Beltran, Robert 1953–

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BELTRAN, Robert 1953–


Surname is pronounced Bel–trahn; full name, Robert Adame Beltran; born November 19, 1953, in Bakersfield, CA; son of Louis Perez Beltran and Aurelia (maiden name, Adame) Olgin. Education: California State University, Fresno, degree in theatre arts, 1979; also attended California State University, Fullerton. Avocational Interests: Playing guitar, composing music, writing short stories.

Addresses: Agent—Abrams Artists Agency, 9200 Sunset Blvd., 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor. East Los Angeles Classic Theatre Group, founding member, coartistic director, director, and coproducer. Host of Galaxy Ball, a charity fund–raiser; supporter of charities, including National Down Syndrome Society. LaRouche Youth Movement, workshop presenter; Schiller Institute, conference speaker. Performer at poetry readings. Also held other jobs.

Member: Amnesty International.

Awards, Honors: Bravo Award nomination, National Council of La Raza, outstanding television series actor in a crossover role, 1996, Golden Eagle Award, Nosotros Golden Eagle awards, outstanding actor in a television series, 1997, ALMA Award nominations, American Latin Media Arts awards, outstanding individual performance in a television series in a crossover role, 1998 and 1999, all for Star Trek: Voyager.


Television Appearances; Series:

Duke Rado, Veronica Clare, Lifetime, 1991.

Lieutenant Louis Soto, Models, Inc., Fox, 1994–1995.

First officer Chakotay, Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1995–2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ahbleza, The Mystic Warrior, ABC, 1984.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mooney, Calendar Girl Murders (also known as Insatiable and Victimized), ABC, 1984.

Title role, El Diablo, HBO, 1990.

Mike Silva, The Chase, NBC, 1991.

Lorenzo "Gio" Giovani de Zaccagnini, Stormy Weathers, ABC, 1992.

Frank Totsoni, Shadowhunter, Showtime, 1993.

Tito Carson, Rio Shannon, ABC, 1993.

Raoul Hernandez, State of Emergency, HBO, 1994.

Manticore, Sci–Fi Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Making of "Lone Wolf McQuade," 1983.

Luzbel, "La pastorela" (also known as "The Shepherds' Tale"), Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1991.

Voice, 500 Nations, CBS, 1995.

Inside the New Adventure—Star Trek Voyager, UPN, 1995.

It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview, UPN, 1996.

(In archive footage) Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments, 1999.

Presenter, 2001 ALMA Awards, ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"A Day in the Life," The Bronx Zoo, NBC, 1988.

Amendez, "Freefall: Parts 1 & 2," Miami Vice, NBC, 1989.

Carlos Valenzuela, "Life without Possibility: Parts 1 & 2," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1990.

Ghost, "Burial Ground," Shades of LA, 1991.

Father Michael, "Double Jeopardy," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Frank Garcia, "Time to Die," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994.

Fuentes, "Fly Hard," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1994.

Judge Javier Ojeda, "Tinder Box," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Marty Walsh, Street Hawk, ABC, 1985.

Hector Martinez, The Family Martinez, CBS, 1986.

Howard Thunder, "Barrington," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987.

Mike Perez, Sisters, 1990.

Lieutenant Louis Soto, Models, Inc., Fox, 1994.

Commander Chakotay, Star Trek: Voyager—Caretaker (also known as Caretaker), UPN, 1995.

Television Appearances; Other:

Ramon Perez, Runway One, [Great Britain], 1995.

Foto–Novelas II: Broken Sky, 2003.

Film Appearances:

Lowrider, Zoot Suit, Universal, 1981.

Raoul, Eating Raoul, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1982.

Kayo, Lone Wolf McQuade, Orion, 1983.

Hector "Hec" Gomez, Night of the Comet, Atlantic 9000, 1984.

Eddie Guerrero, Latino, Cinecom, 1985.

Frank, Slam Dance, Island/Zenith, 1987.

Luis, Gaby—A True Story, TriStar, 1987.

Jack, Forbidden Sun (also known as Bulldance), Film-screen, 1989.

Juan, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, Cinecom, 1989.

Alejandro, Bugsy, TriStar, 1991.

Lieutenant Juan Delgado, Crackdown (also known as To Die Standing), Concorde, 1991.

Tony Montero, Kiss Me a Killer, Califilms, 1992.

Frank Sturgis, Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995.

Ramon, Managua, Cabin Fever Entertainment, 1997.

Himself, Trekkies (documentary), Paramount, 1997.

Joe, Luminarias, New Latin Pictures, 2000.

Stage Appearances:

Title role, Hamlet, California Shakespearean Festival, Visalia, CA, 1980.

Henry IV, Part I, California Shakespearean Festival, 1980.

Henry IV, Part II, California Shakespearean Festival, 1980.

A Midsummer's Night Dream, California Shakespearean Festival, 1980.

La pastorela, c. 1980.

Romeo and Juliet, 1981.

The Taming of the Shrew, 1981.

Corridos, 1983.

The Quartered Man, 1985.

I Don't Have to Show You No Stinkin' Badges, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1986.

A Burning Beach, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 1988.

Stars in the Morning Sky, Los Angeles Theatre Center, 1988–1989.

Macbeth, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1989.

Widows, 1991.

A Touch of the Poet, 1993.

Title role, Hamlet, East Los Angeles Classic Theatre Group, 1997.

The Big Knife, Lillian Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 2003.

Appeared in Rose of the Rancho, El Teatro Campesino; and in The Price.

Major Tours:

Bard in the Box Tour, 1980.

Stage Director:

Hamlet, East Los Angeles Classic Theatre Group, 1997.

Also coproducer of stage productions.


Taped Readings:

Latino Poetry, c. 2002.

Video Games:

Voice of Lieutenant commander Chakotay, Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, Activision, 2000.


Film Music; Songs:

"El amante triste," Eating Raoul, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1982.



Cinefantastique, November, 1996; November, 1997, pp. 93–94.

Cult Times, December, 1997, pp. 18–26.

DramaLogue, April 17, 1997.

DreamWatch, May, 1997.

Hispanic, April, 1995, pp. 14–16.

Starlog, October, 1997.

Starlog Platinum, April, 1995.

Star Trek Communicator, August, 1997, pp. 58–61.

TimeOut New York, June 12, 1997.

TV Guide, January 14, 1995, p. 16.

TV Zone, May, 1996, pp. 19–24.

TV Zone Special, December, 1998, pp. 74–80; May, 2001, pp. 46–48.

Vibe, February, 1997.

Voyager, June, 1996.


Robert Beltran,, August 30, 2004.