February 20, 1967
Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal
Louis Ferreira (also known as Luís Ferreira or Justin Louis, sometimes spelled as Justin Lewis) is a Portuguese-born Canadian actor. Ferreira is best known for his roles in Stargate Universe as Colonel Everett Young, serial killer Ray Prager in the first season of Durham County, and as FBI Assistant Director John Pollock in Missing and Art Blank in Saw IV. He is currently starring in the CTV series Motive as homicide detective Oscar Vega.
Ferreira was born on February 20, 1967, in Terceira, Azores, Portugal, and emigrated with his parents to Canada early in his life. He grew up in the Jane and Finch neighborhood in North York, Ontario.
The actor went by the stage name Justin Louis for 25 years until his Portuguese-born mother died in 2008, after which he decided to change it to Louis, an approximation of his birth name, Luís.
Ferreira's resume includes over 100 different onscreen credits, as he has also appeared on a broad range of television series, including lead roles in the sitcom Hidden Hills, Durham County, Urban Angel, and Missing, and recurring or guest roles in Breaking Bad, Rookie Blue, The L.A. Complex, Touch, NCIS, 21 Jump Street, ER, 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds, The Outer Limits, Star Trek: Voyager, Highlander, The Sentinel, Mutant X and The Pretender. He also hosted the television series Letters to God.
In 2009, Ferreira was featured as David Maysles in the HBO award winning film Grey Gardens opposite Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. Other film work includes playing Sarah Polley's husband in Dawn of the Dead as well as roles with Mark Wahlberg in Shooter, and The Lazarus Child, a thriller that starred Angela Bassett and Andy García. Ferreira also appeared in the 1995 comedy horror Blood and Donuts that also starred David Cronenberg and the 1998 film Fallen Arches. He appeared in the film Saw IV as the character Art Blank. Further credits include The Marsh, Everything Put Together, The Staircase, Boozecan, Naked Lunch, The Big Slice, Renegades, Cocktail, Loves Music, Loves to Dance and Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II.
In 2011, he became known as “The Voice of Mazda”, voicing a series of commercials for their national campaign for two years. Other voiceover work includes Police Officer Vince on “The Dating Guy” and Chet in the episode Hyde and Go Shriek in the animated children's series Tales from the Cryptkeeper.
Ferreira played Donald Trump in Trump Unauthorized and was a lead in the miniseries The Andromeda Strain. He won the Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Robert (Duke) Romano in Fallen Arches at the Chicago Alt.Film Fest in 1999. In 2008, he won the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for his work portraying the serial killer Ray Prager in Durham County. He was nominated for the same award in 2010 for the role of Colonel Everett Young on Stargate Universe. After playing the recurring roles of Declan in Season 5 of the series Breaking Bad and Colonel Henderson Hall in Primeval: New World he currently stars in the CTV series Motive as homicide detective Oscar Vega.
- Bill Harris (2009-10-01). "Ferreira back to his roots". Torontosun.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Durham County". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Missing". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Saw IV". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Motive Official Web Site".
- "Oscar Vega Character Page".
- "Ferreira Fest 26 Interview: Early Career, part 1". Ferreira-fest.livejournal.com. 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Hidden Hills". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "NCIS: "A Desperate Man"". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "CSI Crime Scene Investigation: "Nesting Dolls"". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "CSI Miami: "Free Fall"". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Criminal Minds: "Omnivore"". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Letters to God". Ptvproductions.ca. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Grey Gardens Cast". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Dawn of the Dead". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Shooter". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "The Marsh". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Boozecan, 1994 Movie". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "The Big Slice". Movieweb.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- Ferreira Fest 25 Jan. 20th, 2012 at 10:51 PM (2012-01-20). "Ferreira Fest 25 Interview: Voiceovers". Ferreira-fest.livejournal.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Character Bio: Police Officer Vince". Datingguy.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "The Dating Guy". The Dating Guy. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- Lowry, Brian (2005-05-23). "Trump Unauthorized, Review in Variety Magazine". Variety.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- Whiteis, David (1999-06-03). "Chicago Alt.Film Fest". Chicagoreader.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- Gazette, The (2008-11-29). "Gemini Awards toasts Durham". Canada.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "2008 Gemini Awards". Academy.ca. 2011-03-28. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "2010 Gemini Award Nominees". Academy.ca. 2011-03-28. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Official Breaking Bad Web Site".
- "Colonel Henderson Hall Character Page".
- "Primeval: New World Web Site".
- "Oscar Vega Character Page".<
- Louis Ferreira at the Internet Movie Database
- The Friends of Louis Ferreira - The Official Louis Ferreira Website
- French Louis Ferreira Website
- Louis Ferreira at Stargate Solutions