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Luis Guzman

Highest Rated:   95% True Believer (1989)
Lowest Rated:   0% Reclaim (2014)
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Birthplace:   Cayey, Puerto Rico
A well-respected character actor who specializes in playing tough guys with a heart, Luis Guzman has appeared in a dizzying array of film and television productions since he began his professional acting career in the early 1980s.Born August 28, 1956, Guzman graduated from City College and worked for some years as a youth counselor at the Henry Street Settlement House. During his time as a social worker, he began performing in street theatre and independent films. Guzman got his first big break in the early '80s with a role on the popular TV series Miami Vice. He went on to work sporadically in film and television throughout the rest of the decade, appearing in such films as Sidney Lumet's Family Business and Ridley Scott's Black Rain (both 1989).Guzman's work schedule grew increasingly crowded as the 1990s progressed; kicking off the decade with an appearance in another Lumet piece, Q & A (1990), the actor began popping up in films ranging from romantic comedy (Anthony Minghella's Mr. Wonderful, 1993) to crime drama (Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way, 1993) to gay and lesbian historical docudrama (Nigel Finch's Stonewall, 1995). Thanks to directors Steven Soderbergh and Paul Thomas Anderson, Guzman became more readily recognizable in the late 1990s. For Soderbergh, he had substantial roles in Out of Sight (1998), which cast him as a prisoner whose planned escape is ruined by George Clooney; and The Limey (1999), in which he played Terence Stamp's gruff but good-hearted partner in revenge. For Anderson, Guzman appeared in both Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999), playing a wannabe porn star in the former and a game show contestant in the latter. 2002 proved Guzman's busiest year to date as the increasingly visible actor appeared in no less than five films, including a prominant role in the caper comedy Welcome to Collinwood and a re-teaming with director Anderson with Punch-Drunk Love. On television, Guzman became a regular presence thanks to a recurring role on the HBO prison drama Oz, as well as appearances on such shows as Law and Order, NYPD Blue, and Walker, Texas Ranger.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet 9/11
  • Eddie
2017
33% Puerto Ricans In Paris
  • Luis
  • Executive Producer
$91.4k 2016
77% Keanu
  • Bacon
2016
5% The Do-Over
  • Jorge The Shooter Boy
2016
47% Two Men in Town
  • Terence
2015
43% Ana Maria in Novela Land
  • Schmidt
2015
No Score Yet The Legend of the Knight: Don Quixote
  • Actor
2015
20% The Lookalike
  • Vincent
2014
0% Reclaim
  • Detective
2014
39% In the Blood
  • Chief Ramon Garza
2014
No Score Yet Henry & Me
  • Actor
2014
47% We're The Millers
  • Mexican Cop
$144.9M 2013
67% Turbo
  • Angelo
$81.2M 2013
60% The Last Stand
  • Mike Figuerola
$12.1M 2013
No Score Yet Aztec Warrior
  • Executive Producer
  • The Aztec Warrior
2013
43% Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  • Gabato
$103.9M 2012
29% The Caller
  • George
2011
26% Arthur
  • Bitterman
$29.2M 2011
51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
  • Phil Ramos
$65.5M 2009
39% Fighting
  • Martinez
$23.1M 2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside
  • Actor
2009
46% Yes Man
  • Jumper
$97.7M 2008
52% Nothing Like the Holidays
  • Johnny
$7.5M 2008
41% Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  • Chucho
$94.5M 2008
17% Cleaner
  • Det. Jim Vargas
2008
No Score Yet Maldeamores (Lovesickness) (Maladies of Love)
  • Ismael
2008
No Score Yet Jorge, El Monito Ciclista... Y Cinco Cuentos Mas
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Still Waiting...
  • Raddimus
2008
14% War (Rogue Assassin)
  • Benny
$22.4M 2007
52% Disappearances
  • Brother St. Hillaire
2007
50% Fast Food Nation
  • Benny
$1M 2006
No Score Yet Hard Luck
  • Mendez
2006
25% School for Scoundrels
  • Sgt. Moorehead
$17.8M 2006
64% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
  • Balon
$33.1M 2005
31% Waiting
  • Raddimus
$16.2M 2005
33% Carlito's Way: Rise to Power
  • Nacho Reyes
2005
No Score Yet Sam the Man
  • Murray
2005
72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Bald Henchman
$118.5M 2004
74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Actor
$18.3M 2004
72% Runaway Jury
  • Jerry Fernandez
$49.3M 2003
10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
  • Ray
$26.1M 2003
70% Confidence
  • Manzano
$12.2M 2003
43% Anger Management
  • Lou
$133.8M 2003
36% Double Whammy
  • Juan Benitez
2002
79% Punch-Drunk Love
  • Lance
$17.9M 2002
54% Welcome to Collinwood
  • Cosimo
$75.7k 2002
5% The Adventures of Pluto Nash
  • Felix
$4.4M 2002
62% The Salton Sea
  • Quincy
$0.7M 2002
73% The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Jacopo
$54.2M 2002
No Score Yet Luckytown
  • Jimmy
2001
92% Traffic
  • Ray
$123.9M 2000
No Score Yet Table One
  • Xavier
2000
84% Magnolia
  • Luis
1999
93% The Limey
  • Ed
1999
No Score Yet John Sandford's Mind Prey
  • Det. Black
1999
24% One Tough Cop
  • Gunman Popi
1998
40% Snake Eyes
  • Cyrus
1998
93% Out of Sight
  • Chino
1998
92% Boogie Nights
  • Maurice T. Rodriguez
1997
No Score Yet Pronto
  • Torres
1997
33% The Brave
  • Luis
1997
63% Stonewall
  • Vito
1996
No Score Yet Lotto Land
  • Ricki
1996
41% The Substitute
  • Rem
1995
No Score Yet The Burning Season
  • Estate Boss
1994
15% The Cowboy Way
  • Chango
1994
53% Mr. Wonderful
  • Juice
1993
40% Guilty as Sin
  • Lt. Bernard Martinez
1993
No Score Yet Hand Gun
  • Rick
1993
80% Carlito's Way
  • Pachanga
1993
41% Innocent Blood
  • Morales
1992
No Score Yet McBain
  • Papo
1992
No Score Yet Jumpin' at the Boneyard
  • Taxi Driver
1992
74% The Hard Way
  • Pooley
1991
No Score Yet Empire City
  • Actor
1991
87% Q & A
  • Detective Luis Valentin
1990
38% Family Business
  • Torres
1989
0% Rooftops
  • Martinez
1989
95% True Believer
  • Ortega
1989
52% Black Rain
  • Frankie
1989
11% Crocodile Dundee II
  • Jose
1988
No Score Yet No Picnic
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Variety
  • Jose
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Code Black
2015
  • Jesse Sallander Jose Santiago
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
35% Roadies
2016
  • Gooch
  • 2016
84% Narcos
2015
  • Gacha
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
65% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
  • Rene Calderon Rene
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
86% Community
2009-2015
  • Himself
  • 2011
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • George
  • 2002
No Score Yet Oz
1997-2003
  • Hernandez Raoul `El Cid' Hernandez Raoul Hernandez
  • 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Pescador Cesar Pescador
  • 1991

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