De La Fuente, Joel 1969-

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De La Fuente, Joel 1969-


Born April 21, 1969, in New Hartford, NY; married Melissa Bowen (an actress); children: two daughters. Education: Brown University, B.A., 1991; New York University, M.F.A., 1994.


Agent—Cornerstone Talent Agency, 37 West 20th St., Suite 1108, New York, NY 10011.


Actor and writer. National Asian American Theatre, artistic associate, 2005; Ma-Yi Theatre, member of company; performed on stages throughout the United States and Europe.


Television Appearances; Series:

Lieutenant Paul Wing, Space: Above and Beyond, Fox, 1995-2006.

Peter Davies, 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001-2002.

Technical Assistance Response Unit technician Ruben Morales, a recurring role, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, between 2002 and 2008.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Bill Avila, When the Cradle Falls, CBS, 1997.

Mustapha Mond's assistant, Brave New World, NBC, 1998.

Taking Chance, HBO, 2008.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Lieutenant Paul Wing, Space: Above and Beyond, Fox, 1995.

George Sawyer, Drift, ABC, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Quan Kim Thanh, "Summer Stories: The Mall," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Charlie Wong, "Chinatown," Due South (also known as Direction: Sud), CBS, 1994.

Stephen Segurra, "Deadly Cargo," L.A. Firefighters (also known as Fire Company 132), Fox, 1996.

Detective Aquino, "Hello/Goodbye," High Incident, ABC, 1996.

Detective Aquino, "Change Partners," High Incident, ABC, 1996.

Detective Aquino, "Bullet the Blue Sky," High Incident, ABC, 1996.

Steve Young, "Florida," Cosby, CBS, 1997.

Medical student Ivan Fu, "When the Bough Breaks," ER, NBC, 1997.

Medical student Ivan Fu, "Good Touch, Bad Touch," ER, NBC, 1997.

Seamus Wong, All My Children (also known as AMC), ABC, 2007.

Assistant attorney general Peter Upton, "Baggage," Canterbury's Law, Fox, 2008.

Assistant attorney general Peter Upton, "Sick as Your Secrets," Canterbury's Law, Fox, 2008.

Film Appearances:

Toby, Roommates, Buena Vista, 1995.

Mr. Doramin, Return to Paradise (also known as All for One), MCA/Universal, 1998.

Thavi Matola, Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (also known as Personal Velocity), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2002.

George, Life Document 2: Identity (short film), Coalition Films, 2002.

Alien, From Other Worlds, Shoreline Entertainment, 2004.

Chad, Homecoming, Myriad Arts Productions/Sneaky Pete Productions, 2005.

Benjamin's "ex", Heights, Sony Pictures Classics, 2005.

Mitch, The Numbers (short film), Film Movement, 2006.

Counselor, Goodbye Baby, Gigantic Pictures/Renart Films, 2007.

Realtor, The Happening, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2008.

Stage Appearances:

Understudy for Randall Lee, Face Value, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Member of ensemble, All's Well that Ends Well, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1994.

Valentine, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, New York Shakespeare Festival, 1994.

Appeared as David, America Dreaming, Vineyard Theatre, New York City; Claudio, Beatrice et Benedict (opera), performed by New York Philharmonic Orchestra; member of company, Common Infractions/Gross Injustice; in The Downtown Boys, Tribeca Theatre Festival, New York City; as Bennett Wing, "Fear of Flying," Writers in Performance, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City; Iago, Othello, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City; Liu Meng Mei, The Peony Pavilion, Barbican Theatre, London; in The Square, Ma-Yi Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City; as Vershinin, The Three Sisters, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA; Florizel, A Winter's Tale, Williamstown Theatre Festival; and as young man, Wonderland, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA; appearances with National Asian American Theatre include roles of Frondoso, Fuente Ovejuna, Travis, Cowboy v. Samurai, title role, Ivanov, role of Iago, Othello, and appearance in Air Raid.


Video Games:

Voices of the people of New York, The Warriors, Rockstar Games, 2005.



Life Document 2: Identity (short film), Coalition Films, 2002.


Contributor to the book Struggle for Ethnic Identity, edited by Pyong Gap Min.



Joel de la Fuente Official Site,, October 8, 2008.

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