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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. See full bio »
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 2016 Roadies (TV Movie) (pre-production)
 2016 Keanu (post-production)
 2016 Aztec Warrior (completed)
Aztec Warrior
 2015-2016 Code Black (TV Series)
Jesse Sallander / Jesse Sallender
- The Fifth Stage (2016) ... Jesse Sallender
- Black Tag (2015) ... Jesse Sallander
 2015 Narcos (TV Series)
José Rodríguez Gacha
- There Will Be a Future (2015) ... José Rodríguez Gacha
- Explosivos (2015) ... José Rodríguez Gacha
- The Palace in Flames (2015) ... José Rodríguez Gacha
- The Sword of Simón Bolivar (2015) ... José Rodríguez Gacha
- The Men of Always (2015) ... José Rodríguez Gacha
 2015 Ana Maria in Novela Land
Licenciado Schmidt
 2014 Mind Games (TV Series)
- Balloon Boy (2014) ... Nate
- As God Is My Witness (2014) ... Nate
- Embodied Cognition (2014) ... Nate
- N.D.E. (2014) ... Nate
 2014 Reclaim
 2014 Top Five
Bobby the Cop
 2014 Henry & Me
Lefty Gomez (voice)
 2014 Two Men in Town
 2013 Turbo
Angelo (voice)
 2013 Republic of Doyle (TV Series)
Charles Alomar
- The Devil Inside (2013) ... Charles Alomar
 2012 Departure Date (Short)
 2012 Counter Culture (TV Movie)
 2012 IC Places Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Journey (2012)
 2010-2011 How to Make It in America (TV Series)
Rene Calderon
- What's in a Name? (2011) ... Rene Calderon (as Luis Guzman)
- The Friction (2011) ... Rene Calderon (as Luis Guzman)
- I'm Sorry, Who's Yosi? (2011) ... Rene Calderon (as Luis Guzman)
- Mofongo (2011) ... Rene Calderon (as Luis Guzman)
- It's Not Even Like That (2011) ... Rene Calderon (as Luis Guzman)
 2011 The Caller
 2011/I Arthur
 2009/I Old Dogs
Nick - Child Proofer #2 (uncredited)
 2009 Fighting
 2009 Still Waiting... (Video)
Raddimus (as Luis Guzman)
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You
Javier (uncredited)
 2008 Yes Man
Jumper (uncredited)
 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Chucho (voice, as Luis Guzman)
 2008 Chicano Blood (Video)
Mexican Mule 1
 2008 I Kicked Luis Guzman in the Face (Short)
 2007 Cleaner
Det. Jim Vargas
 2007 War
Benny (as Luis Guzman)
 2007 Raines (TV Series)
Charlie Lincoln
- Pilot (2007) ... Charlie Lincoln (scenes deleted)
 2006 Lolo's Cafe (TV Movie)
Lolo (voice)
 2006 Hard Luck (Video)
Million Dollar Mendez
 2006 Fast Food Nation
Benny (as Luis Guzman)
 2006 Disappearances
Brother St. Hilaire (as Luis Guzman)
 2005/I Waiting...
 2003 Luis (TV Series)
Luis Cortez / Luis
- Death Day (2003) ... Luis Cortez
- Placeholder (2003) ... Luis
- Friendship (2003) ... Luis Cortez
- Pilot (2003) ... Luis
 2003 Runaway Jury
Jerry Hernandez (uncredited)
 2003 Anger Management
Lou (as Luis Guzman)
 2003 Confidence
Manzano (as Luis Guzman)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game)
Ricardo Diaz (voice)
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
- Enemy at the Gate (2002) ... George
 2001 Home Invaders
 2001 Sam the Man
Murray (as Luis Guzman)
 2001 Double Whammy
Juan Benitez
 2000 Table One
 2000 Traffic
Ray Castro (as Luis Guzman)
 2000 Thin Air (TV Movie)
 2000 Luckytown
 2000 The Beat (TV Series)
- Cueca Solo (2000)
 2000 The Huntress (TV Series)
Paulie Dortmunder
- Pilot (2000) ... Paulie Dortmunder
 1999 Magnolia
Luis (as Luis Guzman)
 1999 The Bone Collector
Eddie Ortiz (as Luis Guzman)
 1999 The Limey
Eduardo Roel (as Luis Guzman)
 1999 Mind Prey (TV Movie)
Det. Black
 1998 Trinity (TV Series)
- In a Yellow Wood (1998)
 1998 One Tough Cop
Gunman Popi
 1998 Snake Eyes
Cyrus (as Luis Guzman)
 1998 Out of Sight
Chino (as Luis Guzman)
 1998 Michael Hayes (TV Series)
- Vaughn Mower (1998) ... Santos
 1998 Early Edition (TV Series)
John Hernandez
- The Quality of Mercy (1998) ... John Hernandez (as Luis Guzman)
 1998 King of New York (TV Movie)
 1997 Boogie Nights
Maurice TT Rodriguez (as Luis Guzman)
 1997 Pronto (TV Movie)
Buck Torres (as Luis Guzman)
 1997 The Brave
 1996 On Seventh Avenue (TV Movie)
Eddie Diaz
 1995-1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Joaquin / Det. Lopez
- Deep Cover (1996) ... Joaquin
- Bad Girls (1995) ... Det. Lopez (as Luis Guzman)
 1996 The Substitute
 1995 Stonewall
Vito (as Luiz Guzman)
 1995 Lotto Land
 1994 Hand Gun
Jacks Man Rick
 1994 The Burning Season (TV Movie)
Estate Boss
 1994 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
General Guzmano
- The Good Death (1994) ... General Guzmano
 1993 Carlito's Way
Pachanga (as Luis Guzman)
 1993 Mr. Wonderful
 1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
- Storm Warning (1993) ... Gomez (as Luis Guzman)
 1993 Double Deception (TV Movie)
Ronald Sharkey
 1993 Guilty as Sin
Lt. Bernard Martinez
 1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Lorenzo 'Larry' Molera
- Son of a Gun (1993) ... Lorenzo 'Larry' Molera
 1993 Naked in New York
 1992 Empire City (TV Movie)
 1992 In the Shadow of a Killer (TV Movie)
Louis Velazquez
 1992 Black Death (TV Movie)
Adelaido (as Luis Guzman)
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Hector Rodriguez
- Tape Fear (1992) ... Hector Rodriguez (as Luis Guzman)
 1992 To Catch a Killer (TV Movie)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Cesar Pescador
- Heaven (1991) ... Cesar Pescador
 1991 Jumpin' at the Boneyard
Taxi Driver
 1991 McBain
Papo (as Luis Guzman)
 1991 The Hard Way
Pooley (as Luis Guzman)
 1991 Monsters (TV Series)
- Desirable Alien (1991) ... Luis
 1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Carlos Delgado
- La Familia (1990) ... Carlos Delgado (as Luis Guzman)
 1990 Q & A
Det. Luis Valentin (as Luis Guzman)
 1989 Family Business
Torres (as Luis Guzman)
 1989 Black Rain
Frankie (as Luis Guzman)
 1989 Rooftops
 1989 True Believer
Ortega (as Luis Guzman)
 1988 Crocodile Dundee II
Jose (as Luis Guzman)
 1987 *batteries not included
Bystander (uncredited)
 1987 Heartbeat (Video)
Gang Member #2
 1986 No Picnic
 1985-1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Goon #1 / Miguel Revilla
- Free Verse (1986) ... Goon #1 (as Luis Guzman)
- The Prodigal Son (1985) ... Miguel Revilla (as Luis Guzman)
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Gypsy Cabbie
- The Lock Box (1985) ... Gypsy Cabbie
 1983 Variety
 1977 Short Eyes (as Luis Guzman)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial, "Spokesmodel Contest," with Ice-T, Luis Guzmán, and Gentry White for Boost Mobile's $40 per month plan. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Luiz Gusman | Luis Guzman | Luiz Guzman


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Never thought about pursuing acting as a career. Back then we were mainly performing at block parties. It was a labor of love and it was a lot of fun. The best I thought I could do was maybe make a few extra bucks on the side. All I really wanted was to earn enough to buy myself a used car so I could drive out to Orchard Beach at the weekend. This whole thing is a complete fluke. See more »


In the show Community, he is portrayed as a former student of Greendale. Ironically he attended City College the rival school of Greendale. See more »


He often plays a cop or a villains' sidekick See more »

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