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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 April 1952Havana, Cuba
Birth NameJose Antonio Plana
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (1)

Ada Maris (c. 1988 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

Graduate of Loyola Marymount University
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.
Plays the patriarch Ignacio Suarez on Ugly Betty (2006).
Has two children by actress Ada Maris: Alejandro Plana and Isabel Plana.
Has two younger brothers, Victor and Oscar.
His father, Pepe, is a former banker. His mother, Conchita, is also a former banker who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and has been in a nursing home since 2005. Family fled Cuba when Tony was a child. They settled in Culver City, California, where his father found employment in a Tootsie Roll factory.
Born in Cuba, he later starred in two movies whose plots deal with the 1959 revolution: Fidel (2002) (as dictator "Fulgencio Batista") and The Lost City (2005) (as "The Emcee"). He also co-starred in JFK (1991) as Cuban exile "Carlos Bringuier".
He was awarded the 1978 Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Achievement Performance for "Zoot Suit" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

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