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Esai Morales


Award-winning actor Esai Morales, 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. Some of his most memorable theater performances include; Oscar Wilde's Salome with Al ... See full bio »

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 2014 The Brink (TV Series) (post-production)
Julian Navarro
 2014 Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (completed)
Cpt. Jones
 2013 Major Crimes (TV Series)
Deputy Manuel Diaz
- Jailbait (2013) ... Deputy Manuel Diaz
 2013 Teachers (TV Movie)
Manny
 2013 Magic City (TV Series)
Carlos 'El Tiburon' Ruiz
- The Sins of the Father (2013) ... Carlos 'El Tiburon' Ruiz
- ...And Your Enemies Closer (2013) ... Carlos 'El Tiburon' Ruiz
- World in Changes (2013) ... Carlos 'El Tiburon' Ruiz
- Crossroads (2013) ... Carlos 'El Tiburon' Ruiz
- Adapt or Die (2013) ... Carlos 'El Tiburon' Ruiz
 2012 Seattle Superstorm (TV Movie)
Tom
 2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Jimmy Vasquez
- Home Invasions (2012) ... Jimmy Vasquez
 2011 17th Precinct (TV Movie)
Liam Butterfield
 2011 We Have Your Husband (TV Movie)
Eduardo Valseca
 2011 Gun Hill Road
Enrique Rodriguez
 2010 King of the Avenue
Natas
 2010 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Stephen Madsen
- All Fall Down (2010) ... Stephen Madsen
 2010/I Cherry
Wes
 2002-2009 Dora the Explorer (TV Series)
Papi
- Dora's Egg Hunt (2003) ... Papi (voice)
- A Present for Santa (2002) ... Papi (voice)
- Click (2002) ... Papi (voice)
- Super Map! (2002) ... Papi (voice)
 2008 Kill Kill Faster Faster
Markie
 2007 The Cure (TV Movie)
Jorge
 2007 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Ernie Paseo
- Broken Rules (2007) ... Ernie Paseo
 2006 Company Town (TV Movie)
Ray Dupre
 2006 Fast Food Nation
Tony
 2006 Jurukan (TV Series)
Guest
 2006 The Virgin of Juarez
Father Herrera
 2005 Freddie (TV Series)
Carlos
- The Courtship of Freddie's Father (2005) ... Carlos
 2005 True Crime: New York City (Video Game)
Captain Victor Navarro (voice)
 2005 American Fusion
Jose
 2005/I Heartless (TV Movie)
Rick Benes / David Lopez
 2005 Once Upon a Wedding
Pineda
 2004 Sudbury (TV Movie)
 2002 George Lopez (TV Series)
Manny Lopez
 2002 Paid in Full
Lulu
 2002 The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (Video)
Vargas Mouse (voice)
 2000 Spin Cycle
Nickens
 2000 Doomsday Man
Mike
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Mr. Santiago
- Telling Lies, Conclusion (2000) ... Mr. Santiago
 2000 A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story (TV Movie)
Juan Miguel Gonzalez
 1999 Southern Cross
Philip Solano
 1999 Atomic Train (TV Movie)
Noris MacKenzie
 1999 L.A. Doctors (TV Series)
Vince Duralde
- The Life Lost in Living (1999) ... Vince Duralde
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Guillermo
- Charity (1998) ... Guillermo (voice)
 1998 Circle of Deceit (TV Movie)
Jeff Silva
 1998 The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
Dominguez
 1997 The Hunger (TV Series)
Tony
- I'm Dangerous Tonight (1997) ... Tony
 1997 Dog Watch (Video)
Murrow
 1997 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Frank Kelton
- Heart's Desire (1997) ... Frank Kelton
 1996 Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story (TV Movie)
Federico Pena
 1996 Death in Granada
Ricardo
 1996 Scorpion Spring
Astor
 1996 The Real Thing
Collin
 1995 Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 (TV Movie)
Tony Archer
 1995 My Family
Chucho
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Puck
- The Bribe (1994) ... Puck
 1994 Don't Do It
Charles
 1994 The Burning Season (TV Movie)
Jair
 1994 Rapa Nui
Make
 1993/I The Waiter
Julius
 1992 Bay City Story (TV Movie)
Jim Duran
 1992 Ultraviolet
Nicholas Walker
 1991-1992 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
Stefan of Albans / Sir Geoffrey / Knight
- The Trap (1992) ... Stefan of Albans (voice)
- The Visitor (1991) ... Sir Geoffrey / Knight (voice)
 1992 Freejack
Ripper
 1990 Naked Tango
Zico Borenstein
 1990 Amazon (uncredited)
 1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway
Handsome Jack
 1985-1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Felipe Cruz / Pete Romano
- God's Work (1987) ... Felipe Cruz
- The Home Invaders (1985) ... Pete Romano
 1987 The Principal
Raymi Rojas
 1987 La Bamba
Bob Morales
 1986 On Wings of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Rashid
- Part II (1986) ... Rashid
- Part I (1986) ... Rashid
 1985 Rainy Day Friends
Neekos Valdez
 1985 Fame (TV Series)
George
- Savage Streets (1985) ... George
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Officer Miguel Canterra
- Lady Cop (1985) ... Officer Miguel Canterra
 1984 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Miguel Rados
- The Great Love Experiment (1984) ... Miguel Rados
 1982 Forty Deuce
Mitchell
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Has also appeared in NYC off-broadway productions, most notably in a staging of playwright Miguel Pinero's "Short Eyes" at Second Stage in the mid 1980s. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Participated in the 2011 National Record-A-Thon by recording children's book titles for RFB&D (Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic)'s audiobook library. See more »

Nickname:

Manny

Star Sign:

Libra

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