Rick Hoffman


June 12, 1970


American actor Rick Hoffman was born on June 12, 1970, in New York City. He was educated at The Wheatley School and later got his degree at the University of Arizona. He then launched his acting career in 1997 where he was cast as a guard in the film Conspiracy Theory. He followed it up with small roles and later got his break with the series The $treet. He has since appeared on shows like Philly, The Bernie Mac Show, and Samantha Who? In 2003, he played roles in Better Off Ted, Numb3rs, and The Mentalist before he was cast as Louis Litt on A Legal Mind, later renamed Suits.

Related: ‘Suits’ Interview: Rick Hoffman Wishes ‘the People of Pearson Specter Good Luck Dealing With Louis’

On the big screen, Rick Hoffman garnered attention with his work in The Day After Tomorrow and Cellular. He was also on Hostel, The Condemned, and Blood Work, which landed him on Variety’s list of “10 Actors to Watch.”


New York City, New York


Rick Hoffman




– He was educated at The Wheatley School and later at the University of Arizona.

– He used to wait tables in NYC before landing his breakout role on ‘The $treet’.


2010: Suits (TV series) – Louis Litt
2010: Human Target (TV series) – Shelly
2010: Dark Blue (TV series) – Billy Hoffman
2010: The Mentalist (TV series) – Christopher Lynch
2010: Numb3rs (TV series) – Oliver
2010: Better Off Ted (TV series) – Mr. Page
2003-2009: CSI: Miami (TV series) – Bruno Gomez/Darren Ripley
2007-2009: Samantha Who? (TV series) – Chase Chapman
2009: Locker 13 (short) – Armando (segment “The Author”)
2009: Lie to Me (TV series) – Peters
2009: Knight Rider (TV series) – Christopher Stevens
2008: Leverage (TV series) – Alan Foss
2008: NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV series) – Kelvin Ridgeway
2008: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV series) – Gary Lesley
2008: Las Vegas (TV series) – Scott Noel
2007: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) – Michael Raykirk
2007: Chuck (TV series) – Agent Scary
2007: Postal – Mr. Blither
2007: Hostel: Part II – The American Businessman
2007: Shark (TV series) – Sam Harris
2007: The Condemned – ‘Goldy’ Goldman
2007: Smiley Face – Angry Face
2006: American Dad! (TV series) – Caroler #1/John Hinkley
2006: Commander in Chief (TV series) – Lance Addison
2005-2006: Jake in Progress (TV series) – Patrick Van Dorn
2005: CSI: NY (TV series) – Dr. Miles Feldstein
2002-2005: The Bernie Mac Show (TV series) – Jerry Best/Jerry
2005: Hostel – The American Client
2004: Our Time Is Up (short) – Gay Man
2004: Cellular – Lawyer
2004: Monk (TV series) – Agent Colmes
2004: The Day After Tomorrow – NY Businessman on Bus
2004: The Practice (TV series) – D.A. Harvey Clarke
2004: Without a Trace (TV series) – Gary Moscowitz
2004: Paradise (TV movie) – Clark Cavanaugh
2003: Miss Match (TV series) – Consultant at the Bar/Kate’s Auction Date
2003: I Love Your Work – Louis
2003: The Partners (TV movie) – Capt. Terlesky
2003: Farm Sluts (short) – Rick
2002: Crossing Jordan (TV series) – Phil Berman
2002: Blood Work – James Lockridge
2001-2002: Philly (TV series) – Terry Loomis
2002: Andy Richter Controls the Universe (TV series) – Arnich
2001: The Agent Who Stole Christmas (short) – Rich Green
2001: Looking for Bobby D (short) – Richard
2000-2001: The $treet (TV series) – Freddie Sacker
2000: A Better Way to Die – Regis
2000: What Planet Are You From? – Doctor
1999: Providence (TV series) – Benji Brickman
1999: V.I.P. (TV series) – Tino Scarlatti
1998: Lethal Weapon 4 – Police Officer at Port
1998: Border to Border – Clerk
1998: Johnny Skidmarks – Bartender
1997: The Pretender (TV series) – Photographer
1997: Alright Already (TV series) – Robber
1997: Conspiracy Theory – Night Security
1997: The Fanatics – Protestor
1996: Masked Rider (TV series) – Pizza Man
1990: Just Perfect (TV movie) – Mugger


5′ 10″ (1.78 m)