Луис Гузман (Guzman, Luis)
Date of birth 1 January 1957
Cayey, Puerto Rico
5' 7?" (1.71 m)
Actor of Puerto Rican descent who made many memorable films in the 1980s due to his villainous persona. Presently resides with his wife and many kids in Vermont.
Angelita Galarza-Guzman (1985 - present) 5 children
His wolf-man like face
He often plays a cop or a villains' sidekick.
Frequently cast by film director Steven Soderbergh.
Frequently cast by film director Paul Thomas Anderson.
Last name is pronounced "goosemahn".
Born in Puerto Rico, but grew up in Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, in New York. In an interview, he explained that his mother travelled to New York fifteen minutes after his birth.
He worked as a social worker, working with especially young people, he also was very involved with his community, arranging events e.g., before becoming an actor.
Lives in Cabot, Vermont. 
He and Chuck Zito are the only actors to appear in both Carlito's Way and its prequel, Carlito's Way: Rise to Power.
Although he played the father of Nicholas Turturro on two episodes of "NYPD Blue" (1993), he is in fact only five years older than Turturro.
He prefers his first name pronounced "Loo-ee".
"My all time favorite actor is Marlon Brando. I admired how effortless and how real he was in his performance in "On the Waterfront." To me, he wasn't acting. He was living the role. And that's what I admire about good acting. It's real."
"Leading men crash and burn. Character actors are around forever."
" never thought about pursuing acting as a career. Back then we were mainly performing at block parties. It was a labor of love and it was a lot of fun. The best I thought I could do was maybe make a few extra bucks on the side. All I really wanted was to earn enough to buy myself a used car so I could drive out to Orchard Beach at the weekend. This whole thing is a complete fluke."
"I've become, like, this farmer. I live on the top of a mountain and I look out at the birds fighting over the bird table instead of guys fighting over a parking space. It's about as far from my old neighborhood as you can get. But you know what they say: you can take the kid out of the Lower East Side but you can't take the Lower East Side out of the kid."
Sometimes Credited As:
Luiz Gusman / Luis Guzman