June 12, 1970 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
Rick Hoffman (born June 12, 1970) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Patrick Van Dorn in Jake in Progress and Louis Litt in the legal drama series Suits. He also appeared in the 2005 horror film Hostel.
Hoffman was born in New York City, New York and grew up in Roslyn Heights, New York. 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.
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).
His 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, Lie to Me, Monk, and The Mentalist. He is currently a regular cast member in the USA Network series Suits, which premiered in June 2011.
|1997||Conspiracy Theory||Security Guard|
|1998||Lethal Weapon 4||Police Officer|
|2000||The $treet||Freddie Sacker|
|2002||Andy Richter Controls the Universe||Arnich|
|2002||Blood Work (film)||James Lockridge|
|2004||The Day After Tomorrow||New York Businessman||Uncredited|
|2004||Our Time is Up||Gay Man||Short film|
|2005||Jake in Progress||Patrick Van Dorn|
|2007||Smiley Face||Angry Face|
|2007||Hostel: Part II||American Businessman||Flashback|
|2001||The Bernie Mac Show||Jerry Best|
|2003-2009||CSI: Miami||Bruno Gomez/Darren Ripley||2 episodes|
|2004||The Practice||D.A. Harvey Clarke||3 episodes|
|2004||Monk||Agent Kohlms||1 episode|
|2006||Commander in Chief||Lance Addison||2 episodes|
|2007||Chuck||Agent Scary||Episode: "Chuck Versus the Sandworm"|
|2007-2009||Samantha Who?||Chase Chapman||9 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Gary Lesley||Episode: "Closet"|
|2008||Leverage||Alan Hoss||Episode: "The Two-Horse Job"|
|2009||Knight Rider||Christopher Stevens||2 episodes|
|2009||Lie to Me||Peters||Episode: "The Best Policy"|
|2010||Better Off Ted||Veridian Foundation Head||Episode: "Mess of a Salesman"|
|2010||The Mentalist||Christopher Lynch||Episode: "Red Letter"|
|2010||Numbers||Award Show Producer||Episode: "And the Winner is..."|