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Benjamin Bratt

Highest Rated:   92% Traffic (2000)
Lowest Rated:   9% Catwoman (2004)
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Birthplace:   San Francisco, California, USA
Benjamin Bratt was already an experienced film and TV actor by the time his four-year stint as Det. Reynaldo "Rey" Curtis on NBC's long-running hit Law and Order made him famous. Born and raised in San Francisco, Bratt studied acting at UC-Santa Barbara and in his hometown. After roles in two short-lived 1980s TV series, Bratt made his film debut as John Travolta's foe in the shelved, then straight-to-cable Chains of Gold (1991). Concentrating on building a movie career, Bratt played supporting roles in the action films Demolition Man (1993), Clear and Present Danger (1994), and The River Wild (1994), as well as one of the lead roles in Bound by Honor (1993), about Chicano gang life. After joining Law and Order in 1995 as the coolly-passionate Curtis, the half-Peruvian Indian, half-Caucasian Bratt's chiseled looks received positive notices along with his acting, but rather than rest on his laurels, Bratt used his hiatus time to produce (with his director brother Peter Bratt) and star in the indie film Follow Me Home (1997). After leaving the show in 1999 (girlfriend Julia Roberts guest-starred in one of Bratt's last episodes), Bratt moved back to San Francisco to be closer to his family and focus on making movies. He costarred as Madonna's paramour in The Next Best Thing (2000).Untouched by The Next Best Thing's failure, Bratt joined the prestigious ensemble cast of Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed, Oscar-winning narcotics drama Traffic (2000), becoming nearly unrecognizable in a brief appearance as a sleazy drug dealer. Scoring his second Christmas 2000 hit, Bratt played off his smooth, sexy law enforcement officer image as Sandra Bullock's FBI ally-turned-love interest in the comedy Miss Congeniality (2000).Though the first half of 2001 was marked by his well-publicized break-up with Roberts, Bratt was poised to leave his days as tabloid fodder behind with his lead performance in the independent biopic Piñero (2001). Winning the title role over such high profile Latino actors as Jimmy Smits, Bratt's uncanny evocation of troubled Nuyorican writer and drug casualty Miguel Piñero attracted early dark horse Oscar buzz.Bratt would go on to find continued success on the small screen throughout the 2000's, in mini-series like The Andromeda Strain , and continually on Law and Order, which he would stick with until 2007. Bratt would also star on the TV series The Cleaner, as well as on the Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
90% Doctor Strange
  • Actor
2016
69% The Infiltrator
  • Roberto Alcaino
2016
14% Ride Along 2
  • Pope
2016
13% Special Correspondents
  • John Baker
2016
86% Justice League: Gods and Monsters
  • Superman/Hernan Guerra
2015
73% Despicable Me 2
  • Eduardo/El Macho
2013
56% Snitch
  • Juan Carlos "El Topo" Pintera
2013
50% The Lesser Blessed
  • Jed
2013
50% La MISSION
  • Producer
  • Che Rivera
2010
59% Trucker
  • Len Bonner
2009
87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • Manny
2009
No Score Yet The People Speak
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Andromeda Strain
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Mission
  • Actor
2008
26% Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Dr. Juvenal Urbino
2007
71% Thumbsucker
  • Matt Schramm
2005
37% The Great Raid
  • Lt. Col. Mucci
2005
88% The Woodsman
  • Carlos
2004
9% Catwoman
  • Tom Lone
2004
43% Piñero
  • Miguel Pinero
2002
16% Abandon
  • Wade Handler
2002
No Score Yet The Last Producer
  • Damon Black
2002
No Score Yet After the Storm
  • Arno
2001
No Score Yet Alcatraz Is Not an Island
  • Actor
2001
92% Traffic
  • Juan
2000
42% Miss Congeniality
  • Eric Matthews
2000
14% Red Planet
  • Ted Santen
2000
20% The Next Best Thing
  • Ben
2000
No Score Yet The Final Hit
  • Damon Black
2000
No Score Yet Exiled (Exiled: A Law & Order Movie)
  • Det. Rey Curtis
1998
No Score Yet Follow Me Home
  • Abel
1997
No Score Yet Texas
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Woman Undone
  • Actor
1995
55% The River Wild
  • Ranger Johnny
1994
82% Clear and Present Danger
  • Captain Ramirez
1994
64% Demolition Man
  • Alfredo Garcia
1993
55% Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor)
  • Paco
1993
No Score Yet ShadowHunter
  • Twobear
1993
No Score Yet Chains of Gold
  • Carlos
1992
No Score Yet Woman Undone
  • Jim Mercer
1991
80% Bright Angel
  • Claude
1991
15% One Good Cop
  • Felix
1991
No Score Yet Nasty Boys
  • Eduardo Cruz
1989
No Score Yet Police Story: Gladiator School
  • Actor
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
32% Star
2015
  • Jahil
75% 24: Live Another Day
2014
  • Steve Navarro
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Det. Reynaldo Curtis Det. Rey Curtis Rey Curtis
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Voces on PBS
2006-2015
  • Narrator
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
85% Modern Family
2009
  • Javier Javier Delgado
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Latino Americans
2013
  • Narrator
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Conor Jake Reilly
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Narrator
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest

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