Rick Hoffman was born in New York City on 12th June 1970 and was brought up in nearby Roslyn Heights from where he attended school at The Wheatley School in Old Westbury, New York. After graduating from The Wheatley School, Hoffman attended University of Arizona in Tucson Arizona. After his graduation he moved to Los Angeles to seek an acting career.
It took a while to get going though and as with many aspiring actors, Rick waited tables during his early career until he landed the role of Freddie Sacker on Darren Starr’s Wall Street based series The $treet between 2000 and 2001. After a couple more one off parts he went on to play Terry Loomis in Stephen Bochco’s short lived legal drama Philly.
Between 2002 and 2005 Rick Hoffman played the part of Jerry Best on the Bernie Mac Show and during that time also played a number of other parts, including a small part in Hollywood blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow. His other movie work includes Hostel, Cellular, Blood Work, and The Condemned.
His other work in TV includes CSI: Miami, Crossing Jordan, Law and Order LA, NCIS, The Pretender and many others but of course we all know him from his role as Louis Litt on Suits.