Rick Hoffman is an American actor. Hoffman was born in New York City and grew up in Roslyn Heights, New York. Hoffman was raised Jewish. He graduated from The Wheatley School in Old Westbury, New York before attending the University of Arizona. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles, California to start an acting career.
Hoffman was cast in his first role, as a security guard in Conspiracy Theory, in 1997. He had some other small roles until he received a main role as Freddie Sacker on Darren Star's short-lived Wall Street series The $treet in 2000, which was pulled from the airwaves after seven episodes, but which allowed him to quit his job waiting tables and move back to New York. His later TV appearances include the short-lived law drama Philly (2001), The Bernie Mac Show (2002), Jake in Progress (2004), and Samantha Who? (2007).
His onscreen work also includes The Day After Tomorrow, Blood Work, Hostel, Cellular and The Condemned. He has also appeared as a guest in CSI: Miami, Chuck, The Pretender, Law & Order: SVU, NCIS, Crossing Jordan, Without a Trace, The Practice, CSI:NY, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Shark, Lie to Me, Monk and The Mentalist.