Louis Zorich grew up in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Yugoslavian immigrants. He is a well known character actor on Broadway, in movies and on television. Louis studied at the Goodman School of Theater in Chicago, and made his Broadway debut in Jean Anouilh's "Becket" (1960), starring Laurence Olivier and Anthony Quinn. Louis and actress Olympia Dukakis married in 1942 after meeting at an audition. They have a daughter, Christina, and two sons, Peter and Stefan.