Jimmy Jean-Louis is a Haitian-American actor and producer best known for his role as "the Haitian" on the NBC television series Heroes. Born in Pétion-Ville, he moved to Paris at a young age with his family in search of a better life. His early roles were in French television commercials and Spanish musical theatre. Eventually settling in Los Angeles in the late 1990s, he had small roles in The Bourne Identity, Tears of the Sun and Arliss before breaking into larger roles in American television and film. His most important role to date is playing the title character in Toussaint Louverture (film). He’s the Producer/Star of the movie Rattlesnakes. He had a starring role on season two of the television show Claws.