June 12, 1970
New York City, New York, U.S.
Rick Hoffman (born June 12, 1970) is an American actor best known for his roles as Patrick Van Dorn in Jake in Progress and more recently as Louis Litt in USA Network's legal drama Suits. He also appeared in the 2005 horror film Hostel.
Hoffman was born in New York City and raised in Roslyn Heights, New York. He graduated from The Wheatley School in Old Westbury, New York, before attending the University of Arizona. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Hoffman moved to Los Angeles to start his acting career.
He landed his first role as a security guard in Conspiracy Theory in 1997.
He had some other small roles until he received his breakout role as the Freddie Sacker on Darren Star's Wall Street series The $treet in 2000 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).
Hoffman 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, Lie to Me, Monk and The Mentalist.
Hoffman is Jewish. He has never been married. He has a younger brother.
|1997||Conspiracy Theory||Security Guard|
|1998||"Lethal Weapon 4"||Police officer at port||2000||The $treet||Freddie Sacker|
|2001||The Bernie Mac Show||Jerry Best|
|2002||Blood Work||James Lockridge|
|2004||The Day After Tomorrow||New York Businessman on Bus||Uncredited|
|2004||Monk||Agent Kohlms||One episode|
|2005||Jake in Progress||Patrick Van Dorn|
|2006||Commander in Chief||Lance Addison||Two episodes|
|2007||Smiley Face||Angry Face|
|2007||Hostel: Part II||The American Businessman||Flashback|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Gary Lesley||One Episode - Closet|
|2008||Leverage||Alan Hoss||One Episode - The Two-Horse Job|
|2009||Knight Rider||Christopher Stevens||Two Episodes - Don't Stop The Knight, Day Turns Into Knight|
|2010||Better Off Ted||Veridian Foundation Head||One Episode - Mess of a Salesman|
|2010||The Mentalist||Christopher Lynch||One Episode - Red Letter|
|2010||Numbers||Award Show Producer||One Episode - And the Winner is ...|
|2011–Present||Suits||Louis Litt||Main cast|
- Bierly, Mandy (25 January 2013). "Suits postmortem: Rick Hoffman talks key Louis scenes in "Blood in the Water"".
- Rick Hoffman, IMDb (accessed 18 June 2013)
- The Day After Tomorrow, full cast and crew, IMDb (accessed 18 June 2013)
- Cellular (2004), full cast and crew, IMDb (accessed 18 June 2013)
- Hostel: Part II (2007), full cast and crew, IMDb (accessed 18 June 2013)
- Postal (2007), full cast and crew, IMDb (accessed 18 June 2013)