Over thirty years ago, Louis Herthum
(Louis) started his entertainment career as an actor in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and in 1982, moved to Los Angeles to advance his acting career. Over the next decade, Louis stayed gainfully employed as an actor on stage, in episodic television, films and national TV commercials.
In 1991, after several guest-starring and co-starring roles, Louis joined the cast of the long running hit CBS television series Murder, She Wrote with Angela Lansbury. Louis played ‘Deputy Andy Broom' in the show's final five seasons. After his five-year run on Murder, She Wrote, Louis turned his attention to film production. He returned to his hometown and in 1996, produced FAVORITE SON, his first feature film. Since then, Louis has, through his Baton Rouge-based production company, Ransack Films (located on the Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge lot), produced a total of five feature films including the award winning thriller, RED RIDGE (Best Picture and Best Director, NYIIFV Film Festival, Los Angeles 2007) and one feature length documentary, THE SEASON BEFORE SPRING, about the first post-Katrina Mardi Gras, also an award winner with a 2008 Award of Excellence from The Accolade Competition. Louis currently has several projects in development to be shot in Louisiana, including his directorial debut, FEMALE OF THE SPECIES. Louis is frequently called upon as an acting coach and teaches Film and Cold Reading Techniques when his schedule allows. Louis' acting career continues to thrive, appearing in over thirty-five films and/or TV programs in the past four years alone. Some recent feature credits include: IN THE ELECTRIC MIST with Tommy Lee Jones, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON with Brad Pitt, I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, THE OPEN ROAD with Jeff Bridges and Justin Timberlake and the upcoming SECONDS APART with Orlando Jones, to name a few. In 2010 Louis can be seen on TV in his recurring role as alpha werewolf, ‘Simon Ford' in ABC's The Gates as well as in Breaking Bad, HBO's Treme and Ray Romano's Men Of A Certain Age. A featured article on Louis' life, career and humanitarian work can be found in the July-August, 2010 issue of the prestigious magazine, Exceptional People. Louis resides in Santa Monica, California but still spends a good deal of his time working in Louisiana.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.
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