Wilson Cruz (born Wilson Echevarría; December 27, 1973) is an American actor, known for playing Rickie Vasquez on My So-Called Life and the recurring character Genito on Noah's Arc. As an openly gay person of Afro-Puerto Rican ancestry, he has served as an advocate for gay youth, especially gay youth of color. n 1994 he was cast as Enrique "Rickie" Vasquez, a troubled gay teen, in the short-lived critically acclaimed cult classic TV series My So-Called Life.
Juano Hernández (7/19/1896 - 7/17/1970) was a Puerto Rican stage and film actor of African descent who was a pioneer in the African American film industry. He made his debut in an Oscar Micheaux film, The Girl from Chicago, which was directed at black audiences. Hernández also performed in a series of dramatic roles in mainstream Hollywood movies. His participation in the film Intruder in the Dust earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for "New Star of the Year".
Daniel Santos (February 5, 1916 – November 27, 1992) was a singer and composer of boleros, and an overall performer of multiple Caribbean music genres, including guaracha, plena and rumba. Over the course of his career he adopted several names created by the public and became known as "El Jefe" and "El Inquieto Anacobero".
Latinos Clandestinos: TV and Film - Actor Miguel Ferrer is the product of a bi-cultural Hollywood powerhouse couple. His father, actor José Ferrer was the first Puerto Rican to win an Academy Award. His mother, American singer Rosemary Clooney who was of Irish and German ancestry, was a chart topper. Did we mention he's George Clooney's cousin?
Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez, better known as Benicio del Toro (born February 19, 1967) is a Puerto Rican actor and film producer. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA Award for his role as Javier Rodríguez in Traffic (2000). Benicio del Toro was born in San German, Puerto Rico & related to Puerto Rican basketball player Carlos Arroyo, and Puerto Rican singer Eliseo del Toro.
Rick Aviles (October 14, 1952 – March 17, 1995) was an American stand-up comedian and actor of Afro-Puerto Rican descent, who is best remembered for the role of Willie Lopez in the film Ghost. In the 1970s and 1980s, Aviles worked as a stand-up comedian on the Greenwich Village night-club circuit in New York. In 1981, he landed the role of Mad Dog in the film Cannonball Run.