Detective Oscar Vega

Played by Louis Ferreira


Oscar’s greatest shame in life is that he comes from money and privilege. His father is a wealthy industrialist. His mother is a neurosurgeon. Turning his back on an expensive Harvard Divinity School education, Oscar decided to join the police force, a change of heart from his initial choice of joining the priesthood. It was on the force that Oscar felt he could have the most impact, and inspire and effect the greatest social change. 

Oscar’s intelligent, thoughtful, methodical and confident nature stood him in good stead as he rose quickly through the ranks. He’s a sharp dresser and not above giving Angie advice on her off-the-rack wardrobe choices. When partnered with Angie on a homicide investigation, Oscar grounds her. He is the calm to her storm. The left brain to her right brain. Or as Angie affectionately puts it… the pain in her back side. When Angie goes off half-cocked, it’s usually Oscar’s task to try to reign her back in. A lesser man might have thrown in the towel by now, requested a transfer, even gone into therapy. But it’s clear that regardless of her style, Oscar respects Angie both as a person and a fellow officer. Like most great teams, together these two are greater than the sum of their individual parts.


Louis Ferreira is a familiar face on television from his work in many series, including leading roles in Stargate UniverseHidden HillsFighting FitzgeraldsTrinity and Missing. This year he had a recurring arc on Breaking Bad and NCIS, and guest starred on Touch. His film work includes roles with Mark Walberg in Shooter, as well as The Lazarus Child. He has worked with the likes of Peter Segal, John Wells, Gary David Goldberg, Steven Bochco, and his favorite Canadian directors, David Cronenberg and Nicholas Campbell.

Ferreira won rave reviews for his portrayal of The Donald in Trump Unauthorized, and was one of the leads in the acclaimed miniseries The Andromeda Strain. He was also featured as David Maysles in HBO's Grey Gardens, with Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore.

Ferreira won a 2008 Gemini Award for Leading Actor for his chilling portrayal of serial killer Ray Prager in Durham County, and was a Gemini Award nominee in 2010 for his portrayal of Col. Young in Stargate Universe. But when all is said and done, his proudest "credits" are his beautiful kids, Aidan and Sawyer.

BIRTHDATE..................February 20