Richard Edward Hoffman (born June 12, 1970) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Jerry Best in The Bernie Mac Show (2002-2005), Chase Chapman in Samantha Who? (2007-2009), and Louis Litt in the legal drama series Suits.
|Born||June 12, 1970|
New York City, U.S.
|Education||University of Arizona|
Hoffman was born in New York City and grew up in Roslyn Heights, New York. Hoffman was raised Jewish. He graduated from The Wheatley School in Old Westbury, New York, before attending the University of Arizona. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles, California, to start an acting career.
Hoffman was cast in his first role, as a security guard in Conspiracy Theory, in 1997. He had some other small roles until he received a main role as Freddie Sacker on Darren Star's short-lived Wall Street series The $treet in 2000, which was pulled from the airwaves after seven episodes, but which allowed him to quit his job waiting tables and move back to New York. His later TV roles include Terry Loomis on the short-lived Steven Bochco law drama Philly in 2001–2002, Jerry Best in The Bernie Mac Show (2002–2005), Patrick Van Dorn on the John Stamos comedy Jake in Progress (2004–2005) and Chase Chapman on the ABC comedy Samantha Who? (2007–2009). In 2011, he landed a starring role as Louis Litt in the USA Network series Suits, which ran until 2019. His TV/film work includes The Day After Tomorrow, Blood Work, Hostel, Cellular and The Condemned. He has also appeared as a guest in CSI: Miami, Chuck, The Pretender, Law & Order: SVU, NCIS, Crossing Jordan, Without a Trace, The Practice, CSI:NY, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Shark, Lie to Me, Monk and The Mentalist.
Hoffman is from New York City. His first child, a son, was born in December 2014.
|1997||Conspiracy Theory||Security Guard|
|1998||Lethal Weapon 4||Police Officer|
|2002||Blood Work||James Lockridge|
|2004||The Day After Tomorrow||New York Businessman||Uncredited|
|Our Time Is Up||Gay Man||Short film|
|2005||Jake in Progress||Patrick Van Dorn|
|2007||Smiley Face||Angry Face|
|Hostel: Part II||American Businessman||Flashback|
|2000||The $treet||Freddie Sacker|
|2002–2005||The Bernie Mac Show||Jerry Best||10 episodes|
|2002||Andy Richter Controls the Universe||Arnich|
|2002||Crossing Jordan||Phil Berman||episode: "As If by Fate"|
|2003, 2009||CSI: Miami||Bruno Gomez/Darren Ripley||2 episodes|
|2004||The Practice||D.A. Harvey Clarke||3 episodes|
|Monk||Agent Kohlms||Episode: "Monk Meets the Godfather"|
|2005||CSI: NY||Dr. Miles Feldstein||1 episode|
|2006||Commander in Chief||Lance Addison||2 episodes|
|American Dad!||Caroler #1 / John Hinkley (voice)||Episode: "The Best Christmas Story Never Told"|
|2007||Chuck||Agent Scary||Episode: "Chuck Versus the Sandworm"|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Michael Raykirk||Episode: "Cockroaches"|
|Shark||Sam Harris||Episode: "Here Comes the Judge"|
|2007–09||Samantha Who?||Chase Chapman||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Gary Lesley||Episode: "Closet"|
|Las Vegas||Scott Noel||Episode: "2 on 2"|
|NCIS||Kelvin Ridgeway||Episode: "In the Zone"|
|Leverage||Alan Hoss||Episode: "The Two-Horse Job"|
|2009||Knight Rider||Christopher Stevens||2 episodes|
|Lie to Me||Peters||Episode: "The Best Policy"|
|2010||Better Off Ted||Veridian Foundation Head||Episode: "Mess of a Salesman"|
|Human Target||Shelly||Episode: "Ilsa Pucci"|
|The Mentalist||Christopher Lynch||Episode: "Red Letter"|
|Numb3rs||Award Show Producer||Episode: "And the Winner is..."|
|2011–2019||Suits||Louis Litt||Main role (134 episodes)|
|2016||Ballers||NFL PA Rep||Episode: "Most Guys"|
|2019||Pearson||Louis Litt||Guest star (1 episode)|
|2020||Billions||Dr. Swerdlow||Recurring Role|
- "Today in history". ABC News. Associated Press. June 12, 2014.
- "Calling all 'Suits' fans: We have some potentially devastating news for you". Now To Love. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
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- The $treet – TV.com
- [https://web.archive.org/web/20120924113214/http://movies.msn.com/movies/movie/philly-tv-series/ Archived 2012-09-24 at the Wayback Machine Philly [TV Series] (2001) – Overview – MSN Movies]
- Rick Hoffman at IMDb
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