19th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival presents:
Latinos on TV
Special Guests include:
David Zayas (Dexter)
David was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the Bronx. A movie lover since early childhood, David always had acting aspirations . But after graduating from high school, he joined the Air Force and then pursued a career as a NYC policeman, placing his own dreams on hold to support his family. In the early ’90′s David enrolled in acting classes while still working as a cop. David will continue in his 2007 Satellite award-winning performance as Angel Batista, the big-hearted and generous detective on Dexter.
Michael DeLorenzo (New York Undercover) – Appearing March 8th!
Michael DeLorenzo is a veteran of stage and screen with more than twenty-five years in the entertainment spotlight. His film credits include A Few Good Men and Alive, and television credits include New York Undercover, Numb3rs, and CSI: Miami.
Judy Reyes (Scrubs)
An American actress of Dominican heritage, Judy Reyes is best known for her portrayal of nurse Carla Espinosa on the TV comedy Scrubs. Her other television credits include Castle, The Sopranos and Third Watch.
Jon Huertas (Castle) - Appearing March 17th!
Jon Huertas, born Jon William “Scott” Hofstedt and sometimes credited as John Huertas, is an American actor best known for his role as Sergeant Antonio ‘Poke’ Espera in HBO’s Generation Kill and homicide detective Javier Esposito in Castle. Huertas is an Air Force Veteran whose other acting credits include JAG and NCIS.
Manolo Travieso (Rob)
Manolo Travieso was born and raised in Puerto Rico with strong Mexican and Cuban influences. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1990. In 1998, he decided to follow in the foot steps of his parents, Lillian Hurst and Hector Travieso, when he was cast to play the role of Zorro in a National Ford Campaign alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones. That same year, he was chosen to host “The Billboard Music Awards” for Fox Latin American Channel along side Chris Rock. Manolo most recently starred in the NBC sitcom, Rob.
Karen Olivo (The Good Wife)
Olivo had a recurring role in The Good Wife on CBS. She played fabulously wealthy law student Giada Cabrini, a potential love interest of firm partner Will Gardner (Josh Charles). Olivo is currently a series regular in the second season of NBC’s Harry’s Law, playing “hot shot lawyer” Cassie Reynolds hired by Kathy Bates’ character.
Rick Gomez (Band of Brothers)
Richard Harper “Rick” Gomez (born June 1, 1972) is an American actor best known for portraying T-4. George Luz, in the HBO television miniseries Band of Brothers, and as “Endless Mike” Hellstrom in the cult hit Nickelodeon TV series The Adventures of Pete and Pete. Gomez has also appeared in Justified.
Claudia Bassols (Rob) - Appearing March 10th!
Bassols has appeared in some of Spain’s most renowned TV series, including “Amar en Tiempos Revueltos,” “El Mundo de Chema,” “C.L.A. No Somos Angeles,” “Mis Adorables Vecinos,” “La Riera” and “Gavilanes.”
As a trilingual actress (English, Spanish, and Catalan), Bassols has been able to participate in many international projects. In 2008 she co-starred alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in the PBS TV series “Spain… On the Road Again.” She has starred in several features such as The Eagle Path. Emulsion, and Vampyre Nation. Her latest feature is One in the Chamber, where she co-stars alongside Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. She currently stars in Rob.