Hispanic actor (Colombian, not
half Puerto Rican as once believed, but anyway raised in the Bronx) best known for his movie and TV roles. Mostly a comedian but has done serious roles too.
His most famous role may be as Luigi
in the Super Mario Bros.
movie. Unless you count voice acting
, then he's probably more famous as the voice of Sid The Sloth
in the Ice Age
Tends to satirize
his own Hispanic nature, as in his (most infamous) role as Pestario Vargas in "The Pest". Also plays 'flamboyant'
roles as in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
His best role probably was as Benny Blanco
in the film Carlito's Way
In 2008, he received the Rita Moreno
Award for Excellence from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA).