Johnny Ortiz stars in "American Crime" on ABC as Tony Gutiérrez.

Johnny Ortiz is a native Latin American actor whose parents hail from Mexico and Guatemala. At age 11, he began studying acting with his mentor and teacher, Edward Padilla, at Casa 0101 Theater where Ortiz recently starred in their critically acclaimed production, "Light in the Darkness." He has appeared in TV commercials, TV shows and films. His most notable credits include the lead role in the AFI award-winning short film, "Nani," and a principal role opposite Kevin Costner in the Disney feature, "McFarland, USA."

When not on the set, Ortiz continues his education by working on a college degree in the Los Angeles area. As a bit of interesting trivia, he speaks basic Chinese. He is also quite the athlete who enjoys Hip Hop, sports and interests such as rock climbing, running (long distance and sprinting), shooting (rifle, revolver and automatic), skateboarding (street and stunts), soccer, archery, baseball, basketball, billiards, boxing, cycling, diving, football, Frisbee, gymnastics, handball, ice skating and jump rope. His martial arts skills include Jiujutsu, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Kung Fu, and kick boxing. He also enjoys playing the drums and flute.

Ortiz resides in Highland Park in Los Angeles, California.




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Birthday: April 21
Height: 5' 8"
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA


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