Famous Puerto Rican Men

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Joaquin Phoenix
(Best Known for His Role in the Films: 'Joker', 'Gladiator', 'The Master' and 'Walk the Line)
Joaquin Phoenix
78
Birthdate: October 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Award-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix is widely regarded as one of the most talented actors of his generation. In his career of four decades, he has starred in numerous films playing characters that have become memorable. These include movies like Gladiator, Joker, Walk the Line and Her. The acclaimed actor is also a social activist, environmentalist, animal rights activist and producer.

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Benicio Del Toro
(Actor and Producer Best Known for His Films ‘The Usual Suspects’, ‘Basquiat’ and ‘Snatch’)
Benicio Del Toro
27
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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Roberto Clemente
(Puerto Rican Professional Baseball Right Fielder)
Roberto Clemente
21
Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: December 31, 1972

Roberto Clemente was a Puerto Rican baseball player who represented the Pittsburgh Pirates in Major League Baseball (MLB). Apart from being a popular player, Clemente was also a great humanitarian whose impact is still being felt in MLB. Since his untimely death at the age of 38, Clemente has been the subject of several documentaries, articles, and books.

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 4 
Bad Bunny
(Puerto Rican Rapper, Singer-Songwriter & Record Producer)
Bad Bunny
75
Birthdate: March 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Almirante Sur, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny won a Latin Grammy for his debut album, X 100pre. His album YHLQMDLG was the highest-charting all-Spanish album on Billboard 200. He was the only male to be featured on a Playboy cover, apart from Hugh Hefner, and also released a COVID-19-inspired song on SoundCloud.
 5 
Ricky Martin
(Singer-songwriter Known For his Biggest Hit Song "Livin' la Vida Loca")
Ricky Martin
37
Birthdate: December 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
The King of Latin Pop Ricky Martin ruled the music scene of the 1990s, with hits such as Livin' La Vida Loca and The Cup of Life. He began performing with the band Menudo at age 12 and later released multiple Billboard number 1 albums as a solo artist.
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Daddy Yankee
(Rapper & Singer Known as The "King of Reggaetón" by Music Critics and Fans Alike)
Daddy Yankee
29
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.

 7 
Luis Miguel
(Youngest Artist Ever to Win a Grammy at the Age of 14)
Luis Miguel
22
Birthdate: April 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Luis Miguel is a Mexican singer. Having performed in a wide range of styles like pop and jazz, Miguel is considered the most successful artist in the history of Latin America. One of the best-selling Latin musicians ever, Miguel is credited with popularizing the bolero genre. Thanks to his popularity, he has been referred to as the Latin Frank Sinatra.

 8 
Luis Guzmán
13
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
 9 
Anuel AA
(Rapper)
Anuel AA
27
Birthdate: November 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Carolina

Anuel AA is a Puerto Rican singer and rapper. Regarded as one of the founding fathers and a pioneer of Latin trap music, Anuel AA often incorporates topics like sex and crime in his lyrics. Also one of the most controversial rappers of his generation, Anuel AA has had several legal issues; his debut album was recorded while being incarcerated.

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Ozuna
(One of the Best-Selling Latin American Music Artists of All Time)
Ozuna
29
Birthdate: March 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Two-time Latin Grammy-winning Puerto Rican singer Ozuna specializes in the Latin trap and reggaeton genres. He is known for his Billboard-charting albums such as Aura. He collaborated with DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, and Cardi B on the phenomenal hit Taki Taki and has been cast in the film F9.
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Raul Julia
(Golden Globe- and Emmy-Winning Puerto Rican Actor)
Raul Julia
13
Birthdate: March 9, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Floral Park, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: October 24, 1994
 12 
Luis Fonsi
(Puerto Rican Singer)
Luis Fonsi
11
Birthdate: April 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi became an international sensation with the track Despacito, which was the most-watched video on YouTube till November 2020. Also known for tracks such as Aquí Estoy Yo, he has broken several Guinness records and won five Latin Grammy awards. He also supports children with cancer.
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José Ferrer
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films: ‘Moulin Rouge’, ‘The Caine Mutiny’ and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’)
José Ferrer
5
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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Miguel Cotto
(Puerto Rican Former Professional Boxer)
Miguel Cotto
8
Birthdate: October 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
American-born Puerto Rican retired boxer Miguel Cotto became the first Puerto Rican to win world boxing titles in four separate weight divisions. In 2017, he was ranked third in the best light middleweight category by The Ring magazine. He now owns a boxing promotion and a non-profit organization.
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José Feliciano
(Puerto Rican Musician, Composer, and Singer)
José Feliciano
6
Birthdate: September 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lares, Puerto Rico

José Feliciano is a Puerto Rican musician, composer, and singer. He achieved international fame in 1968 after the release of his album Feliciano! Since then, José Feliciano has released more than 50 albums worldwide. Feliciano was made an inductee of the International Latin Music Hall of Fame and the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000 and 2013 respectively.

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Iván Rodríguez
(Former Puerto Rican Baseball Player Who Played as a Catcher)
Iván Rodríguez
2
Birthdate: November 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manatí, Puerto Rico
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Amaury Nolasco
(Puerto Rican Actor Known for His Roles in Films and Series)
Amaury Nolasco
5
Birthdate: December 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vieques, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican actor and producer Amaury Nolasco is best known to audiences as Fernando Sucre from Prison Break and as Fig from Transformers. While he initially planned to be a doctor, he switched to acting after bagging a commercial. He also organizes a celebrity gold tournament to raise funds for charity.

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Yadier Molina
(Former Puerto Rican Baseball Catcher)
Yadier Molina
6
Birthdate: July 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bayam??n, Puerto Rico
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Carlos Correa
(Puerto Rican Baseball Player Who Plays as a Shortstop)
Carlos Correa
4
Birthdate: September 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Damian Priest
(American Professional Wrestler)
Damian Priest
8
Birthdate: September 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, United States
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Felix Trinidad
(Former Puerto Rican Professional Boxer )
Felix Trinidad
5
Birthdate: January 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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Alex Cora
(Former Puerto Rican Baseball Player Who Played as an Infielder )
Alex Cora
7
Birthdate: October 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico
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Don Omar
(Puerto Rican Reggaeton Singer and Actor)
Don Omar
6
Birthdate: February 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Don Omar, better known as El Ray, or the King of Kings, shot to fame with hits such as Danza Kuduro. Audiences also loved him as Rico Santos in 4 films of the Fast & Furious franchise. His tracks are often based on socio-political themes

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Carlos Beltrán
(Former Puerto Rican Baseball Player Who Played as an Outfielder )
Carlos Beltrán
3
Birthdate: April 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manatí, Puerto Rico
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Javier Báez
(Puerto Rican Baseball Player Who Plays as a Shortstop)
Javier Báez
7
Birthdate: December 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
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Héctor Lavoe
(Puerto Rican Singer)
Héctor Lavoe
1
Birthdate: September 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Machuelo Abajo, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: June 29, 1993
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Walter Mercado
(Puerto Rican Astrologer, Actor, and TV Personality)
Walter Mercado
3
Birthdate: March 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: November 2, 2019

Walter Mercado, or Shanti Ananda, was a Puerto Rican actor, astrologer, and TV personality. Viewers loved his segment Walter y Las Estrellas at the end of Primer Impacto. He later disappeared from the limelight due to a tiff with his manager, Bill Bakula. The Netflix documentary Mucho Mucho Amor talks about his life.

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Roberto Alomar
(Former Puerto Rican Basketball Player Who Played as a Second Baseman)
Roberto Alomar
5
Birthdate: February 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Francisco Lindor
(Puerto Rican Baseball Player Who Plays as a Shortstop)
Francisco Lindor
4
Birthdate: November 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Caguas, Puerto Rico
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Carlos Ponce
(Puerto Rican Actor, Singer, Model, and Voice Actor)
Carlos Ponce
2
Birthdate: September 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico
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David Zayas
(Puerto Rican Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Angel Batista’ on Showtime's Series ‘Dexter’)
David Zayas
3
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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Chayanne
(Puerto Rican Latin Pop Singer and Actor)
Chayanne
1
Birthdate: June 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Latin pop star and actor Chayanne has 7 Top 200 albums and has sold over 30 million albums globally. The Grammy-nominated singer has delivered hits such as Violeta and Te Deseo. He spent his later career in Miami and starred in movies such as Dance with Me.

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Ismael Cruz Córdova
(Puerto Rican Actor )
Ismael Cruz Córdova
1
Birthdate: April 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
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J. J. Barea
(Former Puerto Rican Basketball Player Who Played as a Point Guard )
J. J. Barea
1
Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
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Farruko
(Singer and Songwriter Known for His Album ‘El Talento Del Bloque’)
Farruko
10
Birthdate: May 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican singer Farruko is largely known as a pioneer of reggaeton. After gaining initial fame through the platform Myspace, he worked on many collaborative projects and eventually won a Latin Grammy award with the track 6 AM. He also inspired the HBO documentary Farruko: En Letra de Otro.

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René Pérez Joglar
(Puerto Rican Singer, Songwriter, and Rapper)
René Pérez Joglar
4
Birthdate: February 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
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Edgar Berlanga
(American Professional Boxer)
Edgar Berlanga
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Birthdate: May 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Enrique Hernández
(Puerto Rican Baseball Player Who Plays as a Utility Player)
Enrique Hernández
7
Birthdate: August 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Bernie Williams
(Puerto Rican Baseball Player Who Played for the New York Yankees)
Bernie Williams
1
Birthdate: September 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Jorge Posada
(Former Puerto Rican Baseball Player Who Played as a Catcher)
Jorge Posada
2
Birthdate: August 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Omar Rodríguez-López
(Puerto Rican-Born Guitarist and Frontman of The Mars Volta)
Omar Rodríguez-López
2
Birthdate: September 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican-born guitarist and songwriter Omar Rodríguez-López is best known as the frontman of the progressive rock group The Mars Volta. At 17, he dropped out of high school, hitchhiked throughout the country, and joined the group At the Drive-In. He is also an amateur filmmaker and photographer.

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Henry Darrow
(American Character Actor and a Champion for Latin Roles)
Henry Darrow
4
Birthdate: September 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Savio Vega
(Puerto Rican Professional Wrestler)
Savio Vega
1
Birthdate: August 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
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Ramón Rodríguez
(Puerto Rican Film and TV Actor)
Ramón Rodríguez
1
Birthdate: December 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
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Lunay
(Puerto Rican Rapper and Reggaeton Singer)
Lunay
2
Birthdate: October 4, 2000
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Corozal, Puerto Rico
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Carlito
(Puerto Rican Wrestler and the Son of Carlos Colón Sr.)
Carlito
3
Birthdate: February 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Maurice Harkless
(American Puerto Rican Basketball Player Who Plays as a Small Forward)
Maurice Harkless
9
Birthdate: May 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Juan Gonzalez
(Retired Puerto Rican Baseball Player and a Popular Texas Rangers Outfielder)
Juan Gonzalez
2
Birthdate: October 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
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Wilfred Benítez
(Retired Puerto Rican Boxer)
Wilfred Benítez
0
Birthdate: September 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
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Marcelino Sánchez
(Puerto Rican Actor )
Marcelino Sánchez
2
Birthdate: December 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cayey, Puerto Rico
Died: November 21, 1986