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Alex Carter
Name Alex Carter
Character Louis Vartann (LV)
Nathan Lewis (NY)
Birth Date November 12, 1964
Birth Place Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Family Jennifer (ex-wife)
3 children
Years Active 2001–present

Alex Carter (born November 12, 1964) is a Canadian television and film actor who protrays as Lou Vartann in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Early life

Carter was born Alex Apostolopoulos in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He attended Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute as well as Wexford Collegiate Institute. He lived in the Wexford community of Toronto (Scarborough) and, then left for Hollywood where he studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. He is divorced and the father of three children.


Carter's television roles have included recurring roles on roles in Family PassionsBlack HarbourTradersMade in CanadaTaking the FallsThe PretenderThese Arms of MineFlashpointWildfireCastleLifeWithout a TraceNip/TuckThe Mermaid ChairThe PracticeSharkDue SouthCSI: NYLeverageJAGVeritas: The Quest and Jericho, as well as recurring roles in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as LVPD Homicide Detective Lou Vartann (32 episodes), Revenge as Michael Davis, Point Pleasant (9 episodes), and Burn Notice (6 episodes). He had a role in a few of the final scenes of the series finale of 24.

His film roles have included Out of Time and The Island. He also starred with Cary Elwes and Alex Rocco in the thriller film The Other.


He portrayed Louis Vartann from 2003 to 2013 in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

CSI: New York

He portrayed Nathan Lewis in the 2012 episode Misconceptions.

TV/movie actor

  • The Pretender (1999)
  • Early Edition (1999)
  • Felicity (2000)
  • Nip/Tuck (2003)
  • The Practice (2003)
  • JAG (related to NCIS) (1999/2003)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2003–2013)
  • Night Stalker (2005)
  • Bones (2005)
  • E-Ring (2006)
  • Point Pleasent (2006)
  • Jericho (2006)
  • Without a Trace (2007)
  • Wildfire (2007)
  • The Dead Zone (2007)
  • Shark (2007)
  • Lincoln Heights (2007/2008)
  • Life (2008)
  • Leverage (2009)
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
  • Castle (2009)
  • Ghost Whisper (2009)
  • Flashpoint (2009)
  • 24 (2010)
  • Haven (2011)
  • Look Again (2011) (TV movie)
  • The Whole Truth (2011)
  • Revenge (2011)
  • Rizzoli & Isles (2012)
  • CSI: NY (2012)
  • Beauty and the Beast (2012)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (2014)
  • NCIS (2017)

Movie actor

  • Out of Time (2003)
  • The Island (2005)

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