Who is Rick Hoffman?
Richard Edward ‘Rick’ Hoffman was born on 12 June 1970 under the zodiac sign of Gemini, in New York City, USA. He is a 51-year-old actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of Jerry Best in the Fox sitcom “The Bernie Mac Show” (2002-2005), playing Chase Chapman in the ABC sitcom “Samantha Who?” (2007-2009), and featuring as Louis Litt in the USA Network legal drama series “Suits” (2011-2019).
How rich is he, as of now? Rick Hoffman Net Worth
As of early 2022, Rick Hoffman’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, earned through his successful career as a professional actor, working on more than 60 television and film titles since he launched his career back in 1990.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Rick Hoffman spent his early years in Roslyn Heights, New York, where he was raised with his younger brother named Jeff in a Jewish family, by their father Charlie Hoffman and mother Gail Hoffman, however, there’s no information about their professions. He holds American nationality, and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Regarding his education, Rick attended The Wheatley School in Old Westbury, New York, then upon matriculation enrolled into the University of Arizona, from which he obtained his degree in theater. Right after graduation, he relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue his professional acting career.
Rick Hoffman made his debut TV appearance as a mugger in The Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club serial “Just Perfect”. His feature film debut came seven years later when he played a night security guard in the political action thriller film “Conspiracy Theory”, next to Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, and Patrick Stewart. He continued to land minor roles in such film titles as “The Fanatics” also in 1997, “Lethal Weapon 4” (1998), and “What Planet Are You From?” (2000), among several others. Parallel with that, he also guest-starred in such TV series as “Masked Rider”, “The Pretender”, and “Providence”, to name a few.
Rise to Prominence
Rick Hoffman landed his breakthrough role when he was chosen to portray Freddie Sacker in the Fox drama series “The $treet”, which follows the lives of employees at a small brokerage house in New York City, sharing the screen with Tom Everett Scott, Melissa De Sousa, and Sean Maher. The series was broadcast from 2000, but was canceled after a single season in 2001.
He then took the role of Terry Loomis in another short-lived TV series, entitled “Philly”, a legal drama created by Steven Bochco and Alison Cross, aired on ABC from 2001 to 2002.
It was followed by his portrayal of James Lockridge in Clint Eastwood’s 2002 mystery thriller film “Blood Work”, after which Rick gained enormous popularity for his work on the Primetime Emmy Award-winning Fox sitcom “The Bernie Mac Show”, in which he starred as Jerry Best from 2002 to 2005.
Concurrently with working on “The Bernie Mac Show”, Rick Hoffman continued to work on other projects, and featured as Capt. Terlesky in the made-for-TV crime comedy film “The Partners” and played Louis in the mystery drama film “I Love Your Work”, both released in 2003.
He then took the supporting role of D.A. Harvey Clarke in the ABC legal drama series “The Practice” and starred as a lawyer in the action thriller film “Cellular”, alongside Chris Evans, Jason Statham, and Kim Basinger, both in 2004. Later that year, he had the part of a gay man in the live action short comedy film “Our Time Is Up”, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film.
From 2005 to 2006, he was cast as Patrick Van Dorn in the ABC sitcom “Jake In Progress”, next to John Stamos and Wendie Malick.
It was followed by his portrayals of Angry Face in the comedy film “Smiley Face”, ‘Goldy’ Goldman in the action film “The Condemned”, alongside Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones, and as Mr. Blither in the satirical action comedy film “Postal”, all in 2007.
Rick Hoffman’s next significant appearance came when he joined the cast of the ABC comedy series “Samantha Who?”, in which he landed the recurring role of Chase Chapman. The series was created by Donald Todd and Cecelia Ahern and starred such actors as Christina Applegate, Jennifer Esposito, and Melissa McCarthy, among many others, but lasted for just two seasons from 2007 to 2009. At the time, he also guest-starred in such TV series as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “CSI: Miami”, “Knight Rider”, and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, to name a few.
Afterwards, he received worldwide recognition for starring in the role of Louis Litt in the USA Network legal drama series “Suits”, along with Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams. The series premiered in 2011 and ran for nine seasons until 2019, while he concurrently reprised the role in “Suits Webisodes” from 2012 to 2014. He also played Armando in the 2014 thriller film “Locker 13”, along with Ricky Schroder, Jon Polito, and Steve Eastin. Most recently, Rick was cast as Dr Swerdlow in the critically acclaimed Showtime drama series “Billions” (2020-2022).
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Rick Hoffman has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.77m), while his weight is around 172lbs (78kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.
Personal Life and Trivia
Rick Hoffman tends to keep all details about his personal life away from the eyes of the public. His current relationship status is a mystery, and it’s unknown whether he has ever been married, but it’s confirmed that he has a son, born in December 2014, the mother of whom is unknown. His residence is in Los Angeles.
He is a dog lover, but is allergic to cats.
His favorite TV show is “Breaking Bad”.