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Luis Guzman

Puerto Rican Actor Who Starred in the HBO Original Series "How to Make It in America"

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 Luis Guzman Biography

A well-respected character actor who specializes in playing tough guys with a heart, Luis Guzmán has appeared in a dizzying array of film and television productions since he began his professional acting career in the early 1980s.

Luis Guzmán was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico and was brought up in New York City's Greenwich Village and the surrounding Lower East Side neighborhood. Luis Guzmán graduated from City College and worked for some years as a youth counselor at the Henry Street Settlement House. During his time as a social worker, Luis Guzmán began performing in street theatre and independent films. Luis Guzmán got his first big break in the early '80s with a role on the popular TV series Miami Vice.

Luis Guzmán went on to work sporadically in film and television throughout the rest of the decade, appearing in such films as Sidney Lumet's Family Business and Ridley Scott's Black Rain (both 1989).

Guzmán's work schedule grew increasingly crowded as the 1990s progressed; kicking off the decade with an appearance in another Lumet piece, Q & A (1990), the actor began popping up in films ranging from romantic comedy (Anthony Minghella's Mr. Wonderful, 1993) to crime drama (Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way, 1993) to gay and lesbian historical docudrama (Nigel Finch's Stonewall, 1995).

Thanks to directors Steven Soderbergh and Paul Thomas Anderson, Luis Guzmán became more readily recognizable in the late 1990s. For Soderbergh, he had substantial roles in Out of Sight (1998), which cast him as a prisoner whose planned escape is ruined by George Clooney; and The Limey (1999), in which Guzmán played Terence Stamp's gruff but good-hearted partner in revenge. For Anderson, Luis Guzmán appeared in both Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999), playing a wannabe porn star in the former and a game show contestant in the latter. In 2002 the increasingly visible Guzmán appeared in no less than five films, including a prominant role in the caper comedy Welcome to Collinwood and a re-teaming with director Anderson with Punch-Drunk Love. Also included in the list of Guzman's numerous movie credits are roles in Stonewall, Waiting..., The Salton Sea, and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

On television, Luis Guzmán became a regular presence thanks to a recurring role on the HBO prison drama Oz, as well as appearances on such shows as Law and Order, NYPD Blue, Walker, Texas Ranger, Homicide: Life on the Street, and Frasier. Luis Guzmán starred in the short-lived 2003 television comedy Luis, and is a commentator on VH1's I Love the '80s, I Love Toys and its sequels, including I Love the '70s and I Love the '90s.

Luis Guzmán co-starred on the canceled 2007 HBO series John from Cincinnati. In early 2008, Luis Guzmán starred in "Naturally Aged Cheddar Hunks" TV ads for Cabot Creamery.[3] He also appeared in the music video "Yes We Can." Luis Guzmán also has a role in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and its prequel Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

Luis Guzmán lives with his family in Vermont.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Luis Guzman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Luis Guzman for your next private or corporate function.
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Luis Guzman

Puerto Rican Actor Who Starred in the HBO Original Series "How to Make It in America"

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Luis Guzman Biography

A well-respected character actor who specializes in playing tough guys with a heart, Luis Guzmán has appeared in a dizzying array of film and television productions since he began his professional acting career in the early 1980s.

Luis Guzmán was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico and was brought up in New York City's Greenwich Village and the surrounding Lower East Side neighborhood. Luis Guzmán graduated from City College and worked for some years as a youth counselor at the Henry Street Settlement House. During his time as a social worker, Luis Guzmán began performing in street theatre and independent films. Luis Guzmán got his first big break in the early '80s with a role on the popular TV series Miami Vice.

Luis Guzmán went on to work sporadically in film and television throughout the rest of the decade, appearing in such films as Sidney Lumet's Family Business and Ridley Scott's Black Rain (both 1989).

Guzmán's work schedule grew increasingly crowded as the 1990s progressed; kicking off the decade with an appearance in another Lumet piece, Q & A (1990), the actor began popping up in films ranging from romantic comedy (Anthony Minghella's Mr. Wonderful, 1993) to crime drama (Brian De Palma's Carlito's Way, 1993) to gay and lesbian historical docudrama (Nigel Finch's Stonewall, 1995).

Thanks to directors Steven Soderbergh and Paul Thomas Anderson, Luis Guzmán became more readily recognizable in the late 1990s. For Soderbergh, he had substantial roles in Out of Sight (1998), which cast him as a prisoner whose planned escape is ruined by George Clooney; and The Limey (1999), in which Guzmán played Terence Stamp's gruff but good-hearted partner in revenge. For Anderson, Luis Guzmán appeared in both Boogie Nights (1997) and Magnolia (1999), playing a wannabe porn star in the former and a game show contestant in the latter. In 2002 the increasingly visible Guzmán appeared in no less than five films, including a prominant role in the caper comedy Welcome to Collinwood and a re-teaming with director Anderson with Punch-Drunk Love. Also included in the list of Guzman's numerous movie credits are roles in Stonewall, Waiting..., The Salton Sea, and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

On television, Luis Guzmán became a regular presence thanks to a recurring role on the HBO prison drama Oz, as well as appearances on such shows as Law and Order, NYPD Blue, Walker, Texas Ranger, Homicide: Life on the Street, and Frasier. Luis Guzmán starred in the short-lived 2003 television comedy Luis, and is a commentator on VH1's I Love the '80s, I Love Toys and its sequels, including I Love the '70s and I Love the '90s.

Luis Guzmán co-starred on the canceled 2007 HBO series John from Cincinnati. In early 2008, Luis Guzmán starred in "Naturally Aged Cheddar Hunks" TV ads for Cabot Creamery.[3] He also appeared in the music video "Yes We Can." Luis Guzmán also has a role in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and its prequel Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

Luis Guzmán lives with his family in Vermont.

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  • How to book Luis Guzman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Luis Guzman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Luis Guzman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Luis Guzman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Luis Guzman?

    Booking fees for Luis Guzman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Luis Guzman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Luis Guzman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Luis Guzman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Luis Guzman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Luis Guzman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Luis Guzman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Luis Guzman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Luis Guzman for your event is available upon request. Luis Guzman generally travels from Sutton, VT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Andre Holland, Diego Boneta, Darby Stanchfield, Michael Sheen and Armie Hammer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Luis Guzman for an upcoming event.

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