Guillermo Diaz Biography

Guillermo Díaz is an American actor who is best recognized for his performances in films such as 'Stonewall', 'Half Baked', and '200 Cigarettes'. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Quick Facts

Birthday: March 22, 1975

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 44 Years, 44 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Aries

Born Country: United States

Born in: New Jersey, United States

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Males

U.S. State: New Jersey

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Guillermo Díaz is an American actor who is best recognized for his performances in films such as 'Stonewall', 'Half Baked', and '200 Cigarettes', and his roles as Guillermo García Gómez on Showtime's dark comedy-drama series 'Weeds' and as Diego 'Huck' Muñoz on the ABC drama series 'Scandal'. He also had a regular role on the NBC series 'Mercy', and had guest appearances on shows such as the 'Chappelle's Show', 'No Ordinary Family', 'Law & Order', 'ER', 'Criminal Minds', and 'Poor Paul'. His later notable film roles were in 'Across the Hall', 'The Butcher', 'Cop Out', 'Exquisite Corpse', and 'Without Men'. He has also voiced the video game character Domingo Sánchez in 'Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix', and has appeared in the music videos 'I Wanna Go' by Britney Spears and 'Run' by Jay-Z and Beyoncé. In 2013, he was named one of 'OUT' Magazine's 100 most influential gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people. Later in November 2017, he was nominated for the magazine's 'OUT100' in recognition of his work and his visibility.

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Rise to Stardom
  • Guillermo Díaz had a small role as a villager in the 1990 film 'The Lost Platoon', but formally debuted in 1994 appearing in his first speaking role as Spike in Boaz Yakin's crime film 'Fresh'. The same year, he had a guest role on an episode of the series 'Law & Order'. In 1995, following an appearance as Leo on 'Party Girl', he drew attention in the role of drag queen La Miranda in Nigel Finch's 'Stonewall'. That year, while in Los Angeles, he appeared in guest roles on 'ER' and 'Party of Five'.
  • In 1996, he acted in a host of films: as Dylan in Jim McKay's 'Girls Town'; as high school gang member Paco de la Vega al Camino Cordoba Jose Cuervo Sanchez Rodriguez Jr. in 'High School High'; as another gang member Flacco in 'Freeway'; and as J.C. in 'I'm Not Rappaport'. He played a stoner named Eric in Brian Sloan's film 'I Think I Do' in 1997, and landed a similar role next year as Scarface in the film 'Half Baked', which earned him recognition. He had by then appeared on television shows like 'The Sopranos', 'Touched by an Angel' and 'Third Watch', and his co-star Dave Chappelle cast him on several episodes of the 'Chappelle's Show'.
  • Some of his other notable early film roles were the non-speaking role in '200 Cigarettes', Victor in both the short film and its film remake 'Just One Time', and as Kid in Ethan Hawke's directorial debut 'Chelsea Walls'.
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Later Career
  • Throughout the 2000s, Guillermo Díaz continued to act in a series of films and telefilms including 'Fidel', 'Undefeated', 'Undermind', 'Wasabi Tuna', 'The Terminal', 'Tony n' Tina's Wedding', 'My Suicidal Sweetheart', 'Dirty Love', '13 Graves', 'Across the Hall', and 'The Butcher'. However, in later years, he became more focused on television than on films. He appeared as series regular Guillermo García Gómez, a drug dealer/trafficker, on Showtime's dark comedy-drama series 'Weeds' from 2007 to 2012.
  • In 2009, his portrayal of the gay nurse Angel on the NBC series 'Mercy' was criticized on online forums for being too flamboyant. The following year, he acted in the thriller film 'Exquisite Corpse' and the buddy cop action-comedy film 'Cop Out', in which he played a Latino gangster named Poh Boy. When asked about being typecast, he replied that he had stopped worrying and was happy to get work, and attempted "to make everything different".
  • In 2010, he did a nude photoshoot for 'Pinups Magazine'. In the same year, he appeared alongside Britney Spears in a music video for the single 'I Wanna Go', in which he participated in a scene referencing his character Scarface from 'Half Baked'. He guest starred as Detective Frank Cordero in six episodes of 'No Ordinary Family' in 2010-11, and also had two stints on 'Poor Paul' in 2009 and 2011. As his film roles dried up, he was cast as Diego 'Huck' Muñoz in the ABC drama series 'Scandal' in 2012, and continued to appear in the role until the show ended in 2018.
Family & Personal Life
  • Guillermo Díaz was born on March 22, 1975 in New Jersey, United States, to Cuban parents. He grew up in Washington Heights, Manhattan and went to school in the Bronx. Díaz, who is openly gay, later told 'Out' magazine that he had a rough upbringing in New York City. He added that he had to learn to constantly hide the fact that he was gay to protect himself, which eventually helped him with acting.
  • He is a huge fan of pop singer Madonna and has been to all of her tours, except for 'The Virgin Tour' and 'The Who's That Girl Tour'. Moreover, he has her face tattooed on his right arm.

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