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The Greatest Puerto Rican Actors

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Benicio Del Toro

(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Films ‘The Usual Suspects’, ‘Basquiat’ and ‘Snatch’)

Birthdate: February 19, 1967

Sun Sign: Pisces

Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico

Born to lawyer parents, Puerto Rican actor-producer Benicio del Toro had initially taken up a business degree course in university. He later dropped out and joined a New York theater school. Known for his Academy Award-winning role in Traffic, del Toro is also an avid environmental activist.

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Daddy Yankee

(Rapper & Singer Known as The «King of Reggaetón» by Music Critics and Fans Alike)

Birthdate: February 3, 1977

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Daddy Yankee is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is credited with coining the term Reggaeton. Referred to as the King of Reggaetón, Yankee has been cited as an inspiration by several performers, including Natti Natasha, J Balvin, and Ozuna. Also a noted philanthropist, Yankee donated $100,000 to provide food to 9,000 families affected by Hurricane Maria.

Birthdate: August 28, 1956

Sun Sign: Virgo

Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzmán is best known for films such as Boogie Nights, The Limey, and Traffic. Audiences also loved him in the series Narcos. He has voiced Ricardo in two Grand Theft Auto video games and has delivered an award-winning performance in How to Make It in America

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Raul Julia

(Golden Globe- and Emmy-Winning Puerto Rican Actor)

Birthdate: March 9, 1940

Sun Sign: Pisces

Birthplace: Floral Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Died: October 24, 1994

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José Ferrer

(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films: ‘Moulin Rouge’, ‘The Caine Mutiny’ and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’)

Birthdate: January 8, 1912

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Died: January 26, 1992

José Ferrer was a Puerto Rican actor and director who established himself in the American theatre and film industry. He received an Academy Award for his performance in Cyrano de Bergerac, becoming the first Hispanic actor and the first Puerto Rican-born actor to win the award. In 1985, he became the first actor to receive the National Medal of Arts.

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Amaury Nolasco

(Puerto Rican Actor Known for His Roles in Films and Series)

Birthdate: December 24, 1970

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Birthplace: Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Walter Mercado

(Puerto Rican Astrologer, Actor, and TV Personality)

Birthdate: March 9, 1932

Sun Sign: Pisces

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Died: November 2, 2019

 8 

Don Omar

(Puerto Rican Reggaeton Singer and Actor)

Birthdate: February 10, 1978

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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David Zayas

(Puerto Rican Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Angel Batista’ on Showtime’s Series ‘Dexter’)

Birthdate: August 15, 1962

Sun Sign: Leo

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

David Zayas is a Puerto Rican actor known for playing important roles in American TV series like Dexter, Oz, and Gotham. His portrayal of Angel Batista in Dexter earned him a Satellite Award and a nomination for the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Carlos Ponce

(Puerto Rican Actor, Singer, Model, and Voice Actor)

Birthdate: September 4, 1972

Sun Sign: Virgo

Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico

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Chayanne

(Puerto Rican Latin Pop Singer and Actor )

Birthdate: June 28, 1968

Sun Sign: Cancer

Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

 12 

Ismael Cruz Córdova

(Puerto Rican Actor )

Birthdate: April 7, 1987

Sun Sign: Aries

Birthplace: Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico

 13 

Carlito

(Puerto Rican Wrestler and the Son of Carlos Colón Sr.)

Birthdate: February 21, 1979

Sun Sign: Pisces

Birthplace: Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Ramón Rodríguez

(Puerto Rican Film and TV Actor)

Birthdate: December 20, 1979

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

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Henry Darrow

(American Character Actor and a Champion for Latin Roles)

Birthdate: September 15, 1933

Sun Sign: Virgo

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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Marcelino Sánchez

(Puerto Rican Actor )

Birthdate: December 5, 1957

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico

Died: November 21, 1986

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Julián Gil

(Argentine-Puerto Rican Model, Actor, TV Host, and Businessman)

Birthdate: June 13, 1970

Sun Sign: Gemini

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Paul Calderón

(Puerto Rican Stage, Film, and TV Actor )

Birthdate: 1959 AD

Birthplace: Puerto Rico

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Renoly Santiago

(Puerto Rican Actor, Singer, and Writer)

Birthdate: March 15, 1974

Sun Sign: Pisces

Birthplace: Lajas, Puerto Rico

Birthdate: July 9, 2003

Sun Sign: Cancer

Birthplace: Viejo San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Luis Roberto Guzmán

(Puerto Rican Actor )

Birthdate: April 9, 1973

Sun Sign: Aries

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

 22 

Luis Antonio Ramos

(Puerto Rican Actor )

Birthdate: July 13, 1973

Sun Sign: Cancer

Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico

 23 

Carlos Santos

(Puerto Rican Comedian and Actor)

Birthdate: April 9, 1986

Sun Sign: Aries

Birthplace: Puerto Rico

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Shalim Ortiz

(Puerto Rican Singer and Actor)

Birthdate: February 26, 1979

Sun Sign: Pisces

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

 25 

Osvaldo Ríos

(Puerto Rican Model, Actor, Guitarist, and Singer)

Birthdate: October 25, 1960

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico

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Armando Riesco

(Puerto Rican Actor and Voice Actor)

Birthdate: December 5, 1977

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

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Johnny Lozada

(Puerto Rican Actor, Singer, Television Personality, and Host)

Birthdate: December 21, 1967

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico

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Daniel Lugo

(Puerto Rican Actor )

Birthdate: July 30, 1945

Sun Sign: Leo

Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico

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Ramón Franco

(Puerto Rican Film and TV Actor )

Birthdate: September 12, 1963

Sun Sign: Virgo

Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico

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Jaime Sánchez

(Puerto Rican Actor )

Birthdate: December 19, 1938

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Birthplace: Rincón, Puerto Rico

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Miguel Piñero

(Puerto Rican Actor and Playwright Who Was a Major Figure of the Nuyorican Literary Movement)

Birthdate: December 19, 1946

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Birthplace: Gurabo, Puerto Rico

Died: June 16, 1988

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Juano Hernandez

(Puerto Rican Actor )

Birthdate: July 19, 1896

Sun Sign: Cancer

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Died: July 17, 1970

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René Farrait

(Puerto Rican Actor and Singer)

Birthdate: November 2, 1967

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Raymond Arrieta

(Puerto Rican Actor, Host, Comedian, and Philanthropist)

Birthdate: March 26, 1965

Sun Sign: Aries

Birthplace: Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Raymond Acevedo

(Puerto Rican Actor, Pop Music Singer, and Visual Artist)

Birthdate: December 21, 1971

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Birthplace: Puerto Rico

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Ricky Garcia

(Puerto Rico Actor, Singer and Member of Boyband ‘Forever In Your Mind’)

Birthdate: January 22, 1999

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ricky Garcia of The X Factor fame was also part of the pop band Forever in Your Mind. The Puerto Rican-born actor-singer had started off as a model and later also appeared in the series Best Friends Whenever. He made headlines for his relationship with Dance Moms star Chloe Lukasiak.

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Luis Vigoreaux

(Puerto Rican Television & Radio Host, Announcer, Producer, and Comedian)

Birthdate: April 12, 1928

Sun Sign: Aries

Birthplace: Ceiba, Puerto Rico

Died: January 17, 1983

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Luis Raúl

(Puerto Rican Comedian, Actor, and Television Host)

Birthdate: March 6, 1962

Sun Sign: Pisces

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Died: February 2, 2014

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Robert Avellanet

(Puerto Rican Singer)

Birthdate: June 30, 1975

Sun Sign: Cancer

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Luisito Vigoreaux

(Puerto Rican Actor and TV Host)

Birthdate: July 1, 1951

Sun Sign: Cancer

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Luis Antonio Cosme

(Puerto Rican Actor, Musician, Singer, Television Cook, Writer, Producer, Show Host, and Reporter)

Birthplace: Puerto Rico

Birthdate: May 16, 1968

Sun Sign: Taurus

Birthplace: Puerto Rico

Known as The King of Queens actor Leah Remini’s husband, Angelo Pagan had moved to Hollywood at age 22. A former model, the Puerto Rican-born actor later gained fame with the series Midnight Caller and has also experimented with singing and come up with a solo LP.

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James Baker

(Puerto Rican Actor )

Birthdate: June 16, 1976

Sun Sign: Gemini

Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican male actors — FamousFix.com list


  • 1.

    Benicio Del Toro

    Actor




    Overview:
    Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez (born February 19, 1967) is a Puerto Rican actor and producer of Spanish descent. He has won critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards, including an …



    Date of birth: 19 February 1967

    Age: 55

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male

    Height: 6′ 2″ (188 cm)



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    Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male winners 31T

    Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor winners 87T

    Citizens of Spain through descent 38T





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    Julián Gil

    Puerto Rican telenovela actor




    Overview:
    Julián Elías Gil Beltrán (born June 13, 1970) is an Argentine-born actor, model, businessman and TV host.



    Date of birth: 13 June 1970

    Age: 52

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male



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    Puerto Rican male models 3T

    Puerto Rican male telenovela actors 11T


  • 3.

    Carlos Ponce

    Puerto Rican actor and musician




    Overview:
    Carlos Ponce (born September 4, 1972) is a Puerto Rican actor, singer, composer and television personality. Ponce began his acting career by participating in Spanish language soap operas for Televisa and …



    Date of birth: 4 September 1972

    Age: 50

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male

    Height: 6′ 1″ (185 cm)



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    EMI Latin artists 40T

    Puerto Rican male telenovela actors 11T


  • 4.

    Amaury Nolasco

    Puerto rican actor




    Overview:
    Amaury Nolasco Garrido (born December 24, 1970) is a Puerto Rican actor and producer, best known for the role of Fernando Sucre on the Fox television series Prison Break, and for his role in Transformers . ..



    Date of birth: 24 December 1970

    Age: 52

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male

    Height: 5′ 10″ (178 cm)



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    American male film actors 11,928T

    Puerto Rican people of Dominican Republic descent 26T


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    Luis Roberto Guzmán

    Actor




    Overview:
    Luis Roberto Guzmán (born April 9, 1973) is a Puerto Rican actor known for his performances in Mexican telenovelas like Alborada, and for his title role in Mexican series El Pantera. Guzmán also worked …



    Date of birth: 9 April 1973

    Age: 49

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male



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  • 6.

    Ramón Rodríguez

    American, Actor




    Overview:
    Ramón Rodríguez (born December 20, 1979) is a Puerto Rican actor known for his roles on the television series The Wire (2006–08) and Day Break (2006–07), and in the films Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen …



    Date of birth: 20 December 1979

    Age: 43

    Nationality: American

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male

    Height: 5′ 9″ (175 cm)



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    Hispanic and Latino American male actors 306T

    21st-century American male actors 5,645T

    People from Río Piedras, Puerto Rico 133T


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    Jon Huertas

    American, Actor




    Overview:
    Jonathan William Scott Hofstedt (born October 23, 1969) is an American actor. Known professionally as Jon Huertas, he is best known for his role as witch hunter Brad Alcerro in Sabrina the Teenage Witch …



    Date of birth: 23 October 1976

    Age: 46

    Nationality: American

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male

    Height: 5′ 11″ (180 cm)


    Partner: Nicole Bordges

    (Married)



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  • 8.

    Raul Julia

    Puerto Rican, Actor




    Overview:
    Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay (March 9, 1940 – October 24, 1994) was a Puerto Rican actor who received international recognition. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he took an interest in acting while still …



    Date of birth: 9 March 1940

    Date of death: 24 October 1994

    Age: 54 (age at death)

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male

    Height: 6′ 2″ (188 cm)



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    Stroke-related deaths in New York (state) 79T

    20th-century Puerto Rican male singers 101T

    20th-century male singers 6,336T


  • 9.

    Renoly Santiago

    American, Actor





    Overview:
    Renoly Santiago (born March 15, 1974) is a Puerto Rican actor, singer and writer known for his appearances in films such as Dangerous Minds, Hackers and Con Air, and in television series such as Touched . ..

    Date of birth: 15 March 1974

    Age: 48

    Nationality: American

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male

    Height: 5′ 4″ (163 cm)



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    Male actors from New York City 1,995T

    American male television actors 10,375T

    American male film actors 12,489T


  • 10.

    Shalim Ortiz

    Puerto Rican actor and singer




    Overview:
    Shalim Gerardo Ortiz Goyco (born February 26, 1979) is a singer and actor of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent.



    Date of birth: 26 February 1979

    Age: 43

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male

    Height: 5′ 11″ (180 cm)


    Partner: Thanya López

    (Dating)



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    21st-century male singers 6,386T

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  • 11.

    José Ferrer

    Actor




    Overview:
    José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1912 – January 26, 1992), known as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor and theatre and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican-born actor, as well …



    Date of birth: 8 January 1912

    Date of death: 26 January 1992

    Age: 80 (age at death)

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male

    Height: 5′ 10″ (178 cm)



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    Broadway actors 482T

    Princeton University School of Architecture alumni 52T

    Ferrer family (acting) 7T


  • 12.

    Kamar de los Reyes

    American actor




    Overview:
    Kamar de los Reyes (born November 8, 1967) is a Puerto Rican actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Antonio Vega on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, and as Raul Menendez, the primary antagonist …



    Date of birth: 8 November 1967

    Age: 55

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male

    Height: 5′ 10″ (178 cm)


    Partner: Sherri Saum

    (Married)



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    Puerto Rican male soap opera actors 12T


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    Jorge Alberti

    American actor





    Overview:
    Jorge Alberto Martinez (born March 31, 1977 in Mayagüez), known as Jorge Alberti, is a Puerto Rican actor who has starred in many telenovelas, most recently in Hombre Tenías que Ser.

    Date of birth: 31 March 1977

    Age: 45

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male



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    Puerto Rican male telenovela actors 11T

    American male soap opera actors 868T

    American male television actors 9,851T


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    Michelan Sisti

    American actor





    Overview:
    Michelan Sisti (born May 27, 1949) is an actor, director, puppeteer, and musician who played Michelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of …

    Date of birth: 2 May 1949

    Age: 73

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male



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    American male stage actors 3,262T

    American male film actors 11,928T

    Muppet performers 63T


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    Kevin Aponte

    Puerto Rican, Actor




    Date of birth: 18 February 1990

    Age: 32

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male



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    21st-century Puerto Rican male actors 10T

    Puerto Rican male television actors 50T

    People from Humacao, Puerto Rico 59T


  • 16.

    Johnny Lozada

    Puerto Rican actor and singer




    Overview:
    Johnny Lozada Correa (born December 21, 1967 in Caguas, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican singer, actor, host, and television personality.



    Date of birth: 21 December 1967

    Age: 55

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: TV Personality

    Gender: Male


    Partner: Sandra Melendez

    (Married)



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    Menudo (band) members 24T

    Teen idols 30T

    Puerto Rican male soap opera actors 12T


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    Eugene Iglesias

    Puerto Rican actor





    Overview:
    Eugene Iglesias (born 3 December 1926) is an American actor from Puerto Rico who was active mainly in 1950s and 1960s. In 1955 Iglesias appeared as Alfredo on the TV western Cheyenne in the episode «Border …

    Date of birth: 3 December 1926

    Age: 96

    Nationality: American

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male



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    American male actors 1,924T

    People from San Juan, Puerto Rico 527T

    1926 births 9,135T


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    Bruce Gray

    Canadian actor




    Overview:
    Bruce Gray (September 7, 1936 – December 13, 2017) was a Canadian actor.



    Date of birth: 7 September 1936

    Date of death: 13 December 2017

    Age: 81 (age at death)

    Nationality: Canadian

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male



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    Best Actor in a Drama Series Canadian Screen Award winners 25T

    2017 deaths 9,371T

    Male actors from Toronto 475T


  • 19.

    Armando Riesco

    actor




    Overview:
    Armando Riesco (born December 5, 1977) is a Puerto Rican film and television actor and voice artist.



    Date of birth: 5 December 1977

    Age: 45

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Actor

    Gender: Male


    Partner: Shirley Rumierk

    (Married)



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    Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola alumni 19T

    Puerto Rican people of Cuban descent 20T

    People from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 136T


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    Fernando and Nefty Sallaberry

    Puerto Rican, Musician





    Overview:
    Oscar Neftalí Sallaberry Valls (Nefty, born March 1, 1964 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) and Fernando Ramón Sallaberry Valls (born November 25, 1965 in Barcelona, Spain), are Puerto Rican singers and actors who …

    Date of birth: 1 March 1964

    Age: 58

    Nationality: Puerto Rican

    Occupation: Musician

    Gender: Male



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    Singers from Ponce 28T

    Articles about multiple people 230T

  • Andy Garcia, Benicio Del Toro and five other Latin Americans who conquered Hollywood

    For the past two years, directors from Mexico have been named the best directors at the Oscars, which gives hope to many Latin Americans who aspire to Hollywood year after year.

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    We have already compiled lists of Britons and Russians who managed to declare themselves at the Dream Factory. Now it’s time to figure out which of the Latin American guys was able to conquer American cinema.

    Alejandro González Iñárritu

    Fame: «Bitch love»;

    Recent projects: «Birdman», «Returner»

    Before becoming a director, Mexican Alejandro González Iñárritu worked as a producer of musical programs, artistic director of a television company and operator of commercials. At 19In 91, he created the production company Zeta Films and seriously took up the production of feature films. The first film «21 Grams» brought Alejandro fame in Hollywood: the picture received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations and a BAFTA award. In 2006, Babylon was also a success: for the film, Iñárritu was named the best director at the Cannes Film Festival and again nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

    Last year’s drama Birdman, dedicated to the actor conquering Broadway, helped the director win an Oscar. Despite the fact that Alejandro never worked in the theater, his picture successfully conveyed the atmosphere of backstage life due to filming in the technique of one take — the entire film was recorded without editing «cuts». nine0003

    “I dedicate the Oscar to the Mexicans and also to the last generation of immigrants in the USA. True art is free from labels and criticism,” the director said while receiving the award.

    Alfonso Cuarón

    Glory: «And your mother too»;

    Latest project: Desert

    Mexican Alfonso Cuarón won an Oscar last year for Gravity with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. And the comedy “And your mother too” helped the master to become famous, where Cuaron acted not only as a director, but also as a producer and screenwriter. Together with his brother, who also worked on this project, Alfonso was nominated for an Oscar for best screenplay. nine0003

    In addition to independent projects, Cuaron also worked on the third part of «Harry Potter». The Prisoner of Azkaban was ambiguously received by critics: the cheerful plots of the first two parts of the saga were replaced by gloomy and even frightening pictures of the magical world, which now frightened with its obscurity. However, the author of the book, JK Rowling, liked this adaptation.

    John Leguizamo

    Fame: Moulin Rouge;

    Recent projects: John Wick, American Ultra, Pablo Escobar

    John is Colombian by origin, but in addition to Hispanics, the actor’s ancestry includes Italians and Lebanese. This explosive mixture, apparently, made John a street hooligan: as a boy, he broke windows in houses and smashed movie theaters. Leguizamo managed to pour out his irrepressible energy into creativity: after a course in theater arts at New York University, he began to put on comedy numbers in clubs, and then switched to cinema. But at first, like many Latin Americans, he was offered only the role of migrant criminals. The artist gratefully accepted the proposals, but waited for a worthwhile picture. John got his lucky ticket at 1993, when he got into the musical comedy Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. Leguizamo, along with Wesley Snipes and Patrick Swayze, had to play transvestites entertaining a provincial American town with reincarnations and dances. The audience liked the trio so much that the Colombian received a Golden Globe nomination. And in 2001, the actor got used to the image of the cheerful and energetic artist Toulouse Lautrec in the musical Moulin Rouge. This tape allowed John to now choose the roles himself. The Counselor and The Gamer appeared in his filmography, and next year the story about the famous drug dealer Pablo Escobar, whom John dreamed of playing for many years, will be released. nine0003

    The ability to get used to the role surprises many fans of Leguizamo: on the set of the film «Moulin Rouge» he used exclusively undiluted absinthe to feel the energy of Paris in the 19th century, and for the action movie «Spawn» he even ate live larvae to more accurately convey the image of his crazy hero .

    Benicio Del Toro

    Fame: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas;

    Recent Projects: Guardians of the Galaxy, Paradise Lost, Perfect Day

    The fame of the criminal Pablo Escobar also attracted actor Benicio Del Toro, who reincarnated as a drug lord in the film Paradise Lost. However, there are enough criminal heroes in the Puerto Rican’s movie box even without this role. Having not yet become popular, the actor played the role of a drug lord in the TV series «Drug Wars», a villain in the next part of the Bond movie «License to Kill» and a thief in «The Usual Suspects» (the picture brought Del Toro the Critics’ Award «Independent Spirit»). In 1998, director Terry Gilliam invited a Latin American to his film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The role of Dr. Gonzo made Del Toro a cult star0’s.

    The next step in the actor’s career was the crime drama Traffic, in which Del Toro played a Mexican policeman. This image brought the artist an Oscar, and Benicio became the third Puerto Rican actor (after Jose Ferrer and Rita Moreno) to receive this award.

    Diego Boneta

    Fame: «Rock for Ages»;

    Recent projects: «Pele», «Dead Men», «Summer Camp»

    Mexican Diego Boneta not only acts in films, but also sings. There are already two Spanish-language albums in his discography, and the 24-year-old artist himself does not miss the opportunity to show his musical talents in films: in the series «90210: The New Generation» he played a singer and performed several of his singles, and in the film version of the Broadway musical «Rock of Ages» he sang and danced with Tom Cruise. After this role, critics called Diego a rising Hollywood star along with Zac Efron and Liam Hemsworth.

    You can appreciate the aspiring celebrity in the series: he has already become the main character of the girls thanks to the show “Rebels” and “Pretty Little Liars”. The handsome man also has enough work in the cinema: this year, the horror films «Summer Camp», «Dead Men» and a film about the famous football player «Pele» are released. nine0003

    Gael Garcia Bernal

    Glory: “Bitch love”, “And your mother too”;

    Recent projects: Rosewater, Mozart in the Jungle

    The future of another Mexican, Gael García Bernal, was predetermined from childhood: his parents played in the theater and encouraged their son to follow in their footsteps. After filming in several Spanish-language telenovelas, Gael entered the famous Central School of Speech and Dramatic Art in London. The artist became the first Mexican accepted there. nine0003

    British education allowed Bernal to work with Spanish-speaking, French and American directors. But the roles of his compatriots brought great fame to Gael: the paintings “And your mother too” by Cuarón and “Bitch love” by Iñarritu.

    The artist also managed to work on the other side of the camera. Founded in collaboration with actor Diego Luna, the production company Canana Films allowed the artist to direct the film Scarcity in 2007.

    Andy Garcia

    Glory: The Godfather 3;

    Latest project: Geostorm

    Andy Garcia moved to Florida as a child with his parents: the family fled from the revolution that began in Cuba. Andy worked for his father’s perfume company, but at 22 he decided to become an actor and moved to Los Angeles.

    Most often, Garcia was offered the role of villains, and the actor was so successful in criminal images that the academics awarded him an Oscar nomination for the third part of The Godfather. nine0003

    The audience loves the actor not only for the roles of lawbreakers. In 1995, he received a nomination for the role of the father of the family in the melodrama When a Man Loves a Woman, and the Brazilian television series In the Name of Love brought the actor Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

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    Rita Moreno

    The only Latin American actress to win an Oscar (for Best Supporting Actress in West Side Story), Moreno went even further by winning an EGOT — made up of an Oscar, Grammys, Tonys and Emmys for the Grand Slams of the American entertainment industry. The Puerto Rican native dated Elvis Presley to make her lover Marlon Brando jealous and continues to act to this day, at the age of 85. nine0003

    Cameron Diaz

    Debuting as sweetheart Jim Carrey in the comedy The Mask, the inexperienced model became a sensation, quickly starring in Scorsese, Stone and Spike Jones, starring in blockbusters and cashing record-breaking checks. And now the 44-year-old daughter of a Cuban remains the highest grossing actress in America.

    Salma Hayek

    The only Mexican woman nominated for an Oscar for best actress (and it’s a pity, it’s a pity that «Frida» came out in the same year as «The Hours»), the first muse of Robert Rodriguez, the owner of an ideal figure and the wife of a billionaire, Salma has been in the public eye for twenty years now, rightfully considered one of the most influential Latin Americans in Hollywood history. nine0003

    Jennifer Lopez

    Hayek is second only to a Puerto Rican nicknamed J. Lo — the first artist to simultaneously top the Billboard album chart (with J.Lo) and the American box office (with the romcom Wedding Planner). Having succeeded both on stage, on screen, and in business, Lopez single-handedly broke down so many barriers that she has long been considered the Hispanic Oprah Winfrey.

    Michelle Rodriguez

    The daughter of a Dominican and a Puerto Rican, 38-year-old Rodriguez is a certified action heroine who refuses on principle to exchange for small things like supporting roles in films not to her taste. Preferring blockbusters like «Avatar» and «Fast and the Furious» over them, the bisexual, famous for her independent disposition, is an icon of the action genre and Latin American Hollywood. nine0003

    Eva Mendez

    Hot Cuban blood gave Mendez an appearance that detracts from most of her films — perhaps that is why, before her film debut, Eva starred mainly in video clips (Aerosmith, Pet Shop Boys and Will Smith). Since then, Mendes has made a name for herself with small but prominent roles in films like Training Day and Masters of the Night, and gave birth to her second daughter, Ryan Gosling, last May.

    Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba made a splash with a single scene — happy with the innocent in today’s (and then) times striptease in the first «Sin City». Jessica’s career is an entertaining collection of failures (Fantastic Four) and oddities (Killer Inside Me), so her superstar status is ensured by her presence on social networks and ratings of the sexiest women on the planet. nine0003

    Zoe Saldana

    Star of multi-million dollar franchises (Star Trek, Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy) and underrated dramatic actress (Out of Hell, Infinite Polar Bear), Saldana was born to a Dominican and Puerto Rican father, but also regularly reminds of his African roots. Not so long ago, Zoe hit the news, being «not black enough» for the role of Nina Simone in her biopic.

    Sofia Vergara

    The acting exploits of the Colombian sex bomb have so far been limited to television screens (her role in the tenacious sitcom Modern Family is entertainment for the ages), but Vergara’s influence is the queen of red carpets, the owner of half a dozen hefty advertising contracts and the lawful wife of Joe Manganiello is much more significant than you might think. nine0003

    Selena Gomez

    Unusually young by the standards of this list, Gomez has every chance to grow into a full-fledged trendmaker: by her 24 years she has already got rid of the dubious fame of a children’s TV star and ex-girlfriend of Justin Bieber, starred in Spring Breakers and broke out into pop stars — not forgetting to emphasize their Latin American origin.

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