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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 Blackhat
Henry Pollack
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Eli Ordonez
 2008 Pride and Glory
Ruben Santiago
 2006 Take the Lead
Mr. Temple
 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
 1996 Ransom
 1996 Sgt. Bilko
Spc. Luis Clemente
 1995 Lotto Land
 1993 Carlito's Way
Guajiro (as John Augstin Ortiz)
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Played "Benito" in Jose Rivera's play, "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot" @ the Shiva Theater in NYC.

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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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