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Encyclopedia > Tony Plana
Tony Plana

Television Screenshot
Born April 19, 1954 (1954-04-19) (age 53)
Flag of Cuba Havana, Cuba
Spouse(s) Ada Maris
1988-today.
Official site Official Web Site
Notable roles Rudy in Zoot Suit
Ignacio Suarez on Ugly Betty

Tony Plana (born April 19, 1954) is a Cuban-American actor. Image File history File links Plana101. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Nickname: (Spanish) City of Columns Position of Havana in the Americas Coordinates: , Country Cuba Province Ciudad de La Habana Municipalities 15 Founded 1515a Government  - Mayor Juan Contino Aslán Area  - City 721. ... Ada Maris is a Mexican-American actress. ... Zoot Suit is a 1981 filmed version of the Broadway play Zoot Suit (play). ... Ugly Betty is a television dramedy series starring America Ferrera and Eric Mabius. ... Ugly Betty is a Golden Globe and Peabody Award winning American television dramedy series starring America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams, and Eric Mabius. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cuban American is a United States citizen whose trace their ancestry to Cuba. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

Contents

Biography

Personal life

Plana was born in Havana, Cuba. His family moved to Miami in 1963.[1] He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and was trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, United Kingdom. He has been married to actress Ada Maris since 1988 and they have two children. This article is about the Cuban city. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a comprehensive co-educational private Roman Catholic Jesuit university in Los Angeles, California, USA. The University is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and one of five Marymount institutions of higher education. ... Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... RADAs theatre in London The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in Bloomsbury, London, is generally regarded as the most prestigious drama school in the world. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Ada Maris is a Mexican-American actress. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


Career

While he is known to a broad audience for his roles in feature films and television, his greatest achievements have been in acting and directing for the stage. He has created and directed a number of productions of the works of Shakespeare for minority audiences and he has been active in both the Los Angeles and New York City theater communities, including leading appearances on Broadway and at New York City's Public Theater. A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ... Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212... Shakespeare redirects here. ... The definition of a minority group can vary, depending on specific context, but generally refers to either a sociological sub-group that does not form either a majority or a plurality of the total population, or a group that, while not necessarily a numerical minority, is disadvantaged or otherwise has... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Public Theater is a New York City arts organization. ...


Plana has acted, directed and written for television in series, mini-series, and specials such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Resurrection Boulevard, Commander in Chief, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The West Wing, 24, Cagney & Lacey and many others. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... A miniseries, in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... A television special is a television program, typically a short film or television movie, which interrupts or temporarily replaces programming normally scheduled for a given time slot. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... Resurrection Blvd. ... Commander in Chief was a television drama that focused on the presidential administration and family of Mackenzie Allen (portrayed by Geena Davis), the first female President of the United States, who ascended to the role after the previous chief executive, Teddy Bridges (played by Will Lyman), died in office from... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... “The West Wing” redirects here. ... 24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television series created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and produced by Imagine Television. ... Cagney & Lacey was an American television series that aired on the CBS television network for seven seasons from 1982 to 1988, best known as American TVs first serious drama series with two female leads. ...


Plana has acted in films such as An Officer and a Gentleman, Three Amigos!, Goal!, Lone Star, and others. He is known to PC gamers as the voice of Manny Calavera in the Lucasarts adventure game Grim Fandango. An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 film which tells the story of a United States Navy aviation Officer Candidate who comes into conflict with the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who trains him. ... ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 comedy western film, produced by George Folsey, Jr. ... Goal! (also known as Goal! The Dream Begins in the United States) is a 2005 film directed by Danny Cannon. ... Lone Star is a 1996 mystery film set in a small town in Texas. ... Manny Calavera dressed up as the Grim Reaper, on his way to pick up a new customer. ... LucasArts is an American video game developer and publisher. ... Grim Fandango is a graphical adventure computer game released by LucasArts in 1998, the title derived from a line of a mournful poem read by one of the characters in the game. ...


Plana teaches acting at California State University, Dominguez Hills and Rio Hondo College. He plays Betty Suarez's father, Ignacio Suarez, on the ABC show Ugly Betty. Welch Hall, a building on the campus of CSU Dominguez Hills California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is a campus of the California State University system. ... Beatriz Betty U. Suarez is a central fictional character and heroine of the American dramedy series Ugly Betty. ... Ugly Betty is a television dramedy series starring America Ferrera and Eric Mabius. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Ugly Betty is a Golden Globe and Peabody Award winning American television dramedy series starring America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams, and Eric Mabius. ...


Awards

Won

Nominations The Satellite Awards are an annual award given by the International Press Academy. ... Ugly Betty is a Golden Globe and Peabody Award winning American television dramedy series starring America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams, and Eric Mabius. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... The SAG Award for Best Cast in a Comedy Series is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in Comedy Series. ... Ugly Betty is a Golden Globe and Peabody Award winning American television dramedy series starring America Ferrera, Vanessa Williams, and Eric Mabius. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Alma Awards or American Latino Media Arts Awards are distinctions awarded to Latino performers (actors, film and television directors, and musicians) who promote positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment field. ... Resurrection Blvd. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Alma Awards or American Latino Media Arts Awards are distinctions awarded to Latino performers (actors, film and television directors, and musicians) who promote positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment field. ... Lone Star is a 1996 mystery film set in a small town in Texas. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...

Filmography (partial)

An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 film which tells the story of a United States Navy aviation Officer Candidate who comes into conflict with the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who trains him. ... El Norte is an American and British film, directed by Gregory Nava. ... Salvador is a 1986 film which tells the story of an American journalist in El Salvador covering the story of the assassination of Archbishop Óscar Romero. ... ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 comedy western film, produced by George Folsey, Jr. ... Born in East L.A. is a 1987 comedy film written and directed by Cheech Marin, formerly of the Cheech and Chong comedy team. ... Romero is a film depicting the life of assassinated Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero, played by Raúl Juliá. Richard Jordan and Ana Alicia also appeared in the film. ... Havana is an independent 1990 drama starring Robert Redford, Lena Olin, and Raul Julia, directed by Sydney Pollack and with music by Dave Grusin. ... The Rookie is a 1990 action/thriller film, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. ... JFK is an American film directed by Oliver Stone, first released on December 20, 1991. ... One Good Cop is a 1991 film starring Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia. ... Nixon is an Oliver Stone film that tells the story of the political and personal life of former President Richard Nixon. ... Selena is a 1997 biopic about the life and career of Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla Perez (1971-1995). ... Lone Star film poster Lone Star is a 1996 mystery film set in a small town in Texas. ... One Eight Seven is a 1997 drama/thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson and John Heard. ... Primal Fear is a 1996 motion picture which tells a story of a defense attorney (Richard Gere) who defends an altar boy (Edward Norton) charged with the murder of a Catholic archbishop. ... Half Past Dead is a 2002 action movie in which a criminal infiltrates a prison to interrogate a prisoner about the location of a fortune in gold and an FBI agent has to stop him. ... Picking Up the Pieces is a 2000 film directed by Alfonso Arau and starring Woody Allen, who plays Tex, a butcher who kills his unfaithful wife, Candy played by Sharon Stone. ... This article refers to El Muerto the film. ... Post production is the general term for the last stage of film production in which photographed scenes (also called footage) are put together into a complete film. ... The Lost City is the name of several motion pictures including two serials in 1920 and 1935. ... Goal! is a 2005 film directed by Danny Cannon. ...

References

  1. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800057794/bio
  2. ^ The 11th Annual Satellite Awards. Last accessed January 9, 2007.
  3. ^ IMDb, ibid.

January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Tony Plana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (242 words)
Tony Plana is a Cuban American actor, born in 1954.
He has been married to actress Ada Maris since 1988 and is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.
Plana is also known for his role as Manny Calavera in the video game Grim Fandango and as a former boxer, father and trainer of a boxing prospect in Showtime's series, Resurrection Boulevard.
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