Lou Diamond Phillips young
February 17, 1962
U.S. - Philippines
5 ft 11 in | 180.5 cm
76 kg | 167.5 lbs
40 in | 101 cm
11 US | 44 EU
33 in | 83 cm
Lou Diamond Phillips was born in U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines, on February 17, 1962, is a Filipino-American actor.
Young Lou Diamond Phillips began his acting career in various productions at Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas.
He made his big screen debut in drama film Interface (1984) in role as Punk #1.
He got his television debut in drama action film Time Bomb (1984) in uncredited role as Terrorist.
Lou's breakthrough performance came as Ritchie Valens in biographical drama movie La Bamba (1987).
He landed his Broadway debut in musical "The King And I" (1996) in role as King Mongkut of Siam, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor.
Adverse (2020) crime drama thriller in role as Dr. Cruz, opposite Sean Astin, Mickey Rourke and Penelope Ann Miller
Big Kill (2019) action western in role as Johnny Kane, with Jason Patric and Christoph Sanders
He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Angel David Guzman in drama film Stand and Deliver (1998).
He won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor for his performance as Staff Sergeant John Monfriez in war film Courage Under Fire (1996).
Young Guns (1988) and Young Guns II (1990) Western in role as Jose Chavez y Chavez
The Big Hit (1998) action comedy opposite Mark Wahlberg, Christina Applegate and Avery Brooks
Brokedown Palace (1999) drama with Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale and Bill Pullman
The First Power (1990) neo-noir horror opposite Tracy Griffith, Jeff Kober and Mykelti Williamson
Renegades (1989) action crime with Kiefer Sutherland and Jami Gertz
Supernova (2000) science fiction horror opposite James Spader, Robin Tunney and Angela Bassett
Bats (1999) adventure horror with Lou Diamond Phillips, Dina Meyer and Bob Gunton
Absolon (2002) science fiction opposite Christopher Lambert, Kelly Brook and Ron Perlman
Extreme Justice (1993) action thriller with Scott Glenn and Chelsea Field
Picking Up the Pieces (2000) comedy opposite Woody Allen, David Schwimmer and Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Stark Raving Mad (2002) comedy crime with Seann William Scott, Timm Sharp and Patrick Breen
The Dark Wind (1991) mystery drama opposite Lance Baker, Betty C. Barlow and Gary Basaraba
A Show of Force (1990) thriller drama with Kevin Spacey, Robert Duvall and Andy Garcia
The 33 (2015) survival drama opposite Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche and James Brolin
Dakota (1988) drama with DeeDee Norton, Herta Ware and Eli Cummins
Wolf Lake (2001-2002) CBS supernatural drama television series in role as John Kanin / Noah Cassidy
24 (2002) Fox action drama series in role as Mark DeSalvo
George Lopez (2003) ABC sitcom in role as George Lopez
Numb3rs (2005-2010) CBS crime drama series in role as Agent Ian Edgerton
The Triangle (2005) science fiction miniseries in role as Meeno Paloma
Stargate Universe (2009-2011) military science fiction series in role as Colonel David Telford
Longmire (2012-2017) modern Western crime drama series in role as Henry Standing Bear
Southland (2012) crime drama series in role as Officer Danny Ferguson
Blindspot (2015-2020) crime drama series in role as Saúl Guerrero
He voiced Victor Delgado in Disney Channel animated adventure series Elena of Avalor (2016- ).
The Ranch (2017) Netflix sitcom in role as Clint
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2017) police procedural comedy television series in role as Jeff Romero
NCIS: New Orleans (2018) action crime drama and police procedural television series in role as Deputy Chief Gossett
Goliath (2018) Amazon Studios legal drama web series in role as Oscar Suarez
Blue Bloods (2018-2020) CBS police procedural drama series in role as Louis Delgado
He voiced Surak in animated television series The Lion Guard (2019).
Prodigal Son (2019- ) Fox crime drama television series in role as Gil Arroyo
Graduated from Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi in 1980.
Graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama.
He was a vocalist with rock group "The Pipefitters" in 1990s.
Featured in music videos for: Los Lobos "La Bamba" (1987) and Imagine Dragons (2012).
Has been a regular poker player since college.
He is a member of the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism.
Good friends with actor Kiefer Sutherland.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
He was married to:
Kelly Phillips (1994-2007) they have three daughters
Julie Cypher (1986-1990)
He dated Jennifer Tilly (1990-1994).
He married Yvonne Boismier Phillips in 2007, they have one daughter, Indigo.
I'm an actor first and foremost; it's my first love and passion.
Hollywood will put you in a box, so to speak. Some people will have seen you in 'La Bamba' or another dramatic film and think, 'Okay, that's what Lou does.' But they don't really have an idea of the range or diversity that I can bring to a project.
The Gypsy in me still loves going on location; loves meeting new people; loves the three month, "I'm in summer camp" kind of thing.
I felt I was the luckiest guy in the world when I landed La Bamba (1987), and I still feel the same way. I feel fortunate to be employed in the film business, and still be standing.
I play poker with some guys, like (Charles Durning), and they say, "Are ya working?" They ask that - and they don't care what it is - you're just fortunate to be a working actor in Hollywood. With every new job I get, I feel the same way. I have that same excitement. I have that same gratitude for being asked to the dance.