Also known as LOUIE CORDERO. Louie Louie (born Louis Cordero) grew up in California with three brothers and two sisters. Throughout his childhood, his family moved frequently through the state and he went to a new school almost every year. When Louie was 15, he started entering and winning dance contests at colleges. When he graduated from high school, he worked in the car business by day like his Dad, but still continued to do the dance contests at various clubs around Southern California at night. He eventually quit selling cars to pursue dancing and acting full-time.