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John Ortiz was born on May 23, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Fast & Furious (2009) and American Gangster (2007). He is married to Jennifer Ortiz. They have one child. See full bio »

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 2016 The Finest Hours (completed)
Seaman Wallace Quirey
 2016 A Dog's Purpose (post-production)
Carlos (credit only)
 2015 Steve Jobs
Joel Pforzheimer
 2015 Togetherness (TV Series)
- Not So Together (2015) ... David
- Party Time (2015) ... David
- Ghost in Chains (2015) ... David
- Kick the Can (2015) ... David
- Insanity (2015) ... David
 2015 Blackhat
Henry Pollack
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Eli Ordonez
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Agent Daniel Muñoz
- Bring Me the Head of Oswaldo Castillo (2009) ... Agent Daniel Muñoz
 2009 Anatomy of Hope (TV Movie)
Tom Hernandez
 2008 Blue Blood (TV Movie)
 2008 Pride and Glory
Ruben Santiago
 1992-2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Victor Vargas / Roberto Martinez
- Political Animal (2008) ... Victor Vargas
- The Corporate Veil (1992) ... Roberto Martinez
 2007 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Gabriel Soto
- Guerillas in the Mist (2007) ... Gabriel Soto
 2006 Take the Lead
Mr. Temple
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Officer Zermeño
- Charisma (2004) ... Officer Zermeño
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
DEA Agent
- Homewrecker's Ball (2003) ... DEA Agent
 2001 3 A.M.
 2000 Before Night Falls
Juann Abreu
 2000 The Opportunists
Ismail Espinoza
 1999 The Last Marshal
 1998 Side Streets
Ramon Yanes
 1997 Amistad
 1997 Riot (TV Movie)
Ciaco (segment "Caught in the Fever")
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
- Amazing Grace: Part 2 (1997) ... Nicky
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
 1996 Ransom
 1996 Sgt. Bilko
Spc. Luis Clemente
 1995 Shadow-Ops (TV Movie)
 1995 Lotto Land
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
 1993 Carlito's Way
Guajiro (as John Augstin Ortiz)
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Other Works:

Played "Benito" in Jose Rivera's play, "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot" @ the Shiva Theater in NYC.

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Alternate Names:

John Augstin Ortiz


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Along with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ortiz is co-founder of the LAByrinth Theater Company, which is based in New York City. See more »


While working in theater, has frequently worked with playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.

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