Benicio DEL Toro Biography (1967-)

Full name, Benicio Del Toro Monserrate Rafael Sanchez; born February 19, 1967, in Santurce (some sources cite San German), Puerto Rico; raised in Puerto Rico and Pennsylvania; son of Gustavo (a lawyer and farmer) and Fausta Sanchez(a lawyer) Del Toro; stepson of Wilma Del Toro. Addresses: Agent: IFATalent Agency, 8730 Sunset Blvd., Suite 490, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Markhamand Froggatt Agency, 4 Windmill St., London W1T 2HZ, England.; Manager: The Firm, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: PMK/HBH Public Relations, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA90069 (some sources cite 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211).; Contact: c/o BDT Mail, P.O. Box 1712, New York, NY 10021.

Nationality
Puerto Rican
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, writer
Birth Details
February 19, 1967
Santurce, Puerto Rico

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Duke (the dog-faced boy), Big Top Pee-Wee, Paramount, 1988
  • Dario, License to Kill (also known as Albert R. Broccoli's "License to Kill," Licence to Kill, and License Revoked), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1989
  • Miguel, The Indian Runner, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991
  • Alvaro Harana, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (also known asCristobal Colon: el descubrimiento), Warner Bros., 1992
  • Bon (the friend from Miami), Huevos de oro (also known as Golden Balls, Macho, and Uova d'oro), Lola Films, 1993
  • Dino Palladino, Money for Nothing, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Manny Rodrigo, Fearless, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Lamar Dickey, China Moon (also known as Lune rouge), Orion,1994
  • Fred Fenster, The Usual Suspects (also known as Die Ueblichen Verdaechtigen), Gramercy Pictures, 1995
  • Rex, Swimming with Sharks (also known as The Boss and The Buddy Factor), Trimark Pictures, 1995
  • Himself, Cannes Man (also known as Canne$ Man and Con Man), Vine International, 1996
  • Benny Dalmau, Basquiat (also known as Build a Fort, Set It on Fire), Miramax, 1996
  • Gaspare Spoglia, The Funeral, October Films, 1996
  • Juan Primo, The Fan, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996
  • Detective Lopez, Joyride, Live Entertainment/Showcase Entertainment, 1997
  • Vincent Roche, Excess Baggage, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • Oscar Zeta Acosta (Dr. Gonzo), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Universal, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Bread and Roses (also known as Pan y rosas), Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • Frankie Four Fingers, Snatch (also known as Snatch: Pigs and Diamonds), Screen Gems, 2000
  • Longbaugh, The Way of the Gun, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • The Pledge, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Javier Rodriguez, Traffic (also known as Traffic--Die Macht desKartells), USA Films, 2001
  • Toby Jay Wadenah, The Pledge, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Himself, The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in AmericanCinema (documentary), 2002
  • Himself, Film Trix 2002 (documentary), Cornukopia Entertainment/Lowbar Productions, 2002
  • Julia, toda en mi ... (documentary; also known as Julia: All InMe), Paradiso Films, 2002
  • Aaron Hallam, The Hunted, Paramount, 2003
  • Himself, Breakfast with Hunter (documentary), 2003
  • Himself, Declaration of Independence (short documentary), 2003
  • Himself, Hunter Goes to Hollywood (short documentary), Gonzo International/Wayne Ewing Films, 2003
  • Jack Jordan, 21 Grams, Focus Features, 2003
  • Himself, Creature Features: 50 Years of the Gill-Man (documentary), 2004
  • Himself, In Search of Ted Demme (documentary), IFC Films, 2005
  • Ernesto "Che" Guevara (title role), Che, Focus Features/River RoadEntertainment, 2005
  • Jackie Boy, Sin City (also known as Frank Miller's "Sin City"), Dimension Films, 2005
  • The Lost City, Lions Gate Films, c. 2005
  • Film Work
  • Director and producer, Submission (short film), 1995
  • Producer, Che, Focus Features/River Road Entertainment, 2005
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Rafael Caro Quintero, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, NBC, 1990
  • Specials
  • Himself, Inside Traffic: The Making of "Traffic" (documentary), 2000
  • Himself, America: A Tribute to Heroes, multiple networks, 2001
  • Independence Day 2001, ABC, 2001
  • Himself, Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (documentary), Westerns Channel, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • Himself, The 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000
  • (As Benicio del Torrio) Presenter, The 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV,2000
  • Chair, The 16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001
  • Himself, The Seventh Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001
  • Himself, The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001
  • The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2001
  • Himself, The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002
  • Himself, The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004
  • Himself, The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2004
  • Himself, The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, IndependentFilm Channel, 2004
  • Episodic
  • "Blue Movie," Private Eye, NBC, 1987
  • "Everybody's in Showbiz," Miami Vice, NBC, 1987
  • Ohara, ABC, 1987
  • Shell Game, CBS, 1987
  • Dario, "License to Kill," James Bond, Jr. (animated), syndicated,c. 1991
  • Bill, "The Bribe," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1994
  • Paco, "Good Housekeeping," Fallen Angels (also known as PerfectCrimes), Showtime, 1995
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2001
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001
  • Himself, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2002
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003
  • Himself, Eigo de shabera-night, NHK (Japan), 2004
  • Himself, T4, Channel 4, 2004
  • Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2004, 2005
  • Himself, Icons, G4techTV, 2005
  • Himself, Le grand journal de Canal+, Canal+ (France), 2005
  • Stage Appearances
  • Phillip, Orphans, Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1987
  • Jeep, Action, Festival of the Arts, Lincoln Center, New York City,c. 1987
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Himself, Inside "Licence to Kill" (short documentary), 1999
  • Himself, Behind the Scenes: "Way of the Gun" (short documentary),Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Himself, Keyser Soze: Lie or Legend? (short documentary), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2002
  • Himself, Round Up: Deposing "The Usual Suspects" (documentary), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2002
  • Music Videos
  • Madonna, "La Isla Bonita," 1986
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Submission (short film), 1995
  • Wrote the screenplay for Green Song.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Hispanic Biography, Volume 2, Gale, 2002
    • Newsmakers, Issue 4, Gale, 2001
    Periodicals
    • Blast, April, 1998, pp. 8-9
    • Entertainment Weekly, February 23, 2001, p. 66; February 6, 2004,p. 60
    • Guardian, February 14, 2004
    • Independent Arts and Books Review, February 20, 2004, pp. 8-9
    • Newsweek, January 15, 1996, pp. 60-63; January 8, 2001, p. 63
    • Parade, February 23, 2003, p. 8
    • People Weekly, April 16, 2001, p. 69; May 14, 2001, p. 86
    • Washington Post, March 15, 2003, pp. C1, C4

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