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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 Kong: Skull Island (2017). He is married to Jennifer Ortiz. They have one child. See full bio »

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Fast & Furious
Kong: Skull Island
Kong: Skull Island Victor Nieves
American Gangster
American Gangster Javier J. Rivera


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 2017 Replicas (completed)
 2017 Mayans MC (TV Series) (pre-production)
Esai 'Taino' Osorio
- 2017 Pilot (2017) ... Esai 'Taino' Osorio
 2017 The Guest Book (TV Series)
- Story Five (2017)
- Story Four (2017) ... Paul
 2017 Going in Style
Jesus / Bank Robber #1
 2015-2016 Togetherness (TV Series)
- Hotels (2016) ... David
- Not So Together (2015) ... David
- Party Time (2015) ... David
- Ghost in Chains (2015) ... David
 2016 A Woman, a Part
 2016 The Finest Hours
Wallace Quirey
 2015 Steve Jobs
Joel Pforzheimer
 2015 Blackhat
Henry Pollack
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Eli Ordonez
 2013 Furious 6
 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
 2001-2002 The Job (TV Series)
Ruben Somarriba
- Dad (2002) ... Ruben Somarriba
- Vacation (2002) ... Ruben Somarriba
- Gay (2002) ... Ruben Somarriba
- Neighbor (2002) ... Ruben Somarriba
- Betrayal (2002) ... Ruben Somarriba
 2001 Piñero
Gang Member (as John Ortiz)
 2001 3 A.M.
 2000 Before Night Falls
Juann Abreu
 2000 The Opportunists
Ismail Espinoza
 1999 Play It to the Bone
Gym Owner
 1999 The Last Marshal
 1998 Side Streets
Ramon Yanes
 1997 Amistad
 1997 Riot (TV Movie)
Ciaco (segment "Caught in the Fever")
 1996 Ransom
 1996 Sgt. Bilko
Spc. Luis Clemente
 1995 Shadow-Ops (TV Movie)
 1995 Lotto Land
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
 1993 Italian Movie
 1993 Carlito's Way
Guajiro (as John Augstin Ortiz)
 1989 Angels of the City (Video)
Punk bar
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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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