- Teaches students:
- Ages 14 to 50
- Teaching since:
I'm best known as Cpl. Gabe Garza in the HBO Emmy nominated miniseries "Generation Kill." I've also starred in the Weinstein Company's immigration drama "Crossing Over" opposite Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, and Ashley Judd. I also starred opposite Thomas C. Howell in the psychological thriller "The Jailhouse."
On the small screen I've guest starred on numerous shows including: Human Target, Law, & Order,The Bedford Diaries, Numbers, CSI: NY, One Tree Hill, The Unit, N.C.I.S. & CSI:NY just to name a few.
I was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and decided to pursue acting at the age of 14. I began working alongside my mentor Donna Sue De Guzman, mounting original productions in my hometown, which lead to our collaborative musical production of "Peacocks & Peanuts, which won a spot at the Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival.
I went on to train at the SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory under the direction of the late Joan Potter. I later traveled to Burgos Spain to co-produce and star in Jose Triana's Spanish language play, "La Noche De Los Asenios."
Upon graduation, I joined the New York City theatre community and performed in the Soho Rep's highly praised "Everything will be Different." I followed that by joining the cast of "Much Ado About Nothing" for the 50th year celebration of Shakespeare in Central Park.
I'm also a producer and director. I co-produced "Get Home Safe", which, Showtime bought and aired during their Black History Month Special. I also produced and directed "The Son" which won a screening at NYC's Urban World film festival.
I've been featured in People Magazine Espanol, Tempo Magazine, The New York Post, Daily News Espanol, Daily News Latino, Parlour Magazine, Ocean Drive Espanol and Insider Magazine. I've appeared on The Gregory Mantell Show, and Current TV. I also has been a radio guest on KKUU Palms Srings, KQCH Omaha, KTEG Alburquerqe, & WSKS Syracuse.
I currently resides in Los Angeles and enjoys teaching, cooking, my Puerto Rican culture, classic cars, photography, African safaris and deep sea diving.
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