Luis Valdez

Luis Valdez

Highest Rated: 97% Coco (2017)

Lowest Rated: 20% Which Way Is Up? (1977)

Birthday: Jun 26, 1940

Birthplace: Delano, California, USA

Born to parents of Mexican descent, Luis Valdez spent his childhood as a migrant farm worker. After graduating from San Jose State College he spent a year with the San Francisco Mime Troupe which culminated in a cultural exchange trip to Cuba. Upon his return to the US, Valdez returned to his hometown of Delano and joined Cesar Chavez's United Farmworkers. There he formed a workers' theatre company, "El Teatro Campesino," which developed original material in the form of short agitprop skits called "actos." "El Teatro Campesino" also produced several short films of their plays.


Highest Rated Movies



97% 94% Coco Tio Berto/Don Hidalgo (Voice) $210.5M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice Narrator - 2010
No Score Yet 50% The Cisco Kid Director - 1994
91% 78% La Bamba Director $52.7M 1987
56% 74% Zoot Suit Director - 1981
20% 83% Which Way Is Up? Ramon Juarez (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting for Our Lives Screenwriter - 1975


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