Louis Litt
played by Rick Hoffman
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Louis Litt’s (Rick Hoffman) talents as an attorney may rival Harvey’s, but his ego is in a league all its own.  His ferocious knowledge of the law and his bullying nature have made him a valuable asset to Pearson Specter, as well as the scourge of the firm’s corps of associates.  However, the political side of the job has always eluded Louis, a fact that was thrown into stark relief when Harvey beat him out for Senior Partner. 

Louis has come a long way since then, and though he has often been a thorn in Harvey and Mike’s side, he’s managed to strike up, if not a friendship, than a professional respect with his sometimes adversaries.  More recently, Louis’ world was turned upside down as he suffered a nearly fatal heart attack, endured the heartache of a broken engagement to his true love, Sheila Sazs, and resigned in shame from his beloved firm in the wake of an embezzlement scandal.  But now that he knows Mike’s secret, Louis has the leverage to create whatever world he wants at the firm, and it all starts with his name on the wall…

Rick Hoffman stars as Louis Litt in SUITS.

A stage, film and television veteran, Hoffman has appeared in feature films such as "Hostel" and "Hostel Part II," directed by Eli Roth; "Bloodwork," where he starred opposite and was directed by Clint Eastwood and "Smileyface," where he starred opposite Anna Faris, Adam Brody and Danny Masterson. His other film credits include, "Cellular," "The Day After Tomorrow," "Conspiracy Theory" and "The Condemned."

Named by Variety in 2000 as one of the "10 Actors to Watch," Hoffman has had a number of noteworthy roles on television, such as: Chase Chapman opposite Christina Applegate on ABC's award-winning "Samantha Who?," Patrick Van Dorn opposite John Stamos on ABC's "Jake in Progress," Freddy Sacker on Darren Star's "The Street," Jerry Best in "The Bernie Mac Show," and Terry Loomis in the critically acclaimed Stephen Bochco drama "Philly." He also recurred on TNT's "Dark Blue," and "Commander and Chief." His numerous guest star credits include "Law & Order: Los Angeles," "Monk," "Without A Trace," "Leverage," "Lie to Me," and "Human Target."

Hoffman studied acting from John Strasberg School of Acting and the University of Arizona Theatre Department.

Born and raised in New York, Hoffman currently resides in Los Angeles.