For three seasons, Morales played Lieutenant Tony Rodriguez in the Emmy award winning series NYPD Blue. He also starred in Showtime's Resurrection Blvd., PBS's drama series American Family, FOX's Vanished; and most recently USA's Burn Notice. In 2002, Morales was awarded the Best Actor in a Television Series at the prestigious Alma Awards and was honored with Entertainer of the Year at the 17 Annual Imagen Awards for his work on NYPD Blue. He also received an Imagen Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for his work in American Family. He received critical acclaim for his roles in the filmsRapa Nui, and Mi Familia.
Morales recently starred in the award-winning indie film, American Fusion, and he also just wrapped on the James Cotton film, La Linea, opposite Ray Liotta. Morales will next star in the film Kill Kill Faster Faster. His other film credits include Fast Food Nation, The Virgin Of Juarez and La Bamba, which remains the most commercially successful Latino-themed motion picture to date.
A self-described actorvist, Morales is involved in charities and non-profit organizations like the National Hispanic Foundation, which he co-founded with actors Jimmy Smits and Sonia Braga, that works to advance the presence and quality of Latinos in media, telecommunications and entertainment. He is also a founding board member of the Earth Communications Office (E.C.O.), and he is a national board member of the Screen Actors Guild.
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Esai Morales Facts
|Birthday||October 1, 1962 (59)|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Height||5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Esai Morales compared to you?|
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