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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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

NYPD Blue
NYPD Blue Lt. Tony Rodriguez
(2001-2004)
Bad Boys
Bad Boys Paco Moreno
(1983)
La Bamba
La Bamba Bob Morales
(1987)
Jericho
Jericho Major Edward Beck
(2008)

Filmography

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 2017 Senior Moment (post-production)
Diego Lozana
  Imprisoned (post-production)
Governor Mandera
  Simone (filming)
Professor / Writer
 2018 Mars (TV Series)
Roland St. John
- Episode #2.1 (2018) ... Roland St. John
 2017 Halfway There (TV Movie)
Ian Sanchez
 2016-2017 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)
Jorge Castillo
- Stay Strong, Mama (2017) ... Jorge Castillo
- I'm Going Away (2017) ... Jorge Castillo
- Wes (2017) ... Jorge Castillo
- Always Bet Black (2016) ... Jorge Castillo
 2017 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Chief Lugo
- Reform (2017) ... Chief Lugo
- Fork in the Road (2017) ... Chief Lugo
- Army of One (2017) ... Chief Lugo
- Fagin (2017) ... Chief Lugo
- Grasping for Salvation (2017) ... Chief Lugo
 2017 Ozark (TV Series)
Del
- The Toll (2017) ... Del
- Coffee, Black (2017) ... Del (credit only)
- Kaleidoscope (2017) ... Del
- Nest Box (2017) ... Del (credit only)
- Book of Ruth (2017) ... Del (credit only)
 2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (TV Series)
Section Chief Mateo Cruz
- La Huesuda (2017) ... Section Chief Mateo Cruz
 2015-2016 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Sgt. Trey Delgado
- For the Community (2016) ... Sgt. Trey Delgado
- Backstabbers (2015) ... Sgt. Trey Delgado
 2016 Adam Ruins Everything (TV Series)
Alfonso
- Adam Ruins Immigration (2016) ... Alfonso
 2016 Hit the Floor (TV Series)
Joe Desario
- Til Death Do Us Part (2016) ... Joe Desario
 2016 Never Back Down: No Surrender (Video)
Hugo Vega
 2016 Casa Vita (TV Movie)
Rodrigo Vita
 2016 L.A. Series (TV Movie)
El Mono
 2016 Untitled Laura Steinel Project (TV Movie)
Bruce
 2015 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series)
Juan Delgado
- How to Make God Laugh (2015) ... Juan Delgado
- Regresso Del Rey (2015) ... Juan Delgado
 2015 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series)
Lord Amancio Malvado
- Santa Sangre (2015) ... Lord Amancio Malvado (credit only)
- There Will Be Blood (2015) ... Lord Amancio Malvado
- The Last Temptation of Richard Gecko (2015) ... Lord Amancio Malvado
- Bring Me the Head of Santanico Pandemonium (2015) ... Lord Amancio Malvado
- Bizarre Tales (2015) ... Lord Amancio Malvado
 2015 The Brink (TV Series)
President Julian Navarro
- There Will Be Consequences (2015) ... President Julian Navarro
- Just a Little Crazy Talk (2015) ... President Julian Navarro
- Who's Grover Cleveland? (2015) ... President Julian Navarro
- Sticky Wicket (2015) ... President Julian Navarro
- Tweet Tweet Tweet (2015) ... President Julian Navarro
 2013-2015 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Section Chief Mateo Cruz
- Beyond Borders (2015) ... Section Chief Mateo Cruz
- Demons (2014) ... Section Chief Mateo Cruz
- Angels (2014) ... Section Chief Mateo Cruz
- 200 (2014) ... Section Chief Mateo Cruz
- Strange Fruit (2013) ... Section Chief Mateo Cruz
 2015/I Spare Parts
Pablo Santillan
 2014 Cleaners (TV Series)
Father Brooks
- The Not So Safe House (2014) ... Father Brooks
- Hello Father (2014) ... Father Brooks
- She's Alive! (2014) ... Father Brooks
 2014 Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (Video)
Captain 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
 2013 Playin' for Love
Principle Jose Marti
 2012 Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike
Francisco d'Anconia
 2011-2012 Fairly Legal (TV Series)
D.A. Aaron Davidson
- Finale (2012) ... D.A. Aaron Davidson
- Borderline (2012) ... D.A. Aaron Davidson
- Shattered (2012) ... D.A. Aaron Davidson
- Gimme Shelter (2012) ... D.A. Aaron Davidson
- Satisfaction (2012) ... D.A. Aaron Davidson
 2012 Seattle Superstorm (TV Movie)
Tom Foster
 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
 2011 Los Americans (TV Series)
Lee Valenzuela / Lee
- The Truth Hurts (2011) ... Lee Valenzuela
- Happy Birthday (2011) ... Lee
- Going to Mexico (2011) ... Lee Valenzuela
- The Legacy ... Lee
- Secrets ... Lee Valenzuela
 2009-2010 Caprica (TV Series)
Joseph Adama
- Apotheosis (2010) ... Joseph Adama
- Here Be Dragons (2010) ... Joseph Adama
- The Heavens Will Rise (2010) ... Joseph Adama
- The Dirteaters (2010) ... Joseph Adama
- Blowback (2010) ... Joseph Adama
 2010 King of the Avenue
Natas
 2010 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Stephen Madsen
- All Fall Down (2010) ... Stephen Madsen
 2010/I Cherry
Wes
 2009 La linea
René Pelon
 2002-2009 Dora the Explorer (TV Series)
Papi
- Dora Saves Three Kings Day (2009) ... Papi
- 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
 2008 Jericho (TV Series)
Major Edward Beck
- Patriots and Tyrants (2008) ... Major Edward Beck
- Sedition (2008) ... Major Edward Beck
- Termination for Cause (2008) ... Major Edward Beck
- Oversight (2008) ... Major Edward Beck
- Jennings & Rall (2008) ... Major Edward Beck
 2007 The Cure (TV Movie)
Jorge
 2007 Burn Notice (TV Series)
Ernie Paseo
- Broken Rules (2007) ... Ernie Paseo
 2007 24: Day Six - Debrief (TV Mini-Series short)
Agent Jorge Ramirez
- 10:37 p.m. (2007) ... Agent Jorge Ramirez
- 10:33 p.m. (2007) ... Agent Jorge Ramirez
- 10:31 p.m. (2007) ... Agent Jorge Ramirez
- 9:42 p.m. (2007) ... Agent Jorge Ramirez
- 9:00 p.m. (2007) ... Agent Jorge Ramirez
 2006 Company Town (TV Movie)
Ray Dupre
 2006 Vanished (TV Series)
Agent Michael Tyner / Supervisor Kyle Tyner / Michael Tyner / ...
- Warm Springs (2006) ... Supervisor Michael Tyner
- The Proffer (2006) ... Agent Michael Tyner
- The Cell (2006) ... Agent Michael Tyner
- The New World (2006) ... Agent Michael Tyner
- Aftermath (2006) ... Agent Michael Tyner
 2006 Fast Food Nation
Tony
 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 'Vic' Navarro (voice)
 2005 American Fusion
Jose
 2005/I Heartless (TV Movie)
Rick Benes / David Lopez
 2005 Once Upon a Wedding
Pineda
 2001-2004 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Lt. Tony Rodriguez
- Take My Wife, Please (2004) ... Lt. Tony Rodriguez
- Chatty Chatty Bang Bang (2004) ... Lt. Tony Rodriguez
- Passing the Stone (2004) ... Lt. Tony Rodriguez
- You Da Bomb (2004) ... Lt. Tony Rodriguez
- Only Schmucks Pay Income Tax (2003) ... Lt. Tony Rodriguez
 2004 Sudbury (TV Movie)
 2002 George Lopez (TV Series)
Manny Lopez
- Who's Your Daddy? (2002) ... Manny Lopez
 2000-2002 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
Paco Corrales
- Pararse (2002) ... Paco Corrales
- Saliendo (2001) ... Paco Corrales
- Mano a Mano (2001) ... Paco Corrales
- Con Cuidado (2001) ... Paco Corrales
- Dos Padres (2000) ... Paco Corrales
 2002 Paid in Full
Lulu
 2002 The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (Video)
Vargas Mouse (voice)
 2002 American Family (TV Series)
Esteban Gonzalez
- The Father (2002) ... Esteban Gonzalez
- Silence of God (2002) ... Esteban Gonzalez
- Circle of Fire (2002) ... Esteban Gonzalez
- La Llorona: Part 2 (2002) ... Esteban Gonzalez
- La Llorona: Part 1 (2002) ... Esteban Gonzalez
 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
 1997-1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Frank Kelton (Hearts Desire Excerpt) / Frank Kelton
- Better Luck Next Time (1999) ... Frank Kelton (Hearts Desire Excerpt)
- Heart's Desire (1997) ... Frank Kelton
 1999 American Virgin
Jim the Director
 1999 Southern Cross
Philip Solano
 1999 Atomic Train (TV Mini-Series)
Noris MacKenzie
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Noris MacKenzie
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... 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
 1996 Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story (TV Movie)
Federico Pena
 1996 Death in Granada
Ricardo
 1996 The Real Thing
Collin
 1995 Scorpion Spring
Astor
 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 In the Army Now
Sgt. Stern
 1994 Rapa Nui
Make
 1993/I The Waiter (Short)
Julius
 1992 Bay City Story (TV Movie)
Jim Duran
 1992 Ultraviolet
Nicholas Walker
 1992 Freejack
Ripper
 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)
 1990 Naked Tango
Zico Borenstein
 1990 Amazon (uncredited)
 1989 Bloodhounds of Broadway
Handsome Jack
 1989 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Jesse Cardiff
- A Game of Pool (1989) ... Jesse Cardiff
 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
 1983 Bad Boys
Paco Moreno
 1982 Forty Deuce
Mitchell
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Other Works:

Appeared as Cesar Castillo in the Arne Gilmcher production The Mambo Kings at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, California (May-June) and at the Broadway Theatre, New York, New York (July - ) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

In order to be a lieutenant, you've got to have authority in your voice. No matter how young your face looks, you've got to let your guys know that you're in charge. See more »

Trivia:

Esai's Puerto Rican parents divorced when he was a baby. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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