Luis Guzmán

Biography

Date of Birth 28 August 1956, Cayey, Puerto Rico Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m) Luis Guzmán is an American actor. Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico and raised in Manhattan, New York, he is best known for his character work. For much of his career, his squat build, wolfish features, and brooding countenance have garnered him roles largely as sidekicks, thugs, or policemen, but his later career has seen him move into more mainstream roles. He is a favorite of directors Steven Soderbergh, who cast him in Out of Sight, The Limey, and Traffic, and Paul Thomas Anderson, who cast him in Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Love. Guzmán was born in Puerto Rico, but grew up in New York City's Greenwich Village and surrounding Lower East Side neighborhood. A graduate of City College of New York, he began his career not as a an actor but as a social worker; however, he moonlighted as an actor and became heavily involved in street theater and independent films. He currently lives with his wife Angelita Galarza-Guzmán and their five children in Sutton, Vermont, where he owns a ranch called Wild Orchard Stables. Career His numerous movie credits include Carlito's Way, Welcome to Collinwood, Stonewall, Waiting..., The Salton Sea, and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. He has also appeared on the TV shows Homicide: Life on the Street, Frasier and Oz and had a role in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and its prequel Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Guzmán starred in the short-lived 2003 television comedy Luis, and is a comentator on VH1's I Love the '80s and its sequels, including I Love the '70s and I Love the '90s.

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Birth Place

Cayey, Puerto Rico

Birth Date

8/28/1956
Known For
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Boogie Nights

Maurice t.t. Rodriguez (as Luis Guzman)

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Anger Management

Lou

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The Limey

Ed (as Luis Guzman)

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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

Nacho Reyes

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The Caller

George

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The Substitute

Rem

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The Salton Sea

Quincy

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Le flic de belleville

Ricardo Garcia

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Nothing Like the Holidays

Johnny

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Double Whammy

Juan Benitez

Starring In
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Genie

Detective Perez

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You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah

Eli Katz

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Story Ave

Luis Torres

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Entergalactic

Huge Mover (voice)

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Alone at Night

JazzyLou

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Pierre the Pigeon-Hawk

(voice)

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The Birthday Cake

Jochee (as Luis Guzman)

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The Padre

Gaspar

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Le flic de belleville

Ricardo Garcia

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9/11

Eddie

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Sandy Wexler

Oscar

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The Do Over

Jorge the Shooter Boy

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Keanu

Bacon

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Puerto Ricans in Paris

Luis

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Don Quixote

Farmer (as Luis Guzman)

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Ana Maria in Novela Land

Licenciado Schmidt

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Two Men in Town

Terence

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Top Five

Bobby the Cop

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The Lookalike

Vincent

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Reclaim

Detective

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In The Blood

Chief Ramón Garza

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Henry & Me

Lefty Gomez (voice)

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Turbo

Angelo (voice)

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We're the Millers

Mexican Cop

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The Last Stand

Mike Figuerola

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Gabato

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The Caller

George

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Arthur

Bitterman

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Zombie Outbreak

Ramon

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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Phil Ramos (as Luis Guzman)

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Fighting

Martinez

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He's Just Not That Into You

Javier (uncredited)

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Still Waiting

Raddimus (as Luis Guzman)

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Yes Man

Jumper (uncredited)

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Chucho (voice) (as Luis Guzman)

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Nothing Like the Holidays

Johnny

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Cleaner

Det. Jim Vargas

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War

Benny (as Luis Guzman)

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Maldeamores

Ismael (segment: "En la Urbanizacion")

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Disappearances

Brother St. Hilaire (as Luis Guzman)

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School for Scoundrels

Sergeant Moorehead

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Fast Food Nation

Benny (as Luis Guzman)

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Hard Luck

Million Dollar Mendez

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Dreamer

Balon

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Waiting...

Raddimus

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Carlito's Way: Rise to Power

Nacho Reyes

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Dreamer

Balon

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Bald Man

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Runaway Jury

Jerry Hernandez (uncredited)

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Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

Ray

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Confidence

Manzano (as Luis Guzman)

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Anger Management

Lou

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Welcome to Collinwood

Cosimo

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Punch-Drunk Love

Lance

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Adventures Of Pluto Nash, The

Felix Laranga

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The Salton Sea

Quincy

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The Count of Monte Cristo

Jacopo

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Dinner for Five - Season 1

Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)

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Double Whammy

Juan Benitez

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Luckytown

Jimmy

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Traffic

Ray Castro (as Luis Guzman)

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Thin Air

Chollo

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Table One

Xavier

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Magnolia

Luis (as Luis Guzman)

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The Bone Collector

Eddie Ortiz

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The Limey

Ed (as Luis Guzman)

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Mind Prey

Det. Black

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Snake Eyes

Cyrus

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Out of Sight

Chino (as Luis Guzman)

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One Tough Cop

Gunman Popi

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Boogie Nights

Maurice t.t. Rodriguez (as Luis Guzman)

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The Brave

Luis

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The Substitute

Rem

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Stonewall

Vito

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The Cowboy Way

Chango

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Naked in New York

Auditioner

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Hand Gun

Jacks Man Rick

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Guilty as Sin

Lt. Martinez

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Carlito's Way

Pachanga (as Luis Guzman)

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Seaquest DSV - Season 1

General Guzmano

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Mr. Wonderful

Juice

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Innocent Blood

Morales

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To Catch a Killer

Waiter (uncredited)

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The Hard Way

Detective Benny Pooley, NYPD

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McBain

Papo (as Luis Guzman)

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Q&A

Det. Luis Valentin (as Luis Guzman)

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Family Business

Torres (as Luis Guzman)

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Black Rain

Frankie

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True Believer

Ortega (as Luis Guzman)

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"Crocodile" Dundee II

Jose (as Luis Guzman)

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*batteries not included

Bystander (uncredited)

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Variety (1983)

Jose

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Short Eyes

(as Luis Guzman)

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