Luis Guzmán (born August 28, 1956) is a Puerto Rican actor, who is known for his character work. For much of Guzmán's career, he has played character roles largely as sidekicks, thugs, or policemen. Wikipedia
Born: 28th August, 1956, Cayey, Puerto Rico
Height: 5' 7½" (171 cm)
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Claim to Fame: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Was considered for the role of Willie Lopez in Ghost (1990).
He worked as a social worker, working with especially young people, he also was very involved with his community, arranging events e.g., before becoming an actor.
With his noble squire by his side, a retired country gentleman sets out on an adventure to right the wrongs of the world.
never thought about pursuing acting as a career. Back then we were mainly performing at block parties. It was a labor of love and it was a lot of fun. The best I thought I could do was maybe make a few extra bucks on the side. All I really wanted was to earn enough to buy myself a used car so I could drive out to Orchard Beach at the weekend. This whole thing is a complete fluke.
My all time favorite actor is Marlon Brando. I admired how effortless and how real he was in his performance in On the Waterfront (1954). To me, he wasn`t acting. He was living the role. And that`s what I admire about good acting. It`s real."