Luis Guzman Biography (1957?-)

Born August 28, 1957 (some sources cite 1956), in Cayey, Puerto Rico; raisedin New York, NY; son of Rosa (a hospital worker) and stepson of Benjamin Cardona (a TV repairman); married Angie Galarza; children: one daughter, four adopted children. Addresses: Agent: Gersh Agency, 232 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Manager: Bregman Productions, 859 H. Hollywood Way, PMB462, Burband, CA 91505.

Nationality
Puerto Rican
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
August 28, 1957?
Cayey, Puerto Rico

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Short Eyes (also known as Slammer), Paramount, 1977
  • Jose, Variety, 1983
  • Gang member #2, Heartbeat, 1987
  • Jose, Crocodile Dundee II, Paramount, 1988
  • Ortega, True Believer (also known as Fighting Justice), Columbia, 1989
  • Martinez, Rooftops, New Visions Pictures, 1989
  • Frankie, Black Rain, Paramount, 1989
  • Julio Torres, Vital meat worker, Family Business, TriStar, 1989
  • Detective Luis Valentin, Q & A, Odyssey/Regency Enterprises, 1990
  • Papo, McBain, 1991
  • Taxi driver, Jumpin' at the Boneyard, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Detective Benny Pooley, NYPD, The Hard Way, Universal, 1991
  • Morales, Innocent Blood (also known as A French Vampire in America), Warner Bros., 1992
  • Juice, Mr. Wonderful, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1993
  • Pachanga, Carlito's Way, Universal, 1993
  • Lieutenant Bernard Martinez, Guilty as Sin, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Reinaldo "Ricki," Lotto Land, CFP Distribution, 1993
  • Jacks Man Rick, Handgun, Odessa Motion Picture Corp./Shooting Gallery, 1994
  • Chango, The Cowboy Way, Universal, 1994
  • Luis, El vagabundo con suerte, 1994
  • Vito, Stonewall, Strand Releasing, 1995
  • Rem, The Substitute, Orion, 1996
  • Luis, The Brave, Filmax, 1997
  • Maurice T. T. Rodriguez, Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema, 1997
  • Cyrus, Snake Eyes, Paramount, 1998
  • Gunman Popi, One Tough Cop, Stratosphere Entertainment, 1998
  • Jose Portencio "Chino" Chirino, Out of Sight, Universal, 1998
  • Luis, Magnolia (also known as mag-no'li-a), New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Eduardo Roel, The Limey, Artisan Entertainment, 1999
  • Eddie Ortiz, The Bone Collector, Universal, 1999
  • Xavier, Table One, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Mexican restaurant owner, Mystery Men, MCA/Universal,1999
  • Murray, Sam the Man, 1999
  • Jimmy, Luckytown, A Plus Entertainment, 2000
  • Ray Castro, Traffic (also known as Traffic--Die Macht des Kartells, USA Films, 2000
  • Juan Benitez, Double Whammy, Lions Gate, 2001
  • Peligro, Home Invaders, Castle Hill, 2001
  • Jacopo the Maggot, Monte Cristo's valet, The Count of Monte Cristo, (also known as Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo), Buena Vista, 2002
  • Quincy, The Salton Sea, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Lance, Punch-Drunk Love, Columbia, 2002
  • Cosimo, Welcome to Collinwood, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Felix Laranga, The Adventures of Pluto Nash (also known as Pluto Nash), Warner Bros., 2002
  • Manzano, Confidence (also known as Confidence: After Dark),Lions Gate Films, 2003
  • Lou, Anger Management, Columbia, 2003
  • Ray, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, New Line Cinema, 2003
  • (Uncredited) Jerry Hernandez, Runaway Jury, Twentieth Century-Fox,2003
  • Skull Session: The Making of "Anger Management," 2003
  • My Buddy Jack (also known as Spotlight on Jack Nicholson),2003
  • Also appeared in Cadillac Man and Naked in New York.
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Empire City, 1991
  • (Uncredited) Waiter, To Catch a Killer, 1992
  • Adelaido Ortiz, Quiet Killer (also known as Black Death), CBS, 1992
  • Louis Velazquez, In the Shadow of a Killer (also known as An Eye for an Eye), NBC, 1992
  • Ronald Sharkey, Double Deception, 1993
  • Estate boss, The Burning Season, HBO, 1994
  • Eddie Diaz, On Seventh Avenue, NBC, 1995
  • Buck Torres, Pronto, Showtime, 1997
  • Detective Black, Mind Prey (also known as John Sanford's Mind Prey), ABC, 1999
  • Chollo, Thin Air (also known as Robert B. Parker's Thin Airand Thin Air: A Spenser Mystery), Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Pilots
  • Paulie Dortmunder, The Huntress, USA Network, 2000
  • Series
  • House of Buggin', Fox, 1995
  • Prisoner #98H498 Raoul "El Cid" Hernandez, Oz, HBO, 1998-2000
  • Title role, Luis, Fox, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Gypsy cabbie, "The Lock Box," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985
  • Miguel Rivilla, "Prodigal Son: Parts 1 & 2," Miami Vice, NBC,1985
  • First goon, "Free Verse," Miami Vice, NBC, 1986
  • Carlos Delgado, "La familia," Hunter, NBC, 1990
  • Cesar Pescador, "Heaven," Law & Order, NBC, 1991
  • Diego, "Desirable Alien," Monsters, 1991
  • Hector Rodriguez, "Tape Fear," Civil Wars, ABC, 1992
  • Larry Madera, "Son of a Gun," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1993
  • Gomez, "Storm Warning," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1993
  • Hector "Poppy" Martinez, "Emission Accomplished," NYPD Blue, ABC,1993
  • Hector "Poppy" Martinez, "Ice Follies," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993
  • General Guzmano, "The Good Death," SeaQuest DSV, NBC, 1994
  • Detective Lopez, "Bad Girls," New York Undercover, Fox, 1995
  • Joaquin, "Deep Cover," New York Undercover, Fox, 1996
  • John Hernandez, "The Quality of Mercy," Early Edition, CBS, 1998
  • "In a Yellow Wood," Trinity, NBC, 1998
  • "Cueca Solo," The Beat, UPN, 2000
  • The Weakest Link, 2001
  • George, "Enemy at the Gate," Frasier, NBC, 2002
  • The Wayne Brady Show, 2003
  • Also appeared as Andrew Carlito, Swift Justice, UPN; Santos, Michael Hayes, CBS.
  • Specials
  • Inside Traffic: The Making of "Traffic," 2000
  • Interviewee, I Love the `80s Strikes Back (documentary), VH1, 2003
  • Interviewee, I Love the `70s (documentary), VH1, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in the plays Currents, Henry Lumper, and The Murder of Pito.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Ricardo Diaz, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Rockstar Games, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Electronic
    • Luis Guzman Official Site, http://www.luisguzman.com, November 12,2003

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