John Ortiz

John Ortiz

Highest Rated: 94% The Fallout (2021)

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
Bumblebee
The Drop
A Woman, a Part Steve Jobs Ad Astra
Narc

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 58% The In Between Mel (Character) - 2022
94% 82% The Fallout Carlos Cavell (Character) - 2021
71% 47% Horse Girl Ron (Character) - 2020
57% 89% Ms. White Light Gary (Character) - 2019
83% 40% Ad Astra Lieutenant General Rivas (Character) $50.2M 2019
11% 32% Replicas Jones (Character) $4.0M 2018
90% 74% Bumblebee Dr. Powell (Character) $127.2M 2018
13% 70% Peppermint Detective Moises Beltran (Character) $35.4M 2018
39% 46% Nostalgia Daniel (Character) $84.9K 2018
21% 42% The Cloverfield Paradox Monk (Character) - 2018
47% 57% Going in Style Jesus (Character) $45.0M 2017
75% 69% Kong: Skull Island Victor Nieves (Character) $168.0M 2017
35% 73% A Dog's Purpose Carlos (Character) $64.3M 2017
87% 55% A Woman, a Part Isaac (Character) $23.6K 2016
63% 66% The Finest Hours Seaman Wallace Quirey (Character) $27.6M 2016
85% 73% Steve Jobs Joel Pforzheimer (Character) $17.8M 2015
32% 24% Blackhat Henry Pollack (Character) $7.8M 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) $155.0M 2009
35% 49% Pride and Glory Ruben Santiago (Character) $15.7M 2008
12% 30% Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Morales (Character) $41.8M 2007
80% 89% American Gangster Javier J. Rivera (Character) $130.1M 2007
25% 63% The Singer Willie Colón (Character) $7.6M 2006
47% 43% Miami Vice Jose Yero (Character) $63.4M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deep and Dreamless Sleep Unknown (Character) - 2006
83% 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

TV

Credit
100% 80% Promised Land Joe Sandoval (Character) 2022
46% 88% Messiah Felix (Character) 2020
64% 88% The Guest Book Paul (Guest Star) 2017
68% 70% Rake Ben Leon (Character) 2014
82% 82% Luck Turo Escalante (Character) 2012
No Score Yet 76% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 63% 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
29% No Score Yet Lush Life Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995