Arnie Main role
2011 Episodes Wallace 3 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Superman III Fred
The Lonely Lady Bernie
1985 Insignificance Charlie
John and Yoko: A Love Story Allen Klein Television film
1986 The American Way Vet
1986 Haunted Honeymoon Sponsor
The Last Days of Patton Dexter Television film
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Baby Herman Voice role
The Bell-Run Max Television film
1989 Tummy Trouble Adult Baby Herman (voice) Short film
Red King, White Knight Baetz Television film
1990 Roller Coaster Rabbit Adult Baby Herman (voice) Short film
1992 Wild West Hank Goldstein
1993 Trail Mix-Up Adult Baby Herman (voice) Short film
The Brown Man Unknown Television film
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Unknown Voice role
1994 Tom & Viv Captain Todd
1997 Coronation Street: Viva Las Vegas! Dino DiCatalano Direct-to-video film
2001 Death, Deceit and Destiny Aboard the Orient Express Fred Wallace
2003 Marines Flanders Direct-to-video film
2004 Thunderbirds Headmaster
2006 Death Doesn't Live Here Anymore God Short film
2010 The Head V the Heart Boxing commentator (voice) Short film

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