A native of Seattle and proud member of Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA for over 25 years, Louis has worked primarily in regional theatre along the I-5 corridor. Regional credits include The Shakespeare Theatre Co. in Washington, D.C.(Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor as Ariel in THE TEMPEST), 2 years with The Oregon Shakespeare Festival(Ashland, Or), 4 years with the California Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Portland Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, North Coast Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Artists' Repertory Theatre(Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best Actor as Ned in THE NORMAL HEART/DESTINY OF ME), A Contemporary Theatre(Seattle), Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Sierra Repertory Theatre and the Lawrence Welk Resort near San Diego.
In and around Los Angeles where Louis resides, credits include many plays at A Noise Within(L.A. Ovation Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor as Camille in A FLEA IN HER EAR), The Colony Theatre(L.A. Scenie Award For Best Actor as Tom in THE GLASS MENAGERIE), Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara, The Odyssey, Rubicon, International City and Norris Theatres as well as The Ahmanson Theatre in The Royal National Theatre's American Tour of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE(with Sir Ian McKellen).
Recently, he won a Desert Star Award as well as an L.A. Scenie Award for Best Featured Actor as one of the Clowns in THE 39 STEPS at Glendale Centre Theatre in L.A. and at Coyote StageWorks in Palm Springs. Louis has also done extensive voice-over work for various books-on-tape, video games and narration and can be heard as Jesus in the recently released TNIV audio Bible produced by Zondervan. A lover of swordplay, Louis spent 2 years studying intensively with the fight troupe, Touche, and is Certified with Special Recommendation by the Society of American Fight Directors, having choreographed many stage fights over the years including a production of Romeo & Juliet for the Marin Opera Company in the Bay Area.
When not onstage, Louis is usually pursuing one or both of his other two passions: He can either be found training for his next marathon in the hopes of qualifying for the Boston Marathon or he can be spotted traveling to some far-off exotic destination, hunting for the perfect picture to capture with his Nikon.