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John Leguizamo

Date of Birth: July 22, 1964 (58)

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

[1984]Mixed Blood Macetero

[1989]Casualties of War Diaz

[1990]Street Hunter Angel

[1990]Revenge Ignacio

[1990]Die Hard 2 Burke

[1990]Gentile alouette Ortiz

[1991]Out for Justice Boy in Alley

[1991]Regarding Henry Liquor Store Gunman

[1991]Hangin' with the Homeboys Johnny

[1992]Puerto Rican Mambo (Not a Musical) Guess my nationality guy

[1992]Whispers in the Dark John Ctillo

[1993]Carlito's Way Benny Blanco

[1993]Super Mario Bros. Luigi Mario

[1993]Night Owl Angel

[1995]A Pyromaniac's Love Story Sergio

[1995]To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Chi-Chi

[1996]The Fan Manny

[1996]Romeo + Juliet Tybalt

[1996]Executive Decision Captain Carlos Lopez

[1997]A Brother's Kiss Lefty

[1997]Spawn Clown, Violator

[1997]The Pest Pest

[1998]Frogs for Snakes Zip

[1998]Doctor Dolittle Rat #2

[1998]Body Count Chino

[1999]Joe the King Jorge

[1999]Summer of Sam Vinny

[2000]Titan A.E. Gune

[2000]King of the Jungle Seymour

[2001]What's the Worst That Could Happen? Berger

[2001]Moulin Rouge! Toulouse-Lautrec

[2002]Ice Age Sid

[2002]Spun Spider Mike

[2002]Collateral Damage Felix Ramirez

[2002]Zig Zag Dean Singer

[2002]Empire Victor Rosa

[2004]Cronicas Manolo Bonilla

[2005]Dream Antonio

[2005]Land of the Dead Cholo DeMora

[2005]Assault on Precinct 13 Beck

[2005]The Honeymooners Dodge

[2006]Ice Age: The Meltdown Sid

[2006]The Groomsmen TC

[2006]Lies and Alibis Hannibal

[2007]The Take Felix De La Pena

[2007]Love in the Time of Cholera Lorenzo Daza

[2007]The Babysitters Michael Beltran

[2007]Where God Left His Shoes Frank Diaz

[2008]Nothing Like the Holidays Mauricio Rodriguez

[2008]Paraiso Travel Roger Pena

[2008]Righteous Kill Det. Simon Perez

[2008]The Happening Julian

[2008]Miracle at St. Anna Enrico

[2009]Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Sid

[2009]Gamer Freek

[2009]The Ministers Dante, Perfecto

[2009]Rage Jed

[2010]Vanishing on 7th Street Paul

[2011]The Lincoln Lawyer Val Valenzuela

[2012]Ice Age: Continental Drift Sid

[2012]The Trip 2 Lucho Calvo

[2012]One for the Money Jimmy Alpha

[2013]Walking with Dinosaurs 3D Alex

[2013]Kick-Ass 2 Javier

[2013]Underdogs Ziggy

[2013]Fish N Chips: The Movie Chips

[2014]Chef Martin

[2014]Cymbeline Pisanio

[2014]John Wick Aurelio

[2014]Fugly! Jesse

[2014]Ride Along Santiago

[2015]Experimenter Taylor

[2015]Meadowland Pete

[2015]Stealing Cars Montgomery De La Cruz

[2015]American Ultra Rose

[2015]A.C.O.R.N.S.: Operation Crackdown Fly Boy, Liam

[2015]Sisters Dave

[2016]11:55 Berto

[2016]Ice Age: Collision Course Sid

[2016]The Hollow Point Atticus

[2016]The Infiltrator Emir Abreu

[2017]The Crash George Diebold

[2017]John Wick: Chapter 2 Aurelio

[2018]Nancy Jeb

[2019]Playing with Fire Rodrigo

[2019]The Sun Is Also a Star Jeremy Martinez

[2020]Critical Thinking Mr. Martinez

[2020]The Night Clerk Detective Espada

[2021]Waiting for Godot Estragon

[2021]Dark Blood Misael

[2021]The Survivor Bill 'Pepe' Miller

[2021]Encanto Bruno

[2022]Violent Night Scrooge

[2022]The Menu Movie Star

[2022]Encanto Sing-Along Bruno Madrigal

John Leguizamo TV Shows

Bloodline Ozzy Delvecchio

Dora the Explorer Flying Monkeys, Silly Mail Bird, Pirate Pig Captain

ER Dr. Victor Clemente

Fairfax Glenn, Carl, Therapist

Miami Vice Orlando Calderone, Angelo Alvarez

The Brothers Garcia Larry Garcia, Narrator

John Leguizamo Videos

John Leguizamo News

The World Premiere Of TO WONG FOO The Musical Will Open At Hope Mill Theatre in October

Hope Mill Theatre has announced the world premiere of TO WONG FOO THE MUSICAL, based on the 1995 ground-breaking film, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, written by multiple Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.

Immersive A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE Extends Through Late June

Spin Cycle has announced an extension of the World Premiere of A GAGA GUIDE TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE, a unique immersive theater experience that blends actual historical walking tour, theatrical character monologue and current celebrity worship culture.

State Theatre New Jersey Presents Dave Mason, June 5

The fully renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents Dave Mason: Endangered Species Tour 2023 on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:30pm. Opening for Dave Mason is Southern rock group, The Georgia Thunderbolts. Tickets range from $29-$79.  

Washington National Opera Reveals Two New Appointments

Washington National Opera has announced two new appointments that will oversee the newly defined Artistic and Production departments.

Eugene Pack to Bring PACK PLAYS to the Groundlings This Month

Drama Desk winner and Emmy nominee Eugene Pack's The Pack Plays will be presented at the Groundlings Theatre on Sunday, May 21st at 7 pm at the Groundlings Gary Austin Stage.

Al Hirschfeld Exhibition Extended Through Late June at The Museum of Broadway

The Museum of Broadway's inaugural special exhibit, The American Theatre As Seen by Hirschfeld, has been extended by popular demand.

State Theatre New Jersey to Present TWO FUNNY MAMAS LIVE Featuring Sherri Shepherd & Kym Whitley

The fully renovated State Theatre New Jersey will present Two Funny Mamas Live featuring Sherri Shepherd & Kym Whitley on Friday, May 19 at 8pm. Tickets range from $39-$59.  

Michael Cruz Kayne's SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS Begins Previews Tonight At Audible Theater

Audible Theater's production of Michael Cruz Kayne's self-authored show Sorry For Your Loss, directed by Josh Sharp, begins previews tonight, Friday, April 28, at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue – one block south of W. 3rd Street), Audible's creative home for live performances in New York.

Scialli Productions Presents the World Premiere of MAGIC BOX

SCIALLI PRODUCTIONS has announced the world premiere production of Tony Scialli’s MAGIC BOX directed and choreographed by Liz Piccoli. MAGIC BOX will play a three-performances-only limited engagement at Off-Broadway’s Triad Theatre.

Videos: Patti LuPone Talks PHANTOM, Kim Kardashian & More on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE

Last night, Patti LuPone and Jon Leguizamo joined Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. During the appearance, LuPone covered a variety of topics, including Barbra Streisand's upcoming memoir, Bad Cinderella, Phantom of the Opera returning to Broadway, Taylor Swift's breakup, Kim Kardashian acting, and more. Watch videos from the episode now!

State Theatre New Jersey Announces 2023 Free Summer Movies Series

The fully renovated State Theatre New Jersey has announced the return of the Free Summer Movies Series. Movies featured in the 2023 series include Moana on July 11, Minions: The Rise of Gru on July 18, Soul on July 25, The LEGO Batman Movie on August 8, and Into the Woods on August 15.

Cast Set for World Premiere of #GRACED by Vanessa Garcia

Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County will present the world premiere of #GRACED by Vanessa Garcia, in collaboration with Abre Camino Collective. 

Campy Cult Hit THE VILLAGE! Returns For 3rd Run At Dixon Place This June

After a sold out run last fall and an encore production this winter, Dixon Place will present a second encore run of THE VILLAGE! A DISCO DAYDREAM beginning Thursday, June 1st. This meta musical comedy filled with high jinks, low kinks, and go-go boys is written by Nora Burns (David's Friend, Unitard) and directed by Adam Pivirotto, with choreography by Robin Carrigan and a cast of ten diverse actors and dancers.

New Dates Set for CENTER OF THE YOUNIVERSE Starring Tituss Burgess & Jane Krakowski

Audible Inc. has announced new performance dates for Center of the YOUniverse, a new show starring six-time Emmy Award nominee Tituss Burgess and Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski. See how to purchase tickets!

State Theatre New Jersey Presents Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo This Month

State Theatre New Jersey presents Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo on Sunday, April 16 at 7:30pm. The opening act is Charlie Farren, best known as the lead singer of The Joe Perry Project.

State Theatre New Jersey and The Stress Factory Comedy Club Present Tim Dillon Live

State Theatre New Jersey and The Stress Factory Comedy Club present Tim Dillon Live on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 8pm. 

Roy Wood Jr. Guest Hosts Comedy Central's THE DAILY SHOW This Week

Guests this week include Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Robin These, Cedric the Entertainer, and Jerry Craft. The Daily Show correspondent, actor, and comedian’s debut tonight is a part of the roster of comedy greats and all-star correspondent and contributors guest hosting the next chapter of the award-winning late night franchise in the coming weeks.

Alison Pill, Reed Birney, Marsha Mason & More to Star in Audible Theater Originals This Spring

Audible Inc., has announced a new slate of four Audible Theater titles scheduled for release on March 23. See the lineup!

DRINKING IN AMERICA Extended at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre

Audible Theater will present four additional performances of Drinking in America, written by three-time Obie Award winner Eric Bogosian, starring Andre Royo, and directed by Mark Armstrong.

State Theatre New Jersey Presents Best-Selling Author David Sedaris, April 4

The fully renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents An Evening with David Sedaris on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30pm. Sedaris will do a book signing after the show for all ticket holders. Tickets range from $29-$69.  


John Leguizamo has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

John Leguizamo has not appeared in the West End

Best Play (Tony Awards) for Latin History for Morons , Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) for Latin History For Morons , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Latin History for Morons , Outstanding Solo Show (The Lortels) for Latin History for Morons , Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Ghetto Klown , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ghetto Klown , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sexaholix , One Person Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Freak , Best Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Freak , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Freak , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Freak , Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Spic-o-rama , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Special Award , Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Spic-O-Rama Performance (Obie Awards) for Mambo Mouth and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mambo Mouth .

Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) for Latin History For Morons, Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Ghetto Klown, Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Ghetto Klown, One Person Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Freak, Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for Spic-o-rama, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Special Award, Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Spic-O-Rama Performance (Obie Awards) for Mambo Mouthand John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mambo Mouth .

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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