Todd Louiso is an American actor and director. He is best known for his role as timid record store clerk Dick in High Fidelity , opposite Jack Black and John Cusack.
Louiso directed his first film in 2002, Love Liza with Philip Seymour Hoffman. He has had supporting roles in films like The Rock , Apollo 13 , Jerry Maguire , Scent of a Woman and Thank You for Smoking .
In 2012, his film Hello I Must Be Going was selected as the opening night film of the Sundance Film Festival.His adaptation of Macbeth , written along with his brother-in-law Jacob Koskoff, was released in 2015 as a feature film starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
Louiso is married to screenwriter Sarah Koskoff, who wrote the script for Hello I Must Be Going.
|1990||Stella||Preppy Boy # 1|
|1991||Billy Bathgate||Bell Boy at Racetrack|
|1992||Scent of a Woman||Trent Potter|
|1995||The Fifteen Minute Hamlet||Ophelia||also director|
|1995||Apollo 13||FAO White|
|1996||The Rock||Marvin Isherwood|
|1996||Jerry Maguire||Chad the Nanny|
|1997||8 Heads in a Duffel Bag||Steve|
|1998||A Cool, Dry Place||Bob Harper|
|2001||The Cutting Room||Jason||Short|
|2005||xXx: State of the Union||Dickie Ambrose||Uncredited|
|2005||Thank You for Smoking||Ron Goode|
|2006||Snakes on a Plane||Dr. Steven Price|
|2006||School for Scoundrels||Eli|
|2007||Meet Bill||John Jr.|
|2011||A Bag of Hammers||Marty|
|2014||Imperial Dreams||Peter Hall|
|2017||The Last Word||Dr. Morgan|
|2018||All About Nina||Smoky|
|1984–1985||Young People's Specials||Brian (1984), Jake (1985)||Episode: "That Funny Fat Kid" (1984), "Narc" (1985)|
|1987||ABC Afterschool Specials||various characters|
|1995||The Critic||Johnny Wratch||voice, episode: A song for Margo|
|1995||Letter to My Killer (TV Movie)||Bradley|
|1995||Iron Man||The Hacker||voice, season 2 episode 6: Iron Man, On The Inside|
|1995||Aaahh!! Real Monsters||Man/Teenager||voice, season 2 episode 9: Rosh O'Monster/The Tree of Ickins|
|1997||Fired Up||Little H.||Season 1 episode 2: The Next Day|
|1998–1999||Chicago Hope||Andy Sparks|
|2004||Joan of Arcadia||Mr. Smith||Season 1 episode 18: Requiem for a Third Grade Ashtray|
|2004||Frasier||Jonathan||Season 11 episode 21: Detour|
|2004||Century City||Dave Pappas||Season 1 episode 6: Without a Tracer|
|2004||Without a Trace||Ned Atkins||Season3 episode 8: Doppelganger: Part 2|
|2005||Everwood||Equipment Buyer||Season 3 episode 20: He Who Hesitates|
|2008||House||Stewart Nozick||Season 5 episode 7: "The Itch"|
|2009||In Plain Sight||Dennis Sampson/ Dennis Stewart||Season 2 episode 8: A Frond in Need|
|2009||Medium||Troy Sanborn||Season 6 episode 7: New Terrain|
|2010||The Good Guys||The Duke||Season 1 episode 9: Don't Tase Me, Bro|
|2011||Californication||Director||Season 4 episode 8: Lights, Camera, Asshole|
|2011||Off the Map||Greg Clemmons||Season 1 episode 9: There's Nothing to Fix|
|2018||Silicon Valley||Ariel Eklow||Season 5 episode 5: Facial Recognition|
|1995||The Fifteen Minute Hamlet||Short|
|2009||The Marc Pease Experience|
|2012||Hello I Must Be Going|
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