October 1, 1962
59 years old
Salt & Pepper
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
78 kg | 172 lbs
Esai Manuel Morales Jr. was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on October 1, 1962, is an American actor.
Young Esai Morales first started performing on the stage, in a play "El Hermano" at the Ensemble Theatre Studio.
He made his big screen debut in drama film Forty Deuce (1982) in role as Mitchell.
He got his television debut in anthology series ABC Afterschool Special (1984) in episode "The Great Love Experiment", in role as Miguel Rados.
Esai's breakthrough performance came as Roberto 'Bob' Morales in biographical film La Bamba (1987).
How tall is Esai Morales and what is his weight? Esai Morales's height is 5' 10" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 178 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight is 172 іn pоunds or 78 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.
Esai Morales is 59 years old.
Esai Morales net worth is around 4 million dollars.
He was nominated for the ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film for his role as Ricardo in drama biographical film The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1996).
He won the VC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Best Actor for his role as Jose in romantic comedy film American Fusion (2005).
He won the FilmOut Festival Award for Best Actor for his role as Enrique in drama movie Gun Hill Road (2011).
He was nominated for the Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for his role as Eduardo Valseca in crime drama thriller film We Have Your Husband (2011).
He was nominated for the Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor - Feature Film for his role as Mr. Santillan in drama movie Spare Parts (2015).
He voiced Vergas Mouse in animated fantasy film The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (2002).
Don't Do It (1994) comedy with Heather Graham and James Le Gros
In the Army Now (1994) war comedy opposite Pauly Shore and Andy Dick
Rapa Nui (1994) action adventure with Jason Scott Lee and Sandrine Holt
My Family (1995) drama opposite Jimmy Smits and Edward James Olmos
Scorpion Spring (1996) crime thriller with Rubén Blades and Alfred Molina
Dog Watch (1997) action crime thriller opposite Sam Elliot and John Langley
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998) fantasy comedy with Joe Mantegna and Edward James Olmos
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014) war drama opposite Cole Hauser and Danielle Savre
SuperFly (2018) action crime thriller with Trevor Jackson and Lex Scott Davis
The Wall of Mexico (2019) drama comedy opposite Jackson Rathbone and Marisol Sacramento
Senior Moment (2021) romantic comedy drama with William Shatner and Jean Smart
He won the ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Series for his role as Lieutenant Tony Rodriguez in ABC police procedural drama television series NYPD Blue (2001-2004).
He was nominated for the ALMA Award for Actor in Television - Drama for his role as Major Edward Beck in CBS post-apocalyptic action drama television series Jericho (2008).
He was nominated for the Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor - Television for his role as Juan Delgado in Amazon Prime Video comedy drama series Mozart in the Jungle (2015).
He was nominated for the Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama and a Prism Award for Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline for his role as Esteban Gonzalez in PBS series American Family (2002).
Resurrection Blvd. (2000-2002) Showtime drama series in role as Paco Corrales
Vanished (2007) Fox drama series in role as Michael Tyner
Caprica (2009-2010) science fiction drama series in role as Joseph Adama
Los Americans (2011) drama series in role as Leandro 'Lee' Valenzuela
Criminal Minds (2013-2015) CBS police procedural crime drama series in role as Section Chief Mateo 'Matt' Cruz
Magic City (2013) Starz drama series in role as Carlos 'El Tiburon' Ruiz
Cleaners (2014) Crackle action series in role as Father Brooks
The Brink (2015) HBO comedy series in role as President Julian Navarro
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2015) El Rey Network/Netflix horror series in role as Lord Amancio Malvado
How To Get Away With Murder (2016-2020) ABC legal thriller series in role as Jorge Castillo
Chicago P.D. (2017) NBC police procedural action drama series in role as Police Chief Lugo
Ozark (2017) Netflix crime drama series in role as Camino Del Rio
He had recurring role as NCIS Deputy Director Louis Ochoa in CBS action television series NCIS: Los Angeles (2018-2019).
Mars (2018) FX science fiction series in role as Roland St. John
Titans (2019) superhero series in role as Slade Wilson / Deathstroke
Attended High School of Performing Arts in New York.
Has Puerto Rican ancestry.
He played The Young Syrian in a play "Salome" (1992), at Circle in the Square Theatre.
He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arpa Foundation.
He is a vegetarian.
He co-founded the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts in 1997.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
He dated Elizabeth Mazzocchi (2006-2007) and Samantha Phillips (1981).
He started dating Elvimar Silva in 2007, they have one daughter, Mariana Oliveira Morales.