Tony Plana

Tony Plana

Highest Rated: 89% Salvador (1986)

Lowest Rated: 3% Half Past Dead (2002)

Birthday: Apr 19, 1952

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Actor Tony Plana's career was filled with landmark roles in projects that changed Hollywood's portrayal of Latinos and their culture. The Cuban-born and London-trained actor, who appeared in numerous movie and television projects, gained prominence after starring in the theatrical and 1981 film version of "Zoot Suit," a musical about the wrongful persecution of a group of young Mexican-Americans in the 1940s. The character actor's raw and emotional intensity often found him cast in tough guy roles, from a Mohawk-sporting flight trainee in "An Officer and a Gentleman" (1982) to a Mexican bandit in "¡Three Amigos!" (1986). Plana also found success as a director, helming episodes for the Latino-centric series "Resurrection Blvd." (Showtime, 2000-02), in which he also starred. But it was playing against type as sympathetic widower and patriarch Ignacio Suarez in the groundbreaking television series "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-10) that showcased Plana's versatility and ability to connect with audiences, making him one of the more beloved and respected character actors working in Hollywood.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands: War Within the Cartel El Cardenal (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Butterfly Caught Michael Channis (Character) - 2017
54% 53% Roman J. Israel, Esq. Jessie Salinas (Character) $11.7M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swimming in the Desert Paul (Character) - 2016
50% No Score Yet America Adrift William Fernandez (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 86% A Miracle in Spanish Harlem Mariano (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 44% Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret Prosecutor Juan Martinez (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 7% Meddling Mom Luis (Character) - 2013
40% 68% The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez Dr. Dominguez (Character) $9.9K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet America Leopoldo (Character) - 2010
50% 54% Life Is Hot in Cracktown Lou (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hearing Everett Unknown (Voice) - 2008
No Score Yet 28% The Dead One Aparicio (Character) - 2007
11% 50% Towards Darkness Carlos Gutierrez (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 47% Half Past Dead 2 Warden El Fuego (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 20% Slayer Javier (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 26% Vampire Bats Sheriff Herbst (Character) - 2005
25% 64% The Lost City The Emcee (Character) $2.5M 2005
42% 77% Goal! The Dream Begins Hernan Munez (Character) $4.3M 2005
3% 37% Half Past Dead El Fuego (Character) $15.4M 2002
No Score Yet 63% The Princess and the Barrio Boy Ramon Torres (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 2000
No Score Yet 31% Picking Up the Pieces Usher (Character) - 2000
50% 30% Noriega: God's Favorite Colonel Diaz-Herrera (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knockout Chuck (Character) $127.9K 2000
No Score Yet 20% Justice Orlando Reyes (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 62% Sub Down Lt.Commander Melges (Character) - 1997
30% 67% One Eight Seven Principal Garcia (Character) $5.7M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Santa Fe Chief Gomez (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stories From the Edge Unknown (Character) - 1996
76% 89% Primal Fear Martinez (Character) $56.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down for the Barrio Cesar (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 38% The Silver Strand Richie Guttierez (Character) - 1995
75% 74% Nixon Manolo Sanchez (Character) $13.7M 1995
No Score Yet 60% A Million to Juan Jorge (Character) $1.2M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burning Season Galvao (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father & Son: Dangerous Relations Torres (Character) - 1993
84% 88% JFK Carlos Bringuier (Character) - 1991
15% 32% One Good Cop Beniamino (Character) $11.3M 1991
28% 57% Havana Julio Ramos (Character) $8.8M 1990
No Score Yet 29% Sweet 15 Samuel (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing Mario Portillo Grande (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 39% Why Me? Benjy Klopzik (Character) $49.9K 1990
78% 80% Romero Father Manuel Morantes (Character) $167K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Case of the Hillside Stranglers Mike Hernandez (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Break of Dawn Rodriguez (Character) - 1988
33% 61% Born in East L.A. Feo (Character) $14.5M 1987
No Score Yet 53% Disorderlies Miguel (Character) $8.4M 1987
89% 86% Salvador Maj. Maximiliano 'Major Max' Casanova (presdential candidate) (Character) - 1986
45% 67% Three Amigos! Jefe (Character) $36.2M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Latino Ruben (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 5% City Limits Ramos (Character) - 1985
29% 31% Nightmares Father Luis Del Amo (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 89% Listen to Your Heart Julio (Character) - 1983
79% 81% An Officer and a Gentleman Emiliano Della Serra (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and Money National Guard General (Character) - 1982
56% 74% Zoot Suit Rudy (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
91% 79% Superstore Ron (Guest Star) 2021 2019 2017
67% No Score Yet CONNECTING... Unknown (Guest Star) 2020
40% 61% Deputy Jorge Reyes (Guest Star) 2020
88% 54% Room 104 Bracamonte (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Admiral Ray Parker (Guest Star) 2014-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elena of Avalor Oapa (Guest Voice) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Playing with Fire Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 92% StartUp Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
95% 89% Elementary General Howard Alvero (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 78% Shooter Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 58% Bull Sean Perkins (Guest Star) 2018
89% 76% Lethal Weapon Ronnie Delgado (Guest Star) 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Latino TV Guest 2017 2013 2009
92% 85% Colony Proxy Alcala (Guest Star) 2017
25% 56% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
82% 86% Castle Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 81% Motive Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
52% 61% Cristela Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
100% 85% Jane The Virgin Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Father Menendez (Guest Star) 2013
92% 77% Person of Interest J.P. Suarez (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
72% 89% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star),
Director
2011
59% 40% Law & Order: LA Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
76% 66% Body of Proof Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
94% 74% Royal Pains Marcos (Guest Star) 2010
97% 86% Ugly Betty Ignacio Suarez (Character) 2006-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hispanics Today Guest 2008-2010
82% No Score Yet Commander in Chief Pete Ragone (Guest Star) 2006
82% 81% The Closer Alonzo Lopez (Guest Star) 2005
87% 84% 24 Omar (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Dragnet Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
91% 91% Monk Capt. Alameda (Guest Star) 2003
41% No Score Yet Greetings From Tucson Director 2003
73% No Score Yet John Doe Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Resurrection Blvd. Roberto Santiago (Character) 2000-2002
75% 94% The West Wing Mickey Troop (Guest Star) 2001
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martial Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
61% 70% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
57% No Score Yet Gun Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 80% ER Priest (Guest Star) 1995
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
73% No Score Yet Bakersfield, P.D. Luke Ramirez (Character) 1993-1994
91% 87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Amaros (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nurses Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
0% No Score Yet Tequila and Bonetti Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 94% The Golden Girls Alvarez (Guest Star) 1991
89% 94% Seinfeld Manny (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 89% Beauty and the Beast Louis Horner (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Otero (Guest Star) 1990 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet 21 Jump Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Kevin Herman Dracula (Guest Star) 1984 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Chase Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's Happening!! Unknown (Guest Star) 1978

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