If you are familiar with the Aaron Korsh created USA Network legal drama Suits, you will either know the name Rick E. Hoffman and or Louis Litt, the character Hoffman plays in the series.

Hoffman, born on June 12, 1970 in New York City, New York, grew up in Roslyn Heights, New York. The son of Gail and Charlie Hoffman, the Suits cast member graduated from The Wheatley School in Old Westbury, New York. He then attended the University of Arizona.

After graduating from the University of Arizona, Hoffman relocated to Los Angeles where he was determined to pursue an acting career.

Even though he had appeared in the television movie “Just Perfect” and the 1996 episode of “Masked Rider” titled ‘Ferbus’ Day Out,’ Hoffman’s first acting role came in 1997 when he was cast as a security guard in the Richard Donner directed thriller “Conspiracy Theory.”

Hoffman made an uncredited appearance in “The Day After Tomorrow” as a New York businessman. Hoffman also appeared in “Blood Work,” “Hostel,” “Cellular” and “The Condemned.”

Having appeared in the David E. Kelley created series “The Practice” as D.A. Harvey Clarke, Litt is not the first attorney Hoffman has played. While the actor only appeared in three episodes of “The Practice,” I cannot help but wonder why it is the character was not seen in the spin-off series “Boston Legal.”

Other television productions the New York born actor appeared in includes but is not limited to “CSI: Miami,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “NCIS,” “Without a Trace,” “Lie to Me,” “Monk” and “The Mentalist.”

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Shain E. Thomas, recently graduated with an M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Texas, is currently working on an M.Sc. in Library Science. Shain, the senior editor of "Harsh Light," is also the U.S. Correspondent for "The Welshman" and a regular contributor to the "North Texas Daily."