Esai Morales

Esai Morales

Age
51
Birthday
Oct. 1st, 1962
Born in
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height
5' 9"

Esai Morales' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Caprica TV Show
Caprica
Magic City TV Show
Magic City
Vanished TV Show
Vanished
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - King of the Avenue
2008 - Kill Kill Faster Faster
2006 - Fast Food Nation
2005 - American Fusion
2002 - Paid In Full
1995 - My Family
1994 - In the Army Now
1994 - Rapa Nui
1992 - Freejack
1987 - La Bamba
1987 - The Principal
1983 - Bad Boys

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Lt. Tony Rodriguez
66
Esteban Gonzalez
8
Major Edward Beck
7
Papi (Voiced)
6
D.A. Aaron Davidson
6
Paco Corrales
6
Section Chief Mateo Cruz
3
Pete Romano
2
Stefan of Albans (Voiced)
2
George
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Esai Morales, a graduate of New York's High School for the Performing Arts, began his acting career on the stage, firstly appearing in El Hermano at the Ensemble Theatre Studio and at New York's Shakespeare Festival In The Park in The Tempest.

Esai made his film debut in Bad Boys (1983), and later appeared as Richie Valens' older brother in La Bamba (1987). He has also done voice work on a variety of animated features such as The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (2002) (V) and Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2000) (V).

A versatile actor, Morales is no stranger to the small screen, having appeared in a variety of roles in television series including "The Outer Limits" (1995), "Family Law" (1999)", "Resurrection Blvd." (2000), "The Twilight Zone" (1985), "Fame" (1982), "Tales from the Crypt" (1989), and "Miami Vice" (1984). He had a long-running role on ABC's popular series "NYPD Blue" (1993) as Lt. Tony Rodriguez.

A self-proclaimed activist, Esai Morales has freely given of his time to assist with many charitable organizations and environmental causes. He was founding board member of E.C.O. (Earth Communications Office), which is a clearing house for environmental information and has worked closely with the Wildlife Preservation Fund in Costa Rica and Health Education Aids Liaison (H.E.A.L.).


TRIVIA:
  • Is co-founder, with 'Sonia Braga' (qv) and 'Jimmy Smits' (qv), of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts.
  • He originally auditioned for the role of 'Ritchie Valens' (qv) in _La Bamba (1987)_ (qv), and 'Lou Diamond Phillips' (qv) originally auditioned for the role of Bob.
  • Esai's Puerto Rican parents divorced when he was a baby.
  • Studied at Manhattan's High School for the Performing Arts.
  • He first became interested in an acting career at age 12 when he saw 'Al Pacino' (qv) in _Dog Day Afternoon (1975)_ (qv).
  • Spoke only Spanish until age 5.
  • As a child, Esai was so concerned about his mother's smoking that he hid her cigarettes.


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