Lou Diamond Phillips

Biography

Date of Birth 17 February 1962, Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines Birth Name Lou Diamond Upchurch Height 6' 1" (1.85 m) Phillips worked as an assistant director and instructor at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he studied Drama under Nita Cox, between 1983 - 1986. In 1982 he met Adam Roarke of the Film Actors Lab (Arlington, Texas), who became an important figure in his life. At the Film Actors Lab he studied Film Acting Technique and later joined the team as an instructor. He attended Flour Bluff High School, and briefly attended Del Mar College, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Phillips' big break came with the starring role in 1987's La Bamba as early rocker Ritchie Valens. Though the role garnered him laud from critics, he has since found it difficult to find another leading role in a big-budget Hollywood film. In 1988, he co-starred along Edward James Olmos in the inner-city high school drama, Stand and Deliver, as Angel Guzman, a wannabe cholo who is inspired by his math teacher, Jaime Escalante, to challenge himself at calculus and along the road, creates a friendship with his teacher. In 1988 and 1990, Phillips co-starred with Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland in the cowboy movies Young Guns and Young Guns II The first low budget film in which he starred in was called Trespasses. During the making of this film, he met Julie Cypher, an assistant director who would become his wife on September 17, 1986. They later divorced on August 5, 1990. Cypher would leave him to start a relationship with rocker Melissa Etheridge. He met Jennifer Tilly, to whom he was briefly engaged, although the two never married. He later married model Kelly Preston (not to be confused with John Travolta's actress wife of the same name). They had twin daughters. They separated in 2005 and their divorce is pending. Phillips also plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games. He plays for the Sierra Canyon H.S. & Santa Suzanna Montessori charity. On Friday, August 11, 2006, Phillips was arrested for alleged domestic violence. Los Angeles Police confirmed that Phillips was arrested at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Northridge following an alleged dispute with his girlfriend, makeup artist Yvonne Boismier. Police state that he was held "on suspicion of 'Sodomy'". His bail was set at $50,000, although his publicist said he was released on his own recognizance. A source at the Los Angeles prosecutor's office said the incident will likely be handled through mediation, not prosecution. On September 21, 2006, prosecutors in Los Angeles decided against using arbitration and instead filed a charge of battery against Phillips. Phillips's arraignment was scheduled for October 18, 2006. On December 7, 2006, Phillips pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of domestic battery and was sentenced to three years probation. He also was ordered to undergo one year of domestic violence counseling and to serve 200 hours of community service. From Wikipedia

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Birth Name

Lou

Birth Place

Subic Bay Naval Station, Filippijnen

Birth Date

2/17/1962
Known For
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Young Guns

Chavez y Chavez

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Courage Under Fire

Staff Sergeant John Monfriez

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La Bamba

Ritchie Valens

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The Big Hit

Cisco

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Young Guns 2

Chavez y Chavez

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Bats

Sheriff Emmett Kimsey

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The First Power

Russell Logan

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Stand and Deliver

Angel Guzman

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Supernova

Yerzy Penalosa

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Renegades

Hank Storm

Starring In
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Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths - Part Two

Spectre (voice)

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Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths - Part One

The Spectre / Owlman (voice)

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Guns 3: Alias Billy the Kid

Chavez

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DC Showcase: Constantine - The House of Mystery

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Adverse

Dr. Cruz

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Bill Kill

Johnny Kane

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Changing Saddles

Warden Tono

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Avenge the Crows

Casper

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The Last Train

Gunner

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Cop and a Half: New Recruit

Detective Simmons

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The Night Stalker

Richard Ramirez

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Sky

Trucker Duane

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The 33

Don Lucho

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Sequoia

Colin

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Sanitarium

James Silo

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Filly Brown

Jose Tonorio

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Metal Tornado

Michael Edwards

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Takedown

David

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Carny

Atlas

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Love Takes Wing

Ray Russell

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The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event

Wes Lincoln 1 episode, 2017

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Angel and the Badman (2009)

Quirt Evans

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Che: Part Two

Mario Monje

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Lone Rider

Bobby Hattaway

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Death Toll

Mayor Padial

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Termination Point

Dr. Daniel Winter

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Never Forget

Frank Hill

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Fingerprints

Doug

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Striking Range

Eugene "Vash" Vasher

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El Cortez

Manny DeSilva

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Murder at the Presidio

CWO James Chandler

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The Trail to Hope Rose

Keenan Deerfield

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Gone But Not Forgotten

Alan Page

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Hollywood Homicide

Wanda

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Absolon

Agent Walters

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Red Water

John Sanders

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Lone Hero

Bart

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Malevolent

Det. Jack Lucas

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Stark Raving Mad

Gregory

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Hangman

Detective Nick Roos

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Route 666

Jack La Roca

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Knight Club

Dirk Gueron

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Supernova

Yerzy Penalosa

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Picking Up the Pieces

Officer Alfonso

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A Better Way to Die

Special Agent William 'Bill' Dexter

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Brokedown Palace

Roy Knox

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Bats

Sheriff Emmett Kimsey

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Another Day in Paradise

Jewels (uncredited)

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The Big Hit

Cisco

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Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II

Himself (segment "Liberian Girl")

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Courage Under Fire

Staff Sergeant John Monfriez

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Teresa's Tattoo

Wheeler

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Sioux City

Jesse Rainfeather Goldman

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Boulevard

Hassan

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Dangerous Touch

Mick Burroughs

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Extreme Justice

Jeff Powers

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The Panama Deception

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Shadow of the Wolf

Agaguk

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Ein Mann läuft Amok

Mitchell Osgood

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The Dark Wind

Officer Jim Chee

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The First Power

Russell Logan

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Young Guns 2

Chavez y Chavez

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A Show of Force

Jesus Fuentes

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Demon Wind

Demon (as Louis Gem Phips)

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Renegades

Hank Storm

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Disorganized Crime

Ray Forgy

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Young Guns

Chavez y Chavez

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Stand and Deliver

Angel Guzman

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Dakota

John Dakota

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The Three Kings

Tag

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La Bamba

Ritchie Valens

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