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Short Info

Date Of BirthMay 23, 1968
SpouseJennifer Ortiz
MarkWhile working in theater, has frequently worked with playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.
FactAlong with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ortiz is co-founder of the LAByrinth Theater Company, which is based in New York City.

John Ortiz is an American actor, director, and producer. He has appeared in many films and television shows, including Fast & Furious, American Gangster, and Silver Linings Playbook. He has also directed and produced several films, including the critically acclaimed film El Cantante.

Ortiz was born in Manhattan, New York, on May 23, 1968, to Puerto Rican parents. He was raised in the South Bronx. His father was a police officer and his mother was a homemaker. Ortiz has two sisters. He attended High School of Performing Arts and then the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

Ortiz began his career as a stage actor, appearing in various Off-Broadway and regional theater productions. He made his film debut in the independent film El Super (1991). He has since appeared in many films, including Carlito’s Way (1993), Smoke (1995), New York Stories (1989), American Gangster (2007), Fast & Furious (2009), and Silver Linings Playbook (2012).

Ortiz has also directed and produced several films, including the critically acclaimed film El Cantante (2007), which starred his wife, Jennifer Lopez. He also produced the film The Take (2007) and directed the film Southpaw (2015).

Ortiz has been married to actress Jennifer Lopez since 2004. They have two children together. Ortiz has a net worth of $20 million.

General Info

Full NameJohn Ortiz
Date Of BirthMay 23, 1968
Height1.73 m
ProfessionActor, Businessperson


SpouseJennifer Ortiz
ChildrenClemente Ortiz


AwardsObie Award for Performance
NominationsGotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor i...
MoviesFast & Furious, Silver Linings Playbook, The Finest Hours, AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem, Jack Goes Boating, Fast & Furious 6, American Gangster, The Drop, Miami Vice, El Cantante, Pride and Glory, Public Enemies, Carlito's Way, Narc, Take the Lead, Before Night Falls, Sgt. Bilko, The Last Mars...
TV ShowsLuck, Clubhouse, The Job, Lush Life

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#Marks / Signs
1While working in theater, has frequently worked with playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.


1With his wife, Jennifer, he has one son, Clemente.
2Along with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ortiz is co-founder of the LAByrinth Theater Company, which is based in New York City.




Untitled Cloverfield Anthology Movie2017post-production
Going in Style2017completedJesus
Kong: Skull Island2017completed
A Dog's Purpose2017completedCarlos (credit only)
Togetherness2015-2016TV SeriesDavid
A Woman, a Part2016Isaac
The Finest Hours2016Wallace Quirey
Steve Jobs2015Joel Pforzheimer
Blackhat2015Henry Pollack
The Drop2014Detective Torres
Rake2014TV SeriesBen Leon
Cesar Chavez2014Eli Ordonez
Furious 62013Braga
Silver Linings Playbook2012Ronnie
Luck2011-2012TV SeriesTuro Escalante
Jack Goes Boating2010Clyde
Public Enemies2009Phil D'Andrea
Medium2009TV SeriesAgent Daniel Muñoz
Fast & Furious2009Campos
Anatomy of Hope2009TV MovieTom Hernandez
Blue Blood2008TV MovieHector
Pride and Glory2008Ruben Santiago
Law & Order1992-2008TV SeriesVictor Vargas / Roberto Martinez
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem2007Morales
CSI: Miami2007TV SeriesGabriel Soto
American Gangster2007Javier J. Rivera
El cantante2006Willie Colon
Miami Vice2006Jose Yero
The Deep and Dreamless Sleep2006Mervin
Take the Lead2006Mr. Temple
Clubhouse2004-2005TV SeriesCarlos Tavares
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2004TV SeriesOfficer Zermeño
The Handler2003TV SeriesDEA Agent
The Job2001-2002TV SeriesRuben Somarriba
Narc2002Octavio Ruiz
Piñero2001Gang Member (as John Ortiz)
3 A.M.2001Hector
Before Night Falls2000Juann Abreu
The Opportunists2000Ismail Espinoza
Play It to the Bone1999Gym Owner
The Last Marshal1999Enrico
Side Streets1998Ramon Yanes
Riot1997TV MovieCiaco (segment "Caught in the Fever")
Promised Land1997TV SeriesNicky Pacheco
Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesNicky Pacheco
Lush Life1996TV SeriesNelson 'Margarita' Marquez
Sgt. Bilko1996Spc. Luis Clemente
Shadow-Ops1995TV MovieCruz
Lotto Land1995Coco
New York Undercover1995TV Series
Italian Movie1993Cesar
Carlito's Way1993Guajiro (as John Augstin Ortiz)
Angels of the City1989VideoPunk bar


Jack Goes Boating2010executive producer


Sparrows Dance2012thanks
Two Lovers2008special thanks


Moving Pictures Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
AVP-R: Preparing for War - Development and Production2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Sound and the Heat of El Cantante2007Video shortHimself
HBO First Look2006-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Miami Vice: Undercover2006TV Short documentaryHimself / 'Yero'

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2013TV Series documentaryMorales


Won Awards

2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastSilver Linings Playbook (2012)

Nominated Awards

2016Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastSteve Jobs (2015)
2015ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleSteve Jobs (2015)
2013MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Latino ActorSilver Linings Playbook (2012)
2012Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceSilver Linings Playbook (2012)
2012Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actor/TelevisionLuck (2011)
2012PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingSilver Linings Playbook (2012)
2011Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActorJack Goes Boating (2010)
2011Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleJack Goes Boating (2010)
2010Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBreakthrough ActorJack Goes Boating (2010)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureAmerican Gangster (2007)

2nd Place Awards

2012ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleSilver Linings Playbook (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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