Aug. 28th, 1956
Cayey, Puerto Rico
5' 7 1/2
Luis Guzman's Main TV Roles
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Actor of Puerto Rican descent who made many memorable films in the 1980s due to his villainous persona. Presently resides with his wife and many kids in Vermont.
- Although he played the father of 'Nicholas Turturro' (qv) on two episodes of _"NYPD Blue" (1993)_ (qv), he is in fact only five years older than Turturro.
- He and Chuck Zito are the only actors to appear in both Carlito's Way and its prequel, Carlito's Way: Rise to Power.
- Frequently cast by film director 'Paul Thomas Anderson' (qv).
- Frequently cast by film director 'Steven Soderbergh' (qv).
- Born in Puerto Rico, but grew up in the East Village section of Manhattan, in New York City. In an interview, he explained that his mother traveled to New York fifteen minutes after his birth.
- Last name is pronounced gooz-MAHN.
- He was a social worker, working especially with young people. He also was very involved with his community, arranging events, before becoming an actor.
- He prefers his first name pronounced LOO-ee.