Seda, Jon 1970–

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SEDA, Jon 1970


Full name, Jonathan Seda; born October 14 (some sources cite November 14), 1970, in New York, NY; raised in Clifton, NJ; married Elisabeth Gomez, July 4, 2001 (some sources cite 2000); children: three, including Jonathan, and one stepchild. Education: Attended WeistBarron Acting School, New York City. Avocational Interests: Music, playing drums and piano, writing.

Addresses: Agent Randi Ross, Epstein, Wyckoff, Corsa & Ross, 311 West 43rd St., Suite 304, New York, NY 10036; Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager Anthem Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1170, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actor. Appeared in commercials, including Spanishlanguage television commercials. Also worked as a boxer.

Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award nomination, best male lead, 1995, for I Like It Like That; nomination for Palme d'Or, Cannes International Film Festival, 1996, for The Sunchaser; ALMA Award nominations, outstanding individual performance in a television series in a crossover role, American Latin Media Arts, 1998 and 1999, both for Homicide: Life on the Street; ALMA Award nomination, outstanding actor in a feature film, 1998, for Selena; Margo Albert Award, most promising actor, Nosostros Golden Eagle Awards, 2000.


Film Appearances:

Vinnie, Zebrahead (also known as The Colour of Love ), Triumph Releasing, 1992.

Romano, Gladiator, Columbia, 1992.

Dominican, Carlito's Way, Universal, 1993.

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

Jose, Twelve Monkeys, Universal, 1995.

Pete, Boys on the Side (also known as Avec ou sans hommes ), 1995.

Mario, New York Cop, Overseas FilmGroup, 1996.

Alex, Primal Fear, Paramount, 1996.

Brandon "Blue" Monroe, The Sunchaser, Warner Bros., 1996.

Handsome, Dear God, Paramount, 1996.

Billy, The Price of Kissing, 1997.

Chris Perez, Selena, Warner Bros., 1997.

Sonny Ortega, Price of Glory, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Kyle, Little Pieces, 2000.

Rikki Ortega, King Rikki (also known as Rikki the Pig and The Street King ), Dream Rock/Moonstone Entertainment, 2002.

Jesus "Chuy" Campos, Undisputed (also known as UndisputedSieg ohne Ruhm ), Miramax, 2002.

Roberto, Bad Boys II, Columbia, 2003.

Charlie, Love the Hard Way, Kino International, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Detective Paul Falsone, Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide ), NBC, 19971999.

Matty Caffey, a recurring role, Third Watch, NBC, 19992000.

Jake Shaw, UC: Undercover, NBC, beginning 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Payne, Daybreak, HBO, 1993.

Eddie Rios, Mistrial, HBO, 1996.

Detective Paul Falsone, Homicide: The Movie, NBC, 2000.

Luis DeLeon, Thin Air (also known as Robert B. Parker's Thin Air and Thin Air: A Spenser Mystery ), Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Sally "Fish" Pescatore, Double Bang, HBO, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Sal Medina, "You Bet Your Life," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Bobby Lunas, "Knock You Out" (also known as "Mama Said Knock You Out"), New York Undercover, Fox, 1995.

Bobby Lunas, "Innocent Bystander," New York Undercover, Fox, 1995.

Prisoner 96C382 Dino Ortolani, "The Routine," Oz, HBO, 1997.

Detective Paul Falsone, "Baby, It's You: Part 1," Law and Order, NBC, 1997.

Dino Ortolani, "A Day in the Death...," Oz, HBO, 2003.

Appeared as Victor Ventana in an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 1995 NCLR Bravo Awards, Fox, 1995.

The 1996 NCLR Bravo Awards, Fox, 1996.

The ALMA Awards, ABC, 1998.

The 1999 ALMA Awards, ABC, 1999.

Presenter, The 5th Annual ALMA Awards, ABC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Detective Paul Falsone (in archive footage), Anatomy of a "Homicide: Life on the Street, " NBC, 1998.

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Jennifer Lopez, Lifetime, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Alonzo, Good Guys, Bad Guys, NBC, 2000.



Teen, July, 1998, p. 38.


Jon Seda Official Site,, November 18, 2003.