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Esai Morales

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Award-winning actor Esai Morales is a graduate of New York's High School for the Performing Arts, began his acting career on the stage, firstly appearing in El Hermano at the Ensemble Theatre Studio and at New York's Shakespeare Festival In The Park in The Tempest. He had his feature film debut in Bad Boys and his breakthrough role in La Bamba made him a star, contributing to making the film the most commercially successful Latino-themed Rock biopic of all time. To this day, his role as Bob Morales continues to uptrend in major social media sites. In 1997 Esai Morales co-founded the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, created to advance the presence of Latinos in the media, telecommunications and entertainment industries. The NHFA has provided scholarships to hundreds of Hispanic students in excess of 1 million dollars. Theater performances include Oscar Wilde's Salome with Al Pacino (Broadway) Joe Papp's production of The Tempest with Raul Julia (New York's Shakespeare in the Park Festival) Tamer of Horses (Los Angeles Theater Center) The Exonerated, directed by Bob Balaban and his musical theater debut on The Mambo Kings. Film credits include Bad Boys, La Bamba, Rapa Nui, Mi Familia, Fast Food Nation, Paid in Full, The Line, Atlas Shrugged: Part II, Jarhead II: Field of Fire, The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca and Gun Hill Road a film he starred and executive produced. The film was a grand Jury Nominee at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. Television credits comprise the Emmy award-winning series NYPD BLUE (ABC) Resurrection Blvd (Showtime) American Family (PBS) Miami Vice (NBC) Fame (NBC) Law and Order: SVU (NBC) The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (HBO) Vanished (FOX) Burn Notice (USA) Jericho (CBS) Caprica (Syfy) Fairly Legal (USA) Criminal Minds (CBS) Major Crimes (TNT) and Saving Westbrook High. Currently, Morales plays the role of President of The United States on The Brink, HBO's new dark comedy about a geo-political crisis.  See full bio on IMDb »

Esai Morales -- We're Going Downhill Fast (VIDEO)

Esai Morales
We're Going Downhill Fast

Esai Morales was incredibly eloquent Friday, telling our photog both sides in America's political war have become so intolerant it's severely jeopardizing the future of our country. Esai… READ MORE >

Esai Morales -- Latino U.S. Prez (On TV) Might Be a Trump Man (VIDEO)

Esai Morales
Latino U.S. Prez (On TV) Might Be a Trump Supporter

Actor Esai Morales is going against the grain in the Latino community -- admitting he's giving serious thought to voting for Donald Trump. The "La Bamba" and "NYPD Blue" star recently played… READ MORE >

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Esai Morales -- Involved in a Rear-Ending on Sunset Blvd.

Esai Morales
Involved In a Rear-Ending On Sunset Blvd.

Esai Morales got himself a new hit over at Nickelodeon Studios this week ... where the "Caprica" star allegedly smashed his Hummer into the back of another car. According to an eye witness,… READ MORE >

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