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Top 50 Most Popular Cuban Actors Of All Time

Shivam ParasharShivam-Updated Jan 4, 2023


Top 50 Most Popular Cuban Actors Of All Time

 

We are all aware of the fact that Cuba is a multiethnic country whose people, culture, and customs have each taken inspiration from numerous nations across the globe.

 

Besides its cigars, the island nation is also known for its rum that is made from sugar cane, its Salsa and other dance styles, and its Spanish-colonial architecture, among other things.

 

However, it is not given a lot of credit for having produced a number of talented screen actors. So, whether you are a native of Cuba or an aspiring artist yourself, these are some of the finest Cuban male entertainers who you can look up to.

 

Our compilation for the story is based on an algorithm that incorporates various factors such as the popularity of the actors among the public and the subsequent search trends related to them on the internet.

 

 

50. Javier Valcárcel

 

Javier Valcárcel

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 23, 1969
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height N/A
Debut Year 1992
Debut TV Show Divina obsesión

 

Born in Havana, Cuba, Javier Valcárcel made his acting debut by featuring in the 1990 play Las Criadas by Jean Genet.

 

After having participated in the television series Divina Obsesión in 1992, he was seen making his presence on other shows such as The Forgiveness of Sins, Sin of Love, Target Women, All Woman, and Little Women, to name a few.

 

In addition, he has also been a part of several plays so far in his acting career.

 

 

49. Luis Oquendo Valhuerdi

 

Luis Oquendo Valhuerdi

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 24, 1925
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height N/A
Debut Year 1957
Debut TV Show Mi apellido es Valdez

 

Luis Oquendo was a Cuban-American actor who was recognized for being an active radio performer before he shifted his focus to television and film.

 

Even though he did not make a lot of screen appearances throughout his career, he did reach the pinnacle of popularity when he played grandfather Antonio in the PBS series ¿Que Pasa USA? during the second half of the 1970s.

 

Born in Havana, Cuba, he decided to permanently immigrate to Florida in 1965.

 

 

 

48. Emiliano Díez

 

Emiliano Díez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 26, 1953
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height N/A
Debut Year 1991
Debut Film The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage

 

Born in Havana, Cuba, Emiliano Díez made his acting debut in a television show, titled The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage, in 1991.

 

Best known for his performances in projects such as Elena of Avalor, George Lopez, and Gang Related, the actor is also known to have appeared in television commercials, radio, and soap operas.

 

Later in his career, he started doing American movies and television shows and could be seen participating in projects such as Everybody Loves Raymond, SeaQuest DSV, Fortune Hunter, Sins of the City, Nostromo, Gang Related, and Bates Motel, among others.

 

 

 

47. Carlos Manuel Leon

 

Carlos Manuel Leon

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 10, 1966
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 188 centimeters
Debut Year 1996
Debut TV Show Nash Bridges

 

Before turning to acting, Carlos Leon used to serve as a personal trainer of celebrities. He made his acting debut on the television show Nash Bridges in 1996.

 

It is said that the actor was considered for the role of Captain David Aceveda on The Shield. Leon has appeared on Broadway, including "Aunt Dan and Lemon."

 

He can also be seen making his presence felt in film and television projects such as Clinton Road, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, and Ugly Betty, to mention a few.

 

 

 

46. Daniel Ades

 

Daniel Ades

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 25, 1932
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height N/A
Debut Year 1966
Debut TV Show 12 O'Clock High

 

Dan Ades, who made his acting debut on the television show 12 O'Clock High in 1966, was born in Havana, Cuba.

 

He was best known for his work as an actor in credits such as Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Real Genius, and Tequila Sunrise.

 

Throughout his career, Ades participated in more than 30 television and film projects. The actor passed away on May 30, 1992, in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

 

 

 

45. Nelson Ascencio

 

Nelson Ascencio

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 30, 1964
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 168 centimeters
Debut Year 1990
Debut TV Show Gabriel's Fire

 

This Cuban-American actor and comedian was first seen on the television show Gabriel's Fire in 1990. Ascencio, who attended the Academy Of Dramatic Arts in New York City, is recognized for being one of the members of the recurring cast of comedians on the sketch comedy series MADtv.

 

He is also known for playing the role of Flavius in the smash-hit The Hunger Games franchise of feature films.

 

 

 

44. Anibal de Mar

 

Anibal de Mar

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 26, 1908
Place of Birth Yateras, Cuba
Height 188 centimeters
Debut Year 1937
Debut Film La serpiente roja

 

Anibal de Mar was a Cuban actor who was best known for playing the part of El Tremendo Juez in the radio show La Tremenda Corte.

 

The show continues to be broadcast by several Latino-American radio stations. He is known to have formed a formidable team with another iconic comedian, Leopoldo Fernández.

 

The two joined hands to transform into the popular musical-comedy duo of Pototo and Filomeno. Anibal commenced his artistic career in 1934 and made his feature film debut with La serpiente roja in 1937.

 

 

 

43. Ruben Rabasa

 

Ruben Rabasa

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 13, 1938
Place of Birth Cuba
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 1978
Debut Film Bla, Bla, Bla

 

Ruben Rabasa is an actor and writer who made his acting debut in a motion picture, titled Bla, Bla, Bla, in 1978.

 

He is best known for his work in credits such as Amigos, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, and Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach, to name a few.

 

Even though he may not have been recognized as the main lead in his career, he has been seen playing significant supporting characters in some of his better feature films.

 

 

 

42. Yotuel

 

Yotuel

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 6, 1976
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 182 centimeters
Debut Year 2003
Debut TV Show Un paso adelante

 

Yotuel Omar Manzanares Romero, who is popularly known as Yotuel, is a Cuban singer, composer, and actor who is best known for having appeared in popular motion pictures such as The Fast and the Furious, The Fate of the Furious, and Bad Boys II.

 

He is, at present, the lead singer and co-writer of the 2003 Latin Grammy Award-winning Platinum album-selling rap group called Orishas.

 

Romero, who has worked in three television series and a few feature films, started performing rap music early in life.

 

 

 

41. Raúl Eduardo Esparza

 

Raúl Eduardo Esparza

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 24, 1970
Place of Birth Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 1993
Debut TV Show South Beach

 

Raúl Esparza was first seen making his presence felt on the television show, titled South Beach, in 1993. He is the only member of his family who wasn't born in Cuba.

 

However, he does consider himself to be Cuban-American and is truly proud of his heritage. A stage, screen, and voice actor, Esparza has also tried his hands at singing.

 

He is best known for his character projection of the New York Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Rafael Barba in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

 

For his performance as Bobby in the 2006 Broadway revival of Company, he was nominated for a Tony Award.

 

 

 

40. Jordi Alejandro Vilasuso

 

Jordi Alejandro Vilasuso

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 15, 1981
Place of Birth Miami, Florida, United States of America
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 1995
Debut TV Show Unsolved Mysteries

 

Jordi Vilasuso is a Cuban-American actor who is recognized for originating the role of Tony Santos on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light.

 

For his portrayal of Santos in the aforementioned show, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 2003.

 

Vilasuso has also participated in other well-known television shows such as All My Children, Days of Our Lives, and The Young and the Restless.

 

He has been married to actress Kaitlin Riley since the August of 2012. The couple is blessed with two daughters.

 

 

 

39. Leopoldo Fernández

 

Leopoldo Fernández

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 26, 1904
Place of Birth Matanzas, Cuba
Height N/A
Debut Year 1943
Debut Film Fantasmas del Caribe

 

Leopoldo Fernández was a Cuban actor, composer, and comedian who was best known for his work in projects such as ¡Olé... Cuba!, Fantasmas del Caribe, and Las virgenes de la nueva ola. Born Leopoldo Augusto Fernández Salgado, he did not work in a lot of motion pictures or television shows.

 

However, he was the creator and performer of the radio and TV program La Tremenda Corte. The popularity of the aforementioned program was such that it continues to be presented on radio and offered on CD, VHS, and DVD.

 

 

38. Jorge Perugorría Rodríguez

 

Jorge Perugorría Rodríguez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 13, 1965
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height N/A
Debut Year 1966
Debut Film Rio, Verão & Amor

 

Jorge Perugorría Rodríguez is a Cuban actor, film director, and painter who is perhaps best known for playing the role of Diego in Strawberry and Chocolate.

 

Of late, the actor has been seen performing in Steven Soderbergh's Che with Benicio del Toro and the original Netflix series, titled Four Seasons in Havana.

 

Jorge, who has been a student of both theater and civil engineering, helped with the establishment of Havana’s Public Theatre in the early 1990s.

 

 

37. Pedro Sicard

 

Pedro Sicard

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 11, 1968
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 185 centimeters
Debut Year 1985
Debut Film Una Novia para David

 

Pedro Luis Sicard Sánchez, who is best known as Pedro Sicard, made his feature film debut in 1985's Una Novia para David.

 

The actor, who moved to Mexico in the early 1990s, wasn't too keen on studying. Instead, it is said that he spent most of his hours during the day playing computer games like the Grand Theft Auto (GTA).

 

Sometime later in his career, he is reported to have signed a contract with TV Azteca in order to feature as one of the main characters in their telenovela "La duda".

 

 

36. Luis Ávalos

 

Luis Ávalos

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 2, 1946
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height N/A
Debut Year 1973
Debut Film Badge 373

 

This well-regarded Cuban character actor was best known for making numerous film and television appearances throughout his successful screen career.

 

He is remembered for his character play in the children's television show, titled The Electric Company, from 1971-1977. The actor's Broadway credits include projects such as Narrow Road to the Deep North, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Beggar on Horseback, and Camino Real. Ávalos also marked his presence in sitcoms such as Highcliffe Manor, Condo, E/R, and Barney Miller.

 

 

35. Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez

 

Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 4, 1965
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 185 centimeters
Debut Year 1983
Debut TV Show The Metropolitan Opera Presents

 

Roberto Sanchez Gallinat was first seen making an appearance in an episode of the television series The Metropolitan Opera Presents in 1983.

 

The actor, who has also played in the Pro-Basketball League in Europe while in the Navy, has participated in more than 100 television and film projects.

 

Sanchez made headlines when he co-starred alongside actors such as Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel, and Eva Mendez in the second installment of the Fast and Furious franchise.

 

Ever since he appeared in the aforementioned action flick, he has proven to be a reliable screen performer who can try to fit into any role.

 

 

34. Georg Stanford Brown

 

Georg Stanford Brown

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 24, 1943
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 1966
Debut Film How to Steal a Million

 

Georg Stanford Brown may be recognized as an American performer today but the competent screen actor and filmmaker had taken birth in Havana, Cuba.

 

After playing a few uncredited roles in mainstream motion pictures, he was acknowledged for his portrayal of Officer Terry Webster on the ABC police television series The Rookies.

 

For his meticulous direction of the final episode ("Parting Shots") of season 5 of Cagney & Lacey, Brown received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

 

 

33. Orlando Miguel

 

Orlando Miguel

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 18, 1969
Place of Birth Habana, Cuba
Height 187 centimeters
Debut Year 1995
Debut TV Show Lazos de amor

 

Orlando Miguel Rojas González, who is known professionally as Orlando Miguel, made his professional acting debut in 1995 in a series, titled Lazos de amor.

 

Starring alongside Lucero in the aforementioned show, he was seen playing the character of Osvaldo Larrea in the same.

 

Miguel is primarily known to be a television and theatre actor who made his presence felt in quite a few television series and telenovelas ever since his small-screen debut in the mid-1990s.

 

 

32. Carlos Lacámara

 

Carlos Lacámara

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 11, 1958
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 1982
Debut Film Zapped!

 

This Cuban-born American actor and playwright made his feature film debut at the beginning of the 1980s. Since then, he has gone on to establish himself as a dependable small screen performer.

 

He left Cuba with his parents during the Cuban Revolution when he was just two years old. The family eventually settled down in California where the actor continues to reside today.

 

After having made small and insignificant appearances on television shows, he got the opportunity to play a significant role in a series called Nurses.

 

 

31. Peter Michael Bergman

 

Peter Michael Bergman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 11, 1953
Place of Birth Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba
Height 185 centimeters
Debut Year 1976
Debut TV Show Kojak

 

Born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Peter Bergman is an actor who is best known for appearing in projects such as The Young and the Restless, All My Children, and The Bold and the Beautiful.

 

The actor, who has been married to Mariellen Bergman with two children, originally auditioned for the part of Dr. Jeff Martin in All My Children.

 

However, he ultimately ended up portraying Dr. Cliff Warner in the same. Bergman has been a recipient of three Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series trophies at the Daytime Emmy Awards.

 

 

30. Victor Rivers

 

Victor Rivers

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 1, 1955
Place of Birth Sancti Spíritus, Cuba
Height 188 centimeters
Debut Year 1984
Debut Film Fear City

 

Born in Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Victor Rivers made his feature film debut in 1984's Fear City. He is best known for starring in projects such as The Mask of Zorro, The Air I Breathe, and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.

 

The tall and dynamic Hispanic hunk, who has been married to Mim Eichler Rivas with one child, is listed as a Distinguished and Notable Alumnus of Florida State University.

 

Rivers can also be seen making an appearance in shows and films such as Better Call Saul, Modern Family, Law & Order: LA, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, among others.

 

 

29. Sergio Corrieri

 

Sergio Corrieri

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 2, 1939
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height N/A
Debut Year 1962
Debut Film Cuba '58

 

Sergio Lucio Corrieri Hernández, who was popularly known as Sergio Corrieri, was a Cuban screen performer who was best known for his work in features such as Memories of Underdevelopment, The Man from Maisinicu, and Soy Cuba.

 

For his adroit performance in The Man from Maisinicu, the actor won a well-deserved award for Best Actor at the 8th Moscow International Film Festival.

 

A member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1980, Corrieri was also majorly involved with the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) since its foundation in 1959.

 

 

28. Eduardo Vivas

 

Eduardo Vivas

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 8, 1896
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height N/A
Debut Year 1932
Debut Film Águilas frente al sol

 

Eduardo de Ceano-Vivas y Sabau, who was known within the Cuban entertainment industry as Eduardo Vivas, was the son of Spanish army personnel.

 

Even though his family moved to Madrid after the independence of Cuba, the actor returned to his native land after he had already become a well-known stage performer.

 

Vivas, who participated in the creation of the first Sindicato de Actores, "Actors' Guild" of Spain, made over 30 feature films with several Mexican movie production companies.

 

 

27. Carlo Arrechea

 

Carlo Arrechea

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 17, 1990
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2009
Debut TV Show Falling Angel

 

A member of SAG-AFTRA and an alumnus of the Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theater, Carlo Arrechea is a Cuban-born bilingual actor who is pretty much on the rise at the moment.

 

While the actor was most recently seen making his U. S. primetime debut in the hit television series S. W. A. T., he also participated in the successful Nickelodeon Latin America series Grachi for three seasons.

 

Arrechea began his acting career in his native country before immigrating to the United States of America in search of better opportunities.

 

He has featured in several television commercials, theatrical presentations, and short and full-length feature films, thus far.

 

 

26. Alexis Valdés

 

Alexis Valdés

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 16, 1963
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height N/A
Debut Year 1990
Debut Film María Antonia

 

Alexis Valdés, who was born Alexis Valdés Gutiérrez, is a multi-faceted personality. Besides being an actor, he is also known to be a comedian, monologist, film producer, playwright, poet, singer, and screenwriter.

 

Born in Havana, Cuba, he holds a degree in thermal engineering from Havana's Polytechnic José Antonio Echeverría. Valdés gained fame after having portrayed Bandurria in the Cuban TV series Los pequeños fugitivos (The Little Fugitives).

 

After having worked in Cuba for over 10 years, he decided to move to Spain. There, he became a well-known performer courtesy of his performance in a program like El Club De La Comedia (The Comedy Club).

 

 

25. Jorge Luis Pila

 

Jorge Luis Pila

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 3, 1972
Place of Birth La Havana, Cuba
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 1997
Debut TV Show Al norte del corazón

 

Jorge Luis Pila is an actor whose mother hails from the Czech Republic and father from Cuba. He is known for his work on projects such as Missing, The Return, and Falling Angel.

 

The actor, who made his debut in Al norte del corazón, has also been seen performing in Telenovelas such as La Patrona and Yacaranday.

 

While Jorge started his career as a model in Cuba, he soon moved to Mexíco where he not only continued to work as a model but also became a professional dancer.

 

Soon after, he was seen going on tours with Mexícan singer Yuri for her many concerts for over two solid years.

 

 

24. Pedro Moreno

 

Pedro Moreno

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 14, 1980
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 177 centimeters
Debut Year 2002
Debut TV Show Protagonistas de novela

 

This Cuban actor and model made his acting debut in a television series, titled Protagonistas de novela, in 2002.

 

Moreno lives in Miami with his wife and 3 children and has been seen in telenovelas such as Amor Descarado, La Mujer en el espejo, and La viuda de blanco, to name a few.

 

As of late, the actor was seen playing the lead male character of Billy Flynn in the Mexican version of the hit Broadway musical Chicago.

 

Aside from motion pictures and television shows, Pedro Moreno has strived to make his presence felt in theater as well.

 

 

23. Orestes Matacena

 

Orestes Matacena

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 29, 1941
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 1973
Debut Film Honor Thy Father

 

This Cuban actor may have started his professional acting career by playing a handful of uncredited roles but he soon established himself as a prolific screen performer.

 

Orestes Matacena, who started his career at a very young age, has played the antagonist in many Hollywood Studio feature films such as The Mask and Diggstown.

 

A true film auteur, he worked incredibly hard to produce and direct a feature film from a screenplay that he had penned, titled Tainted.

 

 

22. Otto Sirgo Haller

 

Otto Sirgo Haller

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 19, 1946
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height N/A
Debut Year 1953
Debut Film Pasaporte para un ángel (Órdenes secretas)

 

Otto Sirgo is a veteran Cuban actor and director of Mexican telenovelas and theater. The son of Cuban actor Otto Sirgo and Mexican actress Magda Haller, he was married to an actor named Maleni Morales himself, until her demise in 2020.

 

The actor is known to have starred in Recien Cazado along with Jaime Camil and Gabriela Vargas. Also, he is best known for his work on projects such as Quiero amarte, With You, Without You, Niña... amada mía, and Dust to Dust, among others.

 

Even though he was born in Cuba, he is relatively better known as a seasoned performer in Mexico.

 

 

21. Francisco Gattorno

 

Francisco Gattorno

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 12, 1964
Place of Birth Santa Clara, Cuba
Height 182 centimeters
Debut Year 1985
Debut Film Una novia para David

 

Francisco Alejandro Gattorno Sánchez, who is better known as Francisco Gattorno in the world of show business, made his acting debut in the first half of the 1980s.

 

The actor and producer is best known for his work in projects such as Italian Bride, Cañaveral de pasiones, and Desert Lovers, to mention a few.

 

He is married with two kids to Belmaris González Suazo. Previously, the Cuban-Mexican celebrity had tied the knot with Cynthia Klitbo.

 

 

20. Yul Vazquez

 

Yul Vazquez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 18, 1965
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 1992
Debut Film The Mambo Kings

 

Yul Vazquez is a Cuban-American actor, producer, and musician who commenced his acting career during the first half of the 1990s.

 

Known for having co-starred on Broadway with Chris Rock in The Motherf**ker With the Hat, he is best known for his work in popular motion pictures such as Runaway Bride, Bad Boys II, War of the Worlds, American Gangster, The A-Team, and Captain Phillips.

 

When it comes to television shows, Vazquez can be seen playing a part in The Good Wife, Severance, and Russian Doll, to mention a few.

 

 

19. Rene Lavan

 

Rene Lavan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 5, 1968
Place of Birth Artemisa, Cuba
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 1993
Debut Film Miami Shakedown

 

Cuban actor Rene Lavan made his debut on Broadway in 2005 when he performed in the critically acclaimed play, titled "Latinologues", which was a satirical comedy about everyday life in the United States of America.

 

He is best known to the American audience for having portrayed Javier on One Life to Live for the ABC network.

 

While working in the series, he was offered to play the sensational main lead in Leon Ichaso's critically acclaimed motion picture Bitter Sugar.

 

The actor became a household name in Spanish-speaking homes after his work in telenovelas such as Morelia, Maria Belen, and Enamorada.

 

 

18. Cesar Romero

 

Cesar Romero

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 15, 1907
Place of Birth New York City, New York, United States of America
Height 190 centimeters
Debut Year 1933
Debut Film The Shadow Laughs

 

Cesar Romero, who was originally named Cesar Julio Romero Jr., was born to Cuban parents in New York City.

 

Nicknamed "The Latin Lover" and popular for his distinctive mustache, he was an active film, radio, and television personality for almost six decades.

 

Best remembered for playing the iconic Joker on the Batman television series, some of Romero's finest screen roles showed him portraying Latin lovers, historical figures in costume dramas, and characters in light domestic comedies.

 

A registered Republican, he was openly involved in the U. S. Senate race in California in 1964.

 

 

17. Jencarlos Canela

 

Jencarlos Canela

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 21, 1988
Place of Birth Miami, Florida, United States of America
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 2007
Debut TV Show A Chance to Love

 

Those who hail from Cuba know Jencarlos Canela rather well. This is because aside from being a screen performer, he is also a well-known singer and composer.

 

Best known for his work in features such as The Man from Toronto, A Chance to Love, and Telenovela, he received the Artist of the Year Award at the 2013 awards show Premios Juventud.

 

The actor made his English-language television debut by appearing in Eva Longoria's NBC show Telenovela. In 2020, he was seen playing the character of Uncle Victor in a Netflix series, titled The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia.

 

 

16. Mario Cimarro

 

Mario Cimarro

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 1, 1971
Place of Birth Habana, Cuba
Height 188 centimeters
Debut Year 1995
Debut TV Show Acapulco, cuerpo y alma

 

Mario Antonio Cimarro Paz, who is known professionally as Mario Cimarro, is a Cuban actor who made his acting debut on the television show Acapulco, cuerpo y alma in 1995.

 

The actor, who has traveled to nations such as the United States of America, Argentina, Venezuela, and Colombia, has worked with some of the well-known actors, directors, and producers of those countries.

 

Cimarro made his big screen debut in the Baz Luhrmann directorial venture Romeo & Juliet, in which he was seen sharing the screen with actors like Leonardo Dicaprio and Claire Danes.

 

He is also known to have featured in quite a few Latin-American cultural iconic series over the years.

 

 

15. Jorge Fernando Garcia

 

Jorge Fernando Garcia

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 28, 1973
Place of Birth Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 1997
Debut Film Raven's Ridge

 

Jorge Garcia, who is of Cuban and Chilean descent, made his professional acting debut in a motion picture, titled Raven's Ridge, in 1997.

 

While he first rose to prominence by playing Hector Lopez on the television show Becker, he found wider recognition after having portrayed Hugo "Hurley" Reyes in the famous series Lost.

 

The smart actor is known to have tried his hands at wrestling in high school, where he was nicknamed "Baby-Faced Killer." Garcia can also be seen on shows such as Once Upon a Time, Alcatraz, and Hawaii Five-0.

 

 

14. Millard Fillmore Mitchell

 

Millard Fillmore Mitchell

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 14, 1903
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 188 centimeters
Debut Year 1931
Debut Film Secrets of a Secretary

 

Millard Fillmore Mitchell is a Cuban actor who was born to American parents. He was seen playing a handful of uncredited roles in the movies at the beginning of his career.

 

A popular stage and radio actor in the 1930s in New York, he was seen playing sardonic and sharp characters in his projects following the culmination of the Second World War.

 

The actor won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture for his performance in a feature film, titled My Six Convicts.

 

Millard was known to be a heavy smoker; a habit that eventually ended up costing him his life at the age of 50.

 

 

13. Alberto Guerra

 

Alberto Guerra

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 5, 1982
Place of Birth La Habana, Cuba
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 2002
Debut TV Show Vale todo

 

Alberto Guerra, who started his acting career in Telemundo's Vale Todo, is currently busy shooting for the Netflix original series, titled Crime Diaries: The Candidate.

 

Also known for starring in titles such as El Señor de los Cielos, Ladrón de Corazones, and Ingobernable, the actor has been married to Zuria Vega since the November of 2014.

 

He has received one nomination for Favorite Lead Actor at the Your World Awards in 2017.

 

 

12. Faizon Andre Love

 

Faizon Andre Love

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 14, 1968
Place of Birth Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 1989
Debut TV Show L.A. Friday

 

Faizon Andre Love, who was born Langston Faizon Santisima, was first seen on the television show L. A. Friday in 1989.

 

The Cuban-born American actor and comedian is best known for playing a part in mainstream comedy feature films such as The Meteor Man, Don't Be a Menace, Friday, B*A*P*S, Elf, The Replacements, Made, and Couples Retreat.

 

He is also known to have voiced the character of Sean "Sweet" Johnson in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

 

Love, who started his career within the entertainment industry as a stand-up comedian at age 15, made his film debut with Bebe's Kids.

 

 

11. David Fumero

 

David Fumero

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 29, 1972
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 180 centimeters
Debut Year 2007
Debut Film Greetings from the Shore

 

David Fumero, who was born Joseph Sentielo-Fumero, made his feature film debut in 2007's Greetings from the Shore. However, he had featured in a couple of short films and a Mariah Carey music video prior to his big screen debut.

 

The actor and former fashion model is best known for portraying Cristian Vega in One Life to Live. By the end of 2007, Fumero married his One Life to Live co-star Melissa Fumero, who was seen playing the character of Adriana Cramer on the show.

 

 

10. Oscar Nunez

 

Oscar Nunez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 18, 1958
Place of Birth Colón, Matanzas, Cuba
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2000
Debut TV Show Curb Your Enthusiasm

 

Best known for playing the role of the Dunder Mifflin accountant Oscar Martinez on the much-loved series, The Office, Oscar Nunez made his television debut in 2000 in a series, titled Curb Your Enthusiasm.

 

He is credited with creating and co-starring in the Comedy Central series Halfway Home. Furthermore, he is known to have appeared in a series of State Farm commercials.

 

Nunez had commenced his comedy career in New York. He performed in over 300 shows with The Shock of the Funny theater company.

 

 

9. Joey Diaz

 

Joey Diaz

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 19, 1963
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 178 centimeters
Debut Year 1973
Debut TV Show El chupete

 

José Antonio Díaz, who is known professionally as Joey "CoCo" Diaz, is a talented Cuban-American stand-up comedian, actor, and podcaster who has been a part of show business since the tender age of 10.

 

Known for his gravelly voice, he started pursuing stand-up comedy full-time at the beginning of the 1990s. However, he started making regular appearances in feature films and television shows after having moved to Los Angeles in 1995.

 

Diaz can be seen participating in mainstream projects such as My Name Is Earl, The Longest Yard, Spider-Man 2, Grudge Match, and The Many Saints of Newark, among others.

 

 

8. César Évora

 

César Évora

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 4, 1959
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 185 centimeters
Debut Year 1982
Debut Film Cecilia

 

César Évora is a Cuban actor who kick-started his professional acting career in his home country. He appeared in more than ten movies before moving to Mexico in the 1990s.

 

The actor and his wife Vivian have three children who are named Rafael, Mariana, and Carla, respectively. And, even though the family hails from Cuba, they reportedly feel at ease in Mexico. Évora got the opportunity to play the leading man for the first time in Si Dios Me Quita La Vida in 1995, opposite Daniela Romo.

 

He headlined projects such as Luz Clarita, Gente Bien, and El Privilegio de Amar and established himself as one of the most reliable leading men in the Cuban entertainment industry. The Cuban celebrity acquired Mexican citizenship in 1999.

 

 

7. Eddie Cibrian

 

Eddie Cibrian

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 16, 1973
Place of Birth Burbank, California, United States of America
Height 188 centimeters
Debut Year 1993
Debut TV Show Saved by the Bell: The College Years

 

Edward Carl Cibrian, who is known popularly as Eddie Cibrian, has been a part of the entertainment industry since the first half of the 1990s.

 

He was born to Cuban parents in Burbank, California, and is best known for playing a number of popular television roles.

 

Some of Cibrian's finest performances came in television shows such as Sunset Beach, Third Watch, Invasion, and CSI: Miami, to mention a few.

 

The actor is also known to have sung in the soul-pop boy band 3Deep from 1998 to 2001.

 

 

6. Tony Plana

 

Tony Plana

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 19, 1952
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 1978
Debut TV Show What's Happening!!

 

Tony Plana, who was born José Antonio Plana, is a Cuban-American actor and director who is best known for playing the role of Betty Suarez's father, Ignacio Suarez, on the hit television show Ugly Betty.

 

Even though he is best known to a wider audience for his roles in feature films and television, Plana is popular for having displayed his terrific acting and directing skills on the stage as well.

 

The actor can be seen performing in feature films such as An Officer and a Gentleman, Three Amigos, Goal!, and Lone Star, to mention a few.

 

 

5. William Levy

 

William Levy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 29, 1980
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 185 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut TV Show Olvidarte Jamás

 

William Levy, who made his professional acting debut in the television show Olvidarte Jamás in 2006, is an actor and former model.

 

He studied business administration on a baseball scholarship at St. Thomas University for two years. Soon after, he traveled to Los Angeles to study acting and continued his acting studies in Miami and Mexico City.

 

After having worked as a model for some time, he participated in a couple of reality shows and plays.

 

The year 2008 saw Levy making his motion picture debut in the Viviana Cordero directorial venture, Retazos de Vida.

 

 

4. Desi Arnaz

 

Desi Arnaz

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 2, 1917
Place of Birth Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Height 177 centimeters
Debut Year 1940
Debut Film Too Many Girls

 

Desi Arnaz, who was born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y De Acha III, was an actor, bandleader, and film and television producer who had been participating in motion pictures since the 1940s.

 

Popular for playing Ricky Ricardo on the American television sitcom I Love Lucy, he was known to have featured in several feature films during the 1940s.

 

His portrayal of a jive-loving California National Guardsman in Bataan was appreciated by critics. In the film, he was seen with the popular actor Robert Taylor.

 

 

3. Steven Bauer

 

Steven Bauer

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 2, 1956
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 188 centimeters
Debut Year 1977
Debut TV Show ¿Qué pasa, U.S.A.?

 

Steven Bauer, who was born Esteban Ernesto Echevarria, has been making his presence felt within the entertainment industry since the second half of the 1970s.

 

Best known for playing the part of the Cuban drug lord Manny Ribera in the 1983 crime drama Scarface, he also played drug cartel leader Eladio Vuente in series such as Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, respectively.

 

For his performance in Scarface, Bauer was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.

 

 

2. Tomas Milian

 

Tomas Milian

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 3, 1933
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 1958
Debut TV Show Decoy

 

Tomás Quintín Rodríguez Milián, who was known to the cinematic universe as Tomas Milian, was a Cuban-born actor and singer with American and Italian citizenship.

 

Popular for the emotional intensity and humor that he brought to his roles in European genre features, he was a student of Lee Strasberg and studied method acting at the Actors Studio in New York City.

 

While Milan was seen playing supporting roles in drama films during the late 1950s and early 1960s, he revamped into a dynamic leading actor in a series of Spaghetti Western motion pictures during the late-1960s and early-1970s.

 

 

1. Andy Garcia

 

Andy Garcia

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 12, 1956
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 175 centimeters
Debut Year 1978
Debut TV Show ¿Qué pasa, U.S.A.?

 

Andrés Arturo García Menéndez, who is best known as Andy Garcia, is a Hollywood celebrity who is known to be very guarded about his life.

 

An actor and film director, he first rose to prominence after playing a significant role in Brian De Palma's The Untouchables.

 

He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the third installment of The Godfather franchise.

 

At the dawn of the new millennium, he was seen both producing and acting in the HBO television film, titled For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story.

 

His character projection in the aforementioned project ended up fetching him a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination, respectively.

 

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