426.8k readers

Famous Hispanic Actors

Updated June 14, 2019 426.8k views55 items

A List of Famous Hispanic Actors, with photos! These are some of the most well known Mexican Americans in the United States. Currently, over 10% of the population of the United States is Hispanic. Mexican American culture is robust and full of history, with a focus on family. The people on this list vary in importance, from shinning stars like Anthony Quinn and Edward James Olmos, to up and comers like Alex Meraz and Clifton Collins Jr.

Who are the most famous Hispanic actors? These lists include as many famous hispanics as possible, that said, finding all of them would be a very difficult task. Mexican immigrants are an important part of the fabric that is the great American melting pot. They include many important, distinguished, and notable people within the USA.
  • Video: YouTube
    Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez (May 24, 1925 – February 6, 2006) was an American character actor best known for his appearances in a number of John Wayne movies....  more
    • Age: Died at 81 (1925-2006)
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Aguilares
  • Photo: Alberto Botella / Flickr
    Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca (April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001), known as Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican-Irish-American actor, painter, writer and film director. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, including La Strada, The Guns of Navarone, Zorba the Greek, Guns for San Sebastian, Lawrence of Arabia, The Shoes of the Fisherman, The Message, Lion of the Desert, Last Action Hero and A Walk in the Clouds. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice: for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956. In addition, he received two Academy Award nominations in the Best Leading Actor category, along with five Golden Globe nominations. In 1987, he...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1915-2001)

    More Anthony Quinn 

    #179 of 289 The Coolest Actors Ever#364 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#93 of 238 Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

  • Edward James Olmos (born February 24, 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and activist. He is best known for his roles as Lieutenant Martin "Marty" Castillo in Miami Vice (1984–1989), William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver (1988), and Detective Gaff in Blade Runner (1982), and its sequel Blade Runner 2049 (2017). In 2018, he played the father of two biker gang members in the FX series Mayans MC. For his work in Miami Vice, Olmos won the 1985 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television...  more
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    More Edward James Olmos 

    #394 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#145 of 219 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won An Oscar (For Acting)#161 of 349 The Best TV Actors And Actresses Of All Time

  • Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Richard Anthony "Cheech" Marín (born July 13, 1946) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, writer and activist who gained recognition as part of the comedy act Cheech & Chong during the 1970s and early 1980s with Tommy Chong and as Don Johnson's partner, Insp. Joe Dominguez, on Nash Bridges. He has also voiced characters in several Disney films, including Oliver & Company, The Lion King, the Cars series, Coco and Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Marín's trademark is his characters' strong Chicano accents....  more
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    More Cheech Marin 

    The Best Cheech & Chong Movies#33 of 229 The Funniest Stand-Up Comedians Of All Time#42 of 300 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time