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John Leguizamo

Knowledge Identifier: +John_Leguizamo


John Leguizamo

Colombian-American actor, voice actor, producer, comedian, playwright and screenwriter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1964.

Countries: United States (74%), United Kingdom (8%), Vietnam (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: David Mamet, Haley Joel Osment, Gabriel Byrne

Linked to: Joseph Pulitzer Middle School, Long Island University C.W. Post Campus, Murry Bergtraum High School, The Electric Company




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John Leguizamo was born in 1964 add something


Leguizamo started out as a stand-up comic doing the New York nightclub circuit in 1984 add something


He made his television debut in 1986 with a small part in "Miami Vice" add something


Richie Havens - Havens played a small role as a character named Daze in a 1990 film named "Street Hunter" starring John Leguizamo


He was listed as one of 12 "Promising New Actors of 1991" in "John Willis' Screen Worlds Vol. 43" add something


In 1991, he wrote and took part in the Off-Broadway production "Mambo Mouth", where he played seven different characters add something


In 1992, he starred in "Whispers in the Dark" as John Castillo add something


In 1993, Leguizamo wrote and participated in "Spic-O-Rama", where he made fun of the stereotyping of Latinos in the United States add something


Casualties of War - John C. Reilly and John Leguizamo make their screen debuts in the film, and the latter would again star with Penn in another picture by De Palma, 1993's "Carlito's Way"


David Herman - Earlier, Herman had joined the cast of John Leguizamo's "House of Buggin"' in 1994; however, that show was short-lived


In 1995 Leguizamo created, produced, wrote, and starred in the 1995 Latino-oriented variety show called "House of Buggin"' on Fox Television add something


Tammy Townsend - In 1997, she had the female leading role in the comedy film "The Pest" starring John Leguizamo


In 1998, he debuted on Broadway in the production of "Freak", a semi-autobiographical one-person play recorded for release in the year 2000 on HBO, with Spike Lee sitting in as director add something


In 2000, Leguizamo portrayed both Genies in "Arabian Nights", a TV mini-series adaptation of the medieval epic "One Thousand and One Nights" add something


In 2001 RCA Records released "John Leguizamo LIVE", a CD compilation of Leguizamo's stage routines add something


Later in 2002, on the syndicated version, a question about the movie featured his character and Meredith Vieira mentioned that Leguizamo had played Lautrec and had been on the show add something


Delilah Cotto - In 2002, Cotto had her first starring role in the feature film "Empire" playing John Leguizamo's girlfriend Carmen


Leguizamo married Justine Maurer, a costumer on "Carlito's Way", on June 28, 2003, in a Catholic-Jewish ceremony add something


In 2005, he guest starred on "Dora the Explorer" as Captain Pirate Piggy add something


Cristian de la Fuente - In 2005, Cristián was seen in supporting roles in the indie romantic drama "Sueno" with John Leguizamo and the Latin-themed comedy "Once Upon a Wedding"


Rio Bravo (film) - This film was remade in 2005 by Jean-Francois Richet, starring Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello, Drea de Matteo, John Leguizamo, Brian_Dennehy, and Ja Rule, moving the film's setting to Detroit


In 2006, Leguizamo starred in the television pilot for "Edison," a 2006 CBS drama about an Los Angeles detective who relied on impersonations and disguises to solve crimes add something


In October 2006, Leguizamo's memoir, "Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends: My Life", was released add something


In 2007 he played Michael Beltran in the movie "The Babysitters" add something


In July 2007, Spike TV aired their drama series "The Kill Point", starring Leguizamo, Donnie Wahlberg and Michael Hyatt add something


Sarah Michelle Gellar - In 2007, Gellar was featured in Vaseline's "Skin Is Amazing" campaign, with other actors such as Hilary Duff, Amanda Bynes, and John Leguizamo


In 2008, Leguizamo received the Rita Moreno HOLA award for Excellence from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors add something


Haley Joel Osment - He made his Broadway debut in 2008 in a short-lived revival of David Mamet's play, "American Buffalo", starring John Leguizamo and Cedric the Entertainer


Haley Joel Osment - Osment made his Broadway debut at the Belasco Theatre in November 2008, playing the role of "Bobby", a young heroin addict, in a revival of David Mamet's "American Buffalo"; co-starring with John Leguizamo and Cedric the Entertainer


As of 2009, Leguizamo has appeared in over 75 films, produced over 10 films, starred on Broadway in several productions , made over a dozen television appearances, and has produced or starred in many other television shows add something


Hayden Christensen - In October 2009, Christensen started shooting the horror film "Vanishing on 7th Street", directed by Brad Anderson, alongside Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo


In 2010, Leguizamo guest starred on "The Electric Company" as himself, rhyming about commas and quotation marks add something


In June 2010, Leguizamo opened his semi-autobiographical one-man theater show, "Klass Klown" , based on his memoir "Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends: My Life" add something


He was a recipient of the 2011 ://home2 add something


In 2011, Leguizamo received the Outer Critics Circle award for Outstanding Solo Performance and the Drama Desk award for Outstanding Solo Performance for his performance in the show add something


After the show ran at various theaters in the United States and Leguizamo performed an 'unplugged' version of it under the title "John Leguizamo Warms Up" at a Chicago theater, it opened on Broadway in March 2011 at the Lyceum Theatre add something


On June 10, 2011, Leguizamo's father Alberto declared in an interview published in a New York Hispanic newspaper, "El Diario", that he is Colombian and not Puerto Rican, and therefore his son Leguizamo was not half Puerto Rican as he has always stated add something


Leguizamo marched in the parade on June 12, 2011 add something


The show, about Leguizamo's path from obscurity to stardrom, opened to many positive reviews and was extended through July 10, 2011 add something


In September 2011, Leguizamo began an international tour of "Ghetto Klown" in Los Angeles add something


In 2012, Leguizamo was cast as Derek Trotter in the American remake of the British BBC sitcom, "Only Fools and Horses" add something


On July 13, 2012, PBS debuted "Tales From a Ghetto Klown," a documentary about Leguizamo's life and the show's development add something


In October 2013, Leguizamo started filming scenes for A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island alongside Frank Grillo, Dianna Agron, Minnie Driver, Ed Westwick, AnnaSophia Robb, Mary McCormack and Maggie Q add something


In October 2015, Abrams ComicArts will publish the graphic novel adaptation of Leguizamo's one-man Broadway show, "Ghetto Klown" add something


Nima Nourizadeh - His second film was the 2015 action comedy "American Ultra", starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, John Leguizamo, and Topher Grace


"Jekyll Island" is set to release in 2016 add something


"The Crash" is set to release January 13, 2017 add something


In January 2018, Leguizamo was announced as the host of the 63rd Annual Obie awards in May 2018 at Terminal 5 add something