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Louis Ferreira: A Brief Biography
Louis Ferreira (also known as Luis Ferreira or Justin Louis, sometimes spelled as Justin Lewis) is a Portuguese-born Canadian actor. Ferreira is best known for his roles in Stargate Universe as Colonel Everett Young, Declan in Breaking Bad, serial killer Ray Prager in the first season of Durham County, FBI Assistant Director John Pollock in Missing and Art Blank in Saw IV. He starred in the CTV series Motive as Detective Oscar Vega and was in a recurring role in Travelers and Bad Blood.
He was born on February 20, 1966 in Terceira, Azores, Portugal, and emigrated with his parents to Canada early in his life. He grew up in the Jane and Finch neighborhood in North York, Ontario. Ferreira went by the stage name Justin Louis for 25 years until his Portuguese-born mother died in 2008, after which he went back to his birth name.
In 2009, Ferreira was featured as David Maysles in the HBO award winning film Grey Gardens opposite Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. Other film work includes playing Sarah Polley’s partner in Dawn of the Dead as well as roles with Mark Wahlberg in Shooter, and The Lazarus Child, a thriller that starred Angela Basset and Andy García. Ferreira also appeared in the 1995 comedy horror Blood and Donuts that also starred David Cronenberg, and the 1998 film Fallen Arches. He appeared in the film Saw IV as the character Art Blank. Further movie credits include The Marsh, Everything Put Together, The Staircase, Boozecan, Naked Lunch, The Big Slice, Renegades, Cocktail and Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II. He was a lead in the miniseries The Andromeda Strain.
Ferreira’s resumé includes over 130 different onscreen credits, as he has appeared on a broad range of television shows, including lead roles in Hidden Hills, Durham County, Urban Angel, and Missing. He has also played recurring or guest roles in various TV shows, including NCIS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Minds, Touch, Rookie Blue, 21 Jump Street, ER, 24, The Outer Limits, Star Trek: Voyager, Highlander, The Sentinel, Mutant X, and The Pretender, and he also hosted the TV series Letters to God. He starred in the CTV series Motive as homicide detective Oscar Vega and had recurring roles in Travelers, Bad Blood, The Romeo Section, This Life and Aftermath, and he appeared in Arrow and The X-Files. He was most recently starring in Limetown, The Man in the High Castle, SEAL Team and the reboot of S.W.A.T.
In 2011 he became known as “The Voice of Mazda”, voicing a series of commercials for their national campaign for two years. Other voiceover work includes Police Officer Vince on The Dating Guy, Chet in the episode Hyde and Go Shriek in the animated children’s series Tales from the Cryptkeeper and characters in the video game Dead Rising 4, plus many other commercial voice-over acts.
Ferreira won the Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Robert (Duke) Romano in Fallen Arches at the Chicago Alt.Film Fest in 1999. In 2008, he won the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for his work portraying the serial killer Ray Prager in Durham County. He was nominated for the same award in 2010 for the role of Colonel Everett Young on Stargate Universe. In 2014 and 2015 he won the Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for his performance as Oscar Vega in Motive.
For a complete list of credits please see the full Filmography.
Adapted from Louis Ferreira’s Wikipedia page which is maintained by The Friends of Louis Ferreira.
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