Rick Hoffman

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Rick Hoffman
Rick Hoffman.jpg
Hoffman in 2013
Born (1970-06-12) June 12, 1970 (age 45)[1]
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

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.

Early life[edit]

Hoffman was born in New York City and grew up in Roslyn Heights, New York. He is the son of Gail and Charlie Hoffman and is Jewish.[2] He has a younger brother, Jeff. 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.


Hoffman was cast in 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[3] 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[4] in 2001-2002, Jerry Best in The Bernie Mac Show (2002-2005),[5] Patrick Van Dorn on the John Stamos comedy Jake in Progress (2004-2005)[5] 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 has starred in the USA Network series Suits since June 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Hoffman is originally from Long Island, New York. His first child, a son, was born in December 2014. [6]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Conspiracy Theory Security Guard
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Police Officer
2002 Blood Work James Lockridge
2004 The Day After Tomorrow New York Businessman Uncredited[citation needed]
2004 Our Time is Up Gay Man Short film
2004 Cellular Lawyer
2005 Jake in Progress Patrick Van Dorn
2005 Hostel American Businessman
2007 Smiley Face Angry Face
2007 The Condemned Goldy
2007 Hostel: Part II American Businessman Flashback
2007 Postal Mr. Blither


Year Title Role Notes
2000 The $treet Freddie Sacker
2001 Philly Terry Loomis
2001 The Bernie Mac Show Jerry Best
2002 Andy Richter Controls the Universe Arnich
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
2005 CSI: NY Dr. Miles Feldstein 1 episode
2006 Commander in Chief Lance Addison 2 episodes
2007 Chuck Agent Scary Episode: "Chuck Versus the Sandworm"
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Michael Raykirk Episode: "Cockroaches"
2007–09 Samantha Who? Chase Chapman Recurring role, 9 episodes
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Gary Lesley Episode: "Closet"
2008 Las Vegas Scott Noel Episode: "2 on 2"
2008 NCIS Kelvin Ridgeway Episode: "In the Zone"
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 Human Target Shelly Episode: "Ilsa Pucci"
2010 The Mentalist Christopher Lynch Episode: "Red Letter"
2010 Numb3rs Award Show Producer Episode: "And the Winner is..."
2011–present Suits Louis Litt Main role


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