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Velez, Eddie 1958–

Velez, Eddie 1958–


Full name, Edwin Velez; born June 4, 1958, in New York, NY; married Edna, 1978 (marriage ended); married Catharine Grace, 1990; children: (first marriage) Eliza. Education: Attended the School of Visual Arts; studied acting with Jose Quintero, Estelle Harman, Sheila Weber, Dr. Doyne Mraz, and Sonia Weisman. Avocational Interests: Writing, baseball, basketball, tennis.


Agent—Stone Manners Talent and Literary, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA 90048.


Actor. Worked as a stand–up comedian. Military service: U.S. Air Force, discharged in 1981.


Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors:

NCLR Bravo Award nomination, outstanding actor in a drama series, National Council of La Raza, 1996, for Live Shot; ALMA Award nomination, outstanding actor in a daytime drama, American Latin Media Arts awards, 2001, for Port Charles.


Television Appearances; Series:

Pepe Garcia, Bay City Blues, NBC, 1983.

Julio Morales, Berrenger's, NBC, 1985.

Miguel Santana, Charlie & Co. (also known as Charlie & Company), CBS, 1985–86.

Alonzo, Capitol, CBS, 1986.

Frankie "Dishpan" Santana, The A–Team, NBC, 1986–87.

John Hernandez, Trial and Error, CBS, 1988.

Officer Frankie Avila, True Blue, NBC, 1989–91.

Ricardo Sandoval, Live Shot, UPN, 1995–96.

Detective Alex Garcia, General Hospital, ABC, 1999, 2000.

Detective Alex Garcia, Port Charles (also known as Port Charles: Desire, Port Charles: Fate, Port Charles: The Gift, Port Charles: Miracles Happen, Port Charles: Naked Eyes, Port Charles: Secrets, Port Charles: Superstitions, Port Charles: Surrender, Port Charles: Tainted Love, Port Charles: Tempted, Port Charles: Time in a Bottle, and Port Charles: Torn), ABC, 1999–2001.

Paul Mendez, Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, Days, and DOOL), NBC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Ramon Varona, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, NBC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Recruit Georgio Lucas, For Love and Honor, NBC, 1983.

Stratis, Summer Fantasy, NBC, 1984.

Tom, Children of the Night, CBS, 1985.

Carlos, C.A.T. Squad (also known as Stalking Danger), NBC, 1986.

Tommy Alomar, From the Files of Joseph Wambaugh: A Jury of One, NBC, 1992.

Vic, Danger Island (also known as The Presence), NBC, 1992.

Baseball player, "Eye," Body Bags (also known as John Carpenter Presents "Body Bags" and John Carpenter Presents "Mind Games"), Showtime, 1993.

Harry Carver, Bitter Vengeance, USA Network, 1994.

Detective Cortez, A Father's Choice (also known as The Comeback of Charlie McClain and Cowboy Dad), CBS, 2000.

Appeared in Slow Violence, a television movie created from the Veronica Clare episodes "The Boxing Story" and "Slow Violence."

Television Appearance; Episodic:

El Vengador, "Lost and Found," Cagney and Lacey, CBS, 1985.

Lopez, "Houston's Hero," Houston Knights, CBS, 1987.

Ramon Mendez, "Sorry Wrong Number," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1987.

Belphamelech, "All in a Day's Work," Monsters, syndicated, 1989.

Lieutenant Escobar, "Non–Essential Personnel," Tour of Duty, CBS, 1989.

Benny Fuentes, "Uninvited Guests," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1991.

Jose Martinez, "Food for Thought," Empty Nest, NBC, 1991.

Mac Delgado, "Real Mothers," The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, CBS, 1991.

"The Boxing Story," Veronica Clare, Lifetime, 1991, combined with the Veronica Clare episode "Slow Violence" to create the television movie Slow Violence.

Mac Delgado, "Double Blind," The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, CBS, 1992.

Paco, "The Week of Living Dangerously," Flying Blind, Fox, 1992.

Pete Grimaldi, "Crimson Harvest," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994.

Roacha, "Down South," High Tide, syndicated, 1995.

Tommy Le Grange, "Accused," The Commish, ABC, 1995.

Angelo, "Health," Tracey Takes On …, HBO, 1996.

Fontemuro, "El Coyote: Parts 1 & 2," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1996.

Bruce, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," NightMan (also known as Night Man), syndicated, 1997.

Detective Jiminez, "The Shot," Gun (also known as Robert Altman's "Gun"), ABC, 1997.

Detective Perez, "Don't Go There," The Parent 'Hood, The WB, 1997.

Eddie Montez, "Sandman," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1997.

"The Game of Go," JAG, CBS, 1997.

Carlos Rey de Lupos, "Lost City," Air America, syndicated, 1998.

Luis Ortiz, "Las Brisas," Profiler, NBC, 1998.

Bartolomew Sanchez, "The Vestige," Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (also known as SOF, Inc., S.O.F., Inc., and S.O.F. Special Ops Force), syndicated, 1999.

Rene, "Parkergeist," Seven Days (also known as 7 Days and Seven Days: The Series), UPN, 1999.

Miguel, "Fast Times at Finchmont High," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 2000.

Paul Mendez, Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, Days, and DOOL), NBC, various episodes, including ones in 2003 and 2005.

Inspector, "Styx Feet Under," Charmed, The WB, 2004.

Raynor, "Manhunt," Numb3rs (also known as Numbers and Num3ers), CBS, 2005.

Appeared in other programs, including Double Dare.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Pepe Garcia, Bay City Blues, NBC, 1983.

Miguel Santana, Charlie & Co. (also known as Charlie & Company), CBS, 1985.

John Hernandez, Trial and Error, CBS, 1988.

Chuy Vargas, Shannon's Deal, NBC, 1989.

Officer Frankie Avila, True Blue, NBC, 1989.

Diego Escobar, Hardball (also known as Bullpen), Fox, 1994.

Television Work; Movies:

Coproducer, Scattered Dreams: The Kathryn Messenger Story (also known as Scattered Dreams and Scattered Dreams: The Kathy Messenger Story), CBS, 1993.

Film Appearances:

Napoleon "Napo" Rodriguez, Repo Man, Universal, 1984.

Doin' Time, Warner Bros., 1985.

First officer, Extremities, Atlantic Releasing, 1986.

Carlos, The Women's Club, 1987.

Julian "Snake" Pedroza, Split Decisions (also known as Kid Gloves), New Century/Vista Film Company, 1988.

Lieutenant Columa, Romero, Four Seasons Entertainment, 1989.

Lobo, Rooftops, New Visions Pictures, 1989.

Morales, A Passion to Kill (also known as Rules of Obsession), A–pix Entertainment, 1994.

Ray Ramirez, Urban Justice (also known as Blood Money and Under Oath), New Concorde, 1997.

Sergeant Peyton, Most Wanted, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Reuben Alvarez, Running Woman, Concorde Pictures, 1998.

Agent Johnson, Traffic (also known as Traffic—Die Macht des Kartells), USA Films, 2000.

Richards, The Hunted, Paramount, 2003.

Santos Chabron, White Rush, Canon Films, 2003.

Stinger, Seven's Eleven (short film), American Film Institute, 2004.

Agent Vincent Gomez, White Chicks, Columbia, 2005.

Brody, Black Dawn (also known as Foreigner 2), Screen Gems, 2005.

Diego as an adult, Beautiful Loser, Sneak Preview Entertainment, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Balm in Gilead, Pan Andreas Theatre, Hollywood, CA; and in Delirious, Pilot Theatre, Hollywood, CA. Appeared in other productions, including Barefoot in the Park, Bell, Book and Candle, Count Dracula, Mooney's Kids Don't Cry, The Odd Couple, The Petrified Forest, The Ritz, Steambath, The ThreepennyOpera (musical theatre), and The Valiant, and with the Palo Alto Playhouse, Theatre West, the Los Altos Conservatory, the One Act Theatre Company, and the Actors Ensemble.

Stage Work:

Director and producer of productions at West Coast repertory theatre companies.


Writings for the Stage:

Created works that were produced at West Coast repertory theatre companies.

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