Ferreira as Homicide Detective Oscar Vega in the TV series Motive, 2015
20 February 1966
|Other names||Justin Louis|
|Partner(s)||Engaged to Jacqueline Micallef|
Louis Ferreira (born Luís Ferreira; 20 February 1966) is a Portuguese-Canadian actor. Ferreira is best known for his roles in Stargate Universe as Colonel Everett Young, serial killer Ray Prager in the first season of Durham County, FBI Assistant Director John Pollock in Missing, and Art Blank in Saw IV, Saw V, and Saw 3D. He starred in the CTV series Motive as homicide detective Oscar Vega. Before 2008, he was credited under the stage name Justin Louis.
The actor went by the stage name Justin Louis for 25 years until his Portuguese-born mother died in 2008, after which he decided to use his family name and "Louis", an approximation of his given name, "Luís".
Ferreira's résumé includes over 100 onscreen credits, as he has appeared on a broad range of television shows, including lead roles in Hidden Hills, Durham County, Urban Angel, Missing, and Bad Blood. He has also played recurring or guest roles in various TV shows, including NCIS, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal Minds. After playing the recurring roles of Declan in Season five of the TV series Breaking Bad and Colonel Henderson Hall in Primeval: New World he also starred in the CTV series Motive as homicide detective Oscar Vega with recurring roles in The Romeo Section, and This Life. He also hosted the television series Letters to God.
In 2009, Ferreira was featured as David Maysles in the HBO award-winning film Grey Gardens opposite Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. Other film credits include portraying Sarah Polley's husband in Dawn of the Dead as well as roles in Shooter and The Lazarus Child. Ferreira played the role of Earl in the 1995 film Blood and Donuts and appeared in the 2007 film Saw IV. Further credits include The Marsh, Boozecan, and The Big Slice. He also portrayed Donald Trump in Trump Unauthorized and was a lead in the miniseries The Andromeda Strain.
In 2011, he became known as "The Voice of Mazda", voicing a series of commercials for their national campaign for two years. Other voice-over work includes Police Officer Vince in the TV series The Dating Guy and Chet in the episode "Hyde and Go Shriek" in the animated children's series Tales from the Cryptkeeper.
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 in the TV series Stargate Universe. He won the Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series in 2014 and 2015. He was nominated for the same Leo Award in 2016.
|1987||Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II||Craig Nordham|
|Brown Bread Sandwiches||Fiorello|
|1991||The Big Slice||Andy McCafferty|
|Naked Lunch||Exterminator #3|
|1992||Aaron Sent Me||Sergeant Mallin|
|1995||Blood & Donuts||Earl|
|2000||Everything Put Together||Russ|
|The Contender||America Live Producer||Uncredited|
|Fallen Arches||Robert "Duke" Romano|
|2001||Scenes of the Crime||Louis|
|2004||Dawn of the Dead||Luis Clark|
|The Lazarus Child||Lewis Kern|
|Chestnut: Hero of Central Park||Matt Tomley|
|2006||The Marsh||Noah Pitney|
|Saw IV||Art Blank|
|2008||Saw V||Archive footage|
|2010||A Weekend to Remember||Thomas Taylor||Short|
|The Town||FBI Swat Sergeant Brian|
|2014||Through the Pane||Lewis|
|2015||Life on the Line||Mr. Fontaine||Direct-to-video|
|2017||The Undetaker's Son||Johnathan Redding|
|The Great Lakutsa||Frank|
|1986||Doing Life||Bobby||TV Movie|
|Kay O' Brien||Santino's Friend||Episode: "Dollar and Sense"|
|1986-1988||Night Heat||Jones/Ray/Rick||4 episodes|
|1988||Drop-Out Mother||N/A||TV Movie|
|Katts and Dogs||Old Cop||Episode: "Dogged Pursuit"|
|1988,1990||T. and T.||Roman / Dancin Joe Dimarco||2 episodes|
|1988-1989||Friday the 13th: The Series||Danny/Eddie|
|1990||21 Jump Street||Dean's Brother||Episode: "Back to School"|
|Top Cops||Danny Edwards||Episode: "George Cadavid/Bill Willis/Andrea Huff"|
|The Kissing Place||Dave||TV movie|
|Street Legal||Dirk Kendrick||Episode: "The Bracelet"|
|1991-1992||Urban Angel||Victor Torres||15 episodes|
|1991||Firing Squad||Greg Blair||French/Canadian TV movie|
|Scales of Justice||John Horvath||Canadian TV series, episode "Regina vs Horvath"|
|1992||The Trial of Red Riding Hood||M.C. Porker||TV Movie|
|1993||Tales from the Cryptkeeper||Chet (voice)||Episode: "Hyde and Go Shriek"|
|JFK: Reckless Youth||Kirksey||2 episodes|
|Night Owl||Alex||TV Movie|
|North of 60||Claudio Sangalli||Episode: "Ciao, Baby"|
|Kung-Fu: The Legends Continues||Kyle Bettinger||Episode: "Dragonswing"|
|Vendetta II: The New Mafia||Frankie Jr.||TV Movie|
|Frontline||Translation voiceover||Episode: "Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo"|
|Ultimate Betrayal||Wayne||TV Movie|
|Voices From Within||Brooks Taylor|
|Monster Force||Additional voices||13 episodes|
|1995||A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story||Young Frankie Avalon||TV movie|
|Jack Reed: One of our Own||Mick Williams|
|Highlander: The Series||Peter Kanis||Episode: "Leader of the Pack"|
|1995, 1999||The Outer Limits||Winston Meyerburg / Father John Royce||2 episodes|
|1996||A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story||Nick Thometz||TV movie|
|Public Morals||Detective Mickey Crawford||13 episodes|
|Local Heroes||Mert||7 episodes|
|Two||Ben||Episode: "No Man's Land"|
|1997||The Perfect Mother||John Podaras||TV movie|
|The Pretender||Scooty Boyd||Episode: "Scott Free"|
|Dad's Week Off||Chip||TV movie|
|The Notorious 7||Eddie Alighieri|
|Cracker||Jeffrey / Leon the Stalker||Episode: Talk to Me"|
|1998||Star Trek: Voyager||Trevis||Episode: "Once Upon a Time"|
|The Staircase||Mr. Mouly||TV movie|
|The Net||Kyle Lockwood||Episode: "Death of an Angel"|
|Millenium||Edward||Episode: "The Pest House"|
|Three||Monty Williams||2 episodes|
|The Sentinel||Arthur Sabin||Episode: "Finkelman's Folly"|
|1998-1999||Trinity||Detective Bobby McCallister||9 episodes|
|1999||St. Michael's Crossing||Vincent||Canadian TV series, pilot|
|Judging Amy||Mr. Harbert||Episode: "Near Death Experience"|
|Two Guys and a Girl||Brandon||Episode: "Career Day"|
|2000||The Fugitive||Leo||Episode: "Far From Home"|
|ER||Michael Muller||Episode: "The Domino Heart"|
|Battery Park||Detective Ben Nolin||6 episodes|
|Bull||John O'Leary||Episode: "One Night in Bangkok"|
|2001||Loves Music, Loves to Dance||Detective Vincent D'Salva||TV Movie|
|Stiletto Dance||James Launcher|
|The Fighting Fitzgeralds||Jim||10 episodes|
|2002-2003||Hidden Hills||Doug Barber||18 episodes|
|2002||Relic Hunter||Knowles||Episode: "Under the Ice"|
|Mutant X||Henry Voight||Episode: "Nothing to Fear"|
|2003||24||Danny Dessler||2 episodes|
|2005||Trump Unauthorized||Donald Trump||TV Movie|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ken Wellstone||Episode: "Nestling Dolls"|
|2006||CSI: Miami||Jason Adams||Episode: "Free Fall"|
|2007||Durham County||Ray Prager||6 episodes|
|2008||True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet||Sam||TV Movie|
|The Andromeda Strain||Colonel James C. Ferrus||4 episodes|
|2009-2010||The Dating Guy||Police Officer Vince (voice)||6 episodes|
|2009-2011||Stargate Universe||Colonel Everett Young||40 episodes + 1 webisode|
|2009||Criminal Minds||Roy Colson||Episode: "Omnivore"|
|Grey Gardens||David Maysles||TV Movie|
|2012-2013||Breaking Bad||Declan||3 episodes|
|2012||NCIS||Metro Detective Nick Burris||Episode: "A Desesperate Man"|
|Touch||Felipe||Episode: "Music of the Spheres"|
|The L.A. Complex||Dean Pirelli||4 episodes|
|2013||Rookie Blue||Jacob Blackstone||2 episodes|
|2013-2016||Motive||Oscar Vega||52 episodes|
|2015-2016||This Life||David K. Crowley||10 episodes|
|2015||The Romeo Section||Fred Foy||6 episodes|
|Ghost Unit||Lincoln||Canadian TV series, episode 1|
|2016||Bates Motel||Doctor Guynan||2 episodes|
|Afternath||Bob 'Moondog' Black (voice)||11 episodes|
|2016-2018||Travelers||Rick Hall||4 episodes|
|2017-2020||S.W.A.T.||Buck Spivey||8 episodes|
|2017||Taken||Carlos Mejia||Pilot episode|
|Real Detective||Detective John Conaty||Episode: "Blood Brothers"|
|2018||The X-Files||Detective Costa||Episode: "Ghouli"|
|Bad Blood||Domenic Cosoleto||8 episodes|
|Arrow||Jerry Bertinelli||Episode: "Divided"|
|The Fixer||Gabriel||Canadian TV series, Pilot episode|
|2019-2020||SEAL Team||Dr. Conners||3 episodes|
|2019||The Man in the High Castle||Brad Bellows||6 episodes|
|Limetown||Max Finlayson||5 episodes|
|2020||Westworld||Dr. Alpert||Episode: "Decoherence"|
|2016||Dead Rising 4||PMC Soldier||Voice|
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