Louis Herthum

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Louis Herthum
Born July 5, 1956 (age 59)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1978-present

Louis Herthum (born July 5, 1956) is an American actor and producer. Herthum has worked as a stage, television, and film actor, and he has also appeared in national television commercials.

Early life[edit]

Herthum is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[1]



Herthum started his career as an actor in 1978, performing in local theater, local and regional TV commercials and print advertisements. In 1991, he joined the cast of Murder, She Wrote; he played Deputy Andy Broom in 25 episodes of the show's final five seasons (1991–96).[2]

He has appeared in such television series as CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, NCIS, Criminal Minds, True Blood (joining the cast in 2011[3] for 7 of its 5th season's episodes), JAG,[1] The Mentalist, Men of a Certain Age, True Detective, Treme, Breaking Bad and The Gates.[2] He appears in two ongoing television series during 2016. He play Omar on the Netflix series Longmire,[4][5] and Peter Abernathy, a host (robot) on the HBO series Westworld.[1]

His film credits include In the Electric Mist, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, I Love You Phillip Morris, American Inquisition, The Open Road, Tekken, 12 Rounds, Seconds Apart, and The Last Exorcism.[2]


In March 1996, after completing his final episode of Murder, She Wrote, Louis turned his attention to film production and returned to his hometown of Baton Rouge to produce Favorite Son, his first feature film.[6] Since then, his Baton Rouge-based production company, Ransack Films, has produced five feature films, one feature-length documentary (The Season Before Spring) and one short film ("The Grapevine").[2]


  1. ^ a b c Bergeron, Judy (October 1, 2016). "The next 'Game of Thrones?': Louisiana's Louis Herthum shares scene with Anthony Hopkins in HBO's new drama 'Westworld'". The Advocate. Retrieved October 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Louis Herthum at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Eames, Tom (November 20, 2011). "'True Blood' casts two werewolves for recurring roles". Digital Spy. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Worst Kind of Hunter". aetv.com. A&E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved April 11, 2015. [dead link]
  5. ^ Gelsomino, Tara (July 9, 2012). "Longmire Episode 1.6 'The Worst Kind of Hunter' Gets it Just Right". criminalelement.com. Macmillan. Retrieved October 13, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Louis Herthum sets Favorite Son filming in BR". The Advocate. November 5, 1995. 

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