I'm in the process of making a roleplay set in Miami, Florida, so I decided to compile a list of as many Latino actors I can think of. Any comments with names I don't have will help immensely. If someone on here isn't Latino, please inform me. Please do not argue in the comments. All help is appreciated, and I thank you beforehand.
Born in Brooklyn, raised in the Bronx, and spent most of his formative years hanging out in New York City, Kirk Acevedo, who is of Puerto Rican/Chinese descent, received his BFA from SUNY Purchase and founded a theater company called The Rorschach Group. After guest-starring on several television shows like New York Undercover
and Law & Order
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...
Desiderio Alberto Arnaz ye de Acha the Third was born in Santiago, Cuba on March 2, 1917. His father was the mayor of Santiago. The 1933 revolution led by Fulgencio Batista
had landed his father in jail and stripped the family of its wealth, property and power. His father was released because of the intercession of U.S...
Desi Arnaz Jr.
Desi Arnaz Jr. has lived in Boulder City, Nevada, since 1986, where he owns the Historic Boulder Theatre and helps direct non-profit Boulder City Ballet Company (BCBC) with his wife, Amy Arnaz
. Boulder Theatre was built in 1932 during the construction of Hoover Dam and operated as a movie theatre until it could no longer compete with the new...
Nelson Ascencio is an Actor/Writer best known for his time on MADtv, as well as appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Paul and most recently The Hunger Games franchise as Flavius. He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and HB Studios. He then moved to Los Angeles where he got involved at the Groundlings Theatre. Since then he continues to write and produce his own material.
Born and raised in Washington DC, Laz always knew he wanted to be an actor. He remembers at a very early age entertaining his family by imitating relatives and family friends. He graduated from the prestigious Howard University School of Business, earning a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing...
Daytime Emmy Award winning Actor Maurice Benard joined the cast of General Hospital in the role of Sonny Corinthos in August 1993. He briefly left the show for a year-long hiatus in December 1998. For his portrayal, Mr. Benard received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in 2003. He was also nominated in 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006 and 2011...
Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema. He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem
(María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal grandparents were actors Rafael Bardem
and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro
The middle of five children, Bratt hails from a close-knit family. His mother, a Peruvian Indian from Lima, moved to the U.S. at age 14. He grew up in San Francisco.
Jaime Gomez was born and raised in the Southern California sunshine. College was for the studying of art history and literature as well the history of the world and his personal favorite, philosophy. Jaime has had a successful acting career spanning 20 years. He's best known for his role in the hit CBS series Nash Bridges playing young super cop Evan Cortez...
Adam Rodriguez, best known for his role as Eric Delko on the internationally acclaimed CBS crime drama, CSI: Miami
was just cast as 'Cookies' love interest on Fox's record-breaking series Empire
. Adam currently stars opposite Channing Tatum
in the Warner Brothers feature film Magic Mike XXL
Hector Elizondo was born in New York City, New York, where he was raised, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is the son of Carmen Medina Reyes and Martín Echevarría Elizondo. Hector is of Basque and Puerto Rican descent, and "Elizondo" means "at the foot of the church" in Basque. His lifestyle in his pre-acting days was as diverse as the roles he plays today...
One of Hollywood's most private and guarded leading men, Andy Garcia has created a few iconic characters while at the same time staying true to his acting roots and personal projects. Garcia was born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez on April 12, 1956, in Havana, Cuba, to Amelie Menéndez, a teacher of English...
Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos was born in Los Angeles, California, to Eleanor (Huizar) and Pedro Olmos, who was a mail carrier and welder. His family was of Mexican descent. If Olmos had followed the first love of his life, he would have been a professional baseball player. But by age 13, another love entered his life: rock music...
Benicio Del Toro
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
. Born on February 19...
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.
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...
Jon Seda's first passion was to be a championship boxer. After taking runner-up in the NJ Golden Gloves, the 1992 Olympics was the next goal. That's when fate stepped in; at his first audition, for Gladiator
, he was given a co-starring role! Since then he has branched off into numerous television and film roles...
Frankie was born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, to Denise, a nurse, and Francisco Muniz III, a restaurateur. His father is of Puerto Rican heritage and his mother is of Irish and Italian descent. Frankie was home-schooled since Grade Six. He started his acting career performing the role of Tiny Tim in "A Christmas Carol" for three years...
Award-winning actor Esai Morales is a graduate of New York's High School for the Performing Arts, began his acting career on the stage, firstly appearing in El Hermano at the Ensemble Theatre Studio and at New York's Shakespeare Festival In The Park in The Tempest. He had his feature film debut in Bad Boys and his breakthrough role in La Bamba made him a star...
Jesse Garcia Garcia has been widely recognized for his role in the highly acclaimed "Quincerana," winner of the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, and Official Selection for the 2006 Berlin Film Festival. For his performance as Carlos, Garcia was nominated and...
A rising talent with the requisite good looks and plenty of on-screen charisma, Jay Hernandez was born in Montebello, California, to Isis (Maldonado), an accountant and secretary, and Javier Hernandez, Sr., a mechanic. Jay had a serendipitous experience that led to his career. While riding an elevator in a high-rise in his native Los Angeles...
Enrique Murciano was born in Miami, Florida, on July 9, 1973, but spent the first few years of his life in Mexico. He attended Tulane University and Boston Law School, but moved to Los Angeles to pursue his goal of becoming an actor. He brought with him his love of exotic cars and motorcycles. On his first audition...
Was born and raised in the Wine Country of Napa Valley in Northern California. Kurt graduated from Napa High School as a standout All League football player and received a football scholarship to Sacramento State. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration (MIS) and Theatre Arts, as well as being a member of the prestigious Phi Delta Theta fraternity...
Raymond Cruz is a mild-mannered man who studied writing and theater. He is perhaps best-known for his portrayal of the frighteningly lethal "Tuco Salamanca" in AMC's ground-breaking show Breaking Bad
, a character he later reprized for the first two episodes of the "Breaking Bad" spin-off, Better Call Saul
Born in San Diego, California, on October 10th, 1973, to Mario Sr. and Elvira, Mario Lopez's first professional role was on the series, a.k.a. Pablo
. Mario is probably best known to youngsters, however, as A.C. Slater from NBC's popular 1980s teen comedy series Saved by the Bell
. Among Mario's other credits are several other popular television series...
was born in Zaragoza, Spain, and grew up in Lebanon, Illinois and Tampa, Florida. He attended Bloomingdale High School in Valrico, Florida and Notre Dame University. While living in Illinois, Mark appeared in "Hello, Dolly" at the Looking Glass Playhouse. Before joining All My Children
in February 1995...
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...
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...
Freddie Prinze Jr.
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...
Born Hemky Louis Madera in Queens, New York on January 26, 1977 to Dominican parents Luis and Gisela Madera. Moved to Santiago, Dominican Republic at the age of 2 months. Graduated from Santiago Christian School and after a series of different jobs, Hemky decided to give his long standing desire to act a go...
Carlos attended South Miami High School in Miami, Florida, where he was active in the drama department's annual shows. He graduated in 1990.
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...
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...
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...
José Guillermo Cortines
José Guillermo Cortines (born December 5, 1973) is a Dominican actor and singer who is involved in films, telenovelas, musical theatre and television. Jose Guillermo studied in Santo Domingo. He graduated from Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU) in 1996 having specialized in Graphic Design and Publicity...
Manny Perez is becoming one of the most recognized Latino Actors in Hollywood. He has embarked into the most pivotal steps in his career. In the past few years he has been cast from leads to co-starring roles in over a dozen films; in major and independent releases. He also won an Alma Award in 2008...
In both career and in real life, Bobby Cannavale tends to choose the unconventional way of doing things. In the beginning, his decisions may have cost the dark, swarthily good-looking actor some acting roles and/or good-paying money but, in the end, his strong work ethic and sense of self, despite a lack of formal training...
Gene Gabriel studied at HB Studios in New York City. His first professional job was a small role as a gang member in Joseph B. Vasquez
's (Hangin' with the Homeboys) film The Bronx War. While living in Miami he answered an ad for improvisers and auditioned for "Laughing Gas" Improv comedy troupe and was one of their fastest rising apprentices...
Born in New York City, Jsu Garcia was raised by his Cuban-born parents, who had fled their country for the promise of a better life in the US. Growing up on the streets of Newark, New Jersey, Garcia had to deal with a neighborhood of toughs. He became aware of his acting talents when a bully intended...
Jorge Garcia (born April 28, 1973) is an American actor and comedian. He first came to public attention with his performance as Hector Lopez on the television show Becker, but probably more known later for his portrayal of Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in the television series Lost from 2004 to 2010. Garcia also performs as a stand-up comedian...
A graduate of UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television (majoring in Theater), Marco Sanchez was born in Los Angeles to Cuban immigrants and raised in Palm Desert, California. In addition to his Series Regular roles on Steven Spielberg's SeaQuest DSV, and Walker, Texas Ranger, his television work...
Tall, suave and sophisticated Cesar Romero actually had two claims to fame in Hollywood. To one generation, he was the distinguished Latin lover of numerous musicals and romantic comedies, and the rogue bandit The Cisco Kid in a string of low-budget westerns. However, to a younger generation weaned on television...
Adam Irigoyen began his acting career at the age of 11. He appeared in multiple commercials and print campaigns before guest-starring on the Disney Channel's Emmy Award-winning series, Wizards of Waverly Place
, which eventually led to an audition for the role of "Deuce Martinez" on Shake It Up!
. He has also appeared in the indie films "Flight", "Nickel or Dime" and "Electric Natural Safe"...
Born in Miami, Florida, Mario is the son of Mario and Teresita Lavandeira. A proud Cuban-American, Mario was raised in Miami, Florida. He has one sibling, a younger sister, Barbara. Mario graduated With Honors from New York University. He received a B.F.A. in Drama from The Tisch School of the Arts in May 2000. Mario resides in New York.
Originally from Artemisa, Cuba, Rene Lavan debuted on Broadway in 2005 with the critically acclaimed play "Latinologues", a comedy about life in America. Early this year he worked with Benicio Del Toro on the feature film "Guerrilla" directed by Steven Soderbergh. Rene plays the young lead in Revolution Studio's "Christmas With The Kranks" starring opposite Tim Allen...
Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez
In the fall of 2002, while working as an armed officer for the Miami Metro System, Roberto Sanchez received a serendipitous phone call that would forever change his life. Only moments earlier he had encountered a belligerent passenger who refused to stop smoking on the evening commute. The phone call was from his agent...
Ricky Martin was raised in Puerto Rico. He began his career at the age of 12, as a member of the Puerto Rican music group Menudo
. During his time in the group he had the opportunity to travel and record in various languages including Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and English. He left the group in 1989 and went to study in New York...
Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler was born in Madrid, Spain, to Spanish singer Julio Iglesias
and Spanish-Filipino socialite Isabel Preysler
. In 1979, his parents' marriage was annulled. He was eight years old when he moved to the U.S., and at the age of 15, secretly began writing music. He studied...
Wilmer Valderrama has amassed an extensive acting resume in film and television that has solidified himself in Hollywood as a sought after leading man. Valderrama stars in FOX's sci-fi series Minority Report
as 'Will Blake,' a new police detective on the force. The series, which also stars Meagan Good
and Stark Sands
Franky G was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. His career started when he played the lead role in the award winning film MANITO written and directed by Eric Eason. The film received an award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002 and it was shown in 50 festivals. Since then he has appeared in various magazines...
Albi De Abreu
Albi De Abreu, started his acting career portraying lead roles in many Venezuelan TV Series, getting him to became one of the most outstanding actors of his generation. Shortly thereafter, Albi had the opportunity to show his acting skills in several features films and plays. Being aware of the importance of being fully trained and prepared...
Juan Pablo Gamboa
Juan Pablo Gamboa Cook is one of most profilic character actors of both Colombian and Mexican television. He is a household name to all who are customized to watch telenovelas. Usually he portrays the slick antagonists, such as Willy in La Usurpadora (1998), Esteban in La Intrusa (2001) or Cesar in Nina Amada Mia (2003)...
Ernesto Godoy is an actor in Mexican cinema, TV and stage. Born Ernesto Godoy Lagunes on 5 April 1970 to actors Hector Godoy and Teresa Lagunes-Ryan, he started out on TV at the very young age, usually playing characters more mature than his age. Examples are roles of Mauricio Villagran is acclaimed telenovela 'Pobre Nina Rica' and Ramiro in 'El Noveno Mandamiento'...
Charismatic and unique Mexican film and TV actor Eduardo Victoria's debut was in 2000 and during the next decade, he filmed over 18 films and series. Although he did not have a breakthrough in starring role, like some actors do, he was always very notable in minor roles. Those include Leopoldo Araoz in La Hija de Jardinero and Andres Castaneda in Los Plateados...
Fernando Colunga was born on the 3rd of March 1966 in Mexico City, Mexico. His father is Don Fernando Colunga and his mother Dona Margarita Olivares. Fernando Colunga from the time that was a little boy wanted to be an actor. Fernando graduated from the University of Mexico as civil engineer. But after advice from a friend...
Imanol was born in Mexico City. His father introduced him to the theater at the early age of 2 in the musical "Que Planton". Later Imanol showed much interest in his father's work and decided to try it. He participated in Chiquilladas
, Plaza Sésamo
, and at the age of 9, got his first role in the film La última llamada
Even his good-looking appearance and his major in drama from Instituto Superior de Arte, Mr. Évora wanted to become a film director. So, he took direction courses at ICAIC and attended 2 years of studies at Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV de San Antonio de los Baños. Nonetheless, his drama skills got over his first vocation and Mr...
Rodrigo Tejeda Marrugal was born on July 3, 1980 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. When he was just 1 years of age, he moved with his family to Querétaro, Mexico. His father always wanted him to study Chemical Engineering, but Rodrigo decided to study acting instead. He then moved to Mexico City and was enrolled in the CEA (Centro Educativo Artístico) of Televisa...
Joaquin Cordero was born in the city of Puebla in Mexico. Shortly after his birth his family moved to Mexico City, and in the following years he studied in a seminary and even considered becoming a priest, but eventually he decided to pursue a law career. By the mid forties, after three years of law classes...