Puerto Rican Actors

Orgullo Boricua! Actors in Hollywood with Puerto Rican roots
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Benicio Del Toro
Actor, Snatch
Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-'90s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican cop in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic. Born on February 19...
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Raul Julia
Raul Julia was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Olga Arcelay, a mezzo-soprano singer, and Raúl Juliá, an electrical engineer. He graduated from Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High School in San Juan. Here he studied the rigorous classical curriculum of the Jesuits and was always active in student dramatics...
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Shalim Ortiz
Shalim Ortiz is a Puerto Rican artist that has been one of the few Latino actors of his generation to successfully establish himself both in the English and Spanish markets. Working throughout the arts, Shalim has received critical acclaim in acting (television & film), theatre & as a recording artist...
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Luis Guzmán
Actor of Puerto Rican descent who made many memorable films in the 1980s due to his villainous persona. Presently resides with his wife and many kids in Vermont.
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Renoly Santiago
Actor, Con Air
Renoly Santiago was born in Lajas, Puerto Rico and he spent his childhood in Union City, New Jersey. Before establishing himself as an accomplished entertainer, Renoly started singing, acting, dancing and writing early on, following his calling while very young; earning a dance scholarship to the Ballet Hispanico and a place at The Professional Children's School in New York...
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Carlos Ponce
Actor, Spy
Carlos attended South Miami High School in Miami, Florida, where he was active in the drama department's annual shows. He graduated in 1990.
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Julian Acosta
From Jesus Christ and Johnny Ramone, to a violently brilliant billionaire and a libidinous priest, all the way to gritty cops, straight laced lawyers, gay hustlers, crooked doctors and razor sharp political animals, Julian Acosta has been a part of some of television's most talked about projects, which along with his mesmerizing performances on film...
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Armando Riesco
Armando Riesco is a versatile NYC based actor with credits in film, TV, and the stage. He graduated from Northwestern University's theater department and has been working consistently in multiple genres with some of the best directors in the business, including Spike Lee, Oliver Stone, Steven Soderbergh, Jonathan Demme, and many others...
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Ramón Franco
Actor, The Bridge
Ramon Franco was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the South Bronx. By age 22, he was already a veteran stage performer with considerable television experience. He's best known to movie audiences through his co-starring role in Heartbreak Ridge with Clint Eastwood. Ramon received a baptism by fire in the off-Broadway Theatre during his early teen-aged years...
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Eddie Matos
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attended high school in New Jersey. He is in a three-person band called "23 Link Chain" in which he plays drums. He taught himself to play.
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Wilmer Calderon
Wilmer Calderon was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and moved to Brandon, Florida near Tampa at the age of two. He learned to speak Spanish at home from his parents and English from watching "Sesame Street." At the age of five he started playing baseball, a year round sport in Florida, and it quickly became his major preoccupation throughout his school years...
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Tobi-Wan D'Acosta
Actor, Channing
Coming from a long line of doctors and lawyers in his family, and a blessed upbringing, Tobi-Wan constantly found himself encircled by wisdom. He is the first individual in his family to pioneer towards the path of entertainment and art. He has an older sister, Lourdes Cristina Rodriguez D'Acosta. At Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola...
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Freddie Prinze
Comedian Freddie Prinze seemed to have everything going for him by 1977. He was the star of a hit network series. Beautiful women were drawn to his good looks and natural charm. He was the father of a baby boy named after him. But there were a lot of things Freddie Prinze had against him: a failed marriage...
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Freddie Prinze Jr.
Actor, Scooby-Doo
Freddie Prinze, Jr. was born on March 8, 1976, in Los Angeles, California, to Kathy Prinze (née Kathy Elaine Barber) and comedian/actor Freddie Prinze. His father was of German and Puerto Rican descent, and his mother is of British Isles and German ancestry. Freddie lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico...
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Joaquin Phoenix
Actor, Gladiator
Joaquin Phoenix was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family in New York, while his father, from California...
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