Luis Guzman

Actor, Social worker
Having appeared in numerous high profile features and television shows, actor Luis Guzman developed into a prominent character actor equally adept at performing in comedies and dramas. Guzman began his career in often ... Read more »
Born: 08/28/1956 in Cayey, Puerto Rico, USA

Filmography

Actor (109)

Code Black 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Keanu 2016 (Movie)

Bacon (Actor)

Puerto Ricans in Paris 2016 (Movie)

Luis (Actor)

Roadies 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ana Maria in Novela Land 2015 (Movie)

Licenciado Schmidt (Actor)

Two Men In Town 2015 (Movie)

Terence (Actor)

Aztec Warrior 2014 (Movie)

Warrior (Actor)

Henry & Me 2014 (Movie)

Lefty Gomez (Voice)

I Believe in America 2014 (Movie)

Soto (Actor)

In the Blood 2014 (Movie)

Chief Ramon Garza (Actor)

Reclaim 2014 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

The Lookalike 2014 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

Top Five 2014 (Movie)

Bobby The Cop (Actor)

The Last Stand 2013 (Movie)

Mike Figuerola (Actor)

Turbo 2013 (Movie)

Angelo (Voice)

We're the Millers 2013 (Movie)

Mexican Cop (Actor)

Civil Wars 1991 - 1994, 1999 - 2001, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1991 - 1994, 1997 - 2001, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Homicide: Life on the Street 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2001, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

How to Make it in America 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D 2012 (Movie)

Gabato (Actor)

Law & Order 1991 - 2001, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1991 - 2001, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1991 - 2001, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oz 1998 - 2001, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

SeaQuest DSV 1992 - 1994, 1999 - 2001, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1991 - 1994, 1999 - 2001, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Arthur 2011 (Movie)

Bitterman (Actor)

Community 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Caller 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fighting 2009 (Movie)

Martinez (Actor)

The Taking of Pelham 123 2009 (Movie)

Phil Ramos (Actor)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Chucho (Actor)

Nothing Like the Holidays 2008 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Still Waiting 2008 (Movie)

Raddimus (Actor)

Cleaner 2007 (Movie)

Detective Wallace/Jim Vargas (Actor)

Disappearances 2007 (Movie)

Brother St. Hilaire (Actor)

John from Cincinnati 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Raines 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

War 2007 (Movie)

Benny (Actor)

Fast Food Nation 2006 (Movie)

Benny (Actor)

I Love the '80s: 3D 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Lovesickness 2006 (Movie)

Ismael (Actor)

School for Scoundrels 2006 (Movie)

Sergeant Moorehead (Actor)

Carlito's Way Rise To Power 2005 (Movie)

Nacho Reyes (Actor)

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story 2005 (Movie)

Balon (Actor)

I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Waiting... 2005 (Movie)

Raddimus (Actor)

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004 (Movie)

Bald Man (Actor)

Luis 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Sam the Man 2004 (Movie)

Murray (Actor)

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Anger Management 2003 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

Confidence 2003 (Movie)

Manzano (Actor)

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd 2003 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Punch-Drunk Love 2002 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

Table One 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 (Movie)

Felix Laranga (Actor)

The Count of Monte Cristo 2002 (Movie)

Jacopo (Actor)

The Salton Sea 2002 (Movie)

Quincy (Actor)

Welcome to Collinwood 2002 (Movie)

Cosimo (Actor)

Double Whammy 2000 (Movie)

Juan Benitez (Actor)

The Beat 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Huntress 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Traffic 2000 (Movie)

Ray Castro (Actor)

John Sandford's Mind Prey 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Luckytown 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Magnolia 1999 (Movie)

Luis (Actor)

The Bone Collector 1999 (Movie)

Eddie Ortiz (Actor)

The Limey 1999 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

One Tough Cop 1998 (Movie)

Gunman Popi (Actor)

Out of Sight 1998 (Movie)

Chino (Actor)

Snake Eyes 1998 (Movie)

Cyrus (Actor)

Boogie Nights 1997 (Movie)

Maurice TT Rodriguez (Actor)

The Brave 1997 (Movie)

Luis (Actor)

Stonewall 1996 (Movie)

Vito (Actor)

Swift Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Substitute 1996 (Movie)

Rem (Actor)

House of Buggin' 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Lotto Land 1995 (Movie)

Reinaldo (Actor)

The Burning Season 1994 (Movie)

Estate Boss (Actor)

The Cowboy Way 1994 (Movie)

Chango (Actor)

Carlito's Way 1993 (Movie)

Pachanga (Actor)

Guilty As Sin 1993 (Movie)

Lieutenant Bernard Martinez (Actor)

Handgun 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mr. Wonderful 1993 (Movie)

Juice (Actor)

Innocent Blood 1992 (Movie)

Morales (Actor)

Jumpin at the Boneyard 1992 (Movie)

Taxi Driver (Actor)

Quiet Killer 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

McBain 1991 (Movie)

Papo (Actor)

The Hard Way 1991 (Movie)

Pooley (Actor)

Q&A 1990 (Movie)

Luis Valentin (Actor)

Black Rain 1989 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

Family Business 1989 (Movie)

Torres (Actor)

Rooftops 1989 (Movie)

Martinez (Actor)

True Believer 1989 (Movie)

Ortega (Actor)

Crocodile Dundee 2 1988 (Movie)

Jose (Actor)

Variety 1985 (Movie)

Jose (Actor)

In the Shadow of a Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Mind Games (Tv Show)

Actor

On Seventh Avenue (TV Show)

Actor

Pronto (TV Show)

Actor

Thin Air: A Spenser Mystery (TV Show)

Actor

Trinity (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Puerto Ricans in Paris 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Aztec Warrior 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Having appeared in numerous high profile features and television shows, actor Luis Guzman developed into a prominent character actor equally adept at performing in comedies and dramas. Guzman began his career in often nameless roles, playing assorted thugs and cops in films like "Crocodile Dundee II" (1988) and "The Hard Way" (1991). But his fortunes changed once he began working with the likes of directors Paul Thomas Anderson and Steven Soderbergh, both of whom used him to great effect in "Boogie Nights" (1997), "Out of Sight" (1998) and "Traffic" (2000). He had greater difficulty on the small screen, however, having a brief stint as the star of his own sitcom, "Luis" (Fox, 2003), while appearing in the confusing David Milch drama "John From Cincinnati" (HBO, 2007), both of which failed to survive their first seasons. Nonetheless, Guzman remained a favorite of many directors, who admired his strong work ethic and dedication to his craft.

Relationships

Rosa Cardona

Mother

Benjamin Cardona

Step-Father

Angelita Galarza-Guzman

Wife
Married in 1985 mother of his five children

Yoruba Guzman

Son
Mother is Angelita Galarza-Guzmán

EDUCATION

City College of New York

New York , New York

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Dwayne Johnson in the adventure sequel "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island"

2011

Played Bitterman, the title character's (Russell Brand) chauffeur in the remake of "Arthur"

2010

Featured on the HBO comedy-drama series "How to Make It in America"

2009

Cast as one of several armed hijackers in "The Taking of Pelham 123"

2008

Lent his voice to the live action comedy "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"

2007

Co-starred with Jet Li and Jason Statham in "War"

2007

Played the manager and caretaker of the Snug Harbor Motel on David Milch's short-lived HBO series "John From Cincinnati"

2006

Joined an ensemble cast for Richard Linklater's "Fast Food Nation"

2005

Co-starred in "Carlito's Way: Rise to Power," a direct-to-video prequel to Brian De Palma's 1993 film "Carlito's Way"

2004

Played the Bald Man in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events"

2003

Played the lead on the short-lived Fox sitcom "Luis"

2002

Portrayed the villainous Cosimo in "Welcome to Collinwood"

2002

Co-starred with Adam Sandler and Emily Watson in the romantic drama "Punch-Drunk Love"

2000

Played a narcotics agent alongside Don Cheadle in Soderbergh's "Traffic"

1999

Played the friend of a murdered young woman (Melissa George) in Soderbergh's "The Limey"

1999

Re-teamed with director Paul Thomas Anderson for "Magnolia"

1998

Re-teamed with director Brian De Palma for "Snake Eyes"

1998

Had a small but memorable role as a gay prisoner in Steven Soderberg's "Out of Sight"

1998

Played inmate and Latino gang leader Raoul 'El Cid' Hernandez on HBO's "Oz"

1997

Landed a memorable role as a club owner in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Boogie Nights"

1995

Co-starred with John Leguizamo in the short-lived sketch comedy show "House Of Buggin" (Fox)

1994

Played a man who smuggles Central Americans to work in U.S. sweatshops in "The Cowboy Way"

1993

Had breakthrough role as the right-hand man of a former criminal (Al Pacino) in director Brian De Palma's "Carlito's Way"

1993

Played the recurring role of Hector Martinez on "NYPD Blue" (ABC)

1990

Played a detective in Sidney Lumet's crime drama "Q&A"

1983

Made his film debut in Bette Gordon's independent feature "Variety"

Began acting in high school with a featured part in a production of "Bye Bye Birdie"

Performed in street theater

Bonus Trivia

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Before making it as an actor, Guzman was as a social worker at the Henry Street Settlement House in New York.

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