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Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips was born on February 17, 1962 in Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines as Lou Diamond Upchurch. He is an actor, known for La Bamba (1987), Courage Under Fire (1996) and Young Guns (1988). He has been married to Yvonne Boismier Phillips since August 16, 2007. They have one child. He was previously married to Kelly Phillips and ... See full bio »
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 2016 The Night Stalker (post-production)
Richard Ramirez
 2015 Pariah (TV Movie) (completed)
 2015/II Quest (post-production)
 2015 Sky
 2015 The 33
Luis Urzua 'Don Lucho'
 2015 Another Period (TV Series)
- Funeral (2015) ... Yengundo
 2014/I Sequoia
 2013 Ironside (TV Series)
Stuart White
- Hidden Agenda (2013) ... Stuart White
 2012 Lucy in the Sky with Diamond (Short)
 2012 The Aquabats! Super Show! (TV Series)
The Spirit of the Sun
- Eagle Claw! (2012) ... The Spirit of the Sun
 2011 Criminal Behavior (TV Movie)
Lt. Henry Enriquez
 2011 Happily Divorced (TV Series)
- A Kiss Is Just a Kiss (2011) ... David
 2011 Metal Tornado (TV Movie)
Michael Edwards
 2011 Chuck (TV Series)
- Chuck Versus the Cat Squad (2011) ... Gaez
 2010 The Invited
 2010 American Dad! (TV Series)
- There Will Be Bad Blood (2010) ... Rusty (voice)
 2010/I Transparency
 2009 Angel and the Bad Man (TV Movie)
Quirt Evans
 2009 Carny (TV Movie)
 2009 Love Takes Wing (TV Movie)
Ray Russell
 2009 The Beast (TV Series)
- Capone (2009) ... Capone
 2008 Lone Rider (TV Movie)
Bobby Hattaway
 2008 Never Forget
Frank Hill
 2008 Death Toll
Mayor Padial
 2007 Backyards & Bullets (TV Movie)
 2007 Termination Point (TV Movie)
Dr. Daniel Winter
 2006 Striking Range
Eugene "Vash" Vasher
 2006 Aquaman (TV Short)
Tom Curry
 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Victor Paul Gitano
- Fault (2006) ... Victor Paul Gitano
 2006 Laws of Chance (TV Series)
 2005 The Triangle (TV Mini-Series)
Meeno Paloma
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Meeno Paloma
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Meeno Paloma
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Meeno Paloma
 2005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse (Video Game)
Forge (voice)
 2005 Alien Express (TV Movie)
Vic Holden
 2005 Jack & Bobby (TV Series)
Juan Roberto Alba
- Legacy (2005) ... Juan Roberto Alba
 2005 Murder at the Presidio (TV Movie)
CWO James Chandler
 2005 Gone But Not Forgotten (TV Movie)
Alan Page
 2004 X-Men Legends (Video Game)
Forge (voice)
 2004 The Trail to Hope Rose (TV Movie)
Keenan Deerfield
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
Andy Torres
- Jar of Spiders (2003) ... Andy Torres
 2003 Red Water (TV Movie)
John Sanders
 2003 Absolon
Agent Walters
 2003 Kids' Ten Commandments: A Life and Seth Situation (Video short)
Natha (voice)
 2003 Storyline Online (TV Series)
 2002 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Ritchie Almares
- The Pool Guy (2002) ... Ritchie Almares
 2002 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
Harry Tran
- Resureccion (2002) ... Harry Tran
- Nino Del Polvo (2002) ... Harry Tran
 2002 Stark Raving Mad
 2002 Malevolent
Jack Lucas
 2001-2002 Wolf Lake (TV Series)
John Kanin / Noah Cassidy
- Unaired Pilot (2001) ... Noah Cassidy
 2002 24 (TV Series)
Mark DeSalvo
 2002 Lone Hero
 2001 Night Visions (TV Series)
Tom Fallor (segment "Dead Air")
- Dead Air/Renovation (2001) ... Tom Fallor (segment "Dead Air")
 2001 Arli$$ (TV Series)
- Fielding Offers (2001)
 2001 Hangman (TV Movie)
Detective Nick Roos
 2001 Knight Club
Dirk Gueron
 2000 A Better Way to Die
William Dexter
 1999 In a Class of His Own (TV Movie)
Ricardo 'Rich' Donato
 1998 The Adversaries (TV Movie)
 1998 Spin City (TV Series)
- An Officer and a Gentleman (1998) ... Nate
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
- Charity (1998) ... Martín (voice)
 1998 Another Day in Paradise
Jewels (uncredited)
 1998 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Captain Cotter McCoy
- Identity Crisis (1998) ... Captain Cotter McCoy
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
- The Shoemaker and the Elves (1997) ... Coatl (voice)
 1996 Undertow (TV Movie)
Jack Ketchum
 1995 The Wharf Rat (TV Movie)
Petey Martin
 1995 Hourglass (Video) (uncredited)
 1994 Override (TV Short)
 1994 Boulevard
 1994 Sioux City
Jesse Rainfeather Goldman
 1994 Teresa's Tattoo
 1994 Dangerous Touch
Mick Burroughs
 1993 The Untold West (TV Series)
- Outlaws, Rebels and Rogues (1993) ... Narrator
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Oil's Well That Ends Well (1993) ... Jerry
 1993 Wind in the Wire (TV Movie)
 1992 Shadow of the Wolf
 1991/I Ambition
Mitchell Osgood
 1991 Harley
 1991 The General Motors Playwrights Theater (TV Series)
- Avenue Z Afternoon ... Clash
 1990 Demon Wind
Demon (as Louis Gem Phips)
 1990 A Show of Force
Jesus Fuentes
 1990 The First Power
Russell Logan
 1990 Arduous Moon (Short)
 1989 Renegades
Hank Storm
 1989 Disorganized Crime
Ray Forgy
 1988 Dakota
John Dakota
 1987 The Three Kings (TV Movie)
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Detective Bobby Diaz
- Red Tape (1987) ... Detective Bobby Diaz
 1986 Trespasses
The Drifters (as Lou Diamond)
 1985 Dallas (TV Series)
Sidewalk Thug
- Rock Bottom (1985) ... Sidewalk Thug
 1985 Interface
Punk 1
 1984 Time Bomb (TV Movie)
Terrorist (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

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Just before Courage Under Fire I made a decision to start going after quote unquote bigger roles. I think Hollywood got to a place where they thought they knew what to expect from me. I thought that maybe a few things would come to me. Well, they didn't. I said "fine" from now on I'm going to identify what's out there; I don't care if it's written for a blonde haired blue eyed guy. If they'll let... See more »


Named by his father for highly decorated Gunnery Sergeant Leland "Lou" Diamond, USMC, who enlisted in the Marines at age 27 in 1917, and saw action in both world wars. To this day "Lou" Diamond is considered one of the finest Marines of all time, and is known as "Mr. Leatherneck". See more »

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