Borrego, Jesse 1962–

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Borrego, Jesse 1962–

(Jesse Borego)


Born August 1, 1962, in San Antonio, TX; married Valeria Hernandez (an actress); children: one. Education: California Institute of the Arts, degree in performance, 1984; also attended the University of the Incarnate Word.

Addresses: Manager—Liberman/Zerman Management, 252 North Larchmont Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90004.

Career: Actor. Founder of Lupita Productions.


Film Appearances:

Reuben Toro, "Life Lessons," New York Stories, Buena Vista, 1989.

Cruz, Bound by Honor (also known as Blood In … Blood Out and Blood In, Blood Out … Bound by Honor), Buena Vista, 1993.

El Duran, Mi vida loca (also known as My Crazy Life), Sony Pictures Classics, 1993.

Alexis, I Like It Like That (also known as Black Out), Columbia, 1994.

Dario and Jijio, Bienvenido—Welcome (also known as Welcome), Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia, 1994.

Danny, Lone Star, Sony Pictures Classics, 1996.

Gus, Pain Flower, 1996.

Francisco Cindino, Con Air, Buena Vista, 1997.

Matador, Bubba and Ike, 1997.

Tudee, Follow Me Home, New Millennia Films/In Pictures, 1997.

Sammy, LiteWeight, 1998.

Santo, Veteranos, 1998.

A Lowrider Spring Break en San Quilmas (also known as Lowrider Weekend), 2000.

Jesse, Come and Take It Day, ITVS, 2001.

Voices of Luis Otero, second musician, and suspicious tourist, Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico (animated), Warner Home Video, 2003.

Shadow Chaser (short film), Superba Films, 2003.

Pepaschicher, The New World, New Line Cinema, 2005.

Film Producer:

El suendo de Simon (short film), Lupita Productions, 1993.

Flattime (short film), Lupita Productions, 1995.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jesse V. Velasquez, Fame, syndicated, 1984–87.

Gael Ortega, 24 (also known as 24 Hours), Fox, 2003–2004.

Shady, American Family (also known as American Family: Journey of Dreams), PBS, beginning c. 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Voice, 500 Nations, CBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sam, Before the Storm (also known as Company 2: Sacrifices), ABC, 1991.

Sam, Spy Games, ABC, 1991.

Title role, Tecumseh: The Last Warrior, TNT, 1995.

Duane Stonehorse, Dalva, ABC, 1996.

Felice A. Beato, The Maker, HBO, 1997.

Jesse, Retroactive, HBO, 1997.

Darrius, Hell Swarm, UPN, 2000.

Hector Maldonado, The Maldonado Miracle, Showtime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Joaquin Murrieta, Behind the Mask of Zorro, History Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Julio Gaspare, "Small Victories," The Bronx Zoo, NBC, 1987.

"A Bullet for Crockett," Miami Vice (also known as Gold Coast and Miami Unworthiness), NBC, 1988.

Bruno, "Can't Dance, Don't Ask Me," Married … with Children (also known as Not the Cosbys), Fox, 1989.

Octavio Escandero, "Jack of All Trades," Miami Vice (also known as Gold Coast and Miami Unworthiness), NBC, 1989.

Kid Salinas and Carlos Mendez, "Kid Salinas," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1990.

Hector, "100 Klicks Out," China Beach, ABC, 1991.

Voice of Tonutiuh the fierce, "The Shoemaker and the Elves," Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales For Every Child (animated), HBO, 1995.

HIV positive patient, "Ambush," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1997.

Michael Watters, "The Son Also Rises," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1997.

Jess, "Plain Brown Envelope," The Hunger, Showtime, 1998.

Don Paulo Monterro, "Love and Honor," The Magnificent Seven, CBS, 1999.

Paco Gomez, "Lovers," Brimstone, Fox, 1999.

Tommy Hernandez, "Mi Familia," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2001.

Voice of Luis Cepeda, "3-D Struction," What's New, Scooby Doo? (animated), The WB, 2002.

(Uncredited) Mr. Wetback, Chappelle's Show (also known as Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episode), Comedy Central, 2004.

Antonio Baracas, "Mission La Roca: Part 1," Medical Investigation (also known as The Cure), NBC, 2005.

Nicolas Suero, "Free Fall," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Green Card, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1985.

(As Jesse Borego) Emmanuel, Widows, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Extension, Williamson, MA, 1988.

Tim, American Notes, New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Susan Stein Shiva Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Leon & Lena (and lenz) (also known as Leon, Lena & Lenz), Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN, c. 1988.

Guiderius, Cymbeline, New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Estelle Newman Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Giovanni, 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1990.

The Screens, Tyrone Guthrie Theater, c. 1990.

Title role, Woyzeck, New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Estelle Newman Theatre, 1992–93.

Mercutio, Romeo & Juliet, Center Theatre Group, Ahamson Theatre, Los Angeles, 2001.

Also a member of the Tribal Players theatre group.

Stage Work:

Choreographed an adaptation of the ballet Le jeune homme et la morte.



People Weekly, October 22, 2001, p. 102.

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