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John Leguizamo

Birth Place: Bogota, Colombia

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Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo, has appeared in over 100 films and countless television shows while establishing a career that defies categorization. With boundless and visceral creativity, his work in film, theatre, television, and literature covers a variety of genres, continually threatening to create a few of its own. Leguizamo was seen in the third and final season of Bloodline where he reprised his role as Ozzy Delvecchio.

Upcoming projects include The Adventures of Drunky, set for release this year; ABC’s TV movie drama Salamander; Nancy, opposite Andrea Riseborough, Steve Buscemi and Ann Dowd; and Waco, a six-part event series set to release in 2018. John garnered a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as a sensitive drag queen in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, was the recipient of the 2002 ALMA Special Achievment Award for Entertainer of the Year, and picked up ALMA Award nominations for his roles in Moulin Rouge (Best Supporting Actor) and King of the Jungle (Best Lead Actor).

Other film credits for him include ; John Wick: Chapter 2; The Hollow Point; The Infiltrator; Ice Age: Collision Course; The Crash; 11:55; Porzingod; Stealing Cars; Sisters; Meadowland; Experimenter; American Ultra; Cymbeline; Fugly; John Wick; Chef; Ride Along; Underdogs; Walking with Dinosaurs 3D; The Counsellor; Kick-Ass-2; Fish N Chips: The Movie; Inocente; The Trip 2; Ice Age: Continental Drift; One for the Money; The Lincoln Lawyer; Vanishing on 7th Street; Big Balls; Repo Men; The Ministers; Rage; Gamer; Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs; Nothing Like the Holidays; Miracle at St. Anna; Righteous Kill; The Happening; The Babysitters; The Take; Ice Age: The Meltdown; Land of the Dead; The Honeymooners; Zig Zag; Ice Age; Collatoral Damage; Doctor Dolittle; Romeo + Juliet; The Fan; A Pyromaniac’s Love Story; Super Mario Bros.; Night Owl; Poison; Die Hard 2; and Casualties of War. Leguizamo’s TV work also includes The Kill Point; ER; My Name is Ear; The Brothers Garcia; House of Buggin’; and Miami Vice.

In 1991, Leguizamo created his first off-Broadway sensation as the writer and performer of his one-man show Mambo Mouth, in which he portrayed seven different characters. He received Obie, Outer Critics Circle and Vanguardia awards for this specific performance. Leguizamo went on to create his second off-Broadway one-man show Spic-O-Rama, which garnered a Dramatists’ Guild Hull-Warriner Award for Best American Play, the Lucille Lortel Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Broadway Performance, the Theatre World Award for Outstanding New Talent, and the Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance. Leguizamo’s debut to Broadway was his one-man show, Freak, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. Additional theater credits include, Sexaholix… A Love Story, which received a Tony nomination for Best Special Theatrical Performance; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Puta Vida Trilogy; and American Buffalo.

John went on to film special presentations for HBO for his one-man shows including Mambo Mouth; Spic-O-Rama; Freak, for which he won a Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program; Sexaholix… A Love Story; and Ghetto Klown. Leguizamo lengthened his lists of credits with his first literary project in 2006 with his memoir, Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends: My Life. He also released Ghetto Klown, the graphic novel adaptation of his 2011 Drama Desk award winning one-man Broadway show in 2015. Leguizamo currently resides in New York City with his wife and two children.

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John Leguizamo STAGE CREDITS

Broadway Premiere Production, 2017

The Public Theater Off-Broadway Premiere, 2017

Radio City Musical Hall Production, 2015

Original Broadway Production, 2011

Broadway Revival, 2008
Walter Cole

Return Engagement [Broadway], 2003


Original Broadway Production, 2001


All Roles

Agememnon/Angel Garcia/Loco Louie/Pepe/Manny the Fanny/Inca God/Crossover King

Puck [Replacement]

Alley Boy

John Leguizamo Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2016]


Bookwriter & Lyricist

John Leguizamo Movies

Mixed Blood
[ 1984 ] Macetero
Casualties of War
[ 1989 ] Diaz
Street Hunter
[ 1990 ] Angel
[ 1990 ] Ignacio
Die Hard 2
[ 1990 ] Burke
Gentile alouette
[ 1990 ] Ortiz
Out for Justice
[ 1991 ] Boy in Alley
Regarding Henry
[ 1991 ] Liquor Store Gunman
Hangin' with the Homeboys
[ 1991 ] Johnny
Puerto Rican Mambo (Not a Musical)
[ 1992 ] Guess my nationality guy
Whispers in the Dark
[ 1992 ] John Ctillo
Carlito's Way
[ 1993 ] Benny Blanco
Super Mario Bros.
[ 1993 ] Luigi Mario
Night Owl
[ 1993 ] Angel
A Pyromaniac's Love Story
[ 1995 ] Sergio
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
[ 1995 ] Chi-Chi
The Fan
[ 1996 ] Manny
Romeo + Juliet
[ 1996 ] Tybalt
Executive Decision
[ 1996 ] Captain Carlos Lopez
A Brother's Kiss
[ 1997 ] Lefty
[ 1997 ] Clown, Violator
The Pest
[ 1997 ] Pest
Frogs for Snakes
[ 1998 ] Zip
Doctor Dolittle
[ 1998 ] Rat #2
Body Count
[ 1998 ] Chino
Joe the King
[ 1999 ] Jorge
Summer of Sam
[ 1999 ] Vinny
Titan A.E.
[ 2000 ] Gune
King of the Jungle
[ 2000 ] Seymour
What's the Worst That Could Happen?
[ 2001 ] Berger
Moulin Rouge!
[ 2001 ] Toulouse-Lautrec
Ice Age
[ 2002 ] Sid
[ 2002 ] Spider Mike
Collateral Damage
[ 2002 ] Felix Ramirez
Zig Zag
[ 2002 ] Dean Singer
[ 2002 ] Victor Rosa
[ 2004 ] Manolo Bonilla
[ 2005 ] Antonio
Land of the Dead
[ 2005 ] Cholo DeMora
Assault on Precinct 13
[ 2005 ] Beck
The Honeymooners
[ 2005 ] Dodge
Ice Age: The Meltdown
[ 2006 ] Sid
The Groomsmen
[ 2006 ] TC
Lies and Alibis
[ 2006 ] Hannibal
The Take
[ 2007 ] Felix De La Pena
Love in the Time of Cholera
[ 2007 ] Lorenzo Daza
The Babysitters
[ 2007 ] Michael Beltran
Where God Left His Shoes
[ 2007 ] Frank Diaz
Nothing Like the Holidays
[ 2008 ] Mauricio Rodriguez
Paraiso Travel
[ 2008 ] Roger Pena
Righteous Kill
[ 2008 ] Det. Simon Perez
The Happening
[ 2008 ] Julian
Miracle at St. Anna
[ 2008 ] Enrico
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
[ 2009 ] Sid
[ 2009 ] Freek
The Ministers
[ 2009 ] Dante, Perfecto
[ 2009 ] Jed
Vanishing on 7th Street
[ 2010 ] Paul
The Lincoln Lawyer
[ 2011 ] Val Valenzuela
Ice Age: Continental Drift
[ 2012 ] Sid
The Trip 2
[ 2012 ] Lucho Calvo
One for the Money
[ 2012 ] Jimmy Alpha
Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
[ 2013 ] Alex
Kick-Ass 2
[ 2013 ] Javier
[ 2013 ] Ziggy
Fish N Chips: The Movie
[ 2013 ] Chips
[ 2014 ] Martin
[ 2014 ] Pisanio
John Wick
[ 2014 ] Aurelio
[ 2014 ] Jesse
Ride Along
[ 2014 ] Santiago
[ 2015 ] Taylor
[ 2015 ] Pete
Stealing Cars
[ 2015 ] Montgomery De La Cruz
American Ultra
[ 2015 ] Rose
A.C.O.R.N.S.: Operation Crackdown
[ 2015 ] Fly Boy, Liam
[ 2015 ] Dave
[ 2016 ] Berto
Ice Age: Collision Course
[ 2016 ] Sid
The Hollow Point
[ 2016 ] Atticus
The Infiltrator
[ 2016 ] Emir Abreu
The Crash
[ 2017 ] George Diebold
John Wick: Chapter 2
[ 2017 ] Aurelio
[ 2018 ] Jeb
Playing with Fire
[ 2019 ] Rodrigo
The Sun Is Also a Star
[ 2019 ] Jeremy Martinez
Critical Thinking
[ 2020 ] Mr. Martinez
The Night Clerk
[ 2020 ] Detective Espada
Waiting for Godot
[ 2021 ] Estragon
Dark Blood
[ 2021 ] Misael
The Survivor
[ 2021 ] Bill 'Pepe' Miller
[ 2021 ] Bruno
Violent Night
[ 2022 ] Scrooge
The Menu
[ 2022 ] Movie Star
Encanto Sing-Along
[ 2022 ] Bruno Madrigal

John Leguizamo TV Shows

Ozzy Delvecchio
Dora the Explorer
Flying Monkeys, Silly Mail Bird, Pirate Pig Captain
Dr. Victor Clemente
Glenn, Carl, Therapist
Miami Vice
Orlando Calderone, Angelo Alvarez
The Brothers Garcia
Larry Garcia, Narrator

John Leguizamo Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Play

John Leguizamo, Latin History for Morons

Tony Awards - 2018 - Special Tony Award

John LeguizamoLatin History For Morons

Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award

John Leguizamo, Latin History for Morons

The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Solo Show

John Leguizamo, Latin History for Morons

Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Solo Performance

John Leguizamo, Ghetto Klown

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Solo Performance

John Leguizamo, Ghetto Klown

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Solo Performance

John Leguizamo, Sexaholix

Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - One Person Solo Performance

John Leguizamo, Freak

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Solo Performance

John Leguizamo - , Freak

Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

John Leguizamo, Freak

Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Play

John Leguizamo, Freak

The Lortels - 1993 - Outstanding Lead Actor

John Leguizamo, Spic-o-rama

Theatre World Awards - 1993 - Performance

John LeguizamoSpecial Award

Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding One Person Show

John Leguizamo, Spic-O-Rama

Obie Awards - 1991 - Performance

John Leguizamo, Mambo Mouth

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1991 - John Gassner Playwriting Award

John Leguizamo, Mambo Mouth

John Leguizamo Videos

John Leguizamo News

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How many Broadway shows has John Leguizamo been in?

John Leguizamo has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has John Leguizamo been in?

John Leguizamo has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has John Leguizamo been nominated for?

John Leguizamo has been nominated for various awards throughout his career. Some of his nominations include Best Play for "Latin History for Morons" at the Tony Awards, a Special Tony Award for the same production, a Distinguished Performance Award for "Latin History for Morons" at the Drama League Awards, and Outstanding Solo Show for the same play at The Lortel Awards. Leguizamo also received nominations for Outstanding Solo Performance for "Ghetto Klown" at the Drama Desk Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards, as well as for "Sexaholix." Other nominations include One Person Solo Performance for "Freak" at the Drama Desk Awards, Best Solo Performance for "Freak" at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for "Freak" at the Tony Awards. Additionally, Leguizamo received nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor for "Spic-o-rama" at The Lortels, a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards, Outstanding One Person Show for "Spic-O-Rama" at the Drama Desk Awards, a Performance award at the Obie Awards for "Mambo Mouth," and the John Gassner Playwriting Award for "Mambo Mouth" at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

What awards has John Leguizamo won?

John Leguizamo has won several awards for his work in theater, including the Special Tony Award for "Latin History For Morons," Outstanding Solo Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for "Ghetto Klown," Outstanding Solo Performance at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Ghetto Klown," One Person Solo Performance at the Drama Desk Awards for "Freak," Outstanding Lead Actor at The Lortels for "Spic-o-rama," a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for a Special Award, Outstanding One Person Show at the Drama Desk Awards for "Spic-O-Rama," a Performance award at the Obie Awards for "Mambo Mouth," and the John Gassner Playwriting Award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Mambo Mouth."

How many shows has John Leguizamo written?

John Leguizamo has written 7 shows including Mambo Mouth (Playwright), Spic-O-Rama (Playwright), Freak (Playwright), Sexaholix (Playwright), Ghetto Klown (Playwright), Latin History for Morons (Writer), Kiss My Aztec! (Bookwriter & Lyricist).

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