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Birth Place: Profession: actor, waiter

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A dark-haired, deep-voiced actor with looks and talent more befitting a risk-taking character player than a white bread leading man, Rick Hoffman worked steadily in bit parts from his 1997 debut, but only stopped waiting tables when, in 2000, he landed a regular role on the doomed Fox drama "The $treet". A Long Island native who studied drama at the University of Arizona in Tucson and headed to Los Angeles to pursue a career, Hoffman was so nervous while filming his brief role in 1997's "Conspiracy Theory" that he blew his lines. Luckily, his misread got laughs, was included in the final draft and got the actor some much-needed attention. That same year he had guest roles in the series "The Pretender" (NBC) and "Alright Already" (The WB).

A dark-haired, deep-voiced actor with looks and talent more befitting a risk-taking character player than a white bread leading man, Rick Hoffman worked steadily in bit parts from his 1997 debut, but only stopped waiting tables when, in 2000, he landed a regular role on the doomed Fox drama "The $treet". A Long Island native who studied drama at the University of Arizona in Tucson and headed to Los Angeles to pursue a career, Hoffman was so nervous while filming his brief role in 1997's "Conspiracy Theory" that he blew his lines. Luckily, his misread got laughs, was included in the final draft and got the actor some much-needed attention. That same year he had guest roles in the series "The Pretender" (NBC) and "Alright Already" (The WB).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Locker 13 (2014)
2.
 Battleship (2012)
3.
 Condemned, The (2007)
4.
 Smiley Face (2007)
5.
 Hostel: Part II (2007)
6.
 Hostel (2006)
8.
 Cellular (2004) Lawyer
9.
 Blood Work (2002) James Lockridge
10.
 Better Way to Die, A (2000) Regis
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Raised in Roslyn Heights, New York
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Attended the University of Arizona
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Moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career
1997:
Made screen debut with small role as a security guard in "Conspiracy Theory"
1997:
Had guest roles on the series "The Pretender" (NBC) and "Alright Already" (The WB)
1998:
Played a bartender in the thriller "Johnny Skidmarks" (aired on HBO in lieu of theatrical release)
1998:
Had a cameo as a police officer in "Lethal Weapon 4"
1999:
Guested on an episode of "Providence" (NBC)
2000:
Appeared in "What Planet Are You From?"
2000:
Featured in "A Better Way to Die" (aired on HBO)
2000:
Was finally able to quit waiting tables when he learned he was hired as a regular on the Wall Street-set series "The $treet"; relocated to NYC from Los Angeles
2000:
Had regular role of an offensive stockbroker on "The $treet" (Fox)
2001:
Reunited with "The $treet" co-star Tom Everett Scott in the ABC fall drama series "Philly"
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Education

University of Arizona: Tucson , Arizona -

Notes

Hoffman on Freddie Sacker, his wildly chauvinistic character on "The $treet": "The more insults I get, the happier I get."

"Personally, that kind of guy makes me ill, but I will say that playing him is fun because I find it interesting to explore what's underneath to cause all that anger and hurt." --to Daily Variety, October 24, 2000.

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