Louis Lombardi

With his broad build and wiseguy accent, actor Louis Lombardi was the perfect go-to guy when casting agents needed a tough, streetwise type whose allegiance fell on either side of the law. But the Bronx-born Lombardi found perhaps his best role and biggest fan base by playing a character unlike any of his previous screen and TV personas - the shy, soft-hearted Edgar Stiles on Fox's "24" (2001-). Lombardi's Edgar made such an impact that when the character succumbed to a toxic gas attack in 2006, the outpouring of grief from fans was overwhelming.