As an actor Tony Plana has performed in more than 70 feature films. In 2011, Plana guest starred in Desperate Housewives as Gabrielle Solis's abusive stepfather, Alejandro Perez. José Antonio Plana (born April 19, 1952), better known as Tony Plana, is a Cuban American actor and director. 's Saliendo, which garnered critical acclaim, receiving a GLAAD Award for best dramatic episode of the year and a SHINE Award nomination for sensitive portrayal of sexuality. He has created and directed a number of productions of the works of Shakespeare for minority audiences and he has been active in the Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New York City theater communities, including leading appearances on Broadway and at New York City's Public Theater. ALMA Awards: Outstanding Actor in a New Television Series for: This page was last edited on 12 October 2020, at 06:22. [3] His family moved to Miami in 1960. In 2009 the HOLA organization honored him with the Raul Julia HOLA Founders Award for excellence. He was born on April 19, 1952 at Havana, Cuba. Some of the shows in which he has guest starred are Remington Steele (with Xa… He has also appeared in the action thriller Half Past Dead with Steven Segal; The Lost City, with Andy Garcia, Bill Murray, and Dustin Hoffman; and Disney's highly acclaimed GOAL, The Dream Begins.He has produced and directed two feature film comedies, A Million to Juan with Paul Rodriguez and The Princess and the Barrio Boy, the first Latino family film to be produced by Showtime, starring academy award nominee Edward James Olmos and Maria Conchita Alonso. Plana, during his acting career participated in the web series Los Americans (2011), which is characterized by having a multigenerational focus, a middle-class family living in Los Angeles. |  The plot of this movie is centered around the Cuban revolution of 1959, which a previous trivia item failed to mention. He is known for playing Betty Suarez's father, Ignacio Suarez, on the ABC television show Ugly Betty and also for voicing Manuel "Manny" Calavera in the video game Grim Fandango (EN) Tony Plana, su Internet Movie Database, IMDb.com. His mother, Conchita, is also a former banker who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and has been in a nursing home since 2005. Has two younger brothers, Victor and Oscar. His family moved to Miami in 1960. (EN) Tony Plana, su AFI Catalog of Feature Films, American Film Institute. The film received two 2001 Alma Award nominations for Best Made for Television Movie and Best Ensemble Acting and won the 2001 Imagen Award for Best Made for Television Movie. Tony Plana real name is Jose Antonio Plana. The EastLA Classic Theatre was dedicated to serving economically challenged communities through educational outreach programs for primary and secondary schools. Working directly with language arts teachers, LIP utilizes the performing arts to impact literacy skills in academically at risk and bi-lingual students. [4] He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and was trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, UK. He is the proud recipient of the 2013 ALMA Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council of La Raza, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers' Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016, and the 2018 Nosotros Lifetime Impact Golden Eagle Award.

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Originated the role of Rudy in the L.A. stage production of "Zoot Suit" and followed the show to Broadway. Family fled Cuba when Tony was a child. Plana has acted in films such as An Officer and a Gentleman, Three Amigos, Goal!, Lone Star, and others. But watching the videos from today it seems like he’s had a stroke or something. José Antonio Plana[1] (born April 19, 1952), better known as Tony Plana, is a Cuban American actor and director. present) ( 2 children). Plana teaches acting at California State University, Dominguez Hills and Rio Hondo College. Evolved collaboratively with educators over the last fifteen years, ECT's unique process of 'personalizing' language, through student play writing and play acting based on autobiographical experience, has proven more effective in achieving academic advancement and personal growth than established, traditional methods.

Il maggiore successo cinematografico di Plana è l'interpretazione di Emiliano Della Sierra in Ufficiale e gentiluomo di Taylor Hackford, del 1982. Diplomato all'"Accademia di arte drammatica" di Londra, la sua attività artistica è incentrata prevalentemente nelle rappresentazioni teatrali. He also directed Witch's Lament, a Desperate Housewives episode in the show's eighth season. Start Up with Martin Freeman and Ron Perlman, The Punisher with Jon Bernthal, Madam Secretary, Lethal Weapon, Colony, Alpha House, Elementary, The Fosters, and The Blacklist.Tony Plana also starred as Ignacio Suarez, the widowed father to America Ferrera's Ugly Betty, in ABC's landmark, groundbreaking hit series for which he received the 2006 Golden Satellite Award from the International Press Academy, an Imagen Award, and an Alma Award. Josè Antonio Plana (L'Avana, 19 aprile 1952) è un attore statunitense di origine cubana. In 2008 he was awarded Loyola High School's Cahalan Award as a distinguished alumnus and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Imagen Foundation. Dal 2006 è nel cast della serie tv Ugly Betty, dove interpreta Ignacio Suarez, padre della protagonista. Official Sites. Dal 1988 è sposato con l'attrice messicana Ada Maris da cui ha avuto due figli: Alejandro e Isabel. Plana is currently volunteering as a spokesperson for comprehensive immigration reform.

Plana's television episodic debut was 2001's Resurrection Blvd. View past relationships, dating news, rumors, net worth, and full biography. He is Movies (Actor) by profession. He is the son of Pepe Plana (father) and Conchita Plana … José Antonio Plana was born in Havana, Cuba. During the series, he participated with Esai Morales, Lupe Ontiveros, JC Gonzalez, Raymond Cruz, Yvonne DeLaRosa, and Ana Villafañe.

His father, Pepe, is a former banker. He is currently an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Equity for English Learners at Loyola Marymount University School of Education. While Plana was well established long before taking his role on Ugly Betty, he did find a new fan base through his ability to engage comedy at the same level he had mastered more serious roles. Current recurring roles include the comedies One Day at a Time with Rita Moreno and Super Store with America Ferrera, as well as the dramas, The Affair with Anna Paquin. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro, The Burning Season: The Chico Mendez Story 1994 premiere, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven (Los Angeles), (c. 1988 - Tony Plana, Other Works

While he is known to a broad audience for his roles in feature films and television, Plana is also known for his skills in acting and directing for the stage. - IMDb Mini Biography By: It has consistently improved students' reading, writing and speaking skills resulting in higher attendance and lower drop-out rates, increased class participation and homework completion, as well as achieved better test scores, strengthened self-confidence and provided an engaging and meaningful school experience.In 2005 he was honored as Educator of the Year by Loyola Marymount University's Department of Education. Born in Cuba, he later starred in two movies whose plots deal with the 1959 revolution: He was awarded the 1978 Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Achievement Performance for "Zoot Suit" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Plana is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and he trained in acting in London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. (EN) Tony Plana, su AllMovie, All Media Network. Who is Tony Plana dating now? His provocative adaptations of classic Shakespearean plays were specifically conceived for students with little or no theatre going experience. Cuban born Tony Plana also starred in the movie Havana as Julio Ramos, newspaper reporter. In 2012, he served as an official judge for the Noor Iranian Film Festival. Resurrection Boulevard was the first series to be produced, written, directed and starring Latinos and awarded an Alma Award for the best television series of 2002.Other feature film credits include JFK, Nixon, Salvador, An Officer and a Gentleman, Lone Star, Three Amigos, Born in East L.A., El Norte, 187, Primal Fear, Romero, One Good Cop, Havana, The Rookie, Silver Strand and Picking Up the Pieces with Woody Allen. Just out of place, non witty, non conversation. Tony Plana was born in Havana, Cuba in 1954. Interprete Shakesperiano, recita e dirige molte delle opere del Bardo. In 2010, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa selected him as worthy of one of the highest honors bestowed by the City of Los Angeles, The Dream of Los Angeles Award for his contributions to the media arts and education. He has directed several episodes of Nickelodeon's hit series, The Brothers Garcia, receiving a Humanitas Award nomination and winning the Imagen Award for its third season finale, Don't Judge a Book by its Cover. They settled in Culver City, California, where his father found employment in a Tootsie Roll factory. In 2011, he appeared in Body of Proof, in the episode "Helping Hand". Such as A zoot suit styled, musical Romeo & Juliet, was set during World War II with 1940's swing music and dance, featuring an East L.A. Latina Juliet and a West L.A. Anglo sailor Romeo struggling to define their love and identities in a wartime city sharply divided by racism, xenophobia, and economics and a Mariachi Musical production of Much Ado About Nothing set in early California.Plana has continued to challenge the boundaries of teaching and learning language through an innovative approach called Language in Play (LIP).