Lou Diamond Phillips Biography (1962-)

Original name, Lou Diamond Upchurch; born February 17, 1962, at Subic Bay U.S. Naval Station, Philippines; son of Gerald (a naval officer) and Lucy Upchurch; stepson of George Phillips (a naval officer); married Julie Cypher (a director), June 27, 1987 (some sources cite 1986; divorced, c. 1991); married Kelly Preston (a model), April 24, 1994; children: (second marriage) Isabella Patricia, Grace Moorea, Lili Jordan. Addresses: Agent: Ruthanne Secunda, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: J. B. Roberts, Thruline Entertainment, 9250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
Philippine
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, writer
Birth Details
February 17, 1962
Subic Bay U.S. Naval Station, Philippines

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Terrorist, Time Bomb, 1984
  • First punk, Interface, 1984
  • Drifter, Trespasses, Shapiro, 1987
  • Ritchie Valens, La Bamba, Columbia, 1987
  • Angel Guzman, Stand and Deliver, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Jose Chavez y Chavez, Young Guns, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • John Dakota (title role), Dakota, Miramax, 1988
  • Hank Storm, Renegades, Universal, 1989
  • Ray Forgy, Disorganized Crime (also known as Disorganised Crime), Buena Vista, 1989
  • Jose Chavez y Chavez, Young Guns II (also known as Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Jesus Fuentes, A Show of Force, Paramount, 1990
  • Russell Logan, The First Power (also known as Pentagram andTransit), Orion, 1990
  • Title role, Harley, Trimark Home Video, 1990
  • Demon Wind, 1990
  • Mitchell Osgood, Ambition, Miramax, 1991
  • English voice, The Panama Deception (documentary), Empowerment Project, 1992
  • Agaguk, Shadow of the Wolf (also known as Agaguk), TriumphReleasing, 1993
  • Officer Jim Chee, The Dark Wind, Live Home Video, 1993
  • Jesse Rainfeather Goldman, Sioux City (also known as Ultimate Revenge), IRS Releasing, 1994
  • Mick Burrows, Dangerous Touch, Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • Wheeler, Teresa's Tattoo, Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • Hassan, Boulevard, Norstar Entertainment, 1994
  • (Uncredited) Hourglass (also known as The Hitcher '95), 1995
  • Sergeant Monfriez, Courage under Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • (Uncredited) Jules, Another Day in Paradise, Trimark Pictures, 1998
  • Cisco, The Big Hit (also known as Warheads), TriStar, 1998
  • Yerzy Penalosa, Supernova, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1999
  • Roy Knox, Brokedown Palace, Twentieth-Century-Fox, 1999
  • Officer Alonso (some sources cite Alfonso), Picking Up the Pieces,Kushner-Locke, 1999
  • Sheriff Emmett Kimsey, Bats, Columbia, 1999
  • Knight Club, American World Pictures, 2001
  • Jack La Roca, Route 666, Trimark Pictures, 2001
  • Jack Lucas, Malevolent, Cinetel, 2002
  • Mr. Gregory, Stark Raving Mad, Newmarket Capital Group, 2002
  • Narrator, An Untold Triumph: America's Filipino Soldiers, 2002
  • Himself, Naked Movie, Seven Arts Entertainment, 2002
  • Himself, Stunt C*cks, Legacy Group Productions, 2003
  • Walters, Absolon, Hannibal Pictures, 2003
  • Wanda, Hollywood Homicide, Columbia, 2003
  • Also appeared in Angel Alley and Walking on Water.
  • Film Work
  • Associate producer, Dakota, Miramax, 1988
  • Director, Dangerous Touch, Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • Director, Sioux City (also known as Ultimate Revenge), IRSReleasing, 1994
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • John Kanin, Wolf Lake, CBS, 2001
  • Movies
  • Tag, The Three Kings, ABC, 1987
  • Jeff Powers, Extreme Justice (also known as SIS, S.I.S.--Extreme Justice, and Special Investigation Section), HBO, 1993
  • Petey Martin, The Wharf Rat, Showtime, 1995
  • Jack Ketchum, Undertow, Showtime, 1996
  • Ricardo "Rich" Donato, In a Class of His Own, Showtime, 1999
  • Special Agent William "Bill" Dexter, A Better Way to Die, HBO, 2000
  • Detective Nick Roos, Hangman, The Movie Channel, 2001
  • Bart, Lone Hero, HBO, 2002
  • Sanders, Red Water, TBS, 2003
  • Also appeared in Guilty or Innocent, This Property Is Condemned, and The Zero Hour Comedy Hour.
  • Episodic
  • Detective Bobby Diaz, "Red Tape," Miami Vice, NBC, 1987
  • Jerry, "Oil's Well That Ends Well," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1993
  • Voice of Caotl, "The Shoemaker and the Elves," Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (animated), 1995
  • Voice, Adventures from the Book of Virtues, PBS, 1996
  • Himself and the priest, Mad TV, Fox, 1998
  • Captain Cotter McCoy, "Identity Crisis," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated, 1998
  • Nate, "An Officer and a Gentleman," Spin City, ABC, 1998
  • Nate, "That's Entertainment," Spin City, ABC, 1999
  • Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, multiple appearances between 1999 and 2003
  • Interviewee, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999
  • "Fielding Offers," Arli$$, HBO, 2001
  • Tom Fowler, "Dead Air," Night Visions, Fox, 2001
  • Mark DeSalvo, "7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.," 24, Fox, 2002
  • Mark DeSalvo, "8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.," 24, Fox, 2002
  • Harry Tran, "Nino del Polvo," Resurrection Blvd., Showtime, 2002
  • Harry Tran, "Resureccion," Resurrection Blvd., Showtime, 2002
  • Pool cleaner, "The Pool Guy," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002
  • George L., George Lopez, 2002
  • Also appeared on Dallas, CBS.
  • Specials
  • Host, Teen Times, syndicated, 1988
  • An All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote, ABC, 1988
  • Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake, PBS, 1991
  • What about Me? I'm Only 3!, CBS, 1992
  • Voice of Julian Riklon, Home on the Range, PBS, 1992
  • Rock the Vote, Fox, 1992
  • In a New Light, ABC, 1992
  • Clash, "Avenue Z Afternoon," General Motors Playwrights Theatre, Arts & Entertainment, 1992
  • Wind in the Wire, ABC, 1993
  • Narrator, "Outlaws, Rebels, and Rogues," The Untold West (documentary), TBS, 1993
  • Host, Farm Aid VI, The Nashville Network, 1993
  • Cal, Override, Showtime, 1994
  • Latin Nights: An All-Star Celebration, ABC, 1995
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1996
  • Voice of Camel cigarette, Smoke Alarm: The Unfiltered Truth about Cigarettes, HBO, 1996
  • Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western, TNT, 1997
  • The Christmas Concert of Hope Starring Natalie Cole, CBS, 1997
  • Voices of Eliahu Rosenberg and Abba Kovner, The Trial of Adolf Eichmann, PBS, 1997
  • The 67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, UPN, 1998
  • Interviewee, The Day the Music Died, VH1, 1999
  • Narrator, The Surf Ballroom, PBS, 1999
  • Host, E! Rack-n-Roll: Behind the Scenes, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
  • Voice of Emilio Aguinaldo, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War, PBS, 1999
  • Narrator, In the Company of Horses, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Pilots
  • Deputy district attorney, The Adversaries, NBC, 1998
  • Noah Cassidy, Wolf Lake, CBS, 2001
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards, syndicated, 1988
  • Presenter, The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1995
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1997
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Director of "Blank Slate," an episode of The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated; and "Venguenza," an episode of Resurrection Blvd., Showtime.
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) The King of Siam, The King and I, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, between 1996 and 1999
  • Appeared in regional theatre productions of Doctor Faustus, Hamlet, A Hatful of Rain, The Lady's Not for Burning, P.S.Your Cat Is Dead, and Whose Life Is It Anyway?
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Himself, Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film--Volume II, 1997
  • Himself, Bats Abound, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1999
  • Appeared in the music video "La Bamba" by Los Lobos.
  • Albums
  • The King and I (cast recording), 1997
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Loren Bivens and Jo Carol Pierce) Trespasses, Shapiro, 1987
  • Ambition, Miramax, 1991
  • Dangerous Touch, Trimark Pictures, 1994

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, July 26, 1996, p. 33
    • Movieline, Volume 7, number 11, 1996, pp. 56-61; November, 1999, p. 13
    • People Weekly, June 3, 1996, p. 100
    • Texas Monthly, September, 1996, p. 130

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