Luis Guzman

Luis Guzman


8/28/1956, Cayey, Puerto Rico

Birth Name

Luis Guzmán



Also Known As

Luis Guzmán, Luis Guzmán
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Born in Puerto Rico but raised in New York City, Luiz Guzmn is an actor best known for his character work. Starting out as a social worker, Guzmn moonlighted as an actor and has enjoyed an extensive career, including many memorable film roles in the 80's in which…more


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    • [On how he got into acting]
      Luis Guzman: It was a fluke, man. I was walking down the street on the lower east side, minding my own business, a guy came up to me and said, "This is a phone number, call it up, maybe you could get a role", Next thing I know, I'm co-starring on Miami Vice. Had no clue what I was doing. I was doing it for six years after that as a way of making extra money–I was a social worker in New York's Lower East Side. And that's how I became an actor. It wasn't something I was looking for, man.

    • [On his role in The Count of Monte Cristo]
      Luis Guzman: They could have gotten some theater-trained actor from England for that role. But they got me. I guess they figured it could work.

    • [On the director of his high school play Bye Bye Birdie]
      Luis Guzman: I walked in on the auditions and said, 'Dude, you can't even run a gym class–how you gonna direct a play?' He threw the script at me and said, 'Well, then, let's see what you can do.'

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    A genuinly funny guy who tends to play in movies that aren't all that good. Though I've put him in my cool book for Carlito's Way Vice City (videogame) and Magnolia.