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Lou Diamond Phillips

Highest Rated:   96% La Bamba (1987)
Lowest Rated:   10% Supernova (2000)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Night Stalker
  • Richard Ramirez
2016
No Score Yet Sky
  • Duane
2016
45% 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
45% Filly Brown
  • Jose Tonorio
$2.9M 2013
No Score Yet Sanitarium
  • James Silo
2013
No Score Yet Metal Tornado
  • Michael Edwards
2011
No Score Yet Takedown (Transparency)
  • David
2011
No Score Yet Angel and the Badman
  • Quirt Evans
2009
No Score Yet Angel And The Bad Man
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Carny
  • Atlas
2009
No Score Yet Love Takes Wing
  • Director
  • Ray Russell
2009
66% Che: Part One (The Argentine)
  • Mario Monje
$1.6M 2009
No Score Yet The Invited
  • Actor
2009
80% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla)
  • Mario Monje
$2.0M 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
30% Hollywood Homicide
  • Wanda
$30.1M 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
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1994
No Score Yet Teresa's Tattoo
  • Wheeler
1994
No Score Yet Sioux City
  • Jesse Rainfeather Goldman
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet Boulevard
  • Hassan
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
  • Screenwriter
  • Mitchell
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
42% Young Guns
  • Chavez
1988
73% Stand and Deliver
  • Angel
1988
96% La Bamba
  • Ritchie Valens
1987
No Score Yet Trespasses
  • Screenwriter
  • Dirifter
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Lincoln
  • 2017
21% Training Day
2017
  • Thurman Ballesteros
  • 2017
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Longmire
2012
  • Henry Standing Bear
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
75% Another Period
2015
  • Lagundo
  • 2015
68% Blindspot
2015
  • Saul Guerrero
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Chopped
2009
  • Appearing
  • 2014
86% Southland
2009-2013
  • Actor
  • 2012
84% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Augusto Gaez
  • 2011
76% Cougar Town
2009-2015
  • Himself
  • 2011
50% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
  • David
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
57% Stargate Universe
2009-2011
  • Colonel Telford Col. Telford
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
57% The Beast
2009
  • Actor
  • 2009
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Special Agent Ewing
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Jeremy Paul Wilson
  • 2006
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Agent Ian Edgerton Ian Edgerton
  • 2005
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
  • George L.
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Ritchie
  • Director
  • 2003
  • 2002
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Mark DeSalvo
  • 2002
No Score Yet Longmir
  • Actor
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest

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