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John Ortiz was born on May 23, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Gangster (2007) and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007). He is married to Jennifer Ortiz. They have one child. See full bio »

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Known For

American Gangster
American Gangster Javier J. Rivera
(2007)
The Drop
The Drop Detective Torres
(2014)

Filmography

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 2019 Ad Astra (post-production)
General Rivas
 2018 Mayans MC (TV Series) (pre-production)
Esai 'Taino' Osorio
- 2017 Pilot ... Esai 'Taino' Osorio
 2018 Replicas (completed)
Jones
 2018 Nostalgia (completed)
 2018 Peppermint (filming)
Moises
 2017 The Guest Book (TV Series)
Paul
- Story Ten (2017) ... Paul
- Story Four (2017) ... Paul
 2017 Going in Style
Jesus / Bank Robber #1
 2017 Kong: Skull Island
Victor Nieves
 2017 A Dog's Purpose
Carlos
 2015-2016 Togetherness (TV Series)
David
- Everybody Is Grownups (2016) ... David
- Hotels (2016) ... David
- Not So Together (2015) ... David
- Party Time (2015) ... David
- Ghost in Chains (2015) ... David
 2016 A Woman, a Part
Isaac
 2016 The Finest Hours
Wallace Quirey
 2015 Steve Jobs
Joel Pforzheimer
 2015 Blackhat
Henry Pollack
 2014 The Drop
Detective Torres
 2014 Rake (TV Series)
Ben Leon
- Mammophile (2014) ... Ben Leon
- Man's Best Friend (2014) ... Ben Leon
- Remembrance of Taxis Past (2014) ... Ben Leon
- 50 Shades of Gay (2014) ... Ben Leon
- Hey, Good Looking (2014) ... Ben Leon
 2014 Cesar Chavez
Eli Ordonez
 2013 Furious 6
Braga
 2012 Silver Linings Playbook
Ronnie
 2011-2012 Luck (TV Series)
Turo Escalante
- Unaired Season Two Premiere (2012) ... Turo Escalante
- Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head (2012) ... Turo Escalante
- Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His Own (2012) ... Turo Escalante
- Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm (2012) ... Turo Escalante
- Ace Pitches a Deal (2012) ... Turo Escalante
 2010 Jack Goes Boating
Clyde
 2009 Public Enemies
Phil D'Andrea
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Agent Daniel Muñoz
- Bring Me the Head of Oswaldo Castillo (2009) ... Agent Daniel Muñoz
 2009 Fast & Furious
Campos
 2009 Anatomy of Hope (TV Movie)
Tom Hernandez
 2008 Blue Blood (TV Movie)
Hector
 2008 Pride and Glory
Ruben Santiago
 1992-2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Victor Vargas / Roberto Martinez
- Political Animal (2008) ... Victor Vargas
- The Corporate Veil (1992) ... Roberto Martinez
 2007 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Gabriel Soto
- Guerillas in the Mist (2007) ... Gabriel Soto
 2007 American Gangster
Javier J. Rivera
 2006 El cantante
Willie Colon
 2006 Miami Vice
Jose Yero
 2006 Take the Lead
Mr. Temple
 2004-2005 Clubhouse (TV Series)
Carlos Tavares
- Player Rep (2005) ... Carlos Tavares
- Save Situation (2005) ... Carlos Tavares
- Stealing Home (2005) ... Carlos Tavares
- Between First and Home (2005) ... Carlos Tavares
- Road Trip (2005) ... Carlos Tavares
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Officer Zermeño
- Charisma (2004) ... Officer Zermeño
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
DEA Agent
- Homewrecker's Ball (2003) ... DEA Agent
 2001-2002 The Job (TV Series)
Ruben Somarriba
- Dad (2002) ... Ruben Somarriba
- Vacation (2002) ... Ruben Somarriba
- Gay (2002) ... Ruben Somarriba
- Neighbor (2002) ... Ruben Somarriba
- Betrayal (2002) ... Ruben Somarriba
 2002 Narc
Octavio Ruiz
 2001 Piñero
Gang Member (as John Ortiz)
 2001 3 A.M.
Hector
 2000 Before Night Falls
Juann Abreu
 2000 The Opportunists
Ismail Espinoza
 1999 Play It to the Bone
Gym Owner
 1999 The Last Marshal
Enrico
 1998 Side Streets
Ramon Yanes
 1997 Amistad
Montes
 1997 Riot (TV Movie)
Ciaco (segment "Caught in the Fever")
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Nicky Pacheco
- Amazing Grace: Part 2 (1997) ... Nicky Pacheco
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Nicky Pacheco
- Amazing Grace: Part 1 (1997) ... Nicky Pacheco
 1996 Ransom
Roberto
 1996 Lush Life (TV Series)
Nelson 'Margarita' Marquez
- The Not So Lush Rock Star (1996) ... Nelson 'Margarita' Marquez
- The Lush Hex (1996) ... Nelson 'Margarita' Marquez
- The Lush Ex-Posures (1996) ... Nelson 'Margarita' Marquez
- First Lush Date (1996) ... Nelson 'Margarita' Marquez
- The Dead Lush Artist (1996) ... Nelson 'Margarita' Marquez
 1996 Sgt. Bilko
Spc. Luis Clemente
 1995 Shadow-Ops (TV Movie)
Cruz
 1995 Lotto Land
Coco
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
 1993 Italian Movie
Cesar
 1993 Carlito's Way
Guajiro (as John Augstin Ortiz)
 1989 Angels of the City (Video)
Punk bar
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played "Benito" in Jose Rivera's play, "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot" @ the Shiva Theater in NYC.

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Alternate Names:

John Augstin Ortiz

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Trivia:

Along with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ortiz is co-founder of the LAByrinth Theater Company, which is based in New York City. See more »

Trademark:

While working in theater, has frequently worked with playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.

Star Sign:

Gemini

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