Louis Herthum

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Louis Herthum (born July 5, 1956) is an American actor/producer and native of Baton Rouge, LA. Louis got his start in the entertainment industry as an actor in 1978 performing in local theater, local and regional TV commercials and print advertisements. In 1982, he moved to Los Angeles to further his acting career.

Early career[edit]

Over the next three decades, Louis remained gainfully employed as an actor on stage, in national TV commercials, episodic television, as well as numerous feature films. In 1991, Louis joined the cast of the long running; hit CBS television series Murder, She Wrote with Angela Lansbury. Louis played Deputy Andy Broom in the show’s final five seasons, 1991-1996.


In March 1996, after completing his final episode of Murder, She Wrote, Louis turned his attention to film production and returned to his hometown, Baton Rouge to produce Favorite Son, his first feature film.[1] Since then, Louis has, through his Baton Rouge-based production company, Ransack Films, produced a total of five (5) feature films including the award winning thriller, Red Ridge and one feature length documentary, The Season Before Spring, about the first post-Hurricane Katrina Mardi Gras and also an award winner with a 2008 Award of Excellence from The Accolade Competition and one short film, The Grapevine.

Entrepreneurial endeavors[edit]

Louis is the Founder/CEO of LocationTalent.com, a global, geographically searchable talent database. The site was launched in 2007 and offers a place where people of any and all types or discipline's of 'talent' can create a profile, making themselves available to "talent seekers" who are looking for people with their specific talent, in their specific location.

Most recently[edit]

Louis continues to enjoy a thriving acting career. Some credits include; Pride with Terrence Howard, In the Electric Mist with Tommy Lee Jones, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Brad Pitt, I Love You Phillip Morris with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, American Inquisition with Tim Blake Nelson, The Open Road with Jeff Bridges and Justin Timberlake, Tekken, 12 Rounds and Seconds Apart. On August 27, 2010 The Last Exorcism (Lionsgate), in which Louis plays Louis Sweetzer, opened in theaters across America. On TV in 2010, Louis has appeared in episodes of Men of a Certain Age with Ray Romano, the new hit HBO television series Treme, with John Goodman and Melissa Leo, Breaking Bad with Bryan Cranston and as the recurring character and alpha werewolf Simon Ford on ABC’s 2010 summer show, The Gates. In 2011 he joined the cast of the TV-series True Blood.[2] To date Louis has appeared in over 75 films or TV shows. Louis is currently playing the recurring character, Omar, in the A&E television series, Longmire.[3] He also provided the voice and motion capture of the antagonist Mundus in the video game DmC: Devil May Cry.

Partial filmography[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Louis Herthum sets Favorite Son filming in BR". The Advocate. November 5, 1995. 
  2. ^ Tom Eames (November 20, 2011). "'True Blood' casts two werewolves for recurring roles". Digital Spy. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Worst Kind of Hunter". aetv.com.