Luis Guzmán Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Luis Guzmán Quick Info
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight89 kg
Date of BirthAugust 28, 1956
Zodiac SignVirgo
SpouseAngelita Galarza

Luis Guzmán is a Puerto Rican actor who is renowned as one of the most prolific character actors of his era. In a career spanning more than 4 decades, he has acted in numerous films including Carlito’s Way (1993), Boogie Nights (1997), The Limey (1999), Magnolia (1999), Traffic (2000), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Maldeamores (2007), The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012). He is also well recognized for portraying characters such as Raoul ‘El Cid’ Hernandez in the drama TV series Oz (1998–2001), Luis Cortez in the sitcom Luis (2003), Ramon Gaviota in the drama TV series John from Cincinnati (2007), Rene Calderon in the comedy-drama TV series How to Make It in America (2010–2011), Jesse Salander in the medical drama TV series Code Black (2015–2018), and José Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha in the crime-drama TV series Narcos (2015).

Born Name

Luis Guzmán

Nick Name

Luis

Luis Guzmán in an Instagram selfie from October 2020
Luis Guzmán in an Instagram selfie from October 2020 (Luis Guzmán / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Cayey, Puerto Rico

Residence

Cabot, Washington County, Vermont, United States

Nationality

Puerto Rican

 

Education

Luis had attended The City College of New York, the first (founded in 1847) free public institution of higher education in the United States.

Occupation

Actor

Luis Guzmán as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2018
Luis Guzmán as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2018 (Luis Guzmán / Instagram)

Family

  • Mother – Rosa Cardona (Hospital Worker)
  • Others – Benjamin Cardona (Stepfather) (TV Repairman)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

89 kg or 196 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Luis has dated –

  1. Angelita Galarza (1985-Present) – Luis had married Angelita Galarza in 1985. In 1991, the couple had lost their first child, a son, at birth due to suffocation. Later that year, they had adopted a baby boy whom they had named Cemi Briggs-Guzman. They later adopted a girl – Yemaya Briggs-Guzman and a boy – Jace O’Flynn Guzman. They then adopted a pair of twins – a boy named Yoruba Briggs-Guzman and a girl named Margarita Briggs-Guzman. Luis and Angelita have a biological daughter together named Luna Briggs-Guzman. It has also been reported that they have raised another daughter named Clare Briggs-Guzman but it was unclear whether she was adopted or is their biological offspring.

Race / Ethnicity

Hispanic

He is of Puerto Rican descent.

Luis Guzmán as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2017
Luis Guzmán as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2017 (Luis Guzmán / Instagram)

Hair Color

Salt-and-Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Stocky frame
  • Sports a rugged beard
  • Affable smile
  • Puffy face
  • Curly, wavy hair

Brand Endorsements

Luis has been featured in the TV commercials for –

  • Cabot Creamery Cooperative (Naturally Aged Cheddar Hunks campaign) (2008)
  • Boost Mobile’s USD 40 Per Month Plan (Spokesmodel Contest campaign with Ice-T and Gentry White) (August 2014)
  • Snickers (2020)
Luis Guzmán as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2019
Luis Guzmán as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2019 (Luis Guzmán / Instagram)

Luis Guzmán Facts

  1. Before his career kicked off in the entertainment industry, Luis was a social worker and also used to organize events for his local community. He later became deeply involved in street theater and independent films.
  2. For his portrayal of the character of Lance in the comedy-drama film Punch-Drunk Love (2002), he had won an Imagen Award in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actor’. For his portrayal of the character of Ismael in the romantic drama film Maldeamores (2007), he had won an Imagen Award in the category of ‘Best Actor’.
  3. He has voiced the character of Ricardo Díaz in the action-adventure video games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006).
  4. He and Chuck Zito were the only 2 actors to have been featured in the 1993 film Carlito’s Way and its 2005 prequel Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power.
  5. His surname is pronounced ‘gooz-MAHN’.

Featured Image by Luis Guzmán / Instagram

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