Eliezer Ortiz

Bio:

Eliezer Ortiz is an International Award Winning, Film, TV and Theater actor. He was born in Puerto Rico, raised in Humacao; the hometown of the icon Rita Moreno. His acting credentials have allowed him to top the list of successful young Latino stars. He has appeared in over 80 films like the leading part in Annie and The Gypsy alongside Cybill Shepherd,Starlet with Dree Hemingway and Brando Unauthorized with Damian Chapa. His resume continues to grow with more leading roles in films such as Faze, Archives of Horror, Circumstances, The Last Transformation of Francisco, Debbie and Desdi, The Wizard of Ozcar, etc while continuing to play supporting roles in films like Worry Dolls, Zola Jumped In, Los Traficantes, 40 Sundays, Shady Lane,Reasons for the Exile, To The Bone, Hope, Fontana, Tengo Miedo, World of Wargames, The Knowing of Ali, Kwame, 2042, Level 7, The Box, Bad Guys,Lost in Gray, The Neighborhood Garden, These Things We Do, etc played at film festivals nationally and worldwide.

His TV work includes Unusual Suspects, Murder Book, Call 911 (Investigation Discovery Channel), Vindicated (BET TV),Cursed (Bio Channel), 1000 Ways to Die (Spike TV), Fugitivos De La Ley LA (Mun2,), and Next Stop for Charlie (Showtime) .

Eliezer is also an accomplished stage actor with respectful credits like Deborah Warner's The Angel Project (Lincoln Center, NY), The Gas Heart, Act Without Words II (Geffen Playhouse, LA), La Gringa (Coachella Vallley Rep), A Prayer For The Infidel (The Elephant Theater, LA) Luisa Fernanda (Million Dollar Theater, LA), Toypurina, The Mission Play (San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, LA),Life Is A Dream, Cecilia Valdes, Cumbia De Mi Corazón(Carmen Zapata Theater BFA, LA), The Air Over Omaha, The Will of theWorld's Way, (dub)zeck, Smutopia, Covered (Highways Performance Space,LA ), Annie Okay (Hammer Museum, LA), Pleasant Ave (Puerto RicanTraveling Theater, NY), Tell Me A Story Papi (Repertorio Español, NY) plus over 35 theater credits.

Mr. Ortiz was the director of The Raúl Juliá Training Unit of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in NY, under the Artistic Direction of the respectful actress Miriam Colón, and has taught at UCLA. He was also the assistant director of the Tony Award Winner actor and director Roger Robinson in Emigrants, a play that represented USA in the IV International Festival of Theater in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He holds a BA in Theater from the University of Puerto Rico and a MFA in Acting from UCLA where he trained with Sir Anthony Hopkins, Mel Shapiro, Gil Gates, Gordon Hunt, Ellen Geer, etc. He also trained with the Moscow Art Theater School (MXAT) at Harvard University and British American Drama Academy (BADA) at Oxford University, UK. He is nominee by the Desert Theater League for the Desert Star Award as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama for La Gringa. He won the Best Actor Award in the LA 48 Hours Film Project Festival for the film 2042 and he has been honor for the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and with the UCLA Jack Okie "It's All in Fun" Award for Excellence in Acting.
Filmography

Actor ( 39 credits )

Secret in Provence (2017) Cop #3
Unexpected Guests (2017) Kris
Guitars and Guns (2017) Quintana
Guadalajara (2017) Juan
The Devil's Dolls (2016) Big Al
The Sighting (2015) Neighbor
Zola Jumped In (2014) Rapist
Vox Influx (2014)  Turkish Refugee (1 episode, 2014)
Murder Book (2014)  Mike (1 episode, 2015)
Canvas the Night (2013) Emilio
Final: The Rapture (2013) Commander Martinez
Hustle Life (2013) Thugh
Faze (2013) David
Fugitivos De La Ley Los Angeles (2013)  Burglar's Brother (1 episode, 2013)
Los Traficantes (2012) Ramirez
Annie and the Gypsy (2012) The Gypsy
Starlet (2012) Police Officer
Cursed (2012)  Egyptian Mummy Cloth Dealer (1 episode, 2012)
Vindicated (2012)  Vicente Gonzales (1 episode, 2013)
Shady Lane (2011) Chuey
Brando Unauthorized (2011) Buddhist Crackhead
Epic Online (2011)  Spell Merchant (1 episode, 2012)
Doorways and Meander (2010) Duke Senor
Next Stop for Charlie (2010)  Lebanese Soldier (1 episode, 2010)
First Edition (2010)  Interviewee #2 (1 episode, 2010)
Unusual Suspects (2010)  Jose 'Mohammad' Garcia (1 episode, 2016)
Morbid: A Love Story (2009) Latin Lover
The Disciple (2008) Drago
1000 Ways to Die (2008)  Taliban (uncredited) (1 episode, 2011)
The Greatest American Hero (2008)  Benny Lopes
Call 911 (2008)  Paramedic (1 episode)
Sons of Legend (2008)  Satel
Circunstancias (2005) Two
Razones para el exilio (2004) Eunuco
Por Ella (2004) Bartender
La Corte Del Juez Peña (2004)  Litigant
Under Suspicion (2000) Policeman (uncredited)
Telecomicas (1986)  Rey Melchor
Lineage (0) Hospital Administrator