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Esai Morales

Award-winning actor Esai Morales is 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. He had his feature film debut in Bad Boys and his breakthrough role in La Bamba made him a star, contributing to making the film the most commercially successful Latino-themed Rock biopic of all time. To this day, his role as Bob Morales continues to uptrend in major social media sites.In 1997 Esai Morales co-founded the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, created to advance the presence of Latinos in the media, telecommunications and entertainment industries. The NHFA has provided scholarships to hundreds of Hispanic students in excess of 1 million dollars. Theater performances include Oscar Wilde's Salome with Al Pacino (Broadway) Joe Papp's production of The Tempest with Raul Julia (New York's Shakespeare in the Park Festival) Tamer of Horses (Los Angeles Theater Center) The Exonerated, directed by Bob Balaban and his musical theater debut on The Mambo Kings. Film credits include Bad Boys, La Bamba, Rapa Nui, Mi Familia, Fast Food Nation, Paid in Full, The Line, Atlas Shrugged: Part II, Jarhead II: Field of Fire, The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca and Gun Hill Road a film he starred and executive produced. The film was a grand Jury Nominee at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. Television credits comprise the Emmy award-winning series NYPD BLUE (ABC) Resurrection Blvd (Showtime) American Family (PBS) Miami Vice (NBC) Fame (NBC) Law and Order: SVU (NBC) The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (HBO) Vanished (FOX) Burn Notice (USA) Jericho (CBS) Caprica (Syfy) Fairly Legal (USA) Criminal Minds (CBS) Major Crimes (TNT) and Saving Westbrook High. Currently, Morales plays the role of President of The United States on The Brink, HBO's new dark comedy about a geo-political crisis.

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Oct 1, 1962 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series ABC Afterschool Specials 1972-10-04
Latest Project:
Series From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series 2014-03-11

3 wins & 5 nominations.

Known For
Poster of NYPD Blue
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Lord Amancio Malvado 2014-03-11
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
Magic City Unknown 2012
Major Crimes Unknown 2012-08-13
Fairly Legal Unknown 2011-01-20
Caprica Joseph Adama 18 episodes, 2009-2010 2010-01-22
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Celebrity Ghost Stories Unknown 2008-10-25
Burn Notice Unknown 2007-06-28
Vanished Agent Michael Tyner / ... 11 episodes, 2006 2006-08-21
Jericho Unknown 2006-09-20
Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
Freddie Unknown 2005-10-05
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
The Simple Life Unknown 2003-12-02
George Lopez Unknown 2002-03-27
CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
Dora the Explorer Unknown 2000-08-14
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
The Hunger Unknown 1997-07-19
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
NYPD Blue Unknown 1993-09-21
The Legend of Prince Valiant Unknown 1991-09-03
Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Fame Unknown 1982-01-07
ABC Afterschool Specials Unknown 1972-10-04