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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
Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Carlito's Way
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
The Usual Suspects, Sin City, Guardians of the Galaxy
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
Lawrence of Arabia, Dune, The Greatest Story Ever Told
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
Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Act of Valor
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
Pulp Fiction, The Firm, Out of Sight
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
Reggaeton Super Videos, Ultimate Reggaeton Collection Vol. 2, Reggaeton Videos on Fire
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
The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, The Panic in Needle Park
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
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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
West Side Story, Singin' in the Rain, The King and I
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
The Expendables, Michael Clayton, Bringing Out the Dead
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 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, Outside the Law, Victoria: En Búsqueda de la Felicidad
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
Resident Evil: Extinction, Heartbreak Ridge, The Perfect Game
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
Transformers, 2 Fast 2 Furious, A Good Day to Die Hard
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
The Hitcher, Maverick, Losin' It
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
National Treasure, Garden State, Fever Pitch
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
Fast Five, Fast & Furious, Los Bandoleros
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
Patch Adams, Eraser, The Perfect Game
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
Starship Troopers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Evan Almighty
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
The Italian Job, Saw II, Saw III
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
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Battle: Los Angeles, The Taking of Pelham 123
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
Bananas, Battle of the Bulge, The Reaping
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
The Godfather Part II, Lean on Me, In Too Deep
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
Kiss Me Deadly, Sergeant Rutledge, They call me MISTER Tibbs
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
Rio, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, Just My Luck
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
Fiebre de Amor, Siempre en Domingo, Luis Miguel: Vivo
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

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