The rise of Rick Hoffman to stardom is quite a touching one given the struggle he had to go through for many years since starting his career in 1997. Today, the actor has proven that indeed it doesn’t really matter how you start but where you end. He has accomplished most of what he anticipated in his career and although he may not be as famous as some kings in the game, the likes of Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Richard Gale, Robert De Niro, Alpacino, or Jude Law, he is a great actor in his own right. The American actor who made his acting debut as a security guide has seen numerous promotions throughout his over a two-decade career with countless roles to his name. Just in case you don’t the Westley School and the University of Arizona graduate, his best-known movie is Suits where he played Louis Litt. Find out more about him below.
Who Is Rick Hoffman?
Born to Gail and Charlie Hoffman on June 12, 1970, Rick Hoffman grew up in Roslyn Heights, New York along with his brother Jef. Rick comes from a close-knit Jewish family. His parents who have been his biggest cheerleader are also into acting. But Rick started ahead of the duo who only began acting in 2012 when the creator of the film Suits asked them to join the set for always being funny during the making of the movie. They portrayed Rick’s parents in the movie Suits and fortunately, they performed like they’ve been acting all their lives.
Talking of education, Rick attended The Westley School for his High School and the University of Arizona. He was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) Fraternity which is known to be the biggest Jewish Fraternity in Arizona.
Rick waited to obtain a degree and then move to Los Angeles before pursuing his dream in his late twenties. Despite all the anticipations of achieving his acting dream in Los Angeles quite fast, and taking up a role in 1997 things didn’t go his way. The actor had to spend time waiting on restaurant tables. He also did other small roles including featuring as a police officer in 1998’s Lethal Weapon and James Lockridge in 2002’s Blood Work. He continued with minor roles in the early 2000s and although his works were appreciated, Rick knew he could reach for more. He was almost losing it when at last in 2014, he got a major role in Suit after a successful audition. This gave his career the breakthrough it needed over the years and according to the actor, landing the role was quite emotional for him. The sitcom actor even cried uncontrollably in gratitude and excitement for finally starting a big step while alone in a park of the place he was doing another minor TV guest. In the movie, he co-starred with Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and as expected, the iconic role caused Rick’s career to reach a new height with many offers that have won him more fans over the years. He is now considered as one of the rock-solid stars of the industry that has many super talents. The actor has since starred in over 35 movies including minor and major roles.
Is He Gay?
After Rick Huffman portrayed a gay character in a 2004 short film Our Time Is Up, people wondered if it was his real-life story since the way he played the character was spot on. The rumor was also fueled all the more due to the fact that he has never made his relationship open. However, the Suits’ star doesn’t seem like one, obviously, particularly because he has had a history with a woman.
His Wife, Kids, Family
Like we mentioned earlier, Rick Hoffman is a private person and he sure knows how to keep secret concerning his life. Throughout the time he was so thirsty for fame, the actor didn’t for once let loose his personal life. Hence, we couldn’t lay hands on much information about him. From a few that we could obtain, Rick has a son he is so fond of. The child was born in 2014 but his wife/girlfriend/ baby mama is not known. One time, he revealed during an interview that he and his supposed baby mama were no longer together but they remain best friends. The actor further avoided mentioning the kind of relationship they were in before the breakup.
In 2016, there were rumors of him hanging with an English soap actress Stephanie Waring after they were seen having lunch together. The rumor was also further intensified by the comments they both exchanged on social media. While this has been the only speculation tagging him alongside a woman, none of the two screen personalities has bothered to clear the air based on that. The said English star Stephenie also has children, two precisely, so dating and co-parenting won’t be a bad idea, right? Anyway, it is up to them to decide.
Rick Hoffman has been in the industry long enough, so his net worth should be massive right? While this is true, the actor is still trying to meet the match of Tom Hanks in terms of finances. His net worth is estimated at $1million which is still fair enough considering when he got his breakthrough.