John Ortiz

John Ortiz

Highest Rated: 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Lowest Rated: 11% Replicas (2018)

Birthday: May 23, 1968

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A New York-based stage actor, John Ortiz carved a niche in urban crime dramas, effectively portraying both sides of the law, while making himself into a catalyst of independent theater. A native of Brooklyn, Ortiz at a young age helped to found the Latino Actors Base theatrical co-op, which would in the 1990s morph into the dynamic LAByrinth Theater Company, wherein he began a long association with friend and fellow actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Ortiz broke into movies in the 1993 Al Pacino vehicle "Carlito's Way," and would go on to a succession of TV and film jobs largely in supporting ethnic roles, most prominently as a cop in Denis Leary's short-lived New York-set police comedy "The Job" (2001-02) and Ridley Scott's "American Gangster" (2007), as well as feral gangster-types in Michael Mann's film revise of "Miami Vice" (2006) and "Fast & Furious" (2009). His stage work became increasingly prominent in New York through the 2000s, highlighted by multiple outings in plays by Jose Rivera and Stephen Adly Guirgis, a 2004 Broadway debut in Nilo Cruz' Pulitzer-winning play "Anna in the Tropics," and a succession of LAByrinth co-productions with the Public Theater. His on-screen presence grew in the late 2000s as he scored one of the leads in the 2007 sci-fi outing "Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem" (2007) and featured supporting roles in the Jennifer Lopez vehicle "El Cantante" (2006) and the critically acclaimed, Hoffman-directed screen adaptation of the LAByrinth/Public-staged play "Jack Goes Boating" (2010). From blue-collar roots to a rising light of the theater, Ortiz struck a deft balance between Hollywood's multicultural penchant for Latino supporting characters and his building recognition as a signature talent of the Gotham stage.

Highest rated movies

The Fallout
Silver Linings Playbook
The Drop
A Woman, a Part Steve Jobs
Ad Astra




92% No Score Yet The Fallout Carlos (Character) - 2021
70% 47% Horse Girl Ron (Character) - 2020
83% 40% Ad Astra Lieutenant General Rivas (Character) $50.2M 2019
57% 80% Ms. White Light Gary (Character) - 2019
39% 47% Nostalgia Daniel (Character) $84.9K 2018
90% 74% Bumblebee Dr. Powell (Character) $127.2M 2018
11% 32% Replicas Jones (Character) $4M 2018
21% 42% The Cloverfield Paradox Monk (Character) - 2018
12% 70% Peppermint Detective Moises Beltran (Character) $35.4M 2018
47% 57% Going in Style Jesus (Character) $45M 2017
35% 73% A Dog's Purpose Carlos (Character) $64.3M 2017
75% 69% Kong: Skull Island Victor Nieves (Character) $168M 2017
63% 66% The Finest Hours Seaman Wallace Quirey (Character) $27.6M 2016
87% 55% A Woman, a Part Isaac (Character) $23.6K 2016
32% 24% Blackhat Henry Pollack (Character) $7.8M 2015
85% 73% Steve Jobs Joel Pforzheimer (Character) $17.8M 2015
89% 76% The Drop Det. Ortiz (Character) $10.7M 2014
71% 84% Fast & Furious 6 Braga (Character) $238.7M 2013
92% 86% Silver Linings Playbook Ronnie (Character) $132.1M 2012
81% 75% Play John (Character) - 2011
68% 48% Jack Goes Boating Clyde (Character),
Executive Producer
$538.8K 2010
28% 67% Fast & Furious Campos (Character) $155M 2009
35% 49% Pride and Glory Ruben Santiago (Character) $15.7M 2008
81% 87% American Gangster Javier J. Rivera (Character) $130.1M 2007
12% 30% Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Morales (Character) $41.8M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deep and Dreamless Sleep Unknown (Character) - 2006
46% 43% Miami Vice Jose Yero (Character) $63.4M 2006
25% 63% The Singer Willie Colón (Character) $7.6M 2006
84% 79% Narc Octavio Ruiz (Character) $10.5M 2002
No Score Yet 42% 3 a.m. Hector (Character) - 2001
54% 46% The Opportunists Ismail Espinoza (Character) $581.1K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Side Streets Ramon Yanes (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 75% Riot Ciaco (Character) - 1997
31% 47% Sgt. Bilko Spc. Luis Clemente (Character) $30.1M 1996


46% 88% Messiah Felix (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019
64% 88% The Guest Book Paul (Guest Star) 2017
68% No Score Yet Rake Ben Leon (Character) 2014
82% 82% Luck Turo Escalante (Character) 2012
No Score Yet 77% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clubhouse Carlos Tavares (Character) 2004-2005
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Officer Zermeño (Guest Star) 2004
73% No Score Yet The Handler Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
100% No Score Yet The Job Det. Ruben Sommariba (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lush Life Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995


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