Highest Rated: 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Lowest Rated: 11% Replicas (2018)
Birthday: May 23, 1968
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
A New York-based stage actor, John Ortiz carved a niche in urban crime dramas, effectively portraying both sides of the law, while making himself into a catalyst of independent theater. A native of Brooklyn, Ortiz at a young age helped to found the Latino Actors Base theatrical co-op, which would in the 1990s morph into the dynamic LAByrinth Theater Company, wherein he began a long association with friend and fellow actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Ortiz broke into movies in the 1993 Al Pacino vehicle "Carlito's Way," and would go on to a succession of TV and film jobs largely in supporting ethnic roles, most prominently as a cop in Denis Leary's short-lived New York-set police comedy "The Job" (2001-02) and Ridley Scott's "American Gangster" (2007), as well as feral gangster-types in Michael Mann's film revise of "Miami Vice" (2006) and "Fast & Furious" (2009). His stage work became increasingly prominent in New York through the 2000s, highlighted by multiple outings in plays by Jose Rivera and Stephen Adly Guirgis, a 2004 Broadway debut in Nilo Cruz' Pulitzer-winning play "Anna in the Tropics," and a succession of LAByrinth co-productions with the Public Theater. His on-screen presence grew in the late 2000s as he scored one of the leads in the 2007 sci-fi outing "Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem" (2007) and featured supporting roles in the Jennifer Lopez vehicle "El Cantante" (2006) and the critically acclaimed, Hoffman-directed screen adaptation of the LAByrinth/Public-staged play "Jack Goes Boating" (2010). From blue-collar roots to a rising light of the theater, Ortiz struck a deft balance between Hollywood's multicultural penchant for Latino supporting characters and his building recognition as a signature talent of the Gotham stage.
Highest Rated Movies
|70%||47%||Horse Girl||Ron (Character)||-||2020|
|83%||40%||Ad Astra||Lieutenant General Rivas (Character)||$50.2M||2019|
|57%||80%||Ms. White Light||Gary (Character)||-||2019|
|91%||74%||Bumblebee||Dr. Powell (Character)||$127.2M||2018|
|21%||42%||The Cloverfield Paradox||Monk (Character)||-||2018|
|12%||71%||Peppermint||Detective Moises Beltran (Character)||$35.4M||2018|
|47%||57%||Going in Style||Jesus (Character)||$45M||2017|
|35%||73%||A Dog's Purpose||Carlos (Character)||$64.3M||2017|
|75%||69%||Kong: Skull Island||Victor Nieves (Character)||$168M||2017|
|63%||66%||The Finest Hours||Seaman Wallace Quirey (Character)||$27.6M||2016|
|87%||55%||A Woman, a Part||Isaac (Character)||$23.6K||2016|
|32%||24%||Blackhat||Henry Pollack (Character)||$7.8M||2015|
|85%||73%||Steve Jobs||Joel Pforzheimer (Character)||$17.8M||2015|
|89%||76%||The Drop||Det. Ortiz (Character)||$10.7M||2014|
|70%||84%||Fast & Furious 6||Braga (Character)||$238.7M||2013|
|92%||86%||Silver Linings Playbook||Ronnie (Character)||$132.1M||2012|
|68%||48%||Jack Goes Boating||
|28%||67%||Fast & Furious||Campos (Character)||$155M||2009|
|35%||49%||Pride and Glory||Ruben Santiago (Character)||$15.7M||2008|
|81%||83%||American Gangster||Javier J. Rivera (Character)||$130.1M||2007|
|12%||30%||Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem||Morales (Character)||$41.8M||2007|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||The Deep and Dreamless Sleep||Unknown (Character)||-||2006|
|47%||43%||Miami Vice||Jose Yero (Character)||$63.4M||2006|
|25%||63%||The Singer||Willie Colón (Character)||$7.6M||2006|
|84%||79%||Narc||Octavio Ruiz (Character)||$10.5M||2002|
|No Score Yet||42%||3 a.m.||Hector (Character)||-||2001|
|54%||46%||The Opportunists||Ismail Espinoza (Character)||$581.1K||2000|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Side Streets||Ramon Yanes (Character)||-||1998|
|No Score Yet||75%||Riot||Ciaco (Character)||-||1997|
|31%||47%||Sgt. Bilko||Spc. Luis Clemente (Character)||$30.1M||1996|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Entertainment Studios.TV||Guest||2019|
|64%||87%||The Guest Book||Paul (Guest Star)||2017|
|68%||No Score Yet||Rake||Ben Leon (Character)||2014|
|82%||82%||Luck||Turo Escalante (Character)||2012|
|No Score Yet||78%||Medium||Unknown (Guest Star)||2009|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Law & Order||Unknown (Guest Star)||2008|
|No Score Yet||66%||CSI: Miami||Unknown (Guest Star)||2007|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Clubhouse||Carlos Tavares (Character)||2004-2005|
|78%||89%||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Officer Zermeño (Guest Star)||2004|
|73%||No Score Yet||The Handler||Unknown (Guest Star)||2003|
|100%||No Score Yet||The Job||Det. Ruben Sommariba (Character)||2001-2002|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Touched by an Angel||Unknown (Guest Star)||1997|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||Lush Life||Unknown (Character)||1996|
|No Score Yet||No Score Yet||New York Undercover||Unknown (Guest Star)||1995|
QUOTES FROM John Ortiz CHARACTERS
Detective Torres says: They never see you coming, do they Bob?
Braga says: She had no memory. Perfect girl huh?
Pat says: Nikki always said " Ronnie's wife keeps his social calendar where she keeps his balls: in her purse."
Pat says: Nikki always said, " Ronnie's wife keeps his social calendar where she keeps his balls: in her purse."
Ronnie says: That's not true.
Veronica says: Ronnie? What are you doing?
Ronnie says: Ok, it's a little true.
Ronnie says: Alright, if you want to talk to her, go ahead. I don't want to talk to her.
Pat says: Why not?
Ronnie says: Because she brings me down, man!
Jake says: Did you get the jersey?
Pat says: I got the jersey.
Ronnie says: Beautiful jersey. Love that jersey!
Pat says: Veronica didn't like it.
Ronnie says: Veronica hates that jersey.
Ronnie says: I go into the garage. Metallica. Megadeath. Yeeaaahhh!
Pat says: That's fucked up.
Ronnie says: Hurt my hand, start breaking shit.
Ramon Campos says: You and me we not so different.