Lou Diamond Phillips

Highest Rated: 100% The Night Stalker (2016)
Lowest Rated: 10% Supernova (2000)
Birthday: Feb 17, 1962
Birthplace: Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines
Mixed-blood and Filipino-born, Phillips was raised in Arlington, Texas, where he began acting at age 10. After receiving his college degree in theater, he studied film technique with Adam Roarke at the Film Actor's Lab in Dallas. Between 1983 and 1986 he worked at the Lab as an assistant director and instructor. Concurrently, he performed in several plays in Dallas and Fort Worth, including Doctor Faustus and Hamlet. From 1983-87 Phillips appeared in several small, independent, Texas-made films, beginning with Angel Alley; one of these, Trespasses (1987), he co-wrote, while he associate-produced another, Dakota (1988). His big break came when director Luis Valdez was casting the Hollywood biopic La Bamba (1987), which focused on early rock 'n' roller Ritchie Valens. Someone suggested Phillips for the role of Valens' brother, but after he auditioned he was selected by Valdez to play the lead. The film was surprisingly successful and Philips married its assistant director, Julie Cypher. With his performance as a barrio boy in Stand and Deliver (1988) he further established himself as a leading Hispanic star and representative of the Hispanic community. After playing an American Indian in the youth Western Young Guns (1988), he found himself fascinated with Indian culture and became a Cherokee blood brother. He wrote one of his films, Ambition (1991).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
22% Big Kill Johnny Kane 2018
No Score Yet Urban Country Warden Tono 2018
No Score Yet Cop and a Half: New Recruit Detective Simmons 2017
No Score Yet Created Equal Monsignor Renzulli 2017
No Score Yet Avenge the Crows: The Legend of Loca Casper 2017
No Score Yet Quest Gus 2017
100% The Night Stalker Richard Ramirez 2016
60% Sky Duane 2016
48% The 33 Luis Urzua 'Don Lucho' $9.2M 2015
No Score Yet The Wisdom To Know The Difference Actor 2014
No Score Yet Sequoia Colin 2014
42% Filly Brown Jose Tonorio $2.9M 2013
No Score Yet Sanitarium James Silo 2013
No Score Yet Takedown (Transparency) David 2011
No Score Yet Metal Tornado Michael Edwards 2011
No Score Yet Angel and the Badman Quirt Evans 2009
No Score Yet Carny Atlas 2009
No Score Yet Love Takes Wing Director Ray Russell 2009
67% Che: Part One (The Argentine) Mario Monje $1.6M 2009
No Score Yet The Invited Actor 2009
79% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) Mario Monje $2.1M 2008
No Score Yet Lone Rider Bobby Hattaway 2008
No Score Yet Naked Movie Actor 2008
No Score Yet Death Toll Mayor Padial 2007
No Score Yet Termination Point Dr. Daniel Winter 2007
No Score Yet Never Forget Frank 2007
No Score Yet Striking Range Eugene Vasher 2006
29% El Cortez Manny DeSilva 2006
No Score Yet Fingerprints Doug 2006
No Score Yet Aquaman Actor 2006
26% The Legend of Zorro Actor $45.4M 2005
No Score Yet Murder at the Presidio James Chandler 2005
No Score Yet Gone But Not Forgotten Alan Page 2005
No Score Yet Alien Express Det. Vic Holden 2005
No Score Yet The Trail to Hope Rose Keenan Deerfield 2004
No Score Yet Kids Ten Commandments: Life and Seth Situation Actor 2003
No Score Yet Red Water John Sanders 2003
No Score Yet Malevolent Jack Lucas 2003
No Score Yet Absolon Walters 2003
20% Stark Raving Mad Gregory 2002
No Score Yet Lone Hero Bart 2002
No Score Yet Knight Club Dirk Gueron 2001
No Score Yet Route 666 Jack La Rocha 2001
No Score Yet A Better Way to Die Dexter 2000
10% Supernova Yerzy Penalosa 2000
No Score Yet Picking Up the Pieces Officer Alfonso 2000
17% Bats Emmett Kimsey 1999
No Score Yet In a Class of His Own Rich Donato 1999
31% Brokedown Palace Roy Knox 1999
No Score Yet Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War Emilio Aguinaldo 1999
41% The Big Hit Cisco 1998
No Score Yet Trial of Adolf Eichmann Actor 1997
85% Courage Under Fire Monfriez 1996
No Score Yet Undertow Jack Ketchum 1996
No Score Yet Hourglass cameo 1995
No Score Yet The Wharf Rat Petey 1995
No Score Yet Dangerous Touch Mick Burroughs Screenwriter Producer Director 1994
No Score Yet Teresa's Tattoo Wheeler 1994
No Score Yet Boulevard Hassan 1994
No Score Yet Sioux City Director Jesse Rainfeather Goldman 1994
No Score Yet The Dark Wind Officer Jim Chee 1993
No Score Yet Shadow of the Wolf Agaguk 1993
No Score Yet Extreme Justice Jeff Powers 1993
No Score Yet The Panama Deception Narrator [English version] 1992
No Score Yet Ambition Mitchell Screenwriter 1991
35% Young Guns II Chavez y Chavez 1990
No Score Yet A Show of Force Jesus Fuentes 1990
22% The First Power Russell Logan 1990
No Score Yet Harley Actor 1990
20% Renegades Hank Storm 1989
50% Disorganized Crime Ray Forgy 1989
No Score Yet Dakota John Dakota 1988
41% Young Guns Chavez 1988
73% Stand and Deliver Angel 1988
96% La Bamba Ritchie Valens 1987
No Score Yet Trespasses Dirifter Screenwriter 1987

TV

CREDIT
95% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
Director
  • 2019
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Delgado
  • 2018
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Sheriff Clifford
  • 2018
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
Deputy Chief Gossett
  • 2018
83% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale
2018
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Elena of Avalor
2016
Voice
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Lincoln
  • 2017
24% Training Day
2017
Thurman Ballesteros
  • 2017
88% Longmire
2012-2017
Henry Standing Bear
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
75% Another Period
2015-2018
Lagundo
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Blindspot
2015
Saul Guerrero
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2015
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Romero
  • 2014
No Score Yet Chopped
2009
Appearing
  • 2014
87% Southland
2009-2013
  • 2012
89% Chuck
2007-2012
Augusto Gaez
  • 2011
50% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
David
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
89% Cougar Town
2009-2015
Himself
  • 2011
  • 2010
70% Stargate Universe
2009-2011
Colonel Telford Col. Telford
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Ian Egerton Agent Ian Edgerton Ian Edgerton
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
61% The Beast
2009
  • 2009
No Score Yet Iron Chef America
2004-2018
Judge
  • 2008
92% Psych
2006-2014
Special Agent Ewing
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Jeremy Paul Wilson
  • 2006
No Score Yet Jack & Bobby
2004-2005
Juan Roberto del Alba
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Triangle
2005
Meeno Paloma
  • 2005
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
George L.
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
Ritchie Director
  • 2003
  • 2002
86% 24
2001-2014
Mark DeSalvo
  • 2002
62% Arli$$
1996-2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Night Visions
2001-2002
Tom
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Director
  • 1999
  • 1998
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Appearing
  • 1993
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Bobby Diaz
  • 1987
No Score Yet Longmir
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
No Score Yet Prodigal Son
2019
Gil Arroyo

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