Famous Puerto Rican Actors

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Benicio Del Toro
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Films ‘The Usual Suspects’, ‘Basquiat’ and ‘Snatch’)
Benicio Del Toro
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Birthdate: February 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico

Born to lawyer parents, Puerto Rican actor-producer Benicio del Toro had initially taken up a business degree course in university. He later dropped out and joined a New York theater school. Known for his Academy Award-winning role in Traffic, del Toro is also an avid environmental activist.

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Daddy Yankee
(Rapper & Singer Known as The "King of Reggaetón" by Music Critics and Fans Alike)
Daddy Yankee
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Birthdate: February 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Daddy Yankee is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is credited with coining the term Reggaeton. Referred to as the King of Reggaetón, Yankee has been cited as an inspiration by several performers, including Natti Natasha, J Balvin, and Ozuna. Also a noted philanthropist, Yankee donated $100,000 to provide food to 9,000 families affected by Hurricane Maria.

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Luis Guzmán
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Birthdate: August 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzmán is best known for films such as Boogie Nights, The Limey, and Traffic. Audiences also loved him in the series Narcos. He has voiced Ricardo in two Grand Theft Auto video games and has delivered an award-winning performance in How to Make It in America
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 4 
Raul Julia
(Actor)
Raul Julia
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Birthdate: March 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Floral Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: October 24, 1994
 5 
José Ferrer
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films: ‘Moulin Rouge’, ‘The Caine Mutiny’ and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’)
José Ferrer
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Birthdate: January 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: January 26, 1992

José Ferrer was a Puerto Rican actor and director who established himself in the American theatre and film industry. He received an Academy Award for his performance in Cyrano de Bergerac, becoming the first Hispanic actor and the first Puerto Rican-born actor to win the award. In 1985, he became the first actor to receive the National Medal of Arts.

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Amaury Nolasco
(Actor best known for the role of Fernando Sucre on the Fox television series Prison Break, and for his role in Transformers)
Amaury Nolasco
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Birthdate: December 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vieques, Puerto Rico
 7 
Walter Mercado
(Astrologer, Actor)
Walter Mercado
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Birthdate: March 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: November 2, 2019
 8 
Don Omar
(Songwriter, Singer best known for his 2006 album King of Kings)
Don Omar
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Birthdate: February 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
 9 
David Zayas
(Puerto Rican Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Angel Batista’ on Showtime's Series ‘Dexter’)
David Zayas
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Birthdate: August 15, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

David Zayas is a Puerto Rican actor known for playing important roles in American TV series like Dexter, Oz, and Gotham. His portrayal of Angel Batista in Dexter earned him a Satellite Award and a nomination for the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Carlos Ponce
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Birthdate: September 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico
 11 
Chayanne
(Singer)
Chayanne
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Birthdate: June 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Ismael Cruz Córdova
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Birthdate: April 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
 13 
Carlito
(Wrestler)
Carlito
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Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
 14 
Henry Darrow
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Birthdate: September 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 15 
Ramón Rodríguez
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Birthdate: December 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
 16 
Marcelino Sánchez
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Birthdate: December 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
Died: November 21, 1986
 17 
Julián Gil
(Actor, Model)
Julián Gil
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Birthdate: June 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
 18 
Paul Calderón
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Birthdate: 1959 AD
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
 19 
Renoly Santiago
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Birthdate: March 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lajas, Puerto Rico
 20 
Marcel Ruiz
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Birthdate: July 9, 2003
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Viejo San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Luis Roberto Guzmán
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Birthdate: April 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
 22 
Luis Antonio Ramos
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Birthdate: July 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico
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Germán Figueroa
(Wrestler, Actor)
Germán Figueroa
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Birthdate: May 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
 24 
Armando Riesco
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Birthdate: December 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
 25 
Carlos Santos
(Actor, Comedian)
Carlos Santos
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Birthdate: April 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
 26 
Shalim Ortiz
(Singer, Actor)
Shalim Ortiz
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Birthdate: February 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
 27 
Osvaldo Ríos
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Birthdate: October 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
 28 
Johnny Lozada
(Singer, Actor)
Johnny Lozada
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Birthdate: December 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico
 29 
Daniel Lugo
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Birthdate: July 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico
 30 
Ramón Franco
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Birthdate: September 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico
 31 
Miguel Piñero
(Playwright)
Miguel Piñero
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Birthdate: December 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gurabo, Puerto Rico
Died: June 16, 1988
 32 
Jaime Sánchez
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Birthdate: December 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rincón, Puerto Rico
 33 
Juano Hernandez
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Birthdate: July 19, 1896
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: July 17, 1970
 34 
René Farrait
(Singer, Actor)
René Farrait
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Birthdate: November 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
 35 
Raymond Arrieta
(Actor, Philanthropist)
Raymond Arrieta
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Birthdate: March 26, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico
 36 
Raymond Acevedo
(Singer, Actor)
Raymond Acevedo
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Birthdate: December 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Puerto Rico
 37 
Ricky Garcia
(Puerto Rico Actor, Singer and Member of Boyband ‘Forever In Your Mind’)
Ricky Garcia
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Birthdate: January 22, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ricky Garcia of The X Factor fame was also part of the pop band Forever in Your Mind. The Puerto Rican-born actor-singer had started off as a model and later also appeared in the series Best Friends Whenever. He made headlines for his relationship with Dance Moms star Chloe Lukasiak.

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Luis Vigoreaux
(Radio Host)
Luis Vigoreaux
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Birthdate: April 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ceiba, Puerto Rico
Died: January 17, 1983
 39 
Luis Raúl
(Actor)
Luis Raúl
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Birthdate: March 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: February 2, 2014
 40 
Robert Avellanet
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Birthdate: June 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Luisito Vigoreaux
(Actor, Producer)
Luisito Vigoreaux
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Birthdate: July 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
 42 
Luis Antonio Cosme
(Actor, TV Host)
Luis Antonio Cosme
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Birthplace: Puerto Rico
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Angelo Pagan
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Birthdate: May 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Puerto Rico

Known as The King of Queens actor Leah Remini’s husband, Angelo Pagan had moved to Hollywood at age 22. A former model, the Puerto Rican-born actor later gained fame with the series Midnight Caller and has also experimented with singing and come up with a solo LP.

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James Baker
(Actor,Miscellaneous Crew)
James Baker
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Birthdate: June 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico