|Esai Morales Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||October 1, 1962|
Esai Morales is an American actor, producer, director, and musician who came into the limelight with his portrayal of Paco Moreno in Bad Boys (1983) alongside well-known actor Sean Penn. From there, he went on to appear in various other hit film shows including La Bamba, NYPD Blue, Ozark, and Jericho.
Esai Manuel Morales Jr.
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Esai attended the High School of Performing Arts in New York.
Actor, Director, Producer, Musician
- Father – Esai Morales Sr. (Welder)
- Mother – Iris Declet (Union Activist)
Esai is represented by Link Entertainment and Innovative Artists Talent And Literary Agency.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Esai has dated –
- Samantha Phillips (1981)
- Madonna (1988) – Rumored
- Elizabeth Mazzocchi (2006-2007)
- Elvimar Silva (2007-Present) – Esai met Elvimar in the year 2007, and on September 24, 2010, the couple had their first child – a girl named Mariana Oliveira Morales.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Puerto Rican ancestry.
Salt & Pepper
Due to Esai’s age, his once naturally brown hair has turned gray.
- Thick eyebrows
- He has a small round scar near the center of his forehead.
Esai Morales Facts
- He was a baby when his parents decided to legally part ways.
- Morales was raised in The Bronx.
- Growing up, he was very troubled by his mother’s addiction to smoking and would often hide her cigarettes.
- His interest in acting was tweaked after he saw Legendary actor Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon (1975).
- Until the age of 5, Esai only spoke in Spanish.
- One of his earliest appearances as an actor was on stage in the play El Hermano at the Ensemble Theatre Studio.
- Esai made his debut as an actor in 1982, with the film Forty Deuce.
- He co-founded the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts in 1997 alongside actress Sônia Braga and Jimmy Smits. The organization is aimed at helping the Latino community in making a career in the media, telecommunications, and entertainment industries.
- He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists labor union.
- His first name “Esai” can often be found in puzzels as it is considered a very rare word to find in English. Also, the four-letter word is made up of 75% vowels and begins and ends with a vowel.
- He portrayed the character of DC Comics villain Deathstroke in the TV series Titans (2018).
- He is a vegetarian.
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