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John Ortiz stars opposite Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in Universal Pictures' "Fast & Furious" (2009), the 4th installment in "The Fast and The Furious" film franchise.

John Ortiz is an award-winning actor who honed his craft on the New York stage. He earned an Obie Award for his work in the off-Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot," and a Drama League Award for "Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train." He co-founded the LAByrinth Theater Company with a dozen fellow actors, among them Philip Seymour Hoffman, and has since appeared in numerous LAByrinth productions, including the lead in "Jesus Iscariot," which Hoffman directed.

Ortiz's list of film credits is extensive, and in 2009 alone he will be seen in the Michael Mann feature "Public Enemies," with Christian Bale and Johnny Depp; "Fast & Furious," with Vin Diesel; and "Two Lovers," with Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow. His most recent work includes Ridley Scott's "American Gangster," with Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington; "AVPR: Aliens vs. Predator–Requiem"; "El Cantante," starring Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony; and Mann's "Miami Vice," with Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx. Ortiz's impressive list of film credits also includes Steven Spielberg's "Amistad"; Brian De Palma's "Carlito's Way"; Ron Howard's "Ransom"; and "Before Night Falls," directed by Julian Schnabel.

On television, Ortiz recently completed work on "Anatomy of Hope," a telefilm written and directed by JJ Abrams, and also stars in "Blue Blood," a police drama from director Brett Ratner. He has appeared in "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and "CSI: Miami," and was a regular in the series "Clubhouse" and "The Job," with Denis Leary.

A Brooklyn native, Ortiz has continually returned to the theatre in such productions as Broadway's "Anna in the Tropics," "The Skin of our Teeth," with John Goodman at New York's Public Theater, and "Cloud Tectonics" at Playwrights Horizons. He has appeared regionally at the Mark Taper Forum, The Goodman, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, Yale Repertory, South Coast Repertory and Cincinnati Playhouse. Ortiz has been seen internationally in "The Persian" and "The Merchant of Venice," both directed by Peter Sellars, and has also performed in such cities as Paris, London, Berlin, and Edinburgh.


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Age: 48 years old
Birthday: May 23, 1968
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

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