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Tony Plana


Tony Plana was born on April 19, 1952 in Havana, Cuba as Jose Antonio Plana. He is an actor and director, known for Ugly Betty (2006), Goal! The Dream Begins (2005) and Primal Fear (1996). He is married to Ada Maris. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2014 Taxi Brooklyn (TV Series)
Machado
- Double Identity (2014) ... Machado
 2013-2014 Alpha House (TV Series)
Benito 'Benny' Lopez
- Showgirls (2014) ... Benito 'Benny' Lopez
- Triggers (2013) ... Benito 'Benny' Lopez
 2013 Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret (TV Movie)
Prosecutor Martinez
 2013 Pain & Gain
Captain Lopez
 2013 Psych (TV Series)
Pablo Nuñez
- No Country for Two Old Men (2013) ... Pablo Nuñez
 2013 Meddling Mom (TV Movie)
Luis
 2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Father Menendez
- Presumed Guilty (2013) ... Father Menendez
 2012 Person of Interest (TV Series)
J.P. Suarez
- C.O.D. (2012) ... J.P. Suarez
 2012 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
President Velverde
- Scorched Earth (2012) ... President Velverde
 2012 Blue (TV Series)
Stribling
- You're Good (2012) ... Stribling
 2012 Harry's Law (TV Series)
Judge Tomás Garcia
- Gorilla My Dreams (2012) ... Judge Tomás Garcia
 2011 Law & Order: LA (TV Series)
Jorge Gomez
- Westwood (2011) ... Jorge Gomez
 2011/II America
Leopoldo
 2011 Body of Proof (TV Series)
Armando Rosas
- Helping Hand (2011) ... Armando Rosas
 2011 Los Americans (TV Series)
Max
- Happy Birthday (2011) ... Max
- The Legacy ... Max
 2010 Change Your Life! (Video)
Simon Martinez
 2010 Flowers for Norma (Short)
Older Gentleman #1
 2010 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Marcos
- Mano a Mano (2010) ... Marcos
 2008 AmericanEast
Dez
 2008 La Pasion de la Decision (TV Series)
Papi (2008)
 2007 Hacia la oscuridad
Carlos Gutierrez
 2007 The Dead One
Aparicio
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) (voice)
 2006 Slayer (TV Movie)
Javier
 2005 Vampire Bats (TV Movie)
Sheriff Herbst
 2005 The Closer (TV Series)
Alonzo Lopez
- Standards and Practices (2005) ... Alonzo Lopez
 2005 The Lost City
The Emcee
 2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Elindio Zapata
- Snakes (2005) ... Elindio Zapata
 2004 The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (Video Game)
Tom / Cuellas (voice)
 2004 The Division (TV Series)
 2004 JAG (TV Series)
Colonel Okarman
- Hard Time (2004) ... Colonel Okarman
 2003 Cuban Blood
The narrator (voice)
 2003 Dragnet (TV Series)
Father Sosa
- Coyote (2003) ... Father Sosa
 2003 Monk (TV Series)
Capt. Alameda
- Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico (2003) ... Capt. Alameda
 2003 John Doe (TV Series)
Captain Ruiz
- Doe or Die (2003) ... Captain Ruiz
- John D.O.A. (2003) ... Captain Ruiz
 2002 Less Than Perfect (TV Series)
Owl Inspector
- The Owl Specialist ... Owl Inspector
 2002 Fidel (TV Movie)
Gen. Fulgencio Battista
 2001 As Told by Ginger (TV Series)
Spanish Doctor
- The Summer of Camp Caprice (2001) ... Spanish Doctor
 2001 Vegas, City of Dreams
Captain Martin
 2000 Star Wars: Force Commander (Video Game)
Airspeeder Pilot / Imperial Prison Ship Comm Officer (voice)
 2000 The Princess & the Barrio Boy (TV Movie)
Ramon Torres
 2000 Clifford the Big Red Dog (TV Series short)
Victor / Pedro (voice)
 2000 Noriega: God's Favorite (TV Movie)
Colonel Diaz-Herrera
 2000/I Knockout
Chuck Alvarado
 1999 Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (TV Movie)
Mayor
 1999 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Andrew Rodriguez
- Drew Tries to Kill Mimi (1999) ... Andrew Rodriguez
 1999 My Little Assassin (TV Movie)
 1999 Every Dog Has Its Day
The Cop
 1999/I Justice (TV Movie)
Orlando Reyes
 1999 Martial Law (TV Series)
Chava Rocha
- Substitutes (1999) ... Chava Rocha
 1998 Grim Fandango (Video Game)
Manuel 'Manny' Calavera (voice)
 1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Judge Warren Figueroa
- Just Looking (1998) ... Judge Warren Figueroa
 1998 Godzilla: The Series (TV Series)
- D.O.A. (1998) ... (voice)
 1998 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Lt. Casisas
- Queens for a Day (1998) ... Lt. Casisas
 1998 Shadow of Doubt
Detective Krause
 1998 The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit
Victor Medina
 1997 Extreme Ghostbusters (TV Series)
- Rage (1997) ... (voice)
 1997 Sub Down (Video)
Lt.Commander Melges
 1997 Canción desesperada
Patrick
 1997 One Eight Seven
Principal Garcia
 1997 Santa Fe
Chief Gomez
 1997 Gun (TV Series)
Innez
- Father John (1997) ... Innez
 1997 Coach (TV Series)
Albert
- The Neighbor Hood (1997) ... Albert
 1997 Down for the Barrio
Cesar
 1996 Peacock Blues (TV Short)
 1996 The Pretender (TV Series)
Det. Guerra
- Not Even a Mouse (1996) ... Det. Guerra
 1996 Death in Granada
Lorca's Friend Marcos
 1996 Lone Star
Ray
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Roscoe Skirt
- Skirt Chasers (1996) ... Roscoe Skirt
 1996 Primal Fear
Martinez
 1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Desi Ortega
- Death Goes Double Platinum (1996) ... Desi Ortega
 1996 L.A. Firefighters (TV Series)
Marco
- The Match (1996) ... Marco
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Priest
- A Miracle Happens Here (1995) ... Priest
 1995 Silver Strand (TV Movie)
Richie Guttierez
 1995 Murder One (TV Series)
A.D.A. Julio Salazar
- Chapter Three (1995) ... A.D.A. Julio Salazar
 1995 500 Nations (TV Mini-Series) (voice)
 1995 Santo Bugito (TV Series)
Paco
- My Name Is Revenge (1995) ... Paco (voice)
- Load 'O Bees (1995) ... Paco (voice)
 1994 Dave's World (TV Series)
Juan Gallegos
- Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (1994) ... Juan Gallegos
 1994 The Burning Season (TV Movie)
Galvao
 1994 One West Waikiki (TV Series)
Ramon Guiterrez
- Vanishing Act (1994) ... Ramon Guiterrez
 1993 Red Hot
KGB Investigator
 1993 Father & Son: Dangerous Relations (TV Movie)
Torres
 1993 Nurses (TV Series)
Rico Garcia
- Sting of Hearts (1993) ... Rico Garcia
 1993 Greshnitsa v maske
Le Arden
 1992 Blossom (TV Series)
Chico Barranca
- I Killed Chico Barranca (1992) ... Chico Barranca
 1992 Live Wire
Al-red
 1992 Tequila and Bonetti (TV Series)
Arturo Medina
- Brooklyn and the Beast (1992) ... Arturo Medina
 1991 Keeper of the City (TV Movie)
Killer
 1991 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Lt. Alvarez
- The Case of the Libertine Belle (1991) ... Lt. Alvarez
 1991 Veronica Clare (TV Series)
Nicky Swarchek
 1991 One Good Cop
Beniamino
 1991 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Manny
- The Apartment (1991) ... Manny
 1990 Sweet 15 (TV Movie)
Samuel
 1990/I Havana
Julio Ramos
 1990 The Rookie
Morales
 1990 In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing (TV Movie)
Mario Portillo Grande
 1985-1990 Hunter (TV Series)
D.A. / Vern, Mechanic / Otero
- Unacceptable Loss (1990) ... D.A.
- Killer in a Halloween Mask (1985) ... Vern, Mechanic
- The Beach Boy (1985) ... Otero
 1990 So Proudly We Hail (TV Movie)
FBI Agent Alonso
 1990 Why Me?
Benjy Klopzik
 1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series)
Pavon Reyes
 1989 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Robert Mendez
- Come from the Shadows (1989) ... Robert Mendez
 1989 Romero
Father Manuel Morantes
 1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Roberta Rivera
- Urine Trouble Now (1989) ... Roberta Rivera
 1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Antonio Cruz
- Prisoners of Conscience (1989) ... Antonio Cruz
 1989 The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (TV Movie)
Mike Hernandez
 1988 Break of Dawn (TV Movie)
Rodriguez
 1984-1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Ernesto Guerrero / Cinco
- Baseballs of Death (1988) ... Ernesto Guerrero
- Give a Little, Take a Little (1984) ... Cinco
 1987 Buy & Cell
Raoul
 1987 Born in East L.A.
Feo
 1987 Disorderlies
Miguel
 1987 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
Jorge Herrera
- Garry Met a Girl Named Maria (1987) ... Jorge Herrera
 1986 The Best of Times
Chico
 1985 Latino
Ruben
 1984 City Limits
Ramos
 1981-1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Roland Maxwell - B.E. / Murderer / Kevin Herman Dracula
- Mayo, Hold the Pickle (1984) ... Roland Maxwell - B.E. / Murderer
- Film at Eleven (1981) ... Kevin Herman Dracula
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Chuy Vallestero
- Gang War (1984) ... Chuy Vallestero
 1983 What's Up, Hideous Sun Demon
Officer Ignatz
 1983 Deal of the Century
Chicano Man
 1983 Sadat (TV Movie)
Dentist
 1983 El Norte
Carlos the Bus Boy
 1983 Nightmares
Father Luis Del Amo (segment "The Benediction")
 1983 Valley Girl
Low Rider
 1983 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Hector Sanchez
- Steele Crazy After All These Years (1983) ... Hector Sanchez
 1983 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
Carlos
- Promised Land (1983) ... Carlos
 1983 Listen to Your Heart (TV Movie)
Julio
 1982 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Freddie
- Conduct Unbecoming (1982) ... Freddie
 1982 An Officer and a Gentleman
Emiliano Della Serra
 1982 Love & Money
National Guard General
 1981 Zoot Suit
Rudy
 1981 House Calls (TV Series)
Danny Gomez
- Kleptos and Other Maniacs (1981) ... Danny Gomez
 1981 Madame X (TV Movie)
Senor Rueda
 1981 Circle of Power
Reza Haddad
 1980 First Family
White House Gardener
 1980 Seed of Innocence (uncredited)
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Peter Sinestra
- Cry for Vengeance (1979) ... Peter Sinestra
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Jorge
- For the Benefit of My Patients (1979) ... Jorge
 1979 The Streets of L.A. (TV Movie)
Alberto 'Toto' Corona
 1979 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Marcos
- The Man in the Chair (1979) ... Marcos
 1978 The Boss' Son
Juan
 1978 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Amid
- Diplomatic Immunity (1978) ... Amid
Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (16 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Other Works:

The Boys of Winter (1985). Written by John Pielmeier. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Biltmore Theatre: 1 Dec 1985- 8 Dec 1985 (9 performances + 31 previews that began on 5 Nov 1985). Cast: Matt Dillon (as "Monsoon") [Broadway debut], Doug Hara (as "Henry"), Thomas Ikeda (as "Ho"), Andrew McCarthy (as "Flem"), D.W. Moffett (... See more »

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Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Originated the role of Rudy in the L.A. stage production of "Zoot Suit" and followed the show to Broadway. He also played Rudy in the film adaptation of the play. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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