Actor and singer Allan Louis was born in Haiti, but moved to America when he was five years old. He is the son of a Dominican tailor and a Haitian domestic. He spent most of his time with his mother as a child, even though she had never come to the movies. Louis can speak fluent English, Spanish and Creole, due to his rich cultural background. He studied high school at the New World School of Performing Arts in Miami. He was soon accepted in the B.F.A. program of Chicago’s Goodman School of Drama. He first became an established stage actor before pursuing a career in the movies. Some of his stage credits include playing Booker T. Washington in Ragtime and Emmett Scott in Black Star Line: The Marcus Garvey Story. He eventually earned praise for donning a duck suit and singing “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” for the show The Education of Randy Newman. His next role was as God taking the form of Jimi Hendrix in the production of Amwrecka. He has also been in three productions of Hair.
Allan Louis took on several roles on television during the late 1990s. He moved to Los Angeles in 1995 and eventually studied at The Actors’ Lab. He made his first appearance on an episode of Martin in 1996, and followed this up with the role of Leroy in The Jamie Foxx Show. In 1997, he got roles in films like Tear It Down and Men Cry Bullets. Louis also managed to star in an episode of City of Angels in 2000. The show’s director, Steven Bochco, called him up again for a role in NYPD Blue in 2002. His other television credits include an appearance on Invasion in 2005, and Charmed and Numb3rs in 2006. This was followed by roles in CSI: Miami and Boston Legal, before he took on the big screen in Stomp the Yard. He played Dr. William Palmer opposite the lead actress Meagan Goode. He was also seen on The Ten Commandments: The Musical, and the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh. Louis was next seen in an episode of Cane, as well as in Days of Our Lives in 2008. He was subsequently cast as Marco, the chef on Privileged on The CW Network. His co-stars are Joanna Garcia, Kristina Apgar, Anne Archer and Brian Hallisay.