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Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico

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List of famous film actors and actresses from Puerto Rico, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Puerto Rico has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Puerto Rican screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Puerto Rico and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

This list includes Diana Laura, Mariselle Morales and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Puerto Rican actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Puerto Rico?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Puerto Rico in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Puerto Rican film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Luis Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 62, Credits: Boogie Nights, Magnolia & Carlito's Way

Birthplace: Cayey, United States, with Territories

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Height: 1.71

Parents: Rosa Cardona

Children: Luna Briggs-Guzman, Clare Briggs-Guzman, Yoruba Briggs-Guzman, Margarita Briggs-Guzman, Cemi Briggs-Guzman, + more

Luis Guzmán (born August 28, 1956) is a Puerto Rican actor from Barbara Goldman high school, who is known for his character work. For much of his career, he has played character roles ...more
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Benicio del Toro is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 52, Credits: The Usual Suspects, Sin City & Guardians of the Galaxy

Birthplace: San Germán, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Spain, Puerto Rico

Height: 6'0"

Parents: Gustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez, Fausta Genoveva Sánchez Rivera

Children: Delilah del Toro

Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez (born February 19, 1967) is a Puerto Rican actor. He won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for his ...more

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José Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Dec. at 80 (1912-1992), Credits: Lawrence of Arabia, Dune & The Greatest Story Ever Told

Birthplace: San Juan, United States, with Territories

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Height: 1.78

Parents: Maria Providencia Cintron, Rafael Ferrer

Children: Gabriel Ferrer, Liza Ferrer, Rafael Ferrer, Miguel Ferrer, Phyllis Ferrer, + more

José Vicente Ferrer de Otero y Cintrón (January 8, 1912 – January 26, 1992), known as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor and theatre and film director. He was the first ...more

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Roselyn Sánchez ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 45, Credits: Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2 & Act of Valor

Birthplace: San Juan, United States, with Territories

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Height: 1.65

Children: Sebella Rose Winter

Roselyn Milagros Sánchez Rodríguez (born April 2, 1973) is a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, model, actress, producer and writer. On television, she is best known for her roles as ...more

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Paul Calderon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 60, Credits: Pulp Fiction, The Firm & Out of Sight

Birthplace: Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Paul Calderón (born 1959) is an American actor. He is a founding member of the Touchstone Theatre, the American Folk Theatre and the LAByrinth Theater Company. He is also a member of the ...more
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Cheka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Cheka is a reggaeton artist from Guayama, Puerto Rico. He was born in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, New York, where he lived 10 years until moving to Puerto Rico. In the island he started singing ...more
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Raúl Juliá... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Dec. at 54 (1940-1994), Credits: The Addams Family, Addams Family Values & The Panic in Needle Park

Birthplace: San Juan, United States, with Territories

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Height: 1.88

Parents: Olga Arcelay, Raúl Juliá

Children: Jose Levy, Raul Julia-Levy, Benjamín Rafael Juliá, Raul Sigmund Julia

Raúl Rafael Juliá y Arcelay (March 9, 1940 – October 24, 1994) was a Puerto Rican actor who received international recognition. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he took an interest ...more
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Ricky Martin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 47, Credits: Idle Hands, Most Famous Hits: Ricky Martin - Live in Spain & Mas Que Alcanzar una estrella

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Height: 5'11"

Parents: Enrique Martín Negroni, Nereida Morales

Children: Matteo Martin, Valentino Martin

Enrique Martín Morales (born December 24, 1971), better known as Ricky Martin is a Puerto Rican singer, actor and author who is widely regarded as the "King of Latin Pop". He ...more

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Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 87, Credits: West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain & The King and I

Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Height: 5'1"

Parents: Paco Alverío, Rosa María

Children: Fernanda Luisa Gordon

Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years; among her notable acting work are supporting roles in the musical films ...more

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David Zayas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 56, Credits: The Expendables, Michael Clayton & Bringing Out the Dead

Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

David Zayas (born August 15, 1962) is a Puerto Rican actor. He is best known for his roles as Angel Batista on Showtime's series Dexter, Osborne the cop in Rounders (1998), Enrique Morales on ...more
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Johnathan Dwayne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Johnathan Dwayne Age 55, Credits: Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, Outside the Law & Victoria: En Búsqueda de la Felicidad

Birthplace: San Juan, United States, with Territories

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Johnatan Dwayne (born July 31, 1963) is a musician, composer, and artist who introduced the musical concept of art rock into Puerto Rico.
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Ramón Franco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 50, Credits: Resident Evil: Extinction, Heartbreak Ridge & The Perfect Game

Birthplace: United States, with Territories, Caguas

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Ramón Luis Franco is a film and television actor. He was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and resides in Los Angeles. Franco is most well known for his role in the Vietnam Series Tour of Duty ...more
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Amaury Nolasco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 48, Credits: Transformers, 2 Fast 2 Furious & A Good Day to Die Hard

Birthplace: Puerto Rico

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Height: 1.79

Amaury Nolasco Garrido (born December 24, 1970) is a Puerto Rican actor and producer, best known for the role of Fernando Sucre on the Fox television series Prison Break, and for his role in ...more
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Henry Darrow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 85, Credits: The Hitcher, Maverick & Losin' It

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America

Height: 1.78

Parents: Enrique Pio Delgado, Gloria Delgado

Children: Tom Darrow, Denise Darrow

Henry Darrow (born September 15, 1933) is a Puerto Rican character actor of stage and film known for his role as Manolito "Mano" Montoya on the 1960s television series The High ...more
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Armando Riesco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 41, Credits: National Treasure, Garden State & Fever Pitch

Birthplace: Mayagüez, United States, with Territories

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Armando Riesco (born December 5, 1977) is a Puerto Rican film and television actor and voice artist.
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Don Omar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 41, Credits: Fast Five, Fast & Furious & Los Bandoleros

Birthplace: Carolina, United States, with Territories

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Height: 1.82

Parents: Luz Antonia Rivera, William Landrón

Children: Diana Omar

William Omar Landrón Rivera, better known by his stage name Don Omar, is a Puerto Rican reggaeton recording artist and actor. He is sometimes referred to by his nicknames El Rey, and King ...more
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Ismael 'East' Carlo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 77, Credits: Patch Adams, Eraser & The Perfect Game

Birthplace: Cabo Rojo, United States, with Territories

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Children: Ismael Manny Carlo III, Tatyana-Marie Carlo, Eric Monteral Carlo

Ismael Manny "East" Carlo (born January 29, 1942) is a Puerto Rican-American actor. He has sometimes credited as East Carlo or Ismael East Carlo.
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Bruce Gray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 82, Credits: Starship Troopers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding & Evan Almighty

Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nationality: Canada, Puerto Rico

Bruce Gray (September 7, 1936 – December 13, 2017) was a Puerto Rican-born Canadian actor.
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Franky G is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 53, Credits: The Italian Job, Saw II & Saw III

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Franky G (born Frank Gonzales; October 30, 1965), is an American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Xavier in Saw II and Wrench in the 2003 remake of The ...more
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Ramón Rodrí... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 39, Credits: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Battle: Los Angeles & The Taking of Pelham 123

Birthplace: Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Ramón Rodríguez (born December 20, 1979) is a Puerto Rican actor known for his roles on the television series The Wire (2006–08) and Day Break (2006–07), and in the films ...more
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Axel Anderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Dec. at 83 (1929-2012), Credits: Bananas, Battle of the Bulge & The Reaping

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Nationality: Puerto Rico, Germany

Axel Anderson (December 11, 1929 – December 16, 2012) was an actor, television producer, host in his adopted homeland Puerto Rico.
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Ivonne Coll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 71, Credits: The Godfather Part II, Lean on Me & In Too Deep

Birthplace: Fajardo, USA

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Ivonne Coll Mendoza (born June 18, 1947) is a Puerto Rican actress. She was Miss Puerto Rico in 1967 and competed in the Miss Universe pageant the same year. She later became an actress, ...more
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Juano Hernández ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Dec. at 74 (1896-1970), Credits: Kiss Me Deadly, Sergeant Rutledge & They call me MISTER Tibbs

Birthplace: San Juan, United States, with Territories

Nationality: Puerto Rico

Children: Juan Hernández

Juano Hernández (July 19, 1896 – July 17, 1970) was an Afro-Puerto Rican stage and film actor who was a pioneer in the African American film industry. He made his silent debut in The Life ...more
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Carlos Ponce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 46, Credits: Rio, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure & Just My Luck

Birthplace: Santurce, United States, with Territories

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico

Height: 1.85

Parents: Esther Freyre, Carlos Ponce Sr

Children: Sebastián Joel Ponce, Siena Natasha Ponce, Savanna Ala Ponce, Giancarlo Ponce

Carlos Ponce (born September 4, 1972) is a Puerto Rican actor, singer, composer and television personality. Ponce began his acting career by participating in Spanish language soap operas for ...more

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Luis Miguel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Puerto Rico
Age 48, Credits: Fiebre de Amor, Siempre en Domingo & Luis Miguel: Vivo

Birthplace: Santurce, United States, with Territories

Nationality: United States of America, Puerto Rico, Mexico

Height: 1.78

Parents: Luisito Rey, Marcella Basteri

Children: Michelle Salas, Daniel Basteri, Miguel Basteri

Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri (born 19 April 1970) is a Puerto Rican-born Mexican singer and icon in Latin America, often referred to as El Sol de México (The Sun of Mexico). He is widely ...more