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50 Most Popular Hispanic Actors [Latino Actors]

AishwaryaAishwarya-Updated Sep 22, 2022


Popular Hispanic/Latino Actors

 

In the United States of America, the Hispanic population is one of the biggest ethnic minorities, and Spanish is the second language in many US states.

 

As a result, there is a large appetite for Spanish entertainment, and Latino actors and actresses are a well-respected community.

 

Not only do we have a separate Latino entertainment industry, but Latino artists are offered many mainstream English film roles as well.

 

They bring a different vibe to every character intrinsic to the Hispanic community and make the film livelier and more entertaining.

 

While Latino beauties are always well-loved in Tv series and films, the actors are not to be left behind.

 

We have hunky and good-looking actors who have large fan bases. Who can ignore the charms of actors like Oscar Isaac, Diego Luna, Wilmer Valderrama, and Mark Consuelos?

 

The sheer talent of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Benicio del Toro, Javier Bardem, etc., is difficult to ignore. When it comes to comedy, John Leguizamo, Michael Pena, Gabriel Iglesias, etc., are unstoppable.

 

Hence, it is fair to say that the Latin actors' community should not be overlooked, and their place in Hollywood is unshakable.

 

So, if you are feeling curious about who is the most popular Latino in Hollywood, we have all the answers.

 

Here is a list of the 50 Most popular Hispanic or Latino actors in the TV and film industry.

 

These names should not be forgotten as their talent will amaze you.

 

 

50. Wagner Moura

 

Wagner Moura

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 27, 1976
Place of Birth Rodelas, Bahia, Brazil
Height 1.8 m
Debut year 1998
Debut Movie/ TV series Danada de Sabida

 

Wagner Maniçoba de Moura is an established Brazilian actor, director, and filmmaker who wears many hats. He has also worked as a musician and a journalist at different times.

 

He acted and made Brazilian films and TV series which are well respected in his homeland. Wagner Moura garnered international fame with his film Elite Squad and followed it with the sequel, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.

 

The role that made him a household name in America was that of Pablo Escobar in the Netflix series, Narcos, and Narcos: Mexico. He also worked in Elysium, Shining Girls, etc.

 

 

49. Eugenio Derbez

 

Eugenio Derbez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 2, 1962
Place of Birth Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Height 1.79 m
Debut year 1981
Debut Movie/ TV series Cachún cachún ra ra!!

 

Eugenio Derbez is a Mexican actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He had always been interested in acting, and after graduating from the Mexican Film Institute, he joined the TV series Cachun Cachun Ra Ra!

 

After acting for a few years, in 1987, Derbez directed his first Mexican TV series titled No Tengo Madre.

 

In 2002, Derbez co-created the Mexican sitcom XHDRBZ and stepped into the world of production. He also made another sitcom, La Familia P. Luche.

 

He did voice-over work for Hollywood animations like Dr. Dolittle, Mulan, 102 Dalmatians, the Shrek franchise, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, etc.

 

 

48. Ricardo Montalbán

 

Ricardo Montalbán

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 25, 1920
Place of Birth Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1942
Debut Movie/ TV series The Three Musketeers

 

Ricardo Montalbán is a legendary Mexican actor who delivered hits and memorable performances in film and television. He began work in the early 1940s and worked in all genres like comedy, drama, action, sci-fi, etc.

 

His most memorable performances were in the Planet of the Apes series of films, Star Trek TV series, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Fantasy Island TV series, Spy Kids, Naked Gun: From The File of Police Squad, etc.

 

 

47. Mario López

 

Mario López

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 10, 1973
Place of Birth San Diego, California, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1984
Debut Movie/ TV series Simon & Simon

 

Mario Lopez is an American actor, dancer, TV host, etc. He was scouted by a talent agency at the age of 10 years during a dance recital.

 

He appeared in many TV ads and made guest appearances on shows like Golden Girls, Colors, etc. In 1989, he was cast as A. C. Slater in the NBC sitcom, Saved by The Bell, and the follow-up series, Saved By The Bell: College Years.

 

Mario Lopez worked in supporting and leading roles in Tv and films, yet his hosting talent gained more popularity.

 

He was the host of shows like America’s Best Dance Crew, Access Hollywood, Extra, The X-Factor, Dancing With The Stars, etc.

 

 

46. Jay Hernandez

 

Jay Hernandez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 20, 1978
Place of Birth Montebello, California, USA
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 1998
Debut Movie/ TV series Hang Time

 

Javier Manuel Hernandez Jr. debuted as an actor in the teen series Hang Time. He also worked as a model during his high school years based on the suggestion of a talent agent.

 

He enrolled in acting school and appeared in several films like Crazy/Beautiful, Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power, Friday Night Lights, etc.

 

In 2005, he starred in Eli Roth’s horror film Hostel and its sequel as well. In 2016, he portrayed El Diablo in the DC film Suicide Squad.

 

Since 2018, Hernandez has played Thomas Magnum in the reboot of the TV series Magnum PI.

 

 

45. Moises Arias

 

Moises Arias

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 18, 1994
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.5 m
Debut year 2005
Debut Movie/ TV series Everybody Hates Chris

 

Moises Arias is an American actor of Colombian descent. He worked in Disney Channel shows during the early part of his career.

 

Arias appeared in Suite Life Zack and Cody, Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montana, Beethoven’s Big Break, etc. In 2013, he was cast in The King of Summer, later in the Wall of Mexico, Pitch Perfect 3, etc.

 

He also worked in Five Feet Apart, Ender's Game, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Jockey, The Perfect Game, and The King of Staten Island.

 

 

44. Gael García Bernal

 

Gael García Bernal

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 30, 1978
Place of Birth Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1989
Debut Movie/ TV series Teresa

 

Gael García Bernal is a Mexican actor and producer. He appeared in many critically acclaimed films that garnered international fame and praise.

 

He was nominated for two BAFTAs for his role in the Motorcycle Diaries. He starred in Bad Education, Amores perros, Y tu mamá también, Babel, Coco, Old, Mozart In The Jungle, The Kindergarten Teacher, Dot The I, Fidel, etc.

 

 

43. Ryan Guzman

 

Ryan Guzman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 21, 1987
Place of Birth Abilene, Texas, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 2012
Debut Movie/ TV series Step Up Revolution

 

Ryan Anthony Guzman is trained in taekwondo and had a mixed martial arts fighting license till 2010. He also modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch, Reebok, Old Navy, Gillette, etc.

 

He debuted in acting in 2012 with the Step Up film series. Guzman starred in Step Up: Revolutions and its sequel Step Up All In.

 

Later, he went on to star in films like the Boy Next Door, Fox series, 9-1-1, Pretty Little Liars, Heroes Reborn, etc.

 

 

42. Carlos Bardem

 

Carlos Bardem

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 7, 1963
Place of Birth Madrid, Spain
Height
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series Not Love, Just Frenzy

 

Carlos Bardem is the son of the Spanish actress Pilar Bardem, and he is the brother of Javier Bardem.

 

He comes from a family with a long line of filmmakers and actors. His grandparents were Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro and his uncle is Juan Antonio Bardem.

 

Carlos Bardem appeared in several TV series and Spanish films like Despite Everything, Assassin’s Creed, Oliver’s Deal, Madres Amor y Vida, El Cid, Maricón Perdido, etc.

 

 

41. John Ortiz

 

John Ortiz

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 23, 1968
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.7 m
Debut year 1989
Debut Movie/ TV series Angels of the City

 

John Ortiz is an actor and artistic director in the theater company. Ortiz co-founded the LAByrinth theater company that produces Off-Broadway plays.

 

John Ortiz has worked in several supporting roles and has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. John Ortiz made his film debut with Carlito's Way, and followed it up with  Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, American Gangster, Silver Linings Playbook, Kong: Skull Island, Bumblebee, Fast And Furious, Fast And Furious 6, Jack Goes Boating, etc.

 

 

40. Tyler Posey

 

Tyler Posey

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 18, 1991
Place of Birth Santa Monica, California, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 2000
Debut Movie/ TV series Men of Honor

 

Tyler Garcia Posey is an American of half-Mexican descent. He began work on Tv and film roles at 9 years old and worked as a child actor in Collateral Damage, Maid In Manhattan, Doc, Shorty Mcshorts’ Shorts, Brothers and Sisters, Lincoln Heights, etc.

 

Posey was cast in the MTV drama Teen Wolf. The role made him a teen sensation. He was also a musician who played guitars and did occasional vocals for the music group, Disappearing Jamie (formerly called Lost in Kostko).

 

He is also a DJ at Emo Nite LA’s second anniversary.

 

 

39. Rico Rodriguez

 

Rico Rodriguez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 31, 1998
Place of Birth College Station, Texas, USA
Height 1.71 m
Debut year 2006
Debut Movie/ TV series Los Tamales

 

Rico Rodriguez and his sister Raini Rodriguez started acting at the same age. Rico stated that he never intended to be an actor, but he went with his sisters and took up the opportunity when it was offered.

 

He appeared in guest roles and minor parts in several TV shows and films like  Austin & Ally, iCarly, Nip/Tuck, NCIS, etc.

 

Rodriguez was cast in 2009 in the role of Manny Delgado in the Modern Family. He also acted in Epic Movie, The Muppets, The Lion Guard, etc. In 2012, he published a book titled Reel Life Lessons... So Far.

 

 

38. Rodrigo Santoro

 

Rodrigo Santoro

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 22, 1975
Place of Birth Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1993
Debut Movie/ TV series Olho no Olho

 

Rodrigo Santoro gained international acclaim for his role as King Xerxes in 300 and 300: Rise of an Empire.

 

Santoro is a Brazilian actor who began his career with telenovelas and films like Bicho de Sete Cabeças, Olho no Olho, Abril Despedaçado, Carandiru, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, etc.

 

He also worked on international projects like Brainstorm, Carandiru, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Love Actually, Che, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rio, Lost, Westworld, etc.

 

He was listed among People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people list in 2004.

 

 

37. Michael Trevino

 

Michael Trevino

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 25, 1985
Place of Birth Montebello, California, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 2005
Debut Movie/ TV series Summerland

 

Michael Trevino is an American actor of Mexican descent. He gained prominence with his role as Tyler Lockwood in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.

 

Trevino gained fame with this role. Before The Vampire Diaries, he worked in supporting roles in series like  Cane, The Riches, Cold Case, 90210, etc.

 

After TVD, he was cast in the TV series Roswell: New Mexico and in the films Out of Control, The Factory, Sunset Park, The Breakup Diet, etc.

 

 

36. William Levy

 

William Levy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 29, 1980
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 1.85 m
Debut year 2006
Debut Movie/ TV series Olvidarte Jamás

 

William Levy is a Cuban- American actor who moved to the USA at the age of 14. He enrolled in college for a degree in business administration, but he quit the course to pursue modeling in LA.

 

After reaching LA, he was cast in two reality TV shows on Telemundo and worked in fashion campaigns.

 

Levy starred in Triunfo del Amor, Single Ladies, Dancing with the Stars, Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club, Brent Ryan Green’s The Veil, La Tempestad, Mi Vida Eres Tu, Anaconda, Olvidarte Jamas, etc.

 

 

35. Freddie Prinze Jr.

 

Freddie Prinze Jr.

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 8, 1976
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series Family Matters

 

Freddie Prinze Jr. is an American actor and producer of Spanish and Italian heritage. He was interested in a business administration course but changed his mind when he met an actor and became excited about acting.

 

He appeared in supporting roles in a few TV series before being noticed in the teen horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer.

 

Prinze Jr. reprised the role in the sequel of the film and appeared in other hits like She's All That, Summer Catch, Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, etc. he also starred in TV series like Boston Legal, Friends, 24, Preddie, Star Wars Rebels, etc.

 

 

34. Tony Revolori

 

Tony Revolori

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 28, 1996
Place of Birth Anaheim, California, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 2004
Debut Movie/ TV series Nebraska

 

Tony Revolori was born Anthony Quinonez to parents of Guatemalan descent. He adopted the last name Revolori after he began his acting career.

 

Revolori worked minor roles and did short films before being noticed in The Grand Budapest Hotel. The movie gained him multiple nominations for the SAG award, Saturn Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, etc.

 

In the latest series of Spider-Man films, he played Flash Thompson. His other acting roles are in Willow, Run, The Long Dumb Road, The French Dispatch, Asteroid City, etc.

 

 

33. Mark Consuelos

 

Mark Consuelos

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 30, 1971
Place of Birth Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series All My Children

 

Mark Consuelos was born in Spain and spent his childhood in Italy and America. He got his break as an actor in the soap opera All of My Children.

 

After establishing himself with the soap opera, he moved to other TV series and films like Road Rules, Third Watch, Friends, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Wedding Daze, etc.

 

During the later part of his career, Consuelos worked as a panel member of The Oprah Winfrey Show and in Ugly Betty, Law & Order: Special Victims Units, The Alpha House, Pitch, Riverdale, etc.

 

 

32. Esai Morales

 

Esai Morales

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 1, 1962
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height 1. 78 m
Debut year 1982
Debut Movie/ TV series Forty Deuce

 

Esai Morales is an actor of Puerto Rican descent. He worked in several television roles like NYPD Blue, Atlas Shrugged Part II, American Family, Resurrection Blvd, Caprica, Ozark, Titans, Vanished, 24: Day 6 Debrief, and more.

 

He also appeared in films La Bamba, Bad Boys, Jericho, Spare Parts, Gun Hill Road, Cherry, Fast Food Nation, Death In Granada, Criminal Minds, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, etc.

 

 

31. Luis Guzmán

 

Luis Guzmán

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 28, 1956
Place of Birth Cayey, Puerto Rico
Height 1.66 m
Debut year 1977
Debut Movie/ TV series Short Eyes

 

Luis Guzmán is a versatile actor who has played various characters with aplomb. He came to America with his mother and moonlighted as an actor.

 

He worked in Carlito’s Way, Punch-Drunk Love, Welcome to Collinwood, Stonewall, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Count of Monte Cristo, etc.

 

Guzmán’s most memorable performances were in Boogie Nights, Magnolia, How to Make It in America, Narcos, Code Black, Roadies, Out of Sight, The Limey, Traffic, etc.

 

 

30. Wilmer Valderrama

 

Wilmer Valderrama

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 30, 1980
Place of Birth Miami, Florida, USA
Height 1.73 m
Debut year 1998
Debut Movie/ TV series Four Corners

 

Wilmer Valderrama is of Venezuelan and Colombian descent. His famous role has been as Fez in That 70s Show.

 

He also worked in Tv series like Encanto, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Grey’s Anatomy, The Ranch, Yo Mamma, Handy Manny, NCIS, etc.

 

His prominent film roles were in Party Monster, Beauty Shop, Fast Food Nation, Unaccompanied Minors, Larry Crowne, The Adderall Diaries, Charming, etc.

 

 

29. Miguel Ferrer

 

Miguel Ferrer

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 7, 1955
Place of Birth Santa Monica, California, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1981
Debut Movie/ TV series Magnum, P.I.

 

Miguel Ferrer was the son of Puerto Rican actor José Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney. He made his debut in the TV series Magnum PI and went on to work in many films, voice roles in animations, etc.

 

His most memorable performances were in RoboCop, Hot Shots!: Part Deux, Blank Check, Twin Peaks, Crossing Jordan, Iron Man 3, Traffic, NCIS: Los Angeles, etc.

 

Ferrer’s voice roles include Mulan, Jackie Chan Adventures, Justice League: The New Frontier, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, Superman: The Animated Series, Rio 2, etc.

 

 

28. Wilson Cruz

 

Wilson Cruz

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 27, 1973
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 1994
Debut Movie/ TV series My So-Called Life

 

Wilson Cruz was born Wilson Echevarria;  he is of Puerto Rican descent. He is well known for his roles in My So-Called Life, Star Trek Discovery, Noah’s Arc, etc.

 

He was the first openly gay actor to play a gay lead role on television with My So-Called Life.

 

He also worked on the Broadway tour of Rent. The most memorable roles of Cruz were in Nixon, Joyride, Supernova, He's Just Not That Into You, Great Scot!, Sister Sister, Noah’s Arc, ER, West Wing, Ally McBeal, etc.

 

 

27. Frankie Muniz

 

Frankie Muniz

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 5, 1985
Place of Birth Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, USA
Height 1.65 m
Debut year 1997
Debut Movie/ TV series To Dance with Olivia

 

Frankie Muniz was the most popular child actor in Hollywood at one point. He was considered the most bankable child star, and he acted in films like Agent Cody Banks, Deuces Wild, Big Fat Liar, Racing Stripes, etc.

 

However, his most famous role till now has been in the Fox network show Malcolm In The Middle. After a flourishing acting career, Muniz took a break to pursue his other passion for racing cars.

 

He became an open-wheel race driver and participated in the Atlantic Championship. He also pursued a music career as a drummer for the band Kingsfoil.

 

 

26. Gabriel Iglesias

 

Gabriel Iglesias

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 15, 1976
Place of Birth San Diego, California, USA
Height 1.73 m
Debut year 1993
Debut Movie/ TV series Lleno, por favor

 

Gabriel Iglesias is a stand-up comedian, actor, and TV host of Mexican descent. He uses his stage name Fluffy to poke fun at his weight and often uses the phrase, ‘ I’m not fat…I'm fluffy’.

 

In 2018, Iglesias was one of the highest-paid comedians in the US. Apart from Stand up, he also works in voice roles and animated TV shows.

 

His most known performances have been in the sitcom Mr. Iglesias, Magic Mike, and its 2015 sequel, Space Jam: A New Legacy. Iglesias hosted the shows Stand Up Revolution and Fluffy’s Food Adventures.

 

 

25. Danny Trejo

 

Danny Trejo

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 16, 1944
Place of Birth Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.67 m
Debut year 1983
Debut Movie/ TV series Project A

 

Danny Trejo became an actor by a chance encounter on a film set. He lived the life of a drug trafficker and was arrested several times during his childhood.

 

However, he worked in films to make honest earnings with his cousin Robert Rodriguez. Danny Trejo appeared in the From Dusk Till Dawn film series, Spy Kids,  Reindeer Games, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Grindhouse, Machete Kills, The Book of Boba Fett, American Sicario, etc.

 

 

24. Benjamin Bratt

 

Benjamin Bratt

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 16, 1963
Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1988
Debut Movie/ TV series Juarez

 

Benjamin Bratt is an actor and producer. Many of Bratt’s early film and television work was in supporting roles yet significant roles.

 

He gained fame and recognition for  Demolition Man, Clear and Present Danger, The River Wild, the NBC drama series Law & Order, Red Planet, etc.

 

From 2000 onward, he worked in Miss Congeniality, Traffic, Piñero, Catwoman, Trucker, Despicable Me 2, Snitch, Coco, Private Practice, 24: Live Another Day, Star, In The Heights, etc.

 

He also produced the film Dolores, about the life of Dolores Huerta. She was a civil rights activist, and the film won critical praise and acclaim.

 

 

23. Adam Rodríguez

 

Adam Rodríguez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 2, 1975
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.83 m
Debut year 1997
Debut Movie/ TV series NYPD Blue

 

Adam Rodriguez is an American of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent. He was a stockbroker when he got a chance in a TV commercial for Coca-Cola and made guest appearances in TV series like NYPD Blue, Roswell, X-Files, etc.

 

Rodriguez’s memorable roles have been as the main cast of CSI Miami, Criminal Minds, Ugly Betty, The Goodwin Games, Reckless, The Night Shift, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Ordinary Joe, etc.

 

 

22. Demián Bichir

 

Demián Bichir

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 1, 1963
Place of Birth Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Height 1,78 m
Debut year 1977
Debut Movie/ TV series Rina

 

Demián Bichir is a Mexican actor who performed in The National Theater Company doing several plays by Shakespeare and Dostoyevsky.

 

Bichir trained at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Institute. In his early days, Bichir won accolades for his theater work from the Mexican Association of Theater Critics.

 

His highly acclaimed works include Che, A Better Life,  Land, Savages, Weeds, Hidalgo - La historia jamás contada, Mar de Fondo, La Vida Conyugal, etc.

 

Bichir was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in Leading  Role for his role in A Better Life.

 

 

21. Guillermo Díaz

 

Guillermo Díaz

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 22, 1975
Place of Birth New Jersey, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1990
Debut Movie/ TV series The Lost Platoon

 

Guillermo Díaz is an American actor of Mexican descent. He worked several minor roles before his first major role in the Spike Lee film Fresh.

 

He worked in many more TV series like Law & Order, ER, Touched by an Angel, Third Watch, etc.

 

Díaz’s most prominent roles have been in Half Baked, 200 Cigarettes, Stonewall, Scandal, Chappelle's Show, Law & Order, Weeds, ER, Broad City, Girls, The Terminal, Cop-Out, Law & Order: Organized Crime, United We Fall, etc.

 

 

20. Adrian Grenier

 

Adrian Grenier

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 10, 1976
Place of Birth Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Height 1.79 m
Debut year 1997
Debut Movie/ TV series Hurricane Streets

 

Adrian Grenier is an actor of Mexican, Spanish, and French descent. In an episode of Finding Your Roots, it was discovered that he was 8% Native American as well.

 

Grenier came to prominence with the teen romantic comedy, Drive Me Crazy. He is also a musician, and he can play the drums, harmonica, bass, and guitar.

 

Adrian Grenier starred in films and TV series, including Entourage, The Devil Wears Prada, Trash Fire, Marauders, Clickbait, Goodbye World, Teenage Paparazzo, etc.

 

 

19. Cheech Marin

 

Cheech Marin

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 13, 1946
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.68 m
Debut year 1973
Debut Movie/ TV series Basketball Jones

 

Richard Anthony ‘Cheech‘ Marin is of Chicano heritage. He worked in supporting roles in several TV and film roles. Marin has always made it particular to portray his Chicano heritage in every character he plays.

 

His most memorable roles have been as Don Johnson’s partner in Nash Bridges, Sesame Street, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, The Golden Palace, Judging Amy, etc.

 

He did voice acting in many Disney films like Lion King, the Cars franchise, Coco, Oliver & Company, etc.

 

The unique work of Cheech Marin has been his collaboration with Tommy Chong to make The Cheech and Chong a series of comedy acts.

 

 

18. Edward James Olmos

 

Edward James Olmos

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 24, 1947
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1974
Debut Movie/ TV series Cannon

 

Edward James Olmos is well known for his role in Miami Vice as Lieutenant Castillo. He earned multiple Golden Globe nominations for this role.

 

He also worked in American Me, Battlestar Galactica, Mayan MC, Stand and Deliver, etc. For the last film, Olmos received an Academy Award nomination.

 

Olmos’s other prominent works are Blade Runner, its sequel, Zoot Suit, Coco,  Walkout, The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, American Family, Dexter, Selena, etc.

 

 

17. Alfred Molina

 

Alfred Molina

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 24, 1953
Place of Birth London, England, UK
Height 1.89 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series The Losers

 

Alfred Molina is a British actor of Spanish origin. He began his acting career with West-End plays and received a nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award.

 

After working on stage and TV series, he was cast in The Raiders of the Lost Ark as Satipo. Molina continued to act in Broadway shows like Red, Art, Fiddler on the Roof, etc.

 

His film work consisted of Prick Up Your Ears, Not Without My Daughter, Chocolat, Enchanted April, Boogie Nights, DaVinci Code, Frida, An Education, Rango, Love is Strange, Spider-Man 2, etc.

 

 

16. Bobby Cannavale

 

Bobby Cannavale

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 3, 1970
Place of Birth Union City, New Jersey, USA
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series Night Falls on Manhattan

 

Robert Michael Bobby Cannavale has a long-acclaimed career in film, television, and stage performances.

 

His roles in the TV series Third Watch, Boardwalk Empire, Vinyl, Will & Grace, Mr. Robot, Master of None, Homecoming, etc., have earned him multiple Primetime Emmy nominations.

 

His film roles were in The Station Agent, Blue Jasmine, Spy, Marvel's Ant-Man, I, Tonya, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Irishman, Sing 2, etc. He also earned multiple Tony Awards for his theater performances.

 

 

15. Héctor Elizondo

 

Héctor Elizondo

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 22, 1936
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.78 m
Debut year 1963
Debut Movie/ TV series The Fat Black Pussycat

 

Hector Elizondo is an actor with a long career in film, television, and theater. He has won multiple accolades for his performances like an Obie Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, two ALMA Awards, etc.

 

Apart from that, Elizondo has been nominated for five SAD awards, a Golden Globe, A Satellite Award, etc.

 

The acting credits of Hector Elizondo include Last Man Standing, Chicago Hope, Taking of Pelham 123, Princess Diaries, American Gigolo, Leviathan, Pretty Woman, Beverly Hills Cop III, Runaway Bride, Valentine’s Day, etc.

 

 

14. Desi Arnaz

 

Desi Arnaz

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 2, 1917
Place of Birth Santiago, Cuba
Height 1.77 m
Debut year 1940
Debut Movie/ TV series Too Many Girls

 

Desi Arnaz is renowned for his role as Ricky Ricardo in the super successful TV show I Love Lucy.

 

He moved from Cuba to America in search of a better life and became a musician. He was the bandleader of the Desi Arnaz Orchestra and also produced TV shows and films.

 

Desi Arnaz and his then-wife Lucille Ball created the television show I Love Lucy and set up the production company Desilu Production to manage the syndication of the series.

 

They were the pioneers of the syndicated reruns of the hit series. Arnaz also made other shows like The Ann Sothern Show and The Untouchables.

 

 

13. Anthony Quinn

 

Anthony Quinn

 

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Date of Birth April 21, 1915
Place of Birth Chihuahua, Mexico
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1936
Debut Movie/ TV series The Milky Way

 

Manuel Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca, professionally known as Anthony Quinn, was born in Mexico during the Mexican revolution. He grew up in Texas and moved to Los Angeles for work.

 

Quinn’s Acting talent was highly acclaimed, and he earned two Academy Award nominations and won two awards.

 

His film credits include La Strada, Guns of Navarone, Guns of San Sebastian, Lawrence of Arabia, The Shoes of the Fisherman, The Message, Lion of the Desert, A Walk in the Clouds, Zorba the Greek, Viva Zapata, The Last Train from Gun Hill, etc.

 

 

12. Jimmy Smits

 

Jimmy Smits

 

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Date of Birth July 9, 1955
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.91 m
Debut year 1980
Debut Movie/ TV series A Capitol Fourth

 

Jimmy Smits is an American with Puerto Rican heritage. His father was from Suriname, and his mother was from Puerto Rico.

 

Jimmy Smits has worked in a long list of TV series that are police dramas, legal dramas, and related shows. He also starred as Bail Organa in the prequel Star Wars trilogy and Rogue One.

 

The most prominent shows on Smits are L. A. Law, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, Switch, My Family, Sons of Anarchy, Bluff City Law, How to Get Away with Murder, 24: Legacy, Outlaw, Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, etc.

 

 

11. Diego Luna

 

Diego Luna

 

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Date of Birth December 29, 1979
Place of Birth Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Height 1.76 m
Debut year 1982
Debut Movie/ TV series Antonieta

 

Diego Luna Alexander is a Mexican actor, director, and producer. He has worked in supporting roles in several acclaimed films like Milk, Frida, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Dark City, The Terminal, etc.

 

He began his career with Mexican telenovelas and moved to Hollywood movies. The other unforgettable roles of Diego Luna have been in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Narcos: Mexico, The Book of Life, 3Below: The Late of Arcadia, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Open Range, Berlin: I Love You, Rudo y Cursi, etc.

 

 

10. Antonio Banderas

 

Antonio Banderas

 

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Date of Birth August 10, 1960
Place of Birth Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 1982
Debut Movie/ TV series False Eyelash

 

Antonio Banderas is a Spanish actor and producer who has worked in many acclaimed films. He frequently collaborated with the Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and his film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, brought fame and recognition to Banderas.

 

After moving to Hollywood, Banderas appeared in many films like Desperado, Philadelphia, Interview with the Vampire, Assassins, Evita, The Mask of Zorro, the Shrek franchise, and Spy Kids series, Skin, Pain, and Glory, etc.

 

Antonio Banderas has earned nominations for an Oscar, a Tony Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, etc. He has won the Cannes Film Festival, European Film Awards, etc.

 

 

9. Raúl Juliá

 

Raúl Juliá

 

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Date of Birth March 9, 1940
Place of Birth San Juan, Puerto Rico
Height 1.87 m
Debut year 1951
Debut Movie/ TV series Love of Life

 

Raúl Rafael Carlos Juliá Arcelay was a Puerto Rican actor who was known professionally as Raúl Juliá. He began acting in theater plays during his school days.

 

He won much praise for his performances, and upon the advice of his seniors, he moved to New York City.

 

Juliá performed in many Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and won Tony awards and nominations.

 

After debuting on TV with Love of Life and Sesame Street, Juliá worked in films like One From The Heart, The Morning After, Romero, The Rookie, The Addams Family, its sequel, The Burning Season, Tempest, Kiss of The Spider Woman, etc.

 

 

8. Andy Garcia

 

Andy Garcia

 

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Date of Birth April 12, 1956
Place of Birth Havana, Cuba
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1978
Debut Movie/ TV series ¿Qué Pasa, USA?

 

Andrés Arturo García Menéndez is a Cuban actor who became famous as Andy Garcia. He worked in many acclaimed American films and shows that won him accolades.

 

Garcia has an Academy Award nomination, two Primetime Emmy nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, etc. He won a Grammy Award for his tropical Latin album ¡Ahora Si!

 

The notable works of Andy Garcia are The Untouchables, The Godfather III, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, Stand and Deliver, Internal Affairs, Hero, When a Man Loves a Woman, Desperate Measures, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, The Lost City, etc.

 

 

7. Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

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Date of Birth January 16, 1980
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1995
Debut Movie/ TV series Clayton's Friends

 

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a celebrated actor, musician, screenwriter, and producer. He brought two of the highest-rated musicals to Broadway, In the Heights and Hamilton; both have been nominated for multiple Tony Awards.

 

The musical album for Hamilton won Grammy awards too. Apart from this, Miranda also earned a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his work on Hamilton.

 

His other award-winning and nominated works include Disney’s animated films Encanto and Moana, where Miranda garnered an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

 

He acted in Mary Poppins Returns, His Dark Materials, The Electric Company, Vivo, Curb Your Enthusiasm, etc. Lin-Manuel Miranda made his directing debut with the musical Tick, Tick...Boom and the film were nominated for an Academy Award.

 

 

6. John Leguizamo

 

John Leguizamo

 

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Date of Birth July 22, 1964
Place of Birth Bogotá, Colombia
Height 1.69 m
Debut year 1984
Debut Movie/ TV series Mixed Blood

 

John Leguizamo is a Colombian-born American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He came to prominence with his role in the Super Mario Bros., portraying Luigi.

 

Over the years, he appeared in much other comedy, action, and dramatic roles. His most memorable performances were in Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Romeo + Juliet, A Brother's Kiss, Body Count, Summer of Sam, Moulin Rouge, Collateral Damage, The Alibi, Righteous Kill, Repo Men, The Counselor, John Wick, etc.

 

His best-remembered role was in the Ice-Age franchise as Sid the Sloth and as Bruno in Encanto.

 

 

5. Michael Peña

 

Michael Peña

 

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Date of Birth January 13, 1976
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height 1.75 m
Debut year 1994
Debut Movie/ TV series Running Free

 

Michael Peña is an actor of Mexican heritage. He played wrestling and participated in track and field in his high school.

 

He started working in independent film productions in 1994 with limited success. In 2004, he was cast in A Million Dollar Baby and Crash; both of them were nominated for an Oscar award.

 

They brought a turning point in his career. After that, Peña starred in Shooter, Observe and Report, Tower Heist, Battle: Los Angeles, End of Watch, Gangster Squad, American Hustle, Fury, Frontera, The Martian, Collateral Beauty, CHiPs, A Wrinkle in Time, 12 Strong, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Fantasy Island, etc.

 

His performances in MCU’s Ant-man, Ant-Man, and The Wasp were very successful. He also worked on the Netflix show Narcos: Mexico.

 

 

4. Pedro Pascal

 

Pedro Pascal

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 2, 1975
Place of Birth Santiago de Chile, Metropolitan Region, Chile
Height 1.79 m
Debut year 1997
Debut Movie/ TV series Burning Bridges

 

José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal was born in Santiago de Chile, and his parents were active participants in the resistance against the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

 

As a result, the family had to flee Chile, and they took asylum in Denmark and later moved to the USA.

 

Pedro Pascal came to national recognition with his role in Game of Thrones as Red Viper. After that, he also acted in Narcos, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, etc.

 

His film roles include The Great Wall, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Equalizer 2, Triple Frontier, Wonder Woman 1984, etc.

 

 

3. Oscar Isaac

 

Oscar Isaac

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 9, 1979
Place of Birth Guatemala City, Guatemala
Height 1.74 m
Debut year 1996
Debut Movie/ TV series Illtown

 

Oscar Isaac is an actor born in Guatemala and residing in America. He trained at the Juilliard School of Acting and began working in TV series and films.

 

He worked in supporting roles till he gained fame and experience. Isaac worked in Ex-Machina, Balibo, Inside Llewyn Davis, Body of Lies, A Most Violent Year, X-Men: Apocalypse, etc.

 

Isaac was cast in the Star Wars sequel trilogy as Poe Dameron, and this role gave him international acclaim. After that, he worked in Annihilation, Dune, The card Counter, Scenes from a Marriage, Moonknight, etc.

 

 

2. Benicio del Toro

 

Benicio del Toro

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 19, 1967
Place of Birth San Germán, Puerto Rico
Height 1.88 m
Debut year 1987
Debut Movie/ TV series Shell Game

 

Benicio Del Toro is a Puerto Rican actor and producer who garnered fame and acclaim. He has one Academy Award win and one nomination.

 

Del Toro won four Independent Spirit Awards, a BAFTA, and a Goya and was nominated for a Golden Globe award.

 

He gained the attention of film critics with his role in The Usual Suspects, and he gave critical performances in Traffic, Che, Sicario, 21 Grams, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Snatch, Sin City, Escobar: Paradise Lost,  Guardians of the Galaxy, Wolfman, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, etc.

 

 

1. Javier Bardem

 

Javier Bardem

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 1, 1969
Place of Birth Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Height 1.81 m
Debut year 1974
Debut Movie/ TV series El pícaro

 

Javier Bardem hails from a family of renowned filmmakers, actors, and screenwriters. His mother, Pilar Bardem, is also a well-known Spanish actress.

 

Bardem got his first role in her film. Although he was not interested in acting, he took up the profession to have money for his true passion for painting.

 

He has four Oscar nominations, three BAFTA nominations, five Golden Globe nominations, and more. He won one award each for No Country For Old Men.

 

Bardem’s famous performances were in Before Night Falls, Biutiful, Being The Ricardos, Skyfall, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Sea Inside, Jamón Jamón, etc.

 

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