Born to Lou and Irene Cariffe , Lou was raised in St. Louis, MO.
An alumni of Washington University, he transitioned from radio and amateur stage work to professional stage work in 1965 when the Director of the Gateway Theatre saw him perform in a University production of "Death of a Salesman" and asked him to join the theatre company. He performed in many contemporary dramas by Williams, Inge, Miller and Jellicoe.
The last few years, he has only done work in front of the camera.
Performing in features, shorts, industrial films and commercials, he has carved out a niche as an older character actor. He has done drama and comedy with equal aplomb.
He shows up a half hour before cast call, remembers his lines, doesn't trip over the furniture and can perform the last hour of a twelve hour day. In short, he is a professional actor.
Octoroon – Thomas Shale
Saving Savanna – Seamus Callaghan
Memory Box – Robert
The Train to Kansas City – Man in straw hat
Karaoke Knights – Mitch
Always Win Machine – Knuckles
Coming out Roses – Walter
Uncorked – William
Burn it Down – Charlie
The Crossbreed – William
Two (A Story of Forgiveness) – Professor Oldenburg
Dear Low Life – Mr. Pittman
Welcome to Shirley – Daryl
Here and There – Lou
Murder Comes to Town -Robert Waller
After Midnight With Ethan Steele -Mr. Morris Greenbaum
Bottom Little Theatre – Barnaby
Justified – Lou
Flags of Valor – Writer, producer, director and narrator
Over a dozen for corporations and government agencies.
Eight commercials, only one national (Unisom)
Motorsports...raced automobiles, motorcycles and shifter karts.
Sporting firearms...shotguns, rifles, pistols.
Avid fly fisherman.