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Robert Beltran

Robert Beltran

Robert Beltran (born November 19, 1953) is best known for his role as Commander Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager. However, he has been working steadily since 1979 in both theater and in films. He has won The Nosostros Golden Eagle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Series (1997) and been nominated for the NCLR Bravo Award for Outstanding Television Series Actor in a Crossover Role (1996), the ALMA Awards for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Television Series in a Crossover Role (1998, 1999).

Mr. Beltran is the seventh son of first generation Mexican-American parents, and refers to himself as being Latindio. He has seven brothers and two sisters. He was born in Bakersfield, California. He graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in Theater Arts and moved on to Los Angeles to begin his acting career. He had his first film role in Zoot Suit, in 1981.

Mr. Beltran founded and co-directed the East LA Classic Theater Group. He is also a member of the Classical Theater Lab, an ensemble of professional actors who co-produced his production of Hamlet in 1997, which he directed as well as starred in.

One of Beltran's siblings was born with Down's Syndrome and each year since 1998 he has hosted the Galaxy Ball, which brings together actors from other Star Trek series for a small convention. During the evening, there is a cabaret and dinner dance. In 2001 it was reported in USA Today that the Galaxy Ball raised more than US$50,000.00 for the Down's Syndrome Association of Los Angeles, as well as other charities.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Robert Beltran Facts

Birth NameRobert Adame Beltran
BirthdayNovember 19, 1953 (67)
BirthplaceBakersfield, California, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Robert Beltran compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Star Trek: Voyager
El Toro Grande
Zoot Suit
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