Luis Guzmán (I)

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Actor of Puerto Rican descent who gained fame making many memorable films in the 1980s and 1990s due to his villainous physical appearance. Guzmán born in August 28, 1956 in Cayey, Puerto Rico, but he raised in New York City's Greenwich Village, as well as the surrounding Lower East Side neighborhood. His mother Rosa was a hospital worker and his ... See full bio »

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 2019/II Hold On
Pastor Rivera
 2019 Perpetual Grace, LTD (TV Series)
Hector Contreras
- A Sheriff in the Era of the Cartel (2019) ... Hector Contreras (as Luis Guzman)
- The Elements of an Epiphany (2019) ... Hector Contreras (as Luis Guzman)
- Fiveever (2019) ... Hector Contreras (as Luis Guzman)
- Bull Face (2019) ... Hector Contreras (as Luis Guzman, credit only)
- When Doves Cry (2019) ... Hector Contreras (as Luis Guzman)
 2019 Shameless (TV Series)
Mikey O'Shea
- The Hobo Games (2019) ... Mikey O'Shea (as Luis Guzman)
- Los Diablos! (2019) ... Mikey O'Shea (as Luis Guzman)
 2018/I The Duck (Short)
 2018 Belleville Cop
Ricardo Garcia
 2018 The Padre
 2018 Marc Anthony, Will Smith, Bad Bunny: Está Rico (Video short)
Luis Guzmán
 2018 Logic: One Day ft. Ryan Tedder (Video short)
School Teacher
 2015-2018 Code Black (TV Series)
Jesse Sallander
- The Business of Saving Lives (2018) ... Jesse Sallander
- As Night Comes and I'm Breathing (2018) ... Jesse Sallander
- One of Our Own (2018) ... Jesse Sallander
- Change of Heart (2018) ... Jesse Sallander
- Only Human (2018) ... Jesse Sallander
 2018 No Me Arrepiento (Video short)
 2017 9/11
 2017 Sandy Wexler
Oscar (as Luis Guzman)
 2016 Aztec Warrior
Aztec Warrior
 2016 Roadies (TV Series)
- The Load Out (2016) ... Gooch
- The All Night Bus Ride (2016) ... Gooch
- Life Is a Carnival (2016) ... Gooch
 2016 The Do-Over
Jorge the Shooter Boy
 2016 Keanu
 2015 Narcos (TV Series)
José Rodríguez Gacha
- There Will Be a Future (2015) ... José Rodríguez Gacha
- Explosivos (2015) ... José Rodríguez Gacha
- The Palace in Flames (2015) ... José Rodríguez Gacha
- The Sword of Simón Bolivar (2015) ... José Rodríguez Gacha
- The Men of Always (2015) ... José Rodríguez Gacha
 2015 Ana Maria in Novela Land
Licenciado Schmidt
 2015 Don Quixote
Farmer (as Luis Guzman)
 2014 Mind Games (TV Series)
- Balloon Boy (2014) ... Nate
- As God Is My Witness (2014) ... Nate
- Embodied Cognition (2014) ... Nate
- N.D.E. (2014) ... Nate
 2014 Reclaim
 2014 Top Five
Bobby the Cop
 2014 Henry & Me
Lefty Gomez (voice)
 2014 The Lookalike
 2014/I In the Blood
Chief Ramón Garza
 2014 Two Men in Town
 2013 Bruno Mars: Gorilla (Video short)
Club Owner
 2013 We're the Millers
Mexican Cop
 2013 Turbo
Angelo (voice)
 2013 Republic of Doyle (TV Series)
Charles Alomar
- The Devil Inside (2013) ... Charles Alomar
 2013 The Last Stand
Mike Figuerola
 2012 Departure Date (Short)
 2012 Counter Culture (TV Movie)
 2012 IC Places Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Journey (2012)
 2010-2011 How to Make It in America (TV Series)
Rene Calderon
- What's in a Name? (2011) ... Rene Calderon (as Luis Guzman)
- The Friction (2011) ... Rene Calderon (as Luis Guzman)
- I'm Sorry, Who's Yosi? (2011) ... Rene Calderon (as Luis Guzman)
- Mofongo (2011) ... Rene Calderon (as Luis Guzman)
- It's Not Even Like That (2011) ... Rene Calderon (as Luis Guzman)
 2011 Community (TV Series)
Luis Guzmán
- Documentary Filmmaking: Redux (2011) ... Luis Guzmán
 2011 Rise of the Damned
 2011 The Caller
 2011/I Arthur
 2009/I Old Dogs
Nick - Child Proofer #2 (uncredited)
 2009 The Taking of Pelham 123
Phil Ramos (as Luis Guzman)
 2009 Fighting
 2009 Still Waiting... (Video)
Raddimus (as Luis Guzman)
 2009 He's Just Not That Into You
Javier (uncredited)
 2008 Yes Man
Jumper (uncredited)
 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Chucho (voice, as Luis Guzman)
 2008 Chicano Blood (Video)
Mexican Mule 1
 2008 I Kicked Luis Guzman in the Face (Short)
 2007 Cleaner
Det. Jim Vargas
 2007 War
Benny (as Luis Guzman)
 2007 John from Cincinnati (TV Series)
Ramon Gaviota
- His Visit: Day Nine (2007) ... Ramon Gaviota
- His Visit: Day Eight (2007) ... Ramon Gaviota
- His Visit: Day Seven (2007) ... Ramon Gaviota
- His Visit: Day Six (2007) ... Ramon Gaviota
- His Visit: Day Five (2007) ... Ramon Gaviota
 2007 Lovesickness
Ismael (segment: "En la Urbanizacion")
 2007 Raines (TV Series)
Charlie Lincoln
- Pilot (2007) ... Charlie Lincoln (scenes deleted)
 2006 Lolo's Cafe (TV Short)
Lolo (voice)
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game)
Ricardo Diaz (voice, as Luis Guzman)
 2006 Hard Luck (Video)
Million Dollar Mendez
 2006 School for Scoundrels
Sergeant Moorehead
 2006 Fast Food Nation
Benny (as Luis Guzman)
 2006 Disappearances
Brother St. Hilaire (as Luis Guzman)
 2005/I Waiting...
 2005 Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (Video)
Nacho Reyes
 2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
Bald Man (as Luis Guzman)
 2003 Luis (TV Series)
Luis Cortez / Luis
- Death Day (2003) ... Luis Cortez
- E.P.T (2003) ... Luis Cortez
- Placeholder (2003) ... Luis
- Pilot (2003) ... Luis
- Friendship (2003) ... Luis Cortez
 2003 Runaway Jury
Jerry Hernandez (uncredited)
 2003 Anger Management
Lou (as Luis Guzman)
 2003 Confidence
Manzano (as Luis Guzman)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game)
Ricardo Diaz (voice, as Luis Guzman)
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
- Enemy at the Gate (2002) ... George
 2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Felix Laranga
 2002 Welcome to Collinwood
 2002 Punch-Drunk Love
 2002 The Salton Sea
 2001 Home Invaders
 2001 Sam the Man
Murray (as Luis Guzman)
 2001 Double Whammy
Juan Benitez
 2000 Table One
 2000 Traffic
Ray Castro (as Luis Guzman)
 2000 Thin Air (TV Movie)
 2000 Luckytown
 1998-2000 Oz (TV Series)
Raoul 'El Cid' Hernandez
- The Bill of Wrongs (2000) ... Raoul 'El Cid' Hernandez
- Obituaries (2000) ... Raoul 'El Cid' Hernandez
- A Cock and Balls Story (2000) ... Raoul 'El Cid' Hernandez
- Out o' Time (1999) ... Raoul 'El Cid' Hernandez
- Secret Identities (1999) ... Raoul 'El Cid' Hernandez
 2000 The Beat (TV Series)
- Cueca Solo (2000)
 2000 The Huntress (TV Series)
Paulie Dortmunder
- Pilot (2000) ... Paulie Dortmunder
 1999 Magnolia
Luis (as Luis Guzman)
 1999 The Bone Collector
Eddie Ortiz (as Luis Guzman)
 1999 The Limey
Eduardo Roel (as Luis Guzman)
 1999 Mind Prey (TV Movie)
Det. Black
 1998 King of New York (TV Movie)
 1998 Trinity (TV Series)
- In a Yellow Wood (1998)
 1998 One Tough Cop
Gunman Popi
 1998 Snake Eyes
Cyrus (as Luis Guzman)
 1998 Out of Sight
Chino (as Luis Guzman)
 1998 Michael Hayes (TV Series)
- Vaughn Mower (1998) ... Santos
 1998 Early Edition (TV Series)
John Hernandez
- The Quality of Mercy (1998) ... John Hernandez (as Luis Guzman)
 1997 Boogie Nights
Maurice t.t. Rodriguez (as Luis Guzman)
 1997 Pronto (TV Movie)
Buck Torres (as Luis Guzman)
 1997 The Brave
 1996 On Seventh Avenue (TV Movie)
Eddie Diaz
 1995-1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Joaquin / Det. Lopez
- Deep Cover (1996) ... Joaquin
- Bad Girls (1995) ... Det. Lopez (as Luis Guzman)
 1996 The Substitute
 1995 Stonewall
Vito (as Luiz Guzman)
 1995 Lotto Land
 1994 The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (TV Movie)
Estate Boss
 1994 The Cowboy Way
 1994 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
General Guzmano
- The Good Death (1994) ... General Guzmano
 1994 Hand Gun
Jacks Man Rick
 1993 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Hector Martinez
- Ice Follies (1993) ... Hector Martinez (as Luis Guzman)
- Emission Accomplished (1993) ... Hector Martinez (as Luis Guzman)
 1993 Carlito's Way
Pachanga (as Luis Guzman)
 1993 Mr. Wonderful
 1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
- Storm Warning (1993) ... Gomez (as Luis Guzman)
 1993 Naked in New York
 1993 Double Deception (TV Movie)
Ronald Sharkey
 1993 Guilty as Sin
Lt. Bernard Martinez
 1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Lorenzo 'Larry' Molera
- Son of a Gun (1993) ... Lorenzo 'Larry' Molera
 1992 Empire City (TV Movie)
 1992 Innocent Blood
 1992 In the Shadow of a Killer (TV Movie)
Louis Velazquez
 1992 Black Death (TV Movie)
Adelaido (as Luis Guzman)
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Hector Rodriguez
- Tape Fear (1992) ... Hector Rodriguez (as Luis Guzman)
 1992 To Catch a Killer (TV Mini-Series)
Waiter (uncredited)
 1991 Jumpin' at the Boneyard
Taxi Driver
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Cesar Pescador
- Heaven (1991) ... Cesar Pescador
 1991 McBain
Papo (as Luis Guzman)
 1991 The Hard Way
Pooley (as Luis Guzman)
 1991 Monsters (TV Series)
- Desirable Alien (1991) ... Luis
 1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Carlos Delgado
- La Familia (1990) ... Carlos Delgado (as Luis Guzman)
 1990 Q & A
Luis Valentin (as Luis Guzman)
 1989 Family Business
Torres (as Luis Guzman)
 1989 Black Rain
Frankie (as Luis Guzman)
 1989 Rooftops
 1989 True Believer
Ortega (as Luis Guzman)
 1988 Crocodile Dundee II
Jose (as Luis Guzman)
 1987 *batteries not included
Bystander (uncredited)
 1987 Heartbeat (Video)
Gang Member #2
 1986 No Picnic
 1986 Seven Women, Seven Sins
Lotto Man (segment "Greed")
 1985-1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Goon #1 / Miguel Revilla
- Free Verse (1986) ... Goon #1 (as Luis Guzman)
- The Prodigal Son (1985) ... Miguel Revilla (as Luis Guzman)
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Gypsy Cabbie
- The Lock Box (1985) ... Gypsy Cabbie
 1983 Variety
 1977 Short Eyes (as Luis Guzman)
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Other Works:

TV commercial, "Spokesmodel Contest," with Ice-T, Luis Guzmán, and Gentry White for Boost Mobile's $40 per month plan. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Luiz Gusman | Luis Guzman | Luiz Guzman


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Personal Quote:

(On landing his role in Oz (1997)) It's funny, because the first year Oz came on the air, so many of my friends were telling me about it, "You've gotta watch this show, you've gotta watch this show." So one of my friends sent me three episodes of it, and I watched it. I called my agent and I said, "Bro, you've got to get me on this show." My agent tells me, "Nobody's getting paid to do this show.... See more »


Was considered for the role of Willie Lopez in Ghost (1990). The role went to Rick Aviles instead. Their resemblance is so uncanny that people often ask Luis why he "killed" Patrick Swayze. He has to explain to them that it wasn't him, it was Rick. See more »


His carrier is for long-time associated with both sides of the law: often times he plays thugs or cops. See more »

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