Actor and comedian JOHN LEGUIZAMO (Felix) most recently starred in Bar Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge," Frank Whaley's directorial debut
"Joe The King," which debuted at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, and the thriller "King of the Jungle." Also active on television, he starred in ABC's lavish miniseries "Arabian Nights." Leguizamo
also produced Miramax's biopic "Pinero," the life story of renowned poet Miguel
Pinero, starring Benjamin Bratt.
Among his feature credits are Spike Lee's "Summer of Sam," Baz Luhrmann's "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet," "Spawn," "To Wong
Foo: Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar," which brought him a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe nomination, "The Pest," which he also co-created and co-produced. "A Brother's Kiss," "The Fan," "Executive Decision," "A Pyromaniac's Love Story," "Carlito's Way," "Casualties of War," "Super Mario Brothers," "Whispers in the Dark," "Regarding Henry" and "Hangin' With the Homeboys." He also lent his vocal talent to the character of the Rat in the hit comedy "Dr.
His latest Broadway one-man show, "Freak," written by Leguizamo. received Tony Award nominations for Best Play and Best Performance by a Leading Actor and earned him both the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance. A special HBO presentation of the show, directed by Spike Lee. subsequently earned Leguizamo an Emmy Award.
Previously, Leguizamo successfully segued his first Off-Broadway show, the 1991 "Mambo Mouth," from stage to television, receiving an
Obie, Outer Critics Circle and Vanguardia Award for the play in which he played seven characters. Its HBO airing led to his first television special, Comedy Central's "The Talent Pool," for which he received a
CableACE Award. Leguizamo's second one-man show, "Spic-O-Rama," had an extended sold-out run in Chicago before opening to rave reviews and sellout houses in New York. The play earned numerous accolades and brought Leguizamo the Theatre World Award for Outstanding New Talent as well as a Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance. "Spic-O-Rama"'s HBO airing received four CableACE Awards.
Leguizamo's additional stage credits include "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "LA Puta Vita" at the N.Y. Shakespeare Festival and "Parting Gestures" at
In 1995 he set a precedent by creating and starring in the first Latin comedy/variety show, the Emmy-winning "House of
Buggin"' for Fox.
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